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Garden Design Ideas · Landscaping Exeter

It’s time to update your landscaping, Exeter. You have put it off for far too long. You have finally decided to take on. And tacked. That overgrown garden. Here’s the ultimate garden clearance guide and landscaping, Exeter.


Make sure you have the right tools for the job.  Think about how you are going to get rid of the waste.  And be realistic about how long the project will take.




Tips For Garden clearance · Landscaping Exeter

Maybe you already have some great garden design ideas. Why not check out our garden design guides. For ideas and inspiration. For your landscaping project, Exeter. Now for the hard part.



The garden Clearance · Landscaping Exeter

Time for the garden clearance. Exeter landscapes have cleared gardens of all shapes and sizes in and around Exeter. Here’s a selection of ideas and tips. We have gleaned over the years whilst landscaping, Exeter.

Making your garden clearance quicker. … Cheaper… and a lot less painful…



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Get Organised · Landscaping Exeter

This is your first hands-on job. time for your neglected garden. The garden clearance, landscaping Exeter. Clearing a garden. Clears the mind. Allowing you to visualize your garden landscape in Exeter.


Have a Garden Design In Place · Create a List

It’s a good idea to have a garden design in place. Before starting any garden landscaping design project in Exeter. It will save you time and money. Allowing you to identify. Plants that need to be left in place. Plants that 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 when landscaping Exeter.


Budgets · Landscaper · Landscaping · Exeter 

Make sure you have a realistic budget for the project.  If your budget is tight.  Tackle the garden in stages.  Prioritise what you want to tackle first.


Cost of Materials· Landscaper · Landscaping · Exeter 

Materials are not cheap any more.  Skips for waste are expensive.  Timber has rocketed.  And stone and aggregates are not cheap.


Don’t Under Estimate · Landscaper · Landscaping · Exeter 

Its good to be optimistic.  However what seems like a simple job.  Can turn out to be labour intensive.  And costly in terms of materials.   And can generate alot of waste materials.  Which need to be disposed of!


Machinery · Tools · Landscaper · Landscaping · Exeter 

Machinery will also speed up the process.  Making the task in hand more pleasurable.  A mini digger will clear an area in hours.   Something that could take days by hand!   Large rotivtors are great for smaller areas.


Pace Yourself · Get Help · Landscaper · Landscaping · Exeter 

Pace is important.  Work to hard and you will burn yourself out.  Work slow and inefficent.  And you will never finsish.  Help is important.  Two men can make the work of three.  And some jobs are extremely hard with one man.









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Decide on What to Save · What to Skip · Be Brutal

Time to be brutal at the start of your landscaping project Exeter. And start to get rid of your waste. Particularly important in a small or courtyard design, Exeter.


Creating Waste · Landscaper · Landscaping · Exeter 

It’s likely the project will generate a lot of old concrete and rubble when landscaping Exeter. Old footings, foundations, walls, and paving.



Save Hardcore · For Your Garden Design Project

Remember you may need some hardcore later, in your landscaping project, Exeter. A base for a patio or artificial grass. Or to fill a void, such as a pond. If space is an issue you may simply have to get rid of your rubble offsite. And bring in some MOT at a later date. Otherwise, you may be continually moving it around your garden. During your landscaping project, Exeter. Remember a tidy site is a safe site!



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Large Lumps of Rubble · Get rid of the large lumps when landscaping Exeter. Otherwise, you will be continually moving them out of your way when landscaping Exeter. It’s hard and time-consuming to break up, for hardcore. It’s not worth the bother. Find a place for the smaller, more usable pieces. And stack until needed. This can be used later on in your landscaping Exeter. Leave getting rid of it until the very last point in your landscaping project. Once it’s gone it’s gone.



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What is Hardcore· Hardcore refers really too broken up pieces of rubble of concrete. Pieces of bricks, brocked salads, and old mortar.


Why is it useful · It’s great for making a base patio stable. Offing great drainage and prevents the patio from sinking into the mud! It forms a solid base, especially when compacted by a wacker plate. It’s great for filling in voids in your landscaping project. Steps, the bottom of a sleeper raised bed. And great for promoting great drainage.



Common Uses of Hardcore · Landscaping Exeter


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    • FILLING UP SOAKAWAYSdownpipes for gutters ⋅ drainage channel⋅ Landscaping Exeter

    • CREATING DRAINAGE ⋅ timber raised beds ⋅ tree pits⋅ Landscaping Exeter

    • GETTING RID OF VOIDS filling ponds space under decking filling wells Landscaping Exeter




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Why Recycle · Landscaping Exeter

Try to recycle as much hardcore as possible when landscaping Exeter. This will save time, and money spent on skips during your landscaping project Exeter. It will reduce the amount of landfill, good for the environment. Use common sense. Most materials in your garden will be safe to recycle. If you feel it’s ‘contaminated’ skip it! Take care with old sheds as they can be made of asbestos panels. This will require specialist advice!



Getting Rid of Timber · Landscaping Exeter · Landscaper

Most of your waste timber will need to be skipped. If it’s buried it will rot over time and create voids. Which will cause areas to sink. Be careful. Burning tanalized timber will release toxic fumes. And so should be avoided when landscaping Exeter. It’s best to break down your timber into smaller pieces.


Breaking Down Timber · Landscaping Exeter · Landscaper

Use a circular saw and a chop saw for this. Be care of old screws and nails they can damage your blades. Why not opt for a timber and metal cutting blade. A multipurpose blade to prevent damage. Take care and time stacking your skip. Be methodical to get the most material in. Larger skips are more economical and easier to stack material in.



