• Claire and Matt have presented a design for a family garden in Hackney. The landscaping will include a large artificial lawn, gabion planters and decorative screens. The client is very happy and, subject to a little tweaking of the quote, has indicated that they would like to book dates in for the build.
  • Looking forward to seeing the published article from Romanian home and garden magazine, Casa și grădina and Villa Design. We have supplied descriptive copy and some high resolution images of one of our past gardens.  They have expressed an interest in including our gardens in subsequent issues.
  • Our teams have been working hard this week. Julian and Rob have been making progress on our new garden build in Harrow, excavating a large amount of earth with a mini-digger. The excavation is nearly complete and once they have finished dispoing of the soil, they will be ready to start laying the Oak decking and sandstone paving. Liam and Matt have been at the Manor House, which thankfully is almost complete.
  • Claire has booked a consultation for a lady in Wanstead interested in our bespoke garden design and build service.
  • A previous client, whose garden we completed last August, has recommended us to a friend in Clapham. We are in the process of arranging a consultation.
  • Earth Designs have been asked to devise a planting plan for a client whose garden was damaged by a fallen tree.  The planting plan must take into consideration the replacement of her mature specimens. 
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Dan Houlbrooke replied to Dan Houlbrooke's discussion Tripod ladder transport
"Currently using a Corsavan, but hopefully upgrading to a Transit custom later on this year, depending on funds!! Not got the most ideal vehicle for carrying such ladders i know."
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dan replied to Tom Cann's discussion Organic lawn feeding
"personally i find particularly on free draining soils mulch mowing isnt enough -- seem to still need a bit of an extra kick at times -- the organic granular are short lasting compared to synthetic slow release but you do start to see improvements ye…"
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Ben Mallow replied to Tom Cann's discussion Organic lawn feeding
"I don't believe it fixes enough nitrogen to feed a lawn. Unless tilled in to the soil prior to application of turf or seed.For an organic method of feeding the lawn, why not use a mulching mower? I recognise it may encourage build up of thatch thoug…"
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Dave Colton replied to Ben Gooding's discussion Pressure washing detergents
"I never bother putting anything down before hand as the pressure washer does the cleaning but I do put down a biocide a few days later that has a residual effect to keep algae and lichen at bay for quite a few months. The benefit is that initial run…"
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Garden: https://m.imgur.com/a/fErHRNy Morning all, I have 16 new timber sleepers left over from a project and would like to use them in this garden. The sleepers are 200mm x 100mm x 2.4m. The garden is roughly 36 square metres. The garden slopes dow…
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Hi all,just wondering what people's thoughts and experiences are on pressure washing driveways/decking and paved areas.  I have a large power washing job starting next month and am wondering if there is a decent detergent available that can be spray…
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Glen Stillman replied to Tom Cann's discussion Organic lawn feeding
"Unfortunately I can't say I've tried and tested it, but I've just moved house and the lawn is a bit patchy so gonna give it a go. But as a nitrogen fixer, and pollinator as a bonus, it's gotta be worth looking into as part of an organic regime. "
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Tom Cann replied to Tom Cann's discussion Organic lawn feeding
"ive never heard of that!"
yesterday
Tom Cann replied to Tom Cann's discussion Organic lawn feeding
"Thanks Dan.  On talking with the client today im concerned that the budget may be more of a factor than the organic crudentials. Im going to give them 2 options and let them choose between an economic one and a fully sligfhtly more expensive organic…"
yesterday
Tom Cann replied to Tom Cann's discussion Organic lawn feeding
"Thanks PGM.  I was a bit concerned about the 'gunking up' that Glen mentioned above though.  Thanks for chipping in though."
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Glen Stillman replied to Tom Cann's discussion Organic lawn feeding
"What about over seeding with micro clover? "
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dan replied to Tom Cann's discussion Organic lawn feeding
"for organic granular lawn feed look at sustaine products -- its the only one i know of that is classified organic. Liquid i think you have more options but i havent found them very good for larger areas 
https://www.sustane.com/products/lawn-garden/…"
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PGM replied to Tom Cann's discussion Organic lawn feeding
"I use the Marathon Sport range and am really happy with it. It definitely has some organic content though if the customer wants something completely organic then you'd need to use something else."
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Glen Stillman replied to Andy hansell's discussion Planting best practices
"Just a thought, if there is a landscape architect involved, can't you thrash it out with him/her? If they are happy then surely the contract manager will be happy? "
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