Thursday, 31 January 2019

Quick makeover



Composite decking sat next to the sound of water and an extremely low mainenance area.

Winter landscaping at the Ralph Centre

Winter work can be a challange with minus temperatures. It just means we have to work a little harder to keep warm. 

Currently working on an exciting project in Marlow, creating an out door area for a new veterinary hospital. The Ralph Veterinary Referral Centre for cat and dogs is a state of the art emergency and critical care specialist. We are proud to be working with them to create out door spaces to help with the care of the animals and provide a pleasant environment for the owners.
We will update on the progress.

See more details of the hospital here:

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Oak framed carport

Oak framed car port with log store at the rear.

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Insect friendly garden

Insect friendly garden - This species rich lawn created a natural habitat within hours of being laid. Butterflies, dragonflies and bees arrived to have a look while we were laying the turf.

Project revisited

After 2 years of undertaking this project the plants are looking amazing, all with the help of irrigation

Monday, 12 March 2018

Lawn care for the spring

Early spring lawn advise

Now is the perfect time to plan your lawn maintenance programme for spring. Your lawn may not be looking its best just now, which is to be expected at this time of year, but once temperatures rise and with some TLC it will start to recover as the grass begins to grow. Wait until temperatures rise sufficiently in spring before carrying out maintenance such as feeding, overseeding or scarification.

Service mower

Don’t forget to service your mower if you haven't already done so, to ensure it is in good working order ready for the first cut of the year. A well maintained mower with sharp blades is essential for maintaining a beautiful lawn. A dull mower will damage the leaves, making the lawn look untidy.


Try to stay off the lawn if there’s a heavy frost or the ground is very wet. Any damage will not repair itself until the grass is actively growing again in spring. Whilst temperatures remain low, mowing won't be necessary, but once temperatures start to rise and the grass begins to grow, mow your lawn if necessary and conditions allow. Over winter your lawn will have been bombarded by falling leaves, twigs and other debris. If need be, start off by giving your lawn a good rake over a day or two before its first cut.
Despite there being little growth in winter it is advisable to raise the cutting blade height on your mower for the first few cuts. This prevents you overstressing the lawn before strong spring growth occurs. The height can be brought down gradually as we move into spring.


Aerate consolidated areas of the lawn with a fork or spiking machine, providing the ground isn’t too wet. This will relieve compaction, improve drainage and allow more air into the root system.

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Sunken garden design

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Lowering the level of the garden created privacy from overlooking houses. Easy to maintain raised planters with a fully automated irrigation system adds to a low maintenance garden.

Lights inserted into the retaining walls and uplighters to highlight plants add extra value for the
evenings. Built in settings was constructed with the same material as the trellis work.