Green Waste · Landscaping Exeter

Green waste does take time, space, and effort to successfully convert it into compost. Large branches can take years! During the clearance process. Unless you have a large garden. It’s worth biting the bullet. And sending your green waste to your local recycling centre.


Don’t Burn Waster · Landscaping Exeter · Landscaper

Burning waste on mass is frowned upon and with endear you with your neighbours!


Hiring A Chipper · Landscaping Exeter · Landscaper

You can hire a chipper for your landscaping project, Exeter. Avoid smaller machines as they get easily clogged up with wet green waste. Large machines can be dangerous. So take care when landscaping Exeter.





If you can’t recycle enough hardcore. You can always buy it from local builders merchants and grab hire companies.


Road scalping’s ⋅ cheap ⋅ 1ton bags ⋅ can contain some clay ⋅ waste ⋅ builders merchants



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Crushed concrete ⋅ grab hire companies ⋅ large lumps ⋅ very cheap for larger loads ⋅ 10 tons plus


type 1 MOT⋅ 1-ton bulk bags ⋅ processed ⋅ spreads well ⋅ more expensive ⋅ binds well



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Space is always an issue. Particularly in small landscaping projects in Exeter. You need a lot of space, for a loose load. Check the delivery charge. It may be possible, to order a couple of bulk bags, at a time!


Shovels · Barrows · Mini diggers · Landscaping Exeter · Landscaper

You’ll need a shovel. A couple of wheelbarrows, and a friend. It’s easier, to split the bag, aboard. And shovel loose. A mini digger could help for larger loads during your landscaping project in Exeter. Loose loads are great for large landscaping projects in Exeter. But not suitable for smaller projects.


Bin ⋅ Re-use ⋅ Recyle




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Whatever you estimate. You will always end up. With way more, garden waste. Think of a figure, double it. And you’re getting close.



It’s time-consuming. It can become expensive. And it’s generally hard, dirty work.


Local recycling centre opening times ⋅ how to sort waste ⋅ what’s chargeable

Green waste fill large builders’ bags ⋅ use loppers to cut up ⋅ don’t overfill

Burn waste local councils’ regulations ⋅ inform neighbours

Recycle on-site hardcore ⋅ paths ⋅ drainage soakaways ⋅ compost green waste

Hippo bags small-medium loads ⋅ easy ⋅ more expensive larger loads

Skip hire larger loads ⋅ road license ⋅ hassle-free ⋅ economical ⋅ don’t overload

Grab hire exceptionally large loads of ⋅ space to stack waste ⋅ cheap




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Grab hire ⋅ word to the wise…

Use for a large amount of waste. Check what they are happy to take. They like soil and rubble. Don’t like turf or green waste. Can damage driveway. Leaving you with a lot of waste for your landscape project Exeter

Make sure your waste pile is accessible to the grab. Grab about 6metres from the curb.

Be ready. They don’t like to hang around!



Stress · Grab Hire · Problems · Landscaping Exeter

Organizing a grab can be a stressful process. Have I got enough material to warrant a grab hire? Have I got enough? It’s even stressful for the professional landscaper, Exeter. The great thing about a skip is you can fill it to your leisure. As soon as the grab hire arrives you are fighting the clock. Making ensure he gets a full load. Busy sweeping and shovelling material towards his scoop.



Grab Hire · What could go Wrong · Landscaping Exeter

I word of caution. You are inviting a 16-tonne empty lorry onto your drive. Most driveways are not designed to take that weight. You are going to load it with another 16 or so tones. That 32 tonnes sitting on your drive. What could go wrong? Subsidence is your liability, not the drivers. If you are going to do it. It’s a good idea to board the driveway. To Spread the Weight across the driveway.


Damage to Your Property · Landscaping Exeter · Landscaper

The Scoop on the grab again will potentially scratch your driveway. Again boarding your grab area will help. The lorry will leak oil and hydraulic fluid. Potentially staining your drive. I have had a hydraulic hose split and squirt oil several times. Coating your customer’s driveway.


Grab Hire · Renovation Projects · Landscaping Exeter · Landscaper

Grabs are great for renovation projects. When the driveway becomes a storage area and is going to be replaced. Or a new build, where the driveway hasn’t been installed yet. Overall grab hire will save you money. Getting rib or material and bringing in material. Such as crushed concrete, sand, and topsoil.


Skips ⋅ Grab hire






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Remove above ground waste use a fork ⋅ plants ⋅ weeds ⋅ unclog soil before rotavating

Leave lawns ⋅ paths forming walkways for wheelbarrows

Prune branches shrub ⋅ trees ⋅ overhanging branches ⋅ dead branches ⋅ shape canopy

Strim remove grass ⋅ weeds ⋅ remove thatch with a rake


Clearance ⋅ Order of Play


Weeds ⋅ roots ⋅larger trees shrubs

Remove weeds, with their roots intact if possible. If left, the roots will easily regenerate into more weeds. Start to remove larger trees and shrubs, first. And then tackle the weeds. Bulbs – such as bluebells can be problematic. If you are not thorough. And will come back under your prized lawn with a vengeance. If extra care is not taken.


Weed Well · Landscaping Exeter · Landscaper

It’s work taking your time weeding. Especially when turfing an area. As weeds can become a problem throughout the growing season. Where you can get away with it add a membrane. Under shingle. Under bark and under the decking. The lighter membranes are easier to hide. More permeable. It doesn’t fray and looks unsightly. The heavy membrane does last longer – and is great for under decks. And more durable against large weeds and brambles.


