Over two days we have completed this returfing job in Tilehurst / Reading
Returfing around 80m2 but also flattening future lawn areas and creating two flower beds separated with some oak sleepers.
Today we visited this garden again to do some planting. Being a rented property we needed something easy yet still attractive.
Choice has been accepted and Lonicera Baggesen's gold have been supplied and planted by us. As these grows they will create a low,dense green carpet. No need for lots of hated weeding and very easy to trim too.
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
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.
Last minute scarifying and overseeding in spring 2017
It's the last call to do some scarifying and reseeding to improve your lawn. We have done it in this garden on top of some edging and turfing.
Please come back here to see more photos when grass starts to grow. It should not take more than two weeks in this weather. WATCH THIS SPACE !
Paul recently re-landscaped my front lawn. He removed so serious hard to get tree stumps, levelled out the ground, relaid the lawn and finished off by doing some pave edgings for some rose bushes. The quality of his work was really good and he even started the work on the Easter Monday Bank Holiday. I have already recommended him to my brother and will do the same to those who ask who did the work. Excellent work by a polite and friendly chap.
Tree Stump Removal I had a large tree stump in a really inaccessible raised area, full of other overgrown shrubs/brambles/general jungle. Paul agreed to do the work on a Saturday to suit my calendar, and worked like a Trojan for a number of hours until the stump was no more. He also did a couple of small stumps/large roots that were nearby while he was there. Great job, neat and tidy, and a nice guy to do business with, I can highly recommend him.
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Mr Sikka, Reading, December 2013 My garden was a mess and I was trying to find someone who could not only help but also guide me to keep it in good shape. After looking around a lot and not finding the right person, I came across Tidy Gardens website and met Paul.
All I can say is that I couldn’t have asked for a better person. Not only Paul did a fantastic job of cleaning the garden but also gave it a good shape and came up with fantastic suggestions that I couldn’t even think off.
And it doesn’t even end there. During t… Read more
Ashish SikkaLower Earley
October 2018. Taming the jungle!
I had an overgrown garden where trees had merged into one. I couldn’t see where one plant started and the next one ended!
We needed help and Paul was on hand to help! We arranged a visit within a few days and fortunately Paul could fit us in just a few days after that.
The end product is a thinned out space where we can now plant some small shrubs. Paul gave me some ideas about what we could plant.
Paul worked tirelessly on the job and I would have no hesitation in recommending …
Excellent experienced people. Phoned Paul to quote for cutting a large conifer hedge in my daughters garden, he arrived on time and quoted a very fair price so we agreed a day to do the work. On the day he was prompt and set to work straight away and didn’t really stop for about 4 hours!! Everything was cleared away and he even used a blower on the lawn to remove the last pieces! Excellent bloke and would certainly use him again. Highly recommended.
Paul and his colleague did a wonderful job clearing my jungle and making it look like a garden again!
They worked in the freezing cold to make this transformation and I am amazed at what they achieved. So, so grateful, and not a sign that they had needed to take all the cuttings through the house. A really fantastic job.
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
Recommendation ! I just wanted to recommend Paul as a gardener. I met him for the first time this week , I wanted a local gardener. He is so polite , pleasant and happy to please. He left the garden very tidy and neat after completing the weeding and trimming.
I also have asked him to return to do some fencing for me ,I would thoroughly recommend Paul to any body.
Sue Dodd Pawel and his team arrived promptly and got down to work quickly on what was a tough job – clearing brambles and strimming on a steep slope and cutting back some very overgrown shrubs and trees. I’m very pleased with the result – it looks so tidy! It was very good value for money.
Lawn treatments March 2019
Paul scarified and treated my lawn at the beginning of March and he is now carrying out fortnightly grass cutting. The lawn is looking so much better. Thank you!
CHRIS - June 2019 Paul and his colleague came to my father’s garden to carry out a big tidy up. They are very hardworking and did a great job cutting back a very overgrown hedge, tidying borders, mowing and clearing away all the waste afterwards.
Also great communication, emails and text answered promptly too
CHRIS - June 2019Earley, Reading
Hard work and expertise My garden had become quite overgrown and I was looking for a gardening team who have all the powertools, and can take the waste away, and who also know their plants. Paul and team were the only ones I found who could do this and they did a wonderful job.
My paths have been cleaned, stumps ground, borders cleared of weeds and ivy and everything has been pruned.
Paul had some excellent ideas for other things we could do to improve the garden which I am sure I will take him up on very soon.
Value for money Paul and Eddie spent a day clearing our very overgrown garden. They worked really hard for a good price and now I can see our flower beds again and can start planting them with proper plants rather than watch brambles and ivy take over the space.
They also left the garden really tidy, which I appreciated. Have already asked Paul to quote for another job.
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.
Excellent job! Thank you, our jungle now looks like a garden again! Paul was hardworking and clearly takes pride in a job well done. Looking forward to enjoying the garden now Paul and team are on board to do regular maintenance.
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
Excellent quality, efficient and conciencous TidyGardens came in to fell 5 mid sized conifers, install a section of high quality trellis (supplied by them), and to do a general clean up and tidy of what was a quite messy front and back garden that we inherited from the previous owners.
The work was carried out very quickly, to a very high standard, and always in consultation with us, to ensure that we were happy as the work progressed.
All in all, I can highly recommend TG; they are very hard working, conscientious and very keen to e… Read more
John GLower Earley
Overgrown Cypress Leylandii Despite dreadful weather, Paul arrived punctually and worked tirelessly carrying out excellent work. He left the area perfectly clean and ‘tidy’. I was most impressed and now that my huge hedge has been brought under control I will be hiring Tidy Gardens on a regular basis.
Fencing work in Woodley. May 2014 Paul and his team recently replaced the fencing in both my own and a couple of neighbouring gardens. the work was carried out efficiently with attention to detail and at a competitive price. They ensured that the entire garden was tidy before finishing. I would recommend them without hesitation.
Very good and reliable service I’m very happy to recommend Paul. He was very smooth and quick, after I phoned him initially, he came around 2 days after to have a look on the work to be carried out, and he gave me a quote on the following day.
I’m very happy with the results, it was a complex task, by first clearing a jungle and landscaping, and 2nd round was surface evening and turfing. I’m amazed by the results I got for my money. No doubt I will call him again if new tasks come up.