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GARDEN CLEARANCE

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Getting started

You have put if off for far too long. You have finally decided to take on.  And tacked.  That over grown garden.  Maybe you already some great garden design ideas. Why not check out our garden design guides.  For ideas and inspiration. Now for the hard part. The garden clearance. Exeter landscapes have cleared gardens of all shapes and sizes.  Here’s a selection of ideas and tips.  We have gleaned over the years.  Making your garden clearance quicker.  Cheaper and a lot less painful.

 

 

 

CLEARANCE MENU ⋅ LANDSCAPING EXETER

 

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Here’s our top ideas for rejuvenating your tired garden.  Exeter Landscapes.  Great Landscaping Exeter.

 

 

 

GARDEN CLEARANCE ⋅ LANDSCAPE GARDENERS EXETER

 

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This is your first hands on job.  For your neglected garden.  The garden clearance, landscaping exeter.  Clearing a garden.   Clears the mind.  Allowing you to visualise your garden landscaping exeter.  It’s a good idea to have a garden garden landscape design in place.  Before starting any garden landscape design project.  It will save you time and money.  Allowing you to identify.  Plants that need to left in place.  Plants which need to be removed.  Garden areas to be totally cleared.  Garden areas to be left alone.  Areas that be used to store materials or waste.

 

 

Mini digger hire ⋅ landscaping exeter

 

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Gardens can be cleared efficiently using a mini digger.  Designed to fit through a standard door way or gate.  A mini digger can remove tree roots and stumps which would other wise be left by a stump grinding. Usually left by your local tree surgeon.  When landscaping exeter, consider hiring a landscape gardeners to help clear larger areas in your gardens.

 

 

REMOVING PLANTS ⋅ LANDSCAPING EXETER

 

 

Tag your plants ⋅ landscape gardeners exeter

Where possible.  Mature shrubs and trees should be saved and pruned.  Smaller specimen shrubs, trees or plants may be worth saving.  They can be replanted later on.   Fitting into your new landscape garden design.  Tagging is particularly useful.  Especially when hiring a landscape gardeners exeter.  He will know what to save.  What he can safely get rid of.  Potting up smaller plants and shrubs.  Removing them out of harms way.

 

Healing  in plants ⋅ landscaping exeter

Temporary Planting Areas.  Should be areas that have been already been cleared.  Make sure these areas are not going to receive any hard landscape design.  You don’t want to move the plants again and again!

 

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Remove all green waste above ground level first.  Before tackling any roots.  Weeds or smaller plants.  Making  your  garden clearance a lot easier.  Preventing extra green waste clogging up in your  soil.   Avoiding extra effort when rotivating beds. 

Remove paths and lawns areas towards the end of the clearance.  Preventing the garden from becoming a ‘swamp’.  Allowing you to easily barrow materials.   Using existing paths or turfed areas.  Reducing your overall effort!

 

Remove the lawn ⋅ landscaping exeter

Think about hiring a turf cutter.  Soak the lawn the day before with water.   A professional landscape gardener will quickly remove your lawn with a mini digger, exeter.

 

 

BUILDING WASTE ⋅ LANDSCAPING EXETER

 

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Friendly builders ⋅ landscaping exeter

Most gardens contain some building waste.  Scrape away the earth.  And you will probably find areas.   Where your ‘friendly builder‘ has got rid of his waste.  Your garden clearance will also generate building waste.  You may knock down a garden wall.  Remove a shed.  Find existing footing.  Usually where you don’t need it.  Decide which areas need to be cleared of building waste.  Decide if footing can be left in place. They are time-consuming to remove.  And generate a lot of waste. 

 

Saving hardcore ⋅ landscape gardeners exeter

While it may seem a good idea to skip every bit of rumble you find.  Remember, some parts of your gardens design might need a sprinkling of hardcore.  Bases for paving.   Patios and paths.  Drainage for a soak aways.  Extra drainage for a raised bed.  Hardcore for filling up an old ponds.

Hardcore can be purchase offsite.  Known as Type 1 MOT .  It’s essentially crushed concrete.  Some of your building waste can be use as hardcore.  Saving you time and money.  Including filling those expensive skips!  Choice wisely, an area to stack you hardcore.   Try to avoid moving the pile several times.   Throughout the entire project!!

 

Waste ⋅ landscape gardeners exeter

One of the  last stages of the clearance.   Disposing of your waste.   You may be able to compost some of you green waste.  You maybe able to ferry your green waste down to your local recycling centre.  Always check with you local authorities before burning any green waste.  And inform neighbours.  All waste should be disposed of offsite using registered environmentally friendly companies. 

 

Waste options ⋅ skip hire ⋅  hippo bags ⋅  trips to the reclying centre ⋅ grab hire – muck away. 