Bindweed · Landscaping Exeter · Landscaper

Bindweed can be a problem and difficult to remove. Specialist companies will apply herbicides if you have a particularly extreme problem. I tend to avoid herbicides and favour the old-fashioned fork and spade!


Don’t Compost Material with Weeds · Landscaping Exeter · Landscaper

Don’t be tempted to compost any green waste you know has weeds in it, for obvious reasons. Laying carpets over weed-infested areas. It takes a long time to work and can result in roots being left in the soil. Weeds are a perennial problem for most gardens. Remember bark and membranes help and so does grown cover.



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The tree and shrub won’t budge. Relax and get methodical. Maybe one or more tap roots, are still intact.


Tools Checklist ⋅ trenching spade ⋅ reciprocating saw ⋅ loppers

Remove soil ⋅ feel for roots ⋅ tap root of root ball ⋅ cut with reciprocating saw ⋅ twist pull trunk


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The last resort. Be careful, when tensioning your winch. Most have a fail-safe pin, which will break, under an unsafe load. Preventing damage to the winch, and yourself. Winches are available for hire. Use straps. Attached to the base of the anchor tree. Attach the other end, to the tree to be removed. And winch, standing out of harm’s way.








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Scrape away your topsoil. Dig a deep bed. And you will probably find waste. Plastic is unsightly and can cause drainage problems. Remove and skip. You will have to live with some waste. Stones can be beneficial to lawns. Offering good drainage.


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Footings from old walls or outbuildings. Decide what can be left. And what’s got to be removed. Don’t make the process too painful. Forget the hammer and bolster. Use a pneumatic breaker, a heavy long bar, and a trenching spade.


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Mini Diggers · Landscaping Exeter · Landscaper

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



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When hiring a digger. It’s important to use the right buckets for the job. Avoid using large grading buckets when moving heavy materials. Such as concrete or pavers. This can easily damage the front of the digger. And potentially bending the digger arm.

Grading Buckets used for loading light materials. Gravel, Sand & crushed concrete. Useful for levelling soil and creating soil piles.


Buckets with Teeth These will rip through soil, gravel, and clay. Using a smaller bucket will provide the most ‘Grunt’ for heavily compacted soil. Be careful the teeth will rip through pipes and electrical cables.


Trenching buckets thin buckets for trenches. These can clog up with clay easily. Banging the bucket on an old paver may help.


Buckets without teeth Sometimes it’s better to be safe than sorry. If you are digging up an area where there may be utilities. Gas, water, and electricity. A bucket with teeth will rip through these without a thought. You will cause less damage with a toothless bucket. Care must still be taken. If in doubt, excavate the area with hand tools!


Turfing Buckets Great idea. Hard to use. You need two people. One to use the digger. The other to move the turf sods. A turf cutter is easier. Or use the grading bucket.



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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 gardener in Exeter. He will know what to save. What he can safely get rid of. Potting up smaller plants and shrubs. Removing them out of harm’s way.


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Timing ⋅ Winter Autumn – good ⋅ Summer – Bad

It’s always tempting to try and save everything. Timing is important. Transplanting plants in autumn and winter is easier compared to those summer months. They are not growing much. And so won’t be easily ‘shocked’ when dug up. It’s not as hot as in the summer months. And so, they won’t ‘dry out’ as quickly as those long hot summer months.


Size is important ⋅ Don’t waste too much time ⋅ Leave it where it is

Size is important. Can you physically move that plant, shrub, or tree without damaging the plant or your back? Hacking through roots never ends in a successful ‘transplant’. Avoid spending too much time moving that ‘valuable’ mature plant. It can waste a lot of time and effort. Frustrating when the plant slowly dies a few weeks later. If you like it that much leave it where it is.


How long has it been in the ground? · Landscaping Exeter · Landscaper

Any plant that’s been planted for a couple of seasons will have developed a good root system. These spreading roots make transplanting them harder. Mature trees and shrubs will be tricky to move successfully in your landscaping project in Exeter.


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Small plants ⋅ ferns ⋅ crocosmia ⋅ bulbs ⋅ grasses (can be divided up and grown on)

Bamboo ⋅ can be ‘chopped’ up and re-poted. Give it plenty of water. And maybe reduce some of its foliage


Aftercare ⋅ Shade ⋅ water ⋅ leave alone

Try not to plant in full sun. This can lead to the plants getting scorched. Water often. Try not to waterlog the plant. It’s best not to move a second time as this will stress the plant and damage those all-important roots. Better to pot the plant up and leave it potted for a couple of months. Before replanting. Especially if it can be replanted in autumn.


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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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Branches ⋅ paths ⋅ lawns ⋅ landscape gardeners Exeter

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

Remove paths and lawn 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!


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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.


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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 an 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 garden’s design might need a sprinkling of hardcore. Bases for paving. Patios and paths. Drainage for soakaways. Extra drainage for a raised bed. Hardcore for filling up an old pond.

Hardcore can be purchased offsite. Known as Type 1 MOT. It’s essentially crushed concrete. Some of your building waste can be used 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 your green waste. You may be able to ferry your green waste down to your local recycling centre. Always check with your local authorities before burning any green waste. And inform your neighbours. All waste should be disposed of offsite using registered environmentally friendly companies.


Waste options ⋅ skip hire ⋅ hippo bags ⋅ trips to the recycling center ⋅ grab hire – muck away.


