Re-designing Your Garden? Here’s why you need a Professional Landscaper:

Are you thinking of re-designing your garden? Perhaps you are considering making additions such as decking or other installations to the garden, or are just of a mood to totally rip the existing garden apart, to have a total reset. If this sounds like you, then you should consider hiring a professional landscaping company to assist you, and here’s why:

Better Overall Results:

To start with, let’s go to the end! The end result will end up coming out much better. Unless you are a well experienced gardener yourself, with wood working and concreting skills, then hiring a landscaping company makes much better sense. These guys are specialists in this field after all!

The Inception of the Plan:

You may have a general idea as to how the garden should look once finished, and have some rough plans drawn up even, outlying how this will fit in with your area. Hiring a landscaping professional will be useful here, as they can streamline this plan for you, offer alternative solutions you may not have even considered, or even offer you better layouts that would fit better in your space. So, while you may think that deck would look great down the end of the garden, the landscaper may suggest it be placed elsewhere, for maximum sun exposure.

Getting Down to Work:

Unless you have the green finger bug, not many people enjoy manual labour in the garden. Even mowing the lawn can be quite the chore for many of us! So why not get a landscaping company in to do the work for you. Completely redesigning a garden is very labour intensive, and if you are inexperienced in such matters, can be very time consuming also. Not to mention the “trial and error” that may be required to get some things just right. Landscaping companies do these tasks every single day, it is bread and butter to them.

In the overall scheme of things, re-designing a garden is often a romantic notion, filled with thoughts of relaxing time in the garden with the shovel etc. But when you get down to it, you end up a hot, bug bitten and exhausted mess by the end of the day. And that first day at work in the garden is enough to put you off for the rest of the time left! It just makes sense to have professionals do it on your behalf. You have the budget for a redesign, so why not just push the boat out just a little further, and get the garden of your dreams?


How to Rid Your Lawn of Weeds & Unwanted Growths

There are few things as frustrating as laying a new lawn, waiting for it to grow, watering it regularly, and then finding that there are unwanted weeds and other plant growths showing up amongst the lush leaves of grass. It can really ruin the look of a lawn, and even older, existing lawns are not exempt from a breakout. There are a few steps that you can take to rid your lawn of these unwanted pests, without being destructive to the lawn itself.

Keep the Lawn Mowed to a Low Height:

In preparing for removal of weeds etc, it is a good idea to mow your lawn. Have your mower on the lowest setting. This will destroy many of the flowering weeds (but this will not prevent them growing back!) However, what you are doing here is preventing them from spreading seed, which will only exacerbate the situation. Now, you are left with 3 options:

  • Remove the weeds via digging out by the root.
  • Kill the weeds with a specialised product.
  • Call a landscaping company in to carry out full scale eradication.

Let’s examine the last option first –calling a landscaping company.

What Can A Landscaping Company Offer?

You may be asking, what can a Landscaping Company do that I can’t? A quick visit to can begin to answer that question for you. These guys are specialists in weed removal from lawns, using the best & non destructive techniques for weed removal and eradication. With a landscaping company, you can rest assured that the treatment is permanent.

Killing Weeds with Specialised Products:

Our second option may seem like the solution involving the least amount of work. All you need is a spray pack, the product itself and some water to dilute the product in. Some of these products are better than others of course, with the more recognisable brand names usually yielding better results. However, they are not without their risks, not only to your lawn, but to your & your family’s health, as they are often toxic. If you choose this option, consider it well, and make sure that you apply on a day without windy conditions. This is because the wind can pick up the spray, and disperse it in areas you may not wish for it to be, such as in flower beds.


Remove the Weeds by Digging:

Our first option is not without its downsides either. Who wants a pock marked garden? Also, if weed growth is wide spread, it can be difficult or impossible to identify where the roots even begin. So, while digging out the weeds can work on some of those bigger weeds, plants like creepers are almost impossible to destroy in this way.

Hopefully this gives you some food for thought in your battle to reclaim your lawn!