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How to Make a Fairy Garden

April 6th, 2017

A fairy garden is a perfectly formed miniature garden complete with living plants that are a fun and creative way to add a little whimsical magic to your garden. Fairy gardens are perfect for whatever outdoor space you have and the only limit to what you can do is your imagination. This fairy garden adds a personal and unique touch to your garden that can be created by you or with help from expert garden designers.

So if you like the idea of Tinkerbell and her pals taking up residence on your patio, read on for some hints on how to get started…

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How to build a raised garden bed: Landscaping made simple

March 6th, 2017

Raised garden beds are coming in more and more because of their many aesthetic and practical benefits, and are super simple to install – find out more below!

What is a raised garden bed?

A raised garden bed is generally a large planting box that offers good soil drainage, protection from pests and easy access to crops. It not only boosts vegetables above potentially waterlogged grounds but also turns your backyard into the perfect environment for farming your own crops!

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3 Easy Ways To Get Your Garden Spring Ready

April 7th, 2014

As the spring gets underway, many homeowners find that their gardens have been neglected or damaged during the winter. If this situation sounds familiar, now is the time to act and take some crucial steps towards minimising any damages caused to you garden during the winter and towards getting it ready for the upcoming spring season.
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Why is Garden Maintenance So Important?

February 7th, 2014

As you would with your home, your garden requires due care and attention to ensure it remains looking its best all year round, however sometimes this is easier said than done with a busy lifestyle to contend with and a lack of time to get the essential tasks done. Fortunately that’s where we at Kite Landscapes come in as we can complete those all important garden maintenance tasks on your behalf, at the same as ensuring all work is completed to the very highest standards. Read the rest of this entry »

Five Tips to Care for Your Lawn in Winter

January 14th, 2014

Winter is the season when your garden is ‘put to bed’. Growth nearly stops, and most plants lie dormant. Your lawn needs much less attention than in other months, but some thought still needs to be given to its needs, to avoid unnecessary damage and to ensure it survives winter in top condition. Read the rest of this entry »

Essential Garden Maintenance Tips For Winter

September 26th, 2013

As the winter season approaches, you are probably thinking of how to make your cherished garden ready for the coldest months of the year. To help you out, we here at Kite Landscapes are happy to provide you with some smart tips that you can use to maintain your garden for winter. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Prepare Your Lawn for the Cooler Weather

August 30th, 2013

As the summer comes to an end and the temperatures change, one of the things that you should be focussing on is making sure that your lawn is ready to face the cooler weather. Whilst this may sound like a lot of work, all you need to do is follow a few tips that will save time and money later in the year. Here are some useful ideas to help you prepare your lawn for the winter. Read the rest of this entry »

How Gardens Have Changed Through Time

May 27th, 2013

People, especially in the UK, have always loved their gardens. Gardens are your individual patch of land, a part of the Earth that belongs to you. Throughout generations gardens have been used to express people’s tastes in the serene, they’re the spaces people use to relax from the stress of daily life and to get back to nature. Trends in gardens change as frequently as trends in interior design but one thing never changes, from functionality to entertainment, gardens have always been an important part of the home. Read the rest of this entry »

Top Garden Design Trends of 2013

April 4th, 2013

Your Garden is an extension of your home, like an extra room with a touch more sun (and rain), so it is essential to treat it with the care and planning you would a kitchen, bathroom or bedroom. When renovating our homes we tend to look to the latest fashions and classic ideas for inspiration to create a unique design all our own, we at Kite Landscapes believe planning the look and functionality of your garden should be no different. Here are some of the hottest trends of the year that inspire us:

Functional Gardens

The word’s looking greener every day and we couldn’t be happier, the abundance of people making use of their space to grow their own food is not only good for the planet but good for your pockets! Growing your own fruit and veg is an art that takes practice, it can be frustrating at first, that’s why having an enticing garden is vital for keeping you keen and your fingers green.

Vintage Style

The retro look is everywhere: our living rooms, our wardrobes our hairstyles and now our gardens. Nostalgic designs bring us comfort and style and that’s why 2013 has seen a boom in Victorian/Edwardian plants and design: hydrangeas, lavender and moonflower are amongst the top varieties to be making a comeback both for their beauty and their scent.

Water Features

Nothing says relaxation like the sound of running water. Geometric shaped pools and fountains give your garden the modern edge and classic ponds and statues keep things classic. Water features entice you and local wild life from frogs and badgers to birds and foxes, and offer a beautiful and calming presence right outside your door.

Here at Kite Landscapes our goal is to bring our passion for plants and nature to your home. We are a family run business in the Berkshire/Surrey area and our skilled team of green fingered landscapers and gardeners are on hand to help you realise your garden dreams, call us now on: 01344 886 331 (Ascot) or 01276 932 303 (Chobham) or get in touch online and we’ll design your dream garden together.

Prepare Your Lawn for Spring

March 1st, 2013

After a long, hard winter, the first signs of spring are finally beginning to show. While the daffodils and crocuses tend to take care of themselves, your lawn will appreciate a little bit of extra attention at this time of year.

So it’s time to break into the shed, dust off those tools and get yourself back out into the great outdoors. Here are a few simple steps to help your lawn recover from winter and give it the best possible start to the new season.

Seed

Sprinkling a good layer of seeds over your lawn will help to fill out any bare patches and contribute to a thick coating of thick lush grass. Mix the seeds in with a layer of topsoil to give it a boost while it’s germinating and you will soon begin to see the results.

Feed

Winter is rough on your lawn, especially years like this when we have a good covering of snow. Feeding your lawn will help to replace lost nutrients which are vital at this time of year to encourage your grass in its natural growth spurt.

Mow

It’s important to mow your lawn regularly all through the warmer months, and now is the time to start. Take it easy at first with your mower blades on their highest setting, before gradually working down to the length you want to achieve.

Here at Kite Landscapes we take pride in creating beautiful gardens all year round. To find out how we can help with all your landscaping, design and maintenance needs in Wokingham, Windsor, Ascot & Chobham, contact us today!

 

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How to Make a Fairy Garden

A fairy garden is a perfectly formed miniature garden complete with living plants that are a fun and creative way to add a little whimsical magic to your garden. Fairy gardens are perfect for whatever outdoor space you have and the only limit to what you can do is your imagination. This fairy garden adds […]

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Five Tips to Care for Your Lawn in Winter

The icy grip of winter is firmly working its way around your garden – but don’t despair! Our latest post details great ways to care for your lawn in the cold weather.

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