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

levelling 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 topsoil

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





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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 successful planting areas. Use a mini digger where possible.


Marking out Landscaping ⋅ Landscaper ⋅Landscape Gardeners Exeter

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

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Not all of us a lucky enough to have 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 loggers. Or in drought conditions. Not great growing conditions!



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Your soil can become hard and compacted over time. This can reduce root development, particularly in shrubs. give your plants a helping hand, Improve your bed’s soil structure. Rotovate your soil, incorporating as much organic material as possible.

For particularly dry or hard beds. Water 2-3 days for a couple of hours before attempting to rotavate your compacted soil. For really tough soils consider renting a large pneumatic rotavator. 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.


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Sometimes the only options are to reduce the amount of clay in your beds. For large areas, you are going to need the services of a 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. You may wish to employ the services of a professional landscape garden as this process is labour-intensive.


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


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


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





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

Perennials 2 ⋅ rudbeckias.

Climbers ⋅ clematis ⋅ hydrangea ⋅ Jasminum

Grasses ⋅ carex ⋅ miscanthus






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Traditional Landscaping ⋅ Landscaper ⋅Landscape Gardeners Exeter ⋅ ⋅ white hydrangea ⋅ hosta ⋅ white foxglove ⋅ heuchera.


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Most gardens will, need some type of storage. Allowing you to declutter the garden. Here is our guide to sheds, storage, and small offices!


    • Types of Sheds ⋅ Bespoke Timber Sheds ⋅ Premade Timber Sheds ⋅ Self Builds


    • Electrics ⋅Paint It or Leave It Natural


    • Small Storage Ideas ⋅ Wood Stores


    • Garden Offices ⋅ Bases For Offices


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Most gardens will, need some type of storage. Allowing you to declutter the garden. You can opt for a pre-made timber shed. Or build one yourself. Prices vary and so does the quality. If you are going to build your own bespoke shed. It’s a good idea to shop around, for your timber. Avoid the builder’s merchants and go directly to a timber merchant. The savings can be significant.


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Slate Roof · Galvanised Downpipe· Landscaping Exeter

Why not add some style to your timber shed when landscaping Exeter. Add a slate roof and a galvanized downpipe. You could opt for a water butt. Or direct the runoff directly into an existing bed. And remember to think about lighting and electrics. For inside the shed and around the garden.


Leave it natural ⋅ oiling ⋅ paint it · Landscaping Exeter

Timber cladding can be left bare. To silver up over time. Most softwood is tanalized, preventing the timber from rotting, over time. If the timber does age or blacken. It can be rejuvenated by treating with a solution of oxalic acid. Please follow any safety precautions. And be careful if you have pets.



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If you have opted for hardwood cladding. Why not enhance its colour by oiling the wood. Hardwood will naturally last longer, than its cheaper softwood cousin. Oiling hardwood will prevent it from drying out, and potentially splitting, time. Always allow hardwood to season a little before oiling. This will allow the pores of the wood to open a little. And will make the oiling process a lot easier.

Softwood can be painted to match the feel of your garden design. It’s a good idea to leave the structure to ‘weather’ for a couple of months before painting. And treat any knots before painting. There are a lot of products available. Sadolin offers quality products. Zinsser All coat Exterior is a firm favourite.


Painting Landscaping ⋅ Landscaper ⋅Exeter

Just remember once you have painted your timber. You have committed to painting it every few years. Be wary of cheap products. Many a good garden design, has been ruined by orange creosote. Black always looks good. Especially when softened with climbers, grey is classy. Green can sometimes work well. Generally, opt for natural tones and avoid garish shades.


Sheds ⋅ Guide



Small storage ⋅ is hidden ⋅ under seat ⋅ Landscaping Exeter


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When space is at a premium. Bespoke storage can work. It needs to be large enough to practically store items. Wood for your chiminea. Charcoal for your BBQ, compost, or garden tools.

Under-seat storage can seem like a good idea. But under-seat storage can be impractical: too small for most garden tools. And it’s hard to keep things fully dry! Why not opt for a tall thin bespoke shed. Or long squat storage, that can be hidden by pots or plants.


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Garden Offices Landscaping ⋅ Landscaper ⋅Landscape Gardeners Exeter


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Garden offices come in all shapes and sizes. From a simple summer-style house. To luxury accommodation, with kitchens, heating, and showers. Many companies offer off-the-shelf kits. Which can work out very economical. Most are timber-based offices. Some with insulation. Some without. If you fancy building one yourself. It’s worth pricing up the timber and fittings. You might find the savings, are not as great as you thought. One option is to buy an off-the-shelf office and customize it. When you install it!

Many people do construct their own bespoke offices or get their local builders too. Timber is easy to work with. Blockwork can also be used for a more ‘permanent solution. This can be clad with timber or rendered. It’s important to comply with your local planning laws. Which can affect the structure’s overall size and height.



Bases for offices ⋅ electrics ⋅cables ⋅ drainage ⋅ Landscaping Exeter


Most structures are going to need a base of some type. Depending on the size and weight. Most suppliers. will specify this. And it can add a substantial cost to the project. The area will need to be cleared, excavated, and levelled.


Shuttering is used to create the framework for the concrete pour. It must case it easier to arrange a ready mix company to supply the concrete. And this will usually require hiring a pump. Rather than borrowing the cement yourself! It’s important to ensure the cement is level and left a few days to harden, before carrying on with the project.


Cables will also need to be trench for electricity and internet connection. It’s a good idea to think about drainage. Especially if the office is low down. At the bottom of the garden. It might be necessary to build a soakaway to take any runoff. Especially if a significant amount of paving is going to be added.


