Patio repointing

Patio repointing

Patio repointing

Proud of this quick but so beautifully finished patio pointing job in Reading. We haven't laid the patio, but were asked to repoint it as whoever did lay it, put just a very weak mortar in joints. However even if that was a stronger mix it wouldn't solve the issue. Cement / sand mix as a pointing compound is a cheapest option but never a quality one. Mortar cracks and crumbles .. You need a special pointing compound which we used here and use on many other landscaping projects that we do. It is not cheap but long lasting and very effective.

It is not our first job in this garden. In the past we relaid part of the lawn, scarified and reseeded the rest, laid brick edging, created a new flower bed including planting of our choice.

Photos below.

Lawn returfing - Reading

Lawn returfing - Reading

Latest news from Calcot ! Another garden there got a brand new lawn 🙂

What have we done ?

- Stripped old grass destroyed by builders. Yes they know how best to do it. And they don't even use a weed killer!
- Added 10m3 of compost. Oh yes we love compost so much. A quick whiff of fresh compost works better and longer than any coffee available in the UK 😉
- Rotovated using a perfectly suitable and powerful machine for it.
- Levelled, rolled and laid new turf.
- Watered !
- Broken up concrete, added soil and converted into another small lawn.
- Of course we've tidied up as well
lawn-returfing-2

 

Tilehurst - garden services.

Tilehurst - garden services.

Two day job completed with big thank you from a customer. Involved brick edging, levelling and turfing and a small ( 8x6') shed base construction.

- Around 400 paving blocks laid along the perimeter of the garden. Edging is very useful. See other posts about edging here
- 2.5m by 1.9m concrete shed base built.
- Lawn area levelled and 80m2 of premium turf laid

We left it like that. What do you think of it ? Let us know by writing a comment below.
turfing, edging and concrete shed base construction

House sale garden tidy up

House sale garden tidy up

Are you thinking of a house sale?

Are you thinking about how best to present your house ?

but what about the garden ?


Do not forget a well presented, tidy, clean garden can make a huge impact upon your potential buyers.

Believe me it's not about trying to charm your buyers or you might think cheat them by making the garden look better than it really is. No it is not about this. It is actually about showing your potential buyers the full picture of the garden, the full potential, full size.


I have seen and worked in many gardens. Many of them so overgrown that even it's owners after we've done our work were amazed how big their garden really is !
Don't make that mistake and book us in to do work in your garden before it goes for sale!

Our first job in 2017 was to tidy up front and back garden of the house that was going for sale very soon.
This time there's no photos instead just few words left for us as a review of this job.
House sale garden tidy up review


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