Fence repair – panel / post replacement

Fence repair – panel / post replacement

Fence repair

Timber fencing looks lovely and utilises a beautiful natural resource, but
inevitably it will rot. Pressure treated fence panels usually have a 10year guarantee and they will most probably last that time, but fence posts might not even last half of that time. The most important factor is the amount of moisture they are
exposed to over the years.

Fence repair – post replacement.

wooden fence repair post replaced
What you need:

  • spade or better a fence post digger
  • digging bar, ideally a jackhammer 🙂 – to break up concrete around the post
  • some gravel to put at the base of a hole – help to drain water away from the post
  • bag of postcrete – sets in around 20min
  • spirit level

How to do it:
Dig out old post. Post hole depth = 1/3 of the length that will be above the surface.
Put some gravel at the base of the hole
Stick new post in
Make sure it’s level
Fill 1/3 of the hole with water and add postcrete
Cement will set soon so make sure post is levelled well.

Fence repair – panel replacement

fence repair panel replaced
How to do it:
Remove old panel, easy if you have a decent crowbar.
Stick new panel in and secure with galvanised nails ( 75mm ) or use fence panel brackets.

Sometimes it won’t be that easy. New panel might not fit in just like that. If the gap is slightly smaller than your new panel then you are going to have to cut it to size.
That’s fairly easy:
Take off ( pull nails out ) two vertical battens that run along the edge of the panel.
Cut off as much of the planks as you need.
Reattach battens.

Job done.

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Planting in Shinfield, Reading.

Planting in Shinfield, Reading.

We’ve done some planting together with turfing and edging job for this customer in Shinfield already

, but we’ve been asked to come up with ideas for another area… So the idea was to create something like below

Originally the area was quite empty with one biggish viburnum and looked like this

Once cleared and rotovated it turned into a plain field..

And here we have started … Lonicera’s are in as a frame for some flowering perennials – we’ve given them 5 enclosures, one more than originally planned. Also some background along the fence – this one is my favourite plant.. wait and see for yourself, we should have that completed shortly.
Now waiting for more plants to be delivered..

Planting started but not yet completed

TO BE CONTINUED … updated 09-12-2018

Cryptomerias have arrived, nice and biggggg.
We didn’t want them to wait so it has all been planted same day!

Final touches in one of the gardens

Final touches in one of the gardens

It’s been awhile since anything new showed up on this website even though we have been so so BUSSSSSY ..why don’t we have a look at a recently completed garden where we have updated fences, borders and plants

It wasn’t our first visit to this garden. Not so long ago we’ve also done some work there.. and we got few words from a customer then !
please read a review under this link

We have had to wait awhile for our desired plants but when they arrived, we’ve come and planted them same day !
Plants to include a colourful line of euonymouses , phlox and erysimum as ground cover, a couple of nice viburnums and weigellas, also some lovely sarcococcas and cryptomeria.
Here’s some photos. Please share your thoughts with us by making a comment under this post !

Thanks for looking !

Landscaping in Reading

Landscaping in Reading

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..

Photos before

Photos after


Please have a look at the video showing the garden before this landscaping project

And the same video after landscaping has been done

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

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