Roofs can include simple felt, slate, or roofing tiles or fibreglass.



Garden Office ⋅ Guide

Garden Rooms ⋅ Studios ⋅ Office Shed ⋅ electrics & Utilities

You have designed your dream garden, with your office at the far end. You have cleared the garden and are just about to start the hard landscaping stage of the project. It’s time to think about the electrics and utilities.


Right Cable for the job · Landscaping Exeter

At this stage, you will need to think about your power requirements. You will need sockets and lights. You may want to power a fridge, shower, and washing machine. At this point, it’s a good idea to get some advice on armoured cable from an electrician. It’s vital to get the correct size cable for the job.


Next, you may want to think about other requirements. If you are going to trench the cable. Adding extra utilities at this stage will be a good investment. Data cables can carry cable TV and broadband. Water piping can simply provide a tap at the end of the garden. Or be used to plumb in a sink, washing machine, dishwasher, and shower.


Wastewater ⋅ Gutters ⋅ Sink waste ⋅ Toilet Waste

Garden rooms are generally located far away from existing drains. Runoff from the roof can be directed into an existing flower bed, fed into a water butt, or fed into a soakaway. It really depends on the size of the structure and the budget involved. Your soakaway should be at least 1 cubic meter in volume. Filled with coarse aggregate, bricks, or slabs.


Wastewater from a shower and toilet is a little trickier. Most garden rooms are lower than the existing drains. Most systems involve a macerating toilet. A tank and pump. To push the waste uphill into the existing wastewater system. Again, it’s a good idea to a least lay the waste pipe at the trenching stage.


Tips ⋅ Digging the trench ⋅ Diggers ⋅ Landscaping Exeter

Diggers are great for speeding up the process but can create a mess if you are not organized. Avoid waterlogged conditions. Unless you have boards for the digger to run on. Stack the soil on boards as you excavate the trench. This is important because the area is already turfed.


A thin trenching bucket will greater reduce the disruption and speed up the process. Although they can get easily clogged in heavy clay.


Garden Rooms ⋅ Studios ⋅ Office Shed ⋅ electrics & Utilities

You have designed your dream garden, with your office at the far end. You have cleared the garden and are just about to start the hard landscaping stage of the project. It’s time to think about the electrics and utilities.

Garden Office ⋅ Electrics



Exeter Landscapes guide to new garden design and landscaping trends for 2020 in Exeter…





Add A BBQ Landscaping ∙ Exeter

Outdoor cooking and dining are back in vogue. Looking great in your landscaping project, Exeter. Setup range from simple BBQs to full-blown stainless-steel kitchens. With grills, fridges, storage and fridges. Looking great for both contemporary and traditional garden design. Great for your landscaping Project, Exeter.



BBQ ∙ Landscaping ∙ Exeter

BBQs have come a long way in recent years. Options include gas, electric and charcoal. Units can be free-standing. Or integrated into purpose-built worktops. It’s a good idea to consider where to site the BBQ. And whether is going to stay in place. Or be moved into the garage to overwinter. Great for landscaping in Exeter.




The next level up from the humble BBQ. Great for full-on entertaining. Options include self build. Or purpose-built modular units. Great for landscaping in Exeter.



Off The Shelf ∙ Purpose Built Kitchens ∙ Landscaping ∙ Exeter

There is a huge range of purpose-built outdoor kitchen modules. Grills with ovens are the cornerstone. Options include gas and electricity. Fridge units and storage are also available. As are sink and tap units. There are all designed to live permanent outside. And most are finished in durable stainless steel. Options for food preparation areas include stainless steel, slate, and marble. Polished concrete and finally porcelain. You will need to plan for your electricity supply. And of course your water and wastewater. If you are thinking about installing a sink unit.



Building Your Own ∙ Outdoor Kitchens ∙ Landscaping ∙ Exeter

It’s possible to construct your own outdoor kitchen. It’s a good idea to add a proper foundation for the base. Construction materials include brick or stone for a more traditional feel. Quality and reclaimed bricks are a must.


Remember to plan for any electricity hookups. This is used fully for your fridge, stereo and of course lighting. And a water supply and drainage if you are thinking about adding a sink.


For a contemporary feel. Build out of blocks are rendered. Large porcelain tiles work well. As a worktop. Stored shelves and cupboards are handy. It’s possible to mount a cheaper stainless-steel BBQ for your grill. Hiding the gas bottle behind the blockwork. The BBQ eggs look great also. Which works well for smoking food! And integrated seating can be added to fit under countertops.




Outdoor cooking creates a lot of grease and oil which can potentially ruin your outdoor paving area. The simplest approach is to site your BBQ well away from any stone which can potentially get stained. Great for landscaping Exeter.



Sit Your BBQ On Shingle ∙ Landscaping ∙ Exeter

In a small garden design or courtyard garden. This isn’t always possible. The simple solution is to not pave under the BBQ. Sitting the BBQ on the shingle. Which will catch the grease and oil. Landscaping Exeter.



Create a Sand Tray ∙ Landscaping ∙ Exeter

If your area is already paved. Then create a timber tray filled with sand. This can sit on your paving. And the BBQ can sit in the sand tray. Catching the grease.



Sealing Your Paving ∙ Landscaping ∙ Exeter

The first two methods. The sand and shingle. Are relatively easy to achieve. Sealing the hole patio is going to take a little more work. Always buy a good quality patio cleaner and sealer.



