How to Clean Composite Decking: Guide on Frequently Asked Questions

How to clean composite decking

Composite decking is a great choice for your outdoor space. It doesn’t require any painting or staining and weed growth will be minimal due to its elevation above ground level, unlike timber decking which needs constant maintenance and treatment. That being said, it still need soccasional cleaning and sometimes get stained with food. oil or […]

How to Make a Sloped Lawn into Tiers: The Step by Step Guide

A sloped lawn which has been turned into a two tiered garden

Sloped gardens can be difficult to use and enjoy, but with a little planning and effort you can create tiers which can be both practical and look great. There are various ways to shape a sloped garden but this article will cover a two tiered garden. The levels will be created in the easiest way […]

How to clean artificial grass

Close up shot of some landscaping work in Buckshaw village. The photo includes artificial grass, wooden sleepers, gravel and fencing

Artificial grass is a popular alternative to natural lawns and while it does not need to be watered, trimmed or fertilized, there are still some things you should know before installing it. Artificial grass comes in blades sewn together so the seams are concealed within the turf. Over time dirt can build up and if […]

How to build decking in 5 easy steps

Render of composite decking with garden furniture on a sunny day

Decking is growing in popularity thanks to new materials which make it last longer and give more colour options. Decking is now a viable long term alternative to a patio. We install composite decking on a weekly basis in the northwest and thought we would write a guide based on what we have learnt over […]

How to get rid of mushrooms in the lawn for good

Mushrooms growing in the lawn

Mushrooms growing in the lawn is a frequent occurrence in UK gardens. The majority of mushrooms are not harmful however some can be poisonous.  They can also be an eyesore in an otherwise perfect lawn. So how to we get rid of mushrooms in the lawn and how to we keep them away? Why are mushrooms […]

How to level an uneven garden or lawn like a professional

Rear fence and turf at landscaping job in Leyland,.

Having an uneven garden or lawn can be a pain. They look unsightly and can be quite impractical when it comes to enjoying and caring for your garden.  As landscape gardeners we get frequent callouts to level uneven gardens. We deal with lumpy, uneven gardens and sloped gardens on a monthly basis.  This article will walk you […]

How a garden can increase your property value: 5 charts that matter

Contemporary enclosed garden design with slatted fencing, pergola and dark limestone paving

What the numbers say In recent months gardens have become a must have for many potential home buyers. In the seller market there seems to be some confusion about the value a garden can add to the value of the property.  As part of our market research we have been conducting an ongoing study to find out […]

Laying decking on soil: 4 easy steps

Wooden decking laid on soil/grass area

This article walks you though the basics of laying decking on soil. Laying decking on soil can be a fast way to get your decking up without some of the hassle of installing it normally. Using examples and diagrams, this article will walk through the steps to effectively lay decking on a soil base.  The steps to […]

How to lay decking on uneven ground

Grey composite, ground level decking

As landscapers we install decking on all types of ground including uneven ground. Different methods are available depending on what you mean by uneven. If you are working on a slope then cemented in support posts would be best. If you are working on generally uneven ground you can opt to level the ground or to work from support […]