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Will I need planning permission to landscape my garden?

Most garden landscaping projects won’t need planning permission, however it is worth double checking if you’re doing anything major. Things that might need permission include turning your front garden into a hard surface for car parking or any large outbuildings (above 15 square metres) you want to add. Whatever your landscaping project, Neil Sullivan &… Read More

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Will landscaping make my garden easier to maintain?

You can landscape a garden to achieve a number of goals, and one of these can certainly be to make maintenance easier. For example, introducing more hard landscaping elements such paving and railway sleepers will mean less upkeep is required than with flower beds and lawns. Meanwhile, adding aggregates such as our Cotswold chippings or… Read More

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What is the best time of year to carry out landscaping projects?

Different times of year have different benefits. For example, the summer months allow longer days with better weather, so you’re likely to get things done faster when landscaping at that time of year. That’s also a good time of year for laying any concrete so that it dries quickly. And with less rain around, there… Read More

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Is my garden too small to be landscaped?

Any garden can be landscaped, the trick is making sure that best use is made of the space available. If you are working with a very small space, keep the number of things that you want to achieve fairly limited, otherwise none of them will happen in a satisfying way. Read More

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Should I use a garden designer?

Naturally, you can do your own garden design, but you’ll almost certainly end up with a better result with an expert. A good garden designer will take the time to talk with you about what it is you want from your garden and what’s most important for you. That could be: well laid-out areas for… Read More

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