Monday, 10 December 2018

Landscaping a garden. New patio - Calcot / Reading.

New back garden patio area in a garden in Calcot


Not beating about the bush let"s see what the patio area looked like before and after.

https://youtu.be/YDF7Wyxq4bI


https://youtu.be/-ibVkpCjwFw


And some still photos of the same area..


Our job was to remove old decking, clear out old patio, and gravel. Install new gully and channel drains including all the connections needed.


The next stage planned for this garden by the owners is to lay artificial grass - someone else"s job as we don"t do it.

Due to the above the edges around the new patio have been left as is.


Landscaping a garden. New patio - Calcot / Reading.

Pointing a patio

A quick guide how to point a patio using a geo-fix jointing compound.


a really quick one 😉



Pointing a patio

Professional & Efficient Service

Gate repair - December 2018


From start to finish this company was very professional. I even received a video of the job that had been completed. I would highly recommend them and will definitely be using them in the future for our customers.


Many Thanks


Professional & Efficient Service

Sunday, 2 December 2018

Topiary work as a weekend relax

Together with my great son we"ve done a quick topiary work on this conifer.


One of us was responsible for cutting itself whilst the other for tidiness afterwards. I think both of us have done a brilliant job ! 🙂


topiary work - gardens in Reading




Topiary work as a weekend relax

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 ...


Planting in Shinfield, Reading.

Friday, 14 September 2018

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!


Garden Clearance and Stump Removal

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Garden fence painting

We do various things in your garden but this time it is about our quality, efficient and cost effective garden fence painting service.


Please get in touch if you would like a quote on this service.

Check out two quick videos about our garden fence painting service below.

We look forward to hearing from you !

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Fence painting service from TidyGardens.UK
Completed fence painting.

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Garden fence painting

Thursday, 30 August 2018

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. Pawel (or Paul if you prefer) 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.


exceeds expectations

Friday, 20 July 2018

July 2018. 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.


July 2018. Great service

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

July 2018. 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.


July 2018. Great service

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

July 2018. One day major overhaul

July 2018 - Paul and his team came for just one day to do a major overhaul in our large and very overgrown garden to prepare it for rental. They were extremely polite and efficient, and finished the whole front and back garden well within one day - it was an amazing transformation, they also took away all the green waste that was created that day. We were really impressed - so much so that we have asked him to quote for a fence renovation and even more clearance at the back of our garden. Many thanks to Paul and the team!


July 2018. One day major overhaul

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Front garden renovation

June 2018


We had Paul last year to sort out our back garden after we moved to a new address as it was so overgrown. We were extremely pleased so he returned to renovate our front garden after we had finished the house refurbishment. Again Paul and his colleague Eddie worked tirelessly and after only a few days the garden was looking lovely and pristine, and easily manageable, just what we wanted. He has good ideas and again it is better than if we had done it ourselves without his input. We would definitely recommend Tidy Gardens to anyone who wants a garden makeover or help to keep it tidy.


Front garden renovation

Friday, 22 June 2018

Considering landscaping ? Are your price expectations reasonable ?

A very good read found today.

Please follow this link and let us know your thoughts !

I think prices mentioned there are a bit on higher side but nevertheless it’s worth few minutes of your time to read it.


LANDSCAPING COSTS


 


Considering landscaping ? Are your price expectations reasonable ?

Sunday, 17 June 2018

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.


Excellent job!

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Busy Saturday

Busy busy Saturday ..


Done three jobs today !


First one was a general tidy up of a garden which we"ll be taking under our wings for fortnight regular maintenance. Customer very happy - hopefully we"ll get some reviews from her shortly.


Second one was some turfing of a front garden. We"ve done edges on Friday so it was to finish it all off.

Here"s some photos



A third one was a tiny garden clearance before some major make over takes places ( light, tiles, metal railing and planting ) We are going to do planting and some landscaping so please watch this space !


Busy Saturday

Friday, 15 June 2018

Excellent service and workmanship

Tidy gardens cleared an area of garden and laid new turf with some landscaping.


Did a great job as per quotation and always turned up as expected.


Would use again and happy to give a recommendation.


Excellent service and workmanship

Friday, 25 May 2018

Garden returfing

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.





