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
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.
Recent job included creating a new lawn area surrounded by paving blocks to act as a lawn edge
When I’m being asked to returf some gardens I often try to convince my customers to spend a bit more money and do it the right way!
Everyone who has a garden and lawn knows that they will need a lawn mower. Actually they think lawn mower is the only machine needed to look after their lawn, but is it ?
On a photo above you see a man using grass strimmer. You have to use it if you won’t plan / design your garden well. Strimming everywhere.. along the fences, walls, unedged flower beds and other inconveniences..
How about a simple solution like we did in garden below ?
– A simple block or stone buried in that sits flush with your lawn so you can run you mower along it and cut the edge nicely.
– It also prevents grass from growing into flower beds and your bulbs / flowers / weeds growing into the lawn.
Please check photos below and let us know what you think.
Lawn aeration.. do you want a better looking lawn ?
We have aerated and top dressed about 300m2 of this lawn last year. I started a regular lawn cut in this garden again this year and had a chance to see the results..
Below a photo right after aeration and top dressing.
Unfortunately I haven’t got an earlier photo but I’m sure you can see a terrible state this lawn was in. It suffered from a severe compaction, it was difficult to stick a knife few cm in..
It was dry and more brownish than green..
Few other photos show the same lawn this year. It recovered fully and quickly after our lawn aeration service which allowed more air and nutrients to get to the roots.
It is worth mentioning that not every lawn will benefit as much from aerating as this one. Some lawns don’t even need aeration and could benefit more from moss treatments, overseeding, scarification or simple lawn feeding.. .
Let Tidy Gardens assess your lawn and provide best treatment it requires.
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.
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.
Lower Earley, Reading, November 2013 After moving to a house that we bought recently, we did not realise initially how much work was needed in both front and the back garden. The border were full with spiky bushes and brambles, that were about 2 meter wide. Nothing could have been done till this was removed and reshaped. Good to find Paul, who understood our requirement and completed to good standard. Now I need new plantation and design for my garden, which I am quite confident that Paul can deliver… Thanks
Ashish KumarLower Earley
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.
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!
Ann Honeybill October 2020.
Excellent result! I have just had my front lawn returfed and my rear lawn aerated and top dressed by Paul and his team. Paul is always my first choice for any gardening projects and, as always, the work was carried out quickly and efficiently. They work through all weather conditions and make sure everything is tidy before they leave. I highly recommend them.
natalka jacyszyn These guys cut some trees down for me and cleared everything away and left the place really tidy. Would definitely use them again.
Janet Shield August 2019
Pawel laid a new lawn and completely transformed a barren landscape.also cleared and tidied up old shrubs. A very efficient service, I cannot recommend them highly enough.
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.
Does not need to improve Requested a garden tidy last week. Paul and his team arrived on time yesterday and within a day had transformed an overgrown garden to something presentable. Would highly recommend
Lauren September 2019
Very professional and courteous service. Was able to be flexible to my needs. Did a thorough job and I’m looking forward to working with them again!
Fab job Just to say thank you to Paul for doing a really great job for me, for a good price and at short notice on the weekend before Christmas – was able to put my light up afterwards and it looks awesome. Thanks again Paul! 🙂
Great service Paul gave a price for the job and completed it very well and tidily. Very reasonably priced. I’ll be using him again without a doubt.
Chris, Bracknell, December 2013 Good, honest very hard working guy. Did a great tidy up of my garden in Bracknell. Now I can enjoy the view from my window over the Christmas holidays.
Martin April 2020.
Superb Job! Paul and Eddy worked tirelessly to transform the neglected jungle at the end of our garden into a fabulous landscaped area with new planters, a wooden retaining wall and a new base for our large garden shed. Highly recommended
Garden Clearance and Stump Removal Paul and team worked very hard, were knowledgable, considerate and very tidy.
Garden cleared as promised and to a very good standard.
Will be getting the team back to do more!
5 Star Service. September 2014 I am absolutely delighted with Tidy Gardens. Paul provided a fast, efficient and reasonably priced service. I would highly recommend Tidy Gardens and will be sure to call again when needed!
Abi November 2021,
Garden maintenance and clearance. Very pleased with the work that Paul and his colleague carried out for us. Ivy, plants, brambles in an overgrown section of our garden were all cleared as requested. Very thorough job and everything was bagged up and taken away. Paul checked throughout the day that we were happy with the work being carried out. Would recommend Paul’s gardening services and expertise.
Garden Tidy up Paul did a great job clearing my garden which had been neglected for nearly six months and was heavily overgrown with bamboo & ivy. He arrived on time, work was done exactly as discussed and I’m really pleased with the result.
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.