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.
mark pocock Excellent service! Paul came round the same day he was contacted and carried out an excellent job tidying the garden and removing some trees and shrubs just a couple of days later.
mark pocockLower Earley
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.
Mrs. L. Shinfield, September 2013
Paul has been reshaping and clearing my garden borders which has involved removing ivy from a wall, digging up some small trees, taming the climbing plants and clearing and turning over the soil in order to plant or relocate new shrubs.
I can now see the small garden path which had been covered in weeds for years! The shrubs now have a chance to thrive and survive the winter. Throughout, he has been industrious and thorough in tackling each of the problem areas. He is also knowledgeable…
Absolutely fantastic gardener I live in central Reading and needed trees removing, bushes removing, and other bits.
The guys did a fantastic job. They not only did exactly what I wanted but went further – they hauled out bits of cement and took away extra stuff that I hadn’t realised I would need removing.
They turned up on time, laid sheets everywhere to prevent a mess through the house, and worked non-stop.
Will use them again and recommend them to my friends and neighbours. Absolutely brilliant.
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Great service and good prices Paul and team did a great job in tidying the garden at our new house – cleared overgrown borders, removed ivy and vine from fences etc – we can now see the wood for the trees so to speak! They removed all waste and left garden looking a great deal better. Most companies didn’t even bother to reply to inquiries, Tidy Gardens was the only one who could do the work in a reasonable timescale. Will definitely use again.
Richard & Jenny EleyReading
Re felting shed Many thanks for a job well done and a fast reply sent a text on Sunday and job done on Monday afternoon thank you.
Great service and very happy customer! Paul came around quickly as promised to give us a quote and provided exactly what we wanted at a great price. Fast, friendly, professional service and tidied up everything very well. We were also given advice/tips on how to maintain the garden and improve its appearance. Recommend using this company and we will use them again in the future!
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!
Eddie O'Hara June 2020.
Very pleased with Paul and the Team. Garden tidy up and new turf put down. Have now used twice and will use again.
Reliable Paul and his team were recommended to me and I am so pleased that I contacted him. We talked through all that I wanted and he made a few suggestions as well which was appreciated. We agreed a price on the spot and arranged a day for the work to be done. Paul arrived on time and started work straight away. We had a few trees removed , bushes and trees shaped , lawn cut and driveway weeds treated. All the rubbish was taken away . He did a great job and I would recommend him to everyone . He is hon… Read more
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
Liz & David Cook June 2021. Impressive! Thank you to Pavel and his team. Our garden looked awful before they arrived as we had removed lots of leylandii/fir trees and the ground was left with dozens of stumps, uneven ground and a rotten fence. This is where Pavel and his team came in and transformed the area – working very efficiently even in the extremely hot weather. He is punctual and polite and does what he promises to do, while also giving good advice re maintenance. Our new fence is very smart and looks l… Read more
Liz & David CookCaversham
Stef, Twyford, December 2013 Paul did an excellent and speedy garden tidy up! He was punctual, polite and hardworking.
The lawn was beautifully cut and the borders
resurfaced once weeded. What a relief.
Our fallen tree and garden rubbish was taken away.
I would certainly recommend his services.
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
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!
Pauline O. Tilehurst, August 2013 Just to confirm that we employed gardener – Paul to do some work for us a while ago. The garden was
quite overgrown and unkempt.
This is to confirm that he was hardworking, did a good tidy job, and worked longer than was arranged in order to get the job done to our satisfaction. Would have no quarms about recommending him to anyone else.
Pauline O. Tilehurst, August 2013
G Rull Many thanks to the team for responding, quoting and doing the garden work so quickly. I would definitely recommend using your services to others I know.
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.
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!
Sue, Farley Hill, October 2013 Paul responded very quickly to my enquiry, and was able to carry out the work straightaway. Our very large lawns were cut perfectly, and all the edges were strimmed and left neat and tidy. Pawel was very polite and courteous. We will certainly be recommending him, and using his services again.
Sue, Farley Hill, October 2013