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

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

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Overgrown Cypress Leylandii

Despite dreadful weather, Paul arrived punctually and worked tirelessly carrying out excellent work. He left the area perfectly clean and "tidy". I was most impressed and now that my huge hedge has been brought under control I will be hiring Tidy Gardens on a regular basis.









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Overgrown Cypress Leylandii

Thursday, 30 November 2017

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Paul and his colleague did a wonderful job clearing my jungle and making it look like a garden again!

They worked in the freezing cold to make this transformation and I am amazed at what they achieved. So, so grateful, and not a sign that they had needed to take all the cuttings through the house. A really fantastic job.









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Tuesday, 12 September 2017

September 2017. Major Tidy up

To my eternal shame I only ever call Paul when my garden has got completely out of control.... This time a major hair cut was required, including lopping trees, trimming shrubs and removal of saplings and rooting out ivy brambles and weeds...A large job completed over several days.- As last time I"m very pleased with the result, and I"d recommend him and his team without reservation.









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September 2017. Major Tidy up

Monday, 24 July 2017

Fantastic service from Tidy Gardens

The Tidy Gardens/DGL team did a first class landscaping job for us. Edward worked incredibly hard throughout and Paul"s project management, attention to detail and design were really valuable, even when the scope of the project changed part way through.

I highly recommend them and will not hesitate to use them again for other garden projects in future!









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Fantastic service from Tidy Gardens

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Brambles - garden tidy up

A garden in Twyford cleared of brambles.


Is your garden looking like this ?

It"s a field of brambles / blackberries. Garden left for a couple of years and needed some help.



Half way through.. Half of garden cleared roughly.



And finally the end result.

Blackberry roots have not been uprooted on this occasion. So many of them and soil is quite rocky so rotovating is also not a best idea. Plan is to poison all new growth as soon as it regrows.












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Brambles - garden tidy up