Friday, 24 October 2014

Landscapers, Warwickshire The IG Team proudly Wear It Pink today at work

We support  Breast Cancer Campaignn. Cancer Research UK & the wonderful Macmillan so today we are working in our Wear It Pink work gear whilst Fencing in the rain albeit we're all smiling inside in support of these fabulous causes, to donate please click either of the links below if you wish to help funding & THANK YOU from the whole IG Team.

CLICK HERE to donate to breastcancercampaign Wear It Pink

CLICK HERE to donate to cancerresearchUK

CLICK HERE to donate to macmillan support

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Love a Landscaped Garden on limited budget? Get the most out of your Garden with a 'Makeover' instead

Hurricane Gonzalo didn't affect this Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire Garden, our client bought this property with the garden in the state on the left, closed in, dark, inundated with shrubs & trees left wild for years.......... contracting us their wish was to create a mediterranean feel with as much sunlight as possible...  Stage 1 complete herewith, Stage 2 is underway with Specimen Palms, Decorative stone adjacent to bounday left fence, with a solid area Greenhouse, Shed & Raised Vegetable beds at the bottom, underway at this present time.

The Garden Makeover has substantially increased the property value, so if you look at your garden and have any ideas you would like to see developed give Clive a call on 07894 013514 for a quote, (no obligation of course & it's free)

Saturday, 18 October 2014

How are your Fence Panels folks? Hurricane Gonzalo due to hit on Monday....

We've all heard about Hurricane Gonzalo heading our way on Monday, time to check your fence panels and give us a call asap if you want a quote for repairs/renewals, we get incredibly busy doing fence panels at this time of year, so we would recommend in advance of the Gonzalo battering;
  • Check ownership of your fence line with your neighbour
  • Any damage or weak areas discuss together abour repair/renewal
  • Book in quick for a quote before the price of panels go sky high as they did last year
Whether you have concrete posts or treated timber posts, close board or panel fencing, we have all the tools & experience to get the job done, by getting your orders in to our supplier ASAP we can keep the price down for you. 
Here's just one of our residential jobs we completed recently in preparation for this Winter.

Friday, 17 October 2014

@IdealGardening we LOVE finding these little fella's, the Gardeners Friend (they eat slugs!)

May we introduce you to Mr. HedgeHog whom we just came across this morning whilst working on another Ideal Garden, he's obviously out on 'the hunt' did you know Hedge Hogs are known as the 'Gardeners Friend' ?  

Great title for these little garden policemen as they munch up all the slugs (& there have been a few of them about this last year), so instead of killing or poisoning our slugs in our gardens, would it not be kinder  (politically I suppose we should use the term 'green' or 'eco friendly') to help these prickly policemen to set up their homes in our gardens helping us by not having to use all the pesticides which do so much damage to garden wildlife.

If you're a lover of mother nature as we are check out Don's Weekly Tips in our tab bar above for how you can help to encourage some Hedgehog Highways & Hedgehog Haven in your garden....  knowing in good faith they will fatten up on those pesky slugs !

Here he is!   Mr. HedgeHog policing his highway this grey morning in Stratford ~

& don't forget Don's Weekly Tip above if you want more #PricklyPolicemen #HedgeHogHeavenlyHomes  CLICK HERE FOR DON'S HEDGEHOG HEAVEN TIP!

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Garden Design, Landscaping, Stratford Upon Avon, Call Clive 01789 551118

Stratford Garden Design to suit the entire family completed October 2014

From inception to completion, we undertook this local contract in September 2014, a beautiful family home in Emmerson Avenue with an oblong shaped garden having a tired lawn area & too much bamboo to the rear fencing.

The subtle curves took shape with the gorgeous Granite Slabs allowing for planting beds, a play area consolidated for our customers young family, they now have their trampoline sunken into the ground & surrounded with rubberised PlayBark, swing & Wendy House, adjacent to which we created three raised herb/vegetable garden beds using sleepers & natural stone chippings to contrast the colour of the dark PlayBark.

The SetStones used as a circumference to the Grade 1 new turf tie in beautifully with the rich green of the lawn & subtle grey of the Granite pathway, keeping some of the bamboo we installed a stunning Stainless Steel WaveBlade Water Feature to soften the planting flow into the powerful Bamboo.  (laying 6mm 3 core armoured cabling all connected & Certified by our Electrician, with the cabling covered of course with the standard black & yellow Warning Tape from the garage to the water feature... NB.. do make sure if you employ a contractor any form of electrical appliance in your garden has to be signed off by a Certified Electrician with all the necessary materials supplied & installed correctly).

The raised circular patio corner was a 'dead area' where a beautiful Maple tree stood over grown with old Clematis & weeds, upon clearing & pruning the Maple it opened up a gave a crisp finish to the rest of the garden.

The front of the property we enhanced with a wide Granite Slab pathway which leads around the side of the house & flows through to this beautiful House & Ideal Garden.