HOW MUCH SHOULD I SPEND?

If you are like most people, you landscape your home for your own pleasure. You want your home to be attractive from the front for both yourself and your visitors. Backyard landscaping is designed for both your enjoyment and for functionality. 

WHY USE A DESIGNER?

Without a plan, however in tune you think you are with your garden constructor and however much he or she thinks they understand your requirements, when it’s not on paper it is always open to interpretation _everyone imagines things a little bit differently.

BENEFITS OF MULCHING

Benefits of Mulching Mulching involves spreading a layer of organic matter around the base of plants, shrubs trees and beds. It is extremely easy to do and brings many benefits to your gardens. Why Mulch? A simple layer around the base of your plants can help protect your garden from changing weather conditions and give your plants the boost they need this spring.• Frost protection for roots - layering around the base of the plant will insulate and protect the root ball during ...

WATERING TIPS

WATERINGTIPS

Beside all mynew climbers (and old ones), I sink a clear plastic water bottle, with thebottom cut off and the top facing down (remove the cap first). Filled withwater, this acts as a sump for a twice-weekly watering. 

 Beforeplanting new trees and shrubs, I soak t 

PLANTING AND FEEDING YOUR GARDEN

As with allgardens, planting is probably the most important item. Before you go ahead withany planting make sure your ground is fully prepared and the soil is thecorrect balance for the plants you intend to grow, i.e. Camellia will only growsuccessfully in lime free soil. 

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MALCOLM'S TOP 5 TIPS FOR LAWNS

1. Regular Cuts - Not Too Short! One of the absolute essentials is not to cut your grass too short: we tend to do this a lot in the UK and all you do is end up with a brown lawn. Do cut it regularly, though. Invest in a good mower with a wide range of adjustable heights that will allow you to get the length of your grass just right. 2. Let it Breathe In the spring and autumn, aerate your lawn. You can buy an aerator or use a garden folk – stick it in the soil give it ...