 

 

LEVELING 101 ⋅ LANDSCAPING EXETER

 

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Many gardens are on slopes. Causing the garden to be unusable. Leveling is crucial for a successful landscape design project.  Leveling creates the correct heights and falls.  Essential for each hard landscaping element.  Leveling should be carried out before any garden planting or turfing.   Remember planting will generate excess soil.   So don’t over fill beds!

leveling can be combined with terracing. For example retaining walls. Transforming an awkward sloping garden.  Maximizing usable space.   Achieving the correct levels is paramount.   For any successful landscape design.

 

 

Keeping top soil ⋅ landscaping exeter

 

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Adding extra top soil to any garden.   Is an expensive process.  Costly to purchase and to deliver.  Expensive to move, from the front your house.  Into your back garden.  Preserve as much good quality top soil as possible.  Top soil is particular useful when filling raised beds.  It be used  build up low areas.  Especially during the turfing process.  Once again.  Hiring a  mini digger will greatly speed up this process.

 

 

HIGH ⋅ LOW AREAS ⋅ LANDSCAPE GARDENERS EXETER

 

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Identify high and low areas.  Mark with spray point.  Start to reduce high areas.   Build up low areas.   Using excess soil generated during the process.  Any poor quality soil –  ‘crud’.  Can be removed be offsite by grab hire.  Clay removal, may be necessary.  Especially in beds destined for planting.  Improving the beds  drainage.  Creating a successful planting areas.  Use a mini digger where possible.

 

Marking  out ⋅ landscaping exeter

Now for the fun part.  Marking out your design.  You will need a long tape, several metal pins, builder line and spray paint.  Have builders square to hand.  For marking out right angles.   One you have marked out your design.  You way want to ‘tweek’  you design.  Remember the Garden Design is there to help you.  It’s never set in stone.  Most Garden Designs need changing slighty on site!

 

 

CLAY SOILS ⋅ LANDSCAPING EXETER

 

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Not all of us a lucky enough to have a good loamy soil in our beds.  The main culprit for poor soils is clay.  A clay bed becomes water-logged in wet months.   Backed bone dry in hot summer.  Planting can feel like breaking up concrete.  Plants are either water logger.  Or in drought conditions.  Not great growing conditions!

 

Rotivating your beds ⋅ landscape gardeners exeter

Your soil can become hard and compacted over time.  This can reduce root developement, particularly in shrubs.  give your plants a helping hand, Improve your beds soil structure.  Rotivate your soil, incorporating at much organic materials possible.

For particularly dry or hard beds.  Water 2-3 days for a couple of hours before attempting to rotivate your compacted soil.  For really tough soils consider renting a large pneumatic rotivator.  For large areas, it may be worth hiring the services of professional Landscape Gardeners Exeter.

 

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Add as much organic matter as possible.  Incorporating manure is a start.  Digging is best done in those autumn months.  Why not make your own compost by building a compost bin.

 

Remove clay ⋅ landscaping exeter

 

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Sometimes the only options is to reduce the amount clay in your beds.  For large areas you are going to need the services of mini digger.  Options for disposal include.  Moving the clay to areas of the garden that need building up.  Removing the clay offsite by a grab hire.  Your may wish to employ the services of professional landscape garden as this process is labour intensive.

 

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Create a raised sleeper bed on top your problem area.  Fill your raised with good quality top soil.  Drainage is a consideration.  Add broken bricks or general rumble, and arrange at the bottom of your sleeper bed before filing.  Finish include softwood tantalised sleepers or green oak sleeper.

 

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Work with what you’ve good.  Opt for plants that will thrive in clay soil. 

 

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Give plants a good start.  Add coarse grit and compost to you planting hole.  Improving the drainage.  And nutrients availible to each plant.

 

 

PLANTS ⋅ CLAY SOIL ⋅ LANDSCAPING EXETER

 

Perennials 1 ⋅ achillea ⋅ crocosmia ⋅ helenium ⋅ foxglove ⋅ heuchera ⋅ hosta ⋅ kniphothia.

Perennials 2 ⋅ rudbeckia.

Climbers ⋅ clematis ⋅ hydrangea ⋅ jasminum

Grasses ⋅ carex ⋅ miscanthus

 

 

 

PLANTING COMBINATIONS ⋅ LANDSCAPE GARDNERS EXETER

 

Contemporary ⋅ acer ⋅ crocosmia ⋅ osmanthus ⋅ fatsia ⋅ echinanea ⋅ carex grass.

Traditional ⋅ white hydrandea ⋅ hosta ⋅ white  foxglove ⋅ heuchera.

 

 

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Date: October 03, 2018