Landscaping in Reading. Landscaping project now completed.
I reckon it's best to show some before and after photos. I also have a movie before and after so you can judge for yourself how good are work had been.
We followed a vision of an owner who knew exactly what he wanted albeit not from the very start, which caused some problems along the way.
We at Tidy Gardens would stipulate on proper thorough plan before any work is carried out. We are happy to discuss, advise and suggest our best ideas that we think will meet your desires before we start the project.
For this garden, the owners first vision was to have a semi circle pathway running between two entrances to the garden, from either side of the house. Then a large lawn area in the middle and flower beds between newly created pathway and a fence. Owners idea evolved into a patio area and another line of flags to be added along the house. Ultimately the lawn area was closed inside a small ellipse.
There's still planting to be done, which the owner wants to do himself.
Without further ado..
Please have a look at the video showing the garden before this landscaping project
Majority of landscaping work was done in the back garden, as shown on photos above. However, we have also been asked to shrink the front flower bed, therefore extend the driveway to accommodate 2 cars. It's been done using same paving blocks to match the existing driveway.
Here's what the driveway looks like after our landscaping work.
If you are looking for a landscaping company for landscaping work in Reading, then why not give us a call or drop us an email
Summer's come to an end but now it's the best time to plan and do some landscaping work in and around your garden.
If you always wanted / craved that beautiful driveway your neighbour has, why not give us a call for a free quote on that project.
From old and shabby tarmac driveway to a smooth and beautiful block paved driveway !
"Now, here on this ragged patch of earth called" a lawn..
Grass doesn't grow well everywhere.. hence sometimes you have to come up with something different.
Here's two patches near the house that barely got any sun.. landscaped to give a maintenance free area and of good appearance.
Our recent work in Lower Earley / Reading involved some landscaping.
Plans were arranged with the owners who basically wanted two areas. One for kids to have their swings, slides, trampoline etc... and the other in grass. Two flower beds have also been included which have not been planted yet.
We had to plan and work around previously constructed areas like patio and pathways.. We only made one change to these which was the
extension of steps leading to the lawn. It was just two slabs before. We have rebuilt steps so that they stretch from side to side, whole length of patio.
Originally garden was just a plain, uneven, un-level tired patch of grass.
Ground consisted of very heavy clay which we have improved by incorporating a good amount of compost and mixing up clay and compost together.
It should give grass and other plants a very good base to grow on.
I hope you agree that we have turned it into something more interesting. Given some plants this garden could look amazing..
Garden's been sectioned off using railways sleepers.
Have a look at some photos taken at different stages of this project.
Any comments are welcomed.
On Time ,Very Tidy. October 2014 I Contacted Paul , After Seeing His Website And Arranged For A Call.
Very Prompt Service Even Though I had Changed The Original Date.
Our Garden Is Unloved , But Paul And His Team Arrived And Looks So Much Nicer, And Work so Tidy I have An Incentive To Work In It.
Pauls Quote Was We Think Very Good For The Work Completed , and Have Already Made A Note In The Diary For the Next Visit .
Final Note , Would, And Have Already Recommended Paul To A Friend.
Fantastic service from Tidy Gardens
The Tidy Gardens/DGL team did a first class landscaping job for us. Edward worked incredibly hard throughout and Paul’s project management, attention to detail and design were really valuable, even when the scope of the project changed part way through.
I highly recommend them and will not hesitate to use them again for other garden projects in future!
Highly recommended!! My garden has been transformed to it’s former glory thanks to Paul and Co. I can’t believe what he did in such a short space of time. They left the garden spotless, I thought I might have had to rake up a few leaves at least. Many thanks and hope to see you again soon.
Amazing I was searching for someone to help get my garden ready for the summer and allow me a little more time to enjoy it! Upon meeting Paul for the initial quote, he was full of ideas and enthusiasm and to my surprise said he could start three days later.
Paul and his wing man turned up promptly in sub zero temperatures and worked with speed, focus and accuracy for two full days.
They re-did the entire rear fence, cleared substantial overgrown areas, removed one tree stump and one full tree w… Read more
Pam, Lower Earley, Reading, October 2013 I can relax a little, now Paul is helping me to keep my Garden tidy and hopefully improve its quality. Not an easy challenge! Thank you Paul. Pam in Lower Earley
Pam VasirLower Earley
First class job! Really pleased! We would highly recommend Paul as we are so pleased with our front garden. He provided an efficient, knowledgeable and professional service where we were very happy with the end result and all at a very reasonable price! Thank you Paul
We asked Paul at Tidy Gardens to undertake a major garden clearance – topping out overgrown trees, taking out and thinning bushes and general ground clearance.
