Kerb Appeal specialises in natural sandstone paving. Today, Indian sandstone is only marginally more expensive than pre-cast concrete, but is far superior in aesthetics and workability. There are many varieties to choose from including yellows, pinks, browns and greys. Some have fossil prints and others have bands of purple. It looks extra special when wet, brightening up your view even on a miserable day!
There are a number of options available to create a beautiful driveway. We are no longer restricted to just tarmac, concrete or 1980's style block paving! Block paving has improved massively in recent years and tumbled setts can create a stunning drive to give your property kerb appeal. Certain types of Indian sandstone can take the weight of vehicles when laid correctly. As with most things, the key is in the preparation. There is also a large range of gravel options that can be used to create a bright, clean and neat driveway, especially when used in combination with other materials to retain the gravel and define the shape.
We can construct any fence to suit your requirements, whether with pre-constructed panels or built from scratch. There are a variety of attractive panels available which will add interest as well as a boundary. Alternatively, we can construct a fence, giving greater flexibility in difficult situations. Close board fences work especially well as they allow the wind to deflect through them, resulting in less pressure being placed on the fixings and posts. All timber used is pre-treated for protection.
Decking is still in fashion and can be used to create a wonderful entertaining or relaxing space. It can add greatly to the landscape with the inclusion of another texture. With a pergola over the top, it creates the desirable outside room. This, like the fencing timber, is pre-treated.
Pergolas provide crucial height in a garden. They can be fixed to buildings or free standing to support climbing plants. When built over decking or a patio, it helps create the feeling of a garden room which is secure, private and shaded. Pergolas can be purchased in pack form or be constructed from pre-treated timber to suit your requirements.
The art of good turfing is the preparation and each site has to be judged on its own merits as to the preparation required. Whatever preparation is required, a flat green lawn is the end result. I recommend turfing over seeding as the results are instant and guaranteed. I use Lindum Turf to create top quality lawns.
The sound of water in the garden is very relaxing. Ponds and streams reflect the light beautifully. Drilled stone monoliths with water bubbling out of the top are a wonderful focal point. The use of rocks and plants around the water feature make it look more natural and attractive. There is a huge variety of water features available to suit every situation.
Growing your own vegetables has become very popular and sleeper beds are a very desirable way to achieve this. Sleepers can be used to great effect to terrace a garden, not only by providing structural support but by providing texture and interest in their own right. Reclaimed railway sleepers can be used when an older, more rustic appearance is required.
Plants are a vital component of any garden, whether you want an herbaceous border with summer flowers, a Japanese themed garden or a football resistant shrubbery. The current demand seems to be for low maintenance plants that provide year round interest.
We provide a fortnightly garden maintenance service including, mowing, hedge cutting, weeding, pruning and tending to borders. We have a range of clients with some visits being no more than half an hour, to others with extensive grounds who need our expertise for a full day. Other garden services include pressure washing, fruit tree pruning, muck and compost spreading and mulching.
Spring Lawn Treatment
We offer spring lawn treatment to help your lawn to be lush and green for the season ahead. We spread weed, feed and moss killer and then scarifying the lawn to remove the moss and thatch. If necessary we will spread soil and grass seed on particularly bald patches to speed up the recovery.
One-off garden visits can be arranged to clear part of or your entire garden. If you have problem areas of weeds or overgrown shrubs, we can help you get back in control.