Garden returfing

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

May 2018. Outstanding job

We asked Paul at Tidy Gardens to undertake a major garden clearance - topping out overgrown trees, taking out and thinning bushes and general ground clearance. Not only did his team do an outstanding job, but was flexible around timing, offered us great advice and even kept the neighbours happy. We could not recommend him highly enough to others who need either a major makeover like us or regular maintenance.


May 2018. Outstanding job

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Brick pathway - garden landscaping

Reclaimed bricks and slate edging stones were used for this garden pathway


Fancy a pathway in this style ? Why not give us a call !




Brick pathway - garden landscaping

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Latest fence work and some words from a customer

Well .. have a look yourself


Just an old falling apart panel fence changed to close board fence with concrete posts and concrete gravel boards. Total height 5"



Few words from this customer here



Latest fence work and some words from a customer

Fantastic!!! Highly recommend

Thank you so much. I am over the moon with the sevice and professionalism from Paul at Tidy Gardens. The new fence has transformed my garden. Thank you 🙂


Fantastic!!! Highly recommend

Sunday, 13 May 2018

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 !


Final touches in one of the gardens

Sunday, 25 March 2018

March 2018. Job well done

We asked Paul to come and tidy our very overgrown garden. He did an excellent job. He is hard working, professional and well priced. We would definitely recommend him and may even have him back for further work in the future. Big thanks


March 2018. Job well done

Saturday, 24 March 2018

Lawn care

Lawn aerating - crucial service if you require a beautiful lawn


Over here in Reading / Berkshire a very common soil type is clay, if not heavy clay. Clay soil is a good base to build on, but you can"t just leave it to itself.



What are clay soils like?


  • heavy

  • high in nutrients

  • in winter clay soils are wet and cold

  • in summer clay soils can get extremely hard and dry

I do recommend to mix clay soil with lots of compost ( 50/50 ratio ) that help with drainage. It"s easily achieved when setting up new areas / flower beds, but what if we have a lawn sitting on

heavy clay soil ? We could still make considerable improvement !
Lawn aeration is one of them


LAWN AERATION - are there any benefits of it?



Main benefit of lawn aeration is opening up the soil which leads to reduction in soil compaction and drainage improvement.
Decompaction, better drainage, better air penetration - these are all benefits of lawn aeration which in my opinion is a best service you can offer your lawn to improve its appearance !

Yes ! We do offer an affordable lawn aeration service ! and our prices start from 50£



Aerating if done correctly and unlike lawn mowing is only required twice / possibly once a year.

We offer lawn aeration service either as a one-off or as part of our regular maintenance visits.

Please do contact us if you require more information or if you would like to book our lawn aeration service



Lawn care

Sunday, 4 March 2018

Amazing

I was searching for someone to help get my garden ready for the summer and allow me a little more time to enjoy it! Upon meeting Paul for the initial quote, he was full of ideas and enthusiasm and to my surprise said he could start three days later.


Paul and his wing man turned up promptly in sub zero temperatures and worked with speed, focus and accuracy for two full days.


They re-did the entire rear fence, cleared substantial overgrown areas, removed one tree stump and one full tree whilst pruning the very over grown apple tree.


My entire decking was cleaned, lawn mown, shrubs and bushes trimmed, brambles stripped and every element of rubbish removed. The transformation was fantastic ..


I could not recommend Paul high enough and look forward to having him back to help advise and plant my new shrubs and flowers over the coming weeks.


Thanks Paul.


Amazing

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Patio repointing

Patio repointing


Proud of this quick but so beautifully finished patio pointing job in Reading. We haven"t laid the patio, but were asked to repoint it as whoever did lay it, put just a very weak mortar in joints. However even if that was a stronger mix it wouldn"t solve the issue. Cement / sand mix as a pointing compound is a cheapest option but never a quality one. Mortar cracks and crumbles .. You need a special pointing compound which we used here and use on many other landscaping projects that we do. It is not cheap but long lasting and very effective.


It is not our first job in this garden. In the past we relaid part of the lawn, scarified and reseeded the rest, laid brick edging, created a new flower bed including planting of our choice.


Photos below.


Patio repointing