Water Base ∙ Epoxy Sealants ∙ Landscaping ∙ Exeter

I always opt for a water based sealant. Avoiding the epoxy sealant. They are tricky to work will and unpleasant to apply compared to the water based sealant. You always get what you pay for when buying patio cleaner and sealant. Although it’s tempting to buy the cheaper brands. You will use more, and it will take you longer to apply!



Floor Seal produces some great quality products for cleaning and sealing your patio.



The Right Product for The Right Stone

If unsure seal advice from the manufacturer. Most suppliers won’t have a clue. So the manufactures technical support will be your first point of contact. Chemicals can potentially behave differently on different stones. ACID CLEANERS should be avoided like the plague. They are great for bricks but NOT your new natural stone patio. Landscaping, Exeter.



Safety Cleaning Your Patio ∙ Landscaping ∙ Exeter

Always read the manufactures instructions. It’s good practice to wear gloves and eye protection as many of the chemicals are abrasive!



Clean You Patio Before Sealing ∙ Landscaping ∙ Exeter

Your first task is to clean your patio before sealing. A long-handed decking brush will save you a lot of time and money. Give the patio and good brush. Or a blow if you have a blower. Give the patio a jet wash. Be careful not to mark the patio with the jet.


Next, apply the patio clean. Dilute down, according to the manufactures instructions and apply. Rinse off and give the patio a final jet wash. You will be ready to seal. Check the dwell time. That is the time you can safely leave the product on your stone. And don’t let the product dry out. Give it a sprinkle of water!



Sealing Your Patio ∙ Landscaping ∙ Exeter

Weather is important when landscaping in Exeter. The sealant will need some warmth to properly cure. Wet weather is obviously going to be problematic. And finally, hot weather can cause the sealant to cure too rapidly. Especially on dark stones, such as limestone. Which seam to suck in the heat!



Testing Your Sealant

It’s a good idea if you are sealing a new stone. Or a new product to apply it to a tested stone. Apply, leave it one overnight and make sure you are happy with the result. Its better to ruin one stone than the whole patio!



Applying The Sealant ∙ Landscaping ∙ Exeter

Finally, you are ready to seal the patio. Work methodically from. It can be applied with a roller and tray. Check the number of coats required. Most products require two coats. Great garden design and landscaping Exeter.


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Landscaping Trends 2022 ∙ Exeter landscape gardeners ⋅ landscaping

Here’s our guide to what is new in 2022 in landscaping and garden design





Why live in the city ∙ Exeter landscape gardeners ⋅ landscaping


Living in the city has always been popular. Especially for the young. Who wants to be central where the action is! Prices are always high. In terms of rents and buying. Space is always at a premium. Especially in those Victorian properties. That everyone wants to live in!



The gardens are particularly small. Overlook and need to function as a place for storage. Drying clothes and places for relaxation and dining. A challenge for any landscaping project. Exeter.



Small Garden ∙ Challenges ∙ Exeter landscape gardeners’ ⋅ landscaping

The urban garden usually presents a series of landscaping challenges. This will often lead to compromise in the design. And where the money is spent. If your space is small be realistic about what you can really achieve. Priorities will include a seating area with privacy. Some greenery. That is hopefully low maintenance. Some Storage. And some security. A fence and gate! Great for landscaping Exeter.



Seating Areas ∙ Exeter landscape gardeners ⋅ landscaping

Most gardens will need a seating area. Somewhere to sit and relax. For outdoor dining. The paving is great. It’s flat and practical. Easy to look after. If looks great in both contemporary and traditional garden designs.



Sandstone ∙ Slate ∙ Granite ∙ Limestone ∙ Porcelain Paving

Sandstone Natural Stone Paving ∙ looks great and is great value for money. Large single sizes for a contemporary garden design. Four sizes mixed patterns for a traditional garden design. Point with sikka fast point. Available in a variety of shades. Great for landscaping Exeter.



Kandula Grey ∙ Autumn Brown ∙ Exeter landscape gardeners ⋅ landscaping

Kandula grey is a great stone for a contemporary landscaping project, Exeter. Autumn Brown, sandstone paving. For a more traditional garden design and landscaping project, Exeter. Sandstone natural paving can stain. Especially grease from BBQs. Sealing will help with the staining. And will help with the cleaning process.



Slate Natural Stone Paving the king of the natural stones. Rich and luxurious in colour. Looks great in contemporary and traditional garden designs. Is pretty stain resistant. And easy to clean. It can be slippy in frosty weather. So go for a thicker riven stone. The thinner stones are prone to frost damage. Slate is one of the more expensive stones. Great for landscaping projects in Exeter.



Granite Natural Stone Paving Extremely tough and hard-wearing. Looks great in a contemporary garden design. Looks great laid in single size squares. Create a path and walkway in your garden design.

Porcelain Paving It’s a man-made product that’s extremely tough and stain-resistant. Spill oil on it. Wipe with a soft cloth. And clean the stone with water! It’s available in a whole host of colours and finishes. Some contemporary and some traditional in appearance. It can be hard to cut. And you will need a specialist blade. You need to apply a bridge bond between the mortar and the underside of the stone.



Decking ∙ Exeter landscape gardeners ⋅ landscaping

Decking is a practical alternative to paving. It’s a little more relaxed and rustic than the paving. It’s great for an urban zen garden design. With a tropical planting scheme.


Decking is great for uneven gardens or gardens on a slope. And great for creating a natural walkway through your bifold doors.