Not only did his team do an outstanding job, but was flexible around timing, offered us great advice and even kept the neighbours happy. We could not recommend him highly enough to others who need either a major makeover like us or regular maintenance.
Dolores Slobodian - June 2019 Hardworking and efficient job.
I hired Tidy Gardens to trim the very overgrown hedges and bushes in my garden. I’m very pleased with the work. Paul and colleague were punctual, polite and worked very hard to complete the job. They tidied up afterwards and I’m very happy with the result. My garden is looking lovely and I would definitely use them again.
Dolores Slobodian - June 2019READING
Exceeds expectations I was the estate manager for a well-known spa hotel with extensive grounds, and can honestly say that I wish I had access to the Tidy Gardens team back then. Paul is knowledgeable and extremely hard-working, and unusually, exceeds expectations on a regular basis. I wholeheartedly recommend Tidy Gardens for whatever jobs you need doing in your garden.
buddleia cut back Paul came very promptly to quote for chopping our enormous budliea. His quote was very reasonable and he returned next day to carry out the work. Very professional, gave sound advice about other plants in the garden, did a great job and took all rubbish away. Also cleaned up very thoroughly afterwards. I would gladly have him back for more work and recommend him to friends. Thanks Paul!
Alison, Reading, December 2013 My garden was in need of a lot of TLC.
I contacted Paul who arrived straight away and gave me a quote.
He arrived at the weekend in the rain and did a fantastic job of clearing weeds, cutting down dead trees, pruning roses, cutting back ivy and much more.
He completed the job, even e-mailed me with ideas of what to plant in the space I now had.
I would definitely recommend Paul. Thank you very much.
Simon An excellent job done to a very overgrown garden. Hedges cut, trees re-shaped and all cuttings removed. Reliable, punctual, friendly and polite. Come with my full recommendations. Thank you very much
Pam Thomas - December 2019 I wish I had taken a photo of my garden before Paul and his team arrived.
as it had extremely long wet grass, was very weedy with large overgrown shrubs.
After Paul’s first visit, the wet grass had been cut back, shrubs pruned and weeds removed.
On second visit – Grass mowed and now looking like a proper lawn again,
more weeds removed, and more shrubs pruned back.
Third (and last visit of the year) – Lawn looking good, neat and tidy, and now awaiting for spring of next year.
So, if you hav… Read more
Jay, Caversham Heights, Reading, October 2013 Thanks to Tidy Gardens for the excellent job Paul did on our garden. We moved into a new house in September & the garden was a complete jungle, Paul came & cleared everything out, cut down trees, bushes and cleared the mess. He worked really really hard, was punctual, very polite & cheerfull. He left the place immaculate & filled us with confidence throughout. All in all I couldn’t be happier with the service that Tidy gardens provided. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Paul – extremely helpful … Read more
Jayita GuinCaversham Heights
Reliable, Knowledgable and Exceeded Expectations
Paul transformed my very overgrown garden into a manageable and welcoming environment. He along with his co-workers were exceptionally hard working, pleasant and knowledgeable, offering good advice to me.
The work was completed to a high standard with rubbish removed and pavements washed. I have absolutely no hesitation to recommend Tidy Gardens who were also very price competitive. Thank you for all your hard work!
Excellent fencing, carefully installed Tidy Gardens replaced about 10 fencing panels that had suffered in the recent storms. The new panels were of a high quality and were installed with great care and attention to detail. Paul and his staff were meticulous in tidying up afterwards, leaving the lawn spotless. My neighbour and I are delighted with our new fence and pleased that we chose Tidy Gardens to fit it for us.
Great Job - Very good price for the hard work!
Paul came to give us a quote to clear and tidy up our garden. I could see that even through our messy garden, he could name the plants (invaded by the weeds!)
, but he could also tell us about various weeds, and what needed to be done (other gardeners did not have that approach unfortunately – showing your knowledge is key and this is the reason he got the job).
The garden is looking like I never seen it before. The house is ready to go on the market! Thank you Paul!
Hedge trimming, May 2014 Paul was able to give us a competitive quote and complete the work shortly afterwards. I was delighted to come home to see the garden looking so much better and all the waste taken away.
Garden Tidy Up Paul did an excellent job of giving our garden a good tidy up front, back and side! He came out on a Thursday and completed the work the following Tuesday. His work was beyond expectations and I would definitely recommend him.
Garden cut back and tidy We moved into our property last year and the garden needed some immediate attention. We started doing it ourselves but it soon became apparent that it needed some professional attention. I started looking around for local trustworthy gardeners and as soon as I saw Paul’s website I knew he would be the company I wanted to use. Not only were the already submitted testimonials great, but the pictures spoke for themselves. I contacted Paul and he replied straight away and popped round for a chat. He… Read more