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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!

 

Kite Landscapes: Make The Most Of Your Garden This Winter

February 4th, 2013

Now you’ve already tackled the mammoth task of improving your home, it’s time to start work on the garden. You may not associate garden improvements with winter as many of us only use our gardens in the summer, but now is as good a time as any, to make a start on our garden improvements. After all if you’re going to make a mess you might as well do it when your garden’s not in use, that way it’s ready for spring.

It’s time to bring your garden to life.

Outdoor Heaters

Just because the weather is a little chilly at the minute it doesn’t mean that your garden is off limits. There’s something about watching the moonlight twinkle in the sky on a cool, crisp autumn evening.  Now might be the time to invest in an outdoor heater that way you can still enjoy your garden and you’ll still keep cosy and warm.

Bring the Indoors Outside

Treat your garden like an extra room. Create some outdoor living space by incorporating a table and chairs or a seating area so you can enjoy your gorgeous garden. For events and parties bring out blankets and throws so your guests can enjoy the magical fireworks and keep warm under the stars.

Lights

Make your garden sparkle with outdoor LEDs or fairy lights; these are the perfect way to set a beautiful scene despite the wintery weather. Not only will they add a little bit of magic to the garden it will also provide soft dim lighting for watching the stars in the evening.

Water Fountain/ Feature

Having a water fountain in the garden is just stunning and will become the focal point in the garden; water features are great in the garden in both summer and winter. In the winter the icy cold water will glisten in the early morning sunrise, making your garden look like something out of a fairy tale and what better time to get it done than before spring.

Patio

You may have a nice outside seating area but having to traipse over a muddy garden to get to it in this weather can somewhat dampen the mood. Now is the best time to get your garden patio sorted as garden designers get booked up quickly come the spring.

Here at Kite Landscapes we specialise all aspects of garden design from patios to water features. Our experienced team are committed to your garden project. For more information please feel free to browse our website or contact us directly for a quote.

Prepare Your Garden For Spring

January 14th, 2013

The New Year may have only just turned and with winter still well and truly here, the idea of taking care of your garden may be the last thing on your mind. But now is the perfect time to tidy up and prepare your garden for the blossom of spring.

With garden maintenance one of our many specialities, at Kites Landscapes, you can have faith in our vast knowledge and years of experience in our industry. Operating domestically or commercially, we pride ourselves on being able to offer an all-round service which is tailored to you and your outdoor needs.

With our regular garden maintenance, we can transform your overgrown and untreated surroundings. Whether you’re looking for garden design in Windsor, planting in Chobham or new decking in Ascot, our specialist set of skills will transform your property.

But what can you do to prepare your garden for the spring time?

Cut Back The Dead

Dead and dry foliage can be an unsightly and unsafe nuisance in a garden. By trimming back overgrown hedges, shrubs and trees; you will create space not only in your garden, but for the plant to grow come spring. Rejuvenation is often associated with spring so give your garden time and space.

Keep Off The Grass

Grass is not known for growing well in the colder months, which is why you should avoid walking on it whenever possible, especially when wet or damp. If you trample over your lawn, you risk damaging the grass plantings as they will not be able to grow back or repair themselves.

Get Weeds Early

Although not as prolific, weeds still grow in the winter months. So save yourself time and effort by eradicating them early. The last thing you want is bedding that is infested with weeds, so remove when the ground is soft to allow an effective removal.

With these tips, you can be sure to keep on top come the dawn of spring. For more information on our complete range of services, be sure to check out our website.

 

How to Choose the Right Garden Designers

January 7th, 2013

Your garden is a very important part of your home that’s why when you invest in a garden design project it’s essential you choose the right company for the job. Whilst designing your own garden may be fun, choosing the professionals has obvious benefits including the real peace of mind you get, knowing you have chosen the right company to help develop your garden where it needs to. Here a few tips to help you find the right company for your project:

Experience

Every garden is different so it’s important that you chose a landscaper who has the confidence and expertise required to take your ideas from paper and transform them into reality.

Communication

For your project to be successful, like anything, communication is vital. Make sure you are involved with the team and interacting your ideas and wishes with them right from the off. The only way to achieve the garden of your dreams is to let them know your feeling and desires.

Services

Some landscape gardeners cover a variety of different services including fencing, decking, patio and turf laying. However others’ expertise lie in specific areas so make sure you are aware of what your chosen company can do for you.

Past Projects

Landscape gardeners are proud of their work so will be more than happy to show you photos of this. You can check the quality of the work and look for inspiration from their past work.

Testimonials

Check out your chosen company’s testimonials. If previous customers are happy with the work then the chances are you will be too.

Taking the time and effort to choose the right garden landscaper is almost as important as choosing the right garden. This will ensure your project is on schedule and the end result is the garden you’ve always dreamed of.

Here at Kites Landscapes we have a wealth of experience to tailor make a design to transform your garden into the garden of your dreams. Our garden designers in Ascot, Chobham, Windsor and the surrounding areas are fully trained and will provide you with nothing but the best service. For more information contact us here.

 

Mr Mines, Sunningdale

June 10th, 2010

Competent and friendly staff made the garden build so much easier. Superb workmanship.

Mr and Mrs Driver, Lightwater

June 10th, 2010

The extension to our patio and retaining wall gave us much more space and levelling the lawn and re-turfing just completed the job. The new fence has kept the dog in also

Mr and Mrs Patterson, Warfield

June 10th, 2010

The new deck area and sandstone paving around our new conservatory was just what we required.

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Mr Mines, Sunningdale

Competent and friendly staff made the garden build so much easier. Superb workmanship.

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Mr and Mrs Driver, Lightwater

The extension to our patio and retaining wall gave us much more space and levelling the lawn and re-turfing just completed the job. The new fence has kept the dog in also

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