Softwood Decking ∙ Exeter landscape gardeners ⋅ landscaping



Softwood Decking is great value for money and easy to lay. It tantalised for protection again water damage and insect attack. It looks great and kept natural. Silvering up overtime. Or can be stained or painted.



Hardwood Decking ∙ Exeter landscape gardeners ⋅ landscaping

Hardwood Decking ∙ Rich and luxurious in grain and colour. Fix with stainless steel screws. Forget the borders. Simple chunky boards. Giving your garden that boardwalk feel. Don’t stain. Don’t paint. Leave it natural. Give your deck oil once a year.



Softwood Decking ∙ Exeter landscape gardeners ⋅ landscaping

Balustrades ∙ You may need to add a balustrade for safety to your decking project. Glass balustrades are stylish and look great in contemporary garden design and landscaping projects Exeter. Metal posts. With tensioned stainless steel wires. Will also work well in a contemporary garden design. Timber is great. And a slatted fence style balustrade will work well in both a contemporary and traditional garden design.


Artificial Grass If you garden small. Remove the lawn and turf the entire area with artificial grass. Artificial grass looks great and it’s extremely realistic. It looks great and can be used 365 days of the year. It’s low maintenance. Forget the weeds. Forget the mowing. And forget the watering.



Artificial grass is great for problematic lawns. Great for a sloping garden. Where the lawn is hard to cut. Or shady gardens. And gardens with drainage issues.




Privacy is a big factor to consider when landscaping an urban city garden. The next-door neighbours may be visible for the garden and also the kitchen. Especially with the garden has low boundary walls or fences. Great landscaping ideas Exeter.



Create a Slatted Fence ∙ Exeter landscape gardeners ⋅ landscaping

One solution is to add extra height to your fence or wall. Why not extend the height of fences and walls by adding a slatted fence. Adding privacy and a contemporary feel to your garden design.

One method is to add an extra timber fence post in front of your boundary wall. These with help sure up your Victorian wall. And take the weight of the slatted fence. Be careful when excavating the holes. As many of the these

Victorian walls are single skinned and won’t have a footing in place. Fill the holes up with rubble and postcrete. Hire a nail gun and fix the slats onto your fence posts. Creating a contemporary slatted fence! Add Climbers to the lower sections and pots of bamboo for a contemporary garden design feel! For landscaping Exeter.

Garden Trends 2022


Water Features ⋅ Landscaping ⋅ Landscaper ⋅Landscape Gardeners Exeter


Why Add a Water Feature Landscaping ⋅ Landscaper ⋅Landscape Gardeners Exeter?


Focal Points ∙ a water feature is a great way to add a focal point to your garden design and landscaping projects in Exeter. Focal points lead the eye and create interest in any landscaping project. Water features work well at the end of gardens. Especially when supported by specimen planting and sculptural elements.


Sound & Movement ∙ a water feature is a great way to add sound and movement to your landscaping project in Exeter. Creating a calm and relaxing environment. They also work well with mood lighting.



What to Avoid ∙ Water Features ⋅ Landscaping ⋅ Landscaper ⋅Landscape Gardeners Exeter

High Maintenance Ponds if you are not careful. Your water feature can evolve into a high maintenance project. Ponds tend to be deep. With a large water volume. Especially important is you want to keep a lot of fish. Such as Koi. These fish require a lot of feeding and therefore produce a lot of fish waste. You are going to need a good filtration system. Which will need to be run for a good portion of the day. Which can be costly with today’s energy prices!


Cleaning Your Pond constantly ∙ Cleaning is important. Leaves need to be removed. And the spring-summer algal blooms can take over your pond. If you are not too careful. And after a couple of years, you may need to dredge the pond. Pond vacuum cleaners are great. Helping the cleaning process!



Restocking ∙ Fish doesn’t last forever. They are costly to buy. And prone to disease or attacks by herons.


Leaks ∙ Installing your pond liner. They work great for a couple of years. And you get a leak. Waterfalls are always problematic. You can be constantly topping up the water levels. Once you decide to fix the leak. One you will need to drain the pond somewhat. Secondly, you need to find the leak. And finally fix the leak.





Space Maximising your useable space is important in any garden design. Especially if you want to incorporate a water feature into your seating and entertaining area. Don’t make the mistake of letting the water feature dominate your space.


Small Garden Design ∙ space is a premium in a small garden design. Seating is vital. You may want a BBQ or an outdoor kitchen. Forget the large koi pond. opt for a smaller water feature. Drilled stones work well. Creating sound and movement in your landscaping project, Exeter. They look great. Especially when supported by rich planting. And illuminated with mood lighting.



Installing Drilled Stone Water Features ⋅ Landscaping ⋅ Landscaper ⋅Landscape Gardeners Exeter


Shopping List ∙ Drilled stone, flexible tub, valve, grill, sump, pump, pebbles.


Buy the sump Landscaping ⋅ Landscaper ⋅Landscape Gardeners Exeter


Select a sump with enough water volume for your drilled stone or bolder. Don’t skimp on the size of the stone. Especially if it’s going to be a key focal point in your landscaping project, Exeter.


Bury the Sump ∙ Landscaping ⋅ Landscaper ⋅Landscape Gardeners Exeter


In a good-sized hole. It’s a good idea to protect the sides and bottom from being punctured. By adding a soft liner or a layer of sand. You will need to think about powering the water pump. You will need to run a cable to the house. And connect to a socket or a spur. For this, you will need the services of a qualified electrician.


