Despite the recent attempts by the weather to convince us otherwise, summer really will be here soon. So, it’s the perfect time to give your garden a make-over, with a little help from Silk Services. Here are five ways to prepare your garden for the long, hot, lazy days of summer we might actually get this year!
Lawns rarely look their best at this time of year, but it’s time to be honest with yourself. Is your lawn:
- Lumpy and bumpy?
- More moss than grass?
- Patchy due to poor drainage or favourite ‘pee places’ for your dog?
If you want a lovely-looking lawn for early summer, it’s time for some new turf! It’s usually quicker, easier and more cost-effective in terms of care and time to strip off the old turf than to re-seed. At Silk Services, we’ll gently even out your lawn, sort out the soggy patches, prepare the surface, and lay fresh new turf, for great results in far less time.
Perk up the patio
In our part of North Hampshire, many patios and terraces have suffered this winter. Is your patio past its prime, with:
- Tired, dirty patio stones
- Cracked, broken or slippery slabs
- Rain-eroded mortar or sand
- Brickwork ‘blown’ by snow and ice
- Poor drainage or puddles
Restore the patio as the focal point of your outside entertaining with our help.
Ask us about the latest natural stone and composite materials for patios that look amazing, last for years, and don’t break the bank. We’ll design and build your perfect patio or terrific terrace ready for the summer season.
If your garden is not on the same level as your home, steps will be an essential feature of access to and from your garden. For your safety and peace of mind, now is the time to sort out any:
- Cracked or wobbly steps
- Slippery or worn surfaces
- Decaying wooden steps or handrails
With our garden landscaping expertise and eye for design, we can ensure you can access your outside space with confidence. Our team will build stylish, robust new steps using natural materials to complement your garden. Or, if your mobility needs have changed, we can design and install gently sloping paths or ramps using non-slip materials, for step-free access for all.
Raised beds and retaining walls
Make the most of every inch of garden space with well-designed raised beds and integrated retaining walls. Why walk to the end of the garden to access your herbs, flowers or even your veg? Raised beds close to the house help define spaces, and provide beautiful growing space at an easily reached height. Great for those with limited mobility, or anyone who doesn’t want to bend down that much anymore!
Slate, bark and gravel
Give your flower beds, drives and pathways a new look with a fresh top surface, for an instant transformation. Don’t suffer with:
- Patchy and poorly drained gravel drives
- Cracked and pot-holed concrete driveways
- Ugly expanses of bare beds
Our team are happy to help replenish gravel drives, replace concrete drives with eco-friendly blocks that allow rain through, and refurbish tired and uneven paths. We’re also happy to create new areas with different surface materials, such as decorative slate for front garden beds, or bark-filled play areas. Just call us with your requirements.
Your garden, our team
At Silk Services, we’ve helped hundreds of Hampshire gardeners transform their outside space to suit their lifestyle. And we can do the same for you, including building features such as pergolas and erecting boundary fencing if you wish. Call us to discuss your garden and landscaping projects on 01962 771815.