Connect Up the hose ∙ Landscaping ⋅ Landscaper ⋅Landscape Gardeners Exeter


From the pump, through the grill, to the valve and finally into the base of your water feature. For some stones, it’s possible to feed the hose through the entire stone. If this is the case. It’s easier to have two lengths of hose. One connected to the pump and the valve. Feed the second through the stone and finally connect to the valve.


Adjusting the stone ∙ Water Flow ∙ Landscaping ⋅ Landscaper ⋅Landscape Gardeners Exeter


Next, level up your stone so the water flows out of the hole nicely. You can place a small stone in the hole to shape the water flow. Adjust the flow using the valve.


Hiding the Grill ∙ Landscaping ⋅ Landscaper ⋅Landscape Gardeners Exeter


Using pebbles and small rocks. Hide the metal grill. Surround the grill with planting. To Give the water feature a more natural look. Phormiums work well. So do grasses such as miscanthus and stipa. Add colour. Rudbeckia – yellow. Crocosmia – red.




Other Water Feature Design Ideas ⋅ Landscape Gardeners Exeter ∙ Landscaping


Quality materials will always shine through in any garden design. Avoid the tacky and cheap plastic materials. It won’t age well or last long. Natural materials such as boulders and stone will always look great. These can be supported by sculptural elements. Stainless steel looks great in a contemporary garden design project. Corten steel is rustic. Working well in both contemporary and traditional garden designs.


Stone Bowls ∙ Steel Bowls ⋅ Landscape Gardeners Exeter ∙ Landscaping


The bowls look great. If large enough. They can be simply filled with water to add subtle interest and reflections to your garden design. Slightly smaller bowls can be drilled to create a cascading water feature. Draining into a sump. And recirculated by an electric or solar power pump.


Corten Steels bowls work well, especially in groups. Use different sized bowls. And a group in odd numbers. The steel will continue to surface rust. Protect your patio. Place a stone offcut under the steel to prevent the stone from marking your paving!



Wall Fountains ∙ Steel Bowls ⋅ Landscape Gardeners Exeter ∙ Landscaping


These can work well in any courtyard garden. Especially when space is at a premium. You will need a power supply. Unless you opt for a solar power pump. The simple design is the best. Mock cast iron or natural carved stone look great. Lion heads or troughs. It’s possible to construct your own. Using a trough and a stainless-steel blade. Cladding the back wall with stainless steel or external stone tiles.


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rrigation ⋅ Landscape Gardeners Exeter ∙ Landscaping


Keeping your Bed Watered ∙ Landscape Gardeners Exeter ∙ Landscaping

I dry bed can be a killer for most plants. Lack of rain. Hot Temperatures. Direct sunlight. And poor-quality soil. Can this all lead, to your bed drying out? Over those long hot summer months.


Poor Soil ⋅ Landscape Gardeners Exeter ∙ Landscaping

Clay can be a problem. Your soil becomes waterlogged during those wet winter months. A Soggy mess. Plant roots become waterlogged. Causing the plants to rot.


Clay becomes dry as a bone. In those hot summer months. Cause plants to dry out. Clay limits root growth. And it’s generally low in nutrients. Most plants don’t do well in a clay environment. Options include removing it. Improve it. Avoid it.


Removing Clay ∙ Landscape Gardeners Exeter ∙ Landscaping

can be an expensive option. It involves digging out the clay. Preferably with a mini digger. Getting rid of it. Skipping or grab hire. And replacing it with some better-quality soil. Topsoil is preferable. Especially screeded.


Improving Clay Soil Landscape Gardeners Exeter ∙ Landscaping

not for the faint-hearted. It involves adding some organic matter to your clay soil. To try to break it up. Composting from your bin will help. Make sure it’s well-rotted. And avoid adding any slimy part composted grass cuttings. Well-rotted manure is great. Rich in fibre and full of nutrients. Compost can also add. Clay breaker granules can add to individual planting holes.


Avoid the Clay ⋅ Landscape Gardeners Exeter ∙ Landscaping

Sometimes clay is found in pockets. Don’t plant there. If you want to. Consider adding a raised bed. This cuts out the effort of removing the offending clay. Create a timber structure out of sleepers. Softwood or new oak. And then fill topsoil. You can add some drainage materials before your soil. Rubble and bricks work well. Any excess water will drain out of the bottom of the sleepers. You don’t really need to add any drainage holes!


Bark ⋅ Landscape Gardeners Exeter ∙ Landscaping

Bark is great on two counts. It suppresses your weeds. And traps in moisture. Reducing evaporation from your beds. Preventing your bed from drying out. It does also rot down over time. Adding nutrients to your soil.


Feeding Your Beds ∙ Pots ∙Planters ∙ Plants

Finally. It’s a good idea to periodically feed your beds and pots. Liquid fertiliser is convenient for pots and individual plants. When planting a good hand full of blood, fish and bone. Will give each plant a good start. Great also for establishing new hedges. Chicken pellets are a cost-effective way of adding fertiliser to established plants. Add the pellets around the plant. Make sure the pellets aren’t swamping the base of the plant. They can scorch, the more delicate plants. As they are rich in ammonia.


Adding an Irrigation System ⋅ Landscape Gardeners Exeter ∙ Landscaping

Irrigation systems have become cost-effective. Over recent years. Well within the scope of DIY installations. They can be run off an outside tap. Battery operated timers can be used to control your zones. The dripper efficiently delivers water to each plant. They slowly saturate the soil. Reducing runoff. Prevent water loss from the bottom of plants.



Irrigation ⋅ Guide




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Date: October 03, 2018