Landscaping in Aylesbury welcome to Bucks Landscape Gardeners
Bucks Landscape Gardeners have collectively 25 years experience in all aspects of garden landscaping. If you are looking for a landscape gardener in Aylesbury you have come to the right place. Please read about our services and view our work examples including videos in this article.
Our landscape gardeners in Aylesbury are skilled in a wide range of landscaping services. From hard landscaping construction to soft landscaping works we have the experience to build any landscaping project. Covering most of Buckinghamshire we find ourselves regularly undertaking garden work close to our base.
This means we have a good knowledge of Aylesbury and surrounding areas. Some of our main services include Paving, decking, turfing, planting and garden design. Our Aylesbury landscape gardeners also have the qualifications and enthusiasm to build your garden.
Fully qualified landscapers in Aylesbury
Buckinghamshire landscape gardeners are a small landscaping company run by landscape architect and garden builder Paul Nicolaides. After spending younger years as a gardener in his spare time he had a thorough knowledge of gardening before entering the work place.
In subsequent years working for landscaping companies large and small he has gained an extensive knowledge of the landscaping industry. He has worked on small garden projects to larger commercial sector landscaping such as the Olympic Village. Paul’s trades include being a bricklayer and general garden builder.
He has both a degree and post graduate diploma in Landscape architecture. At university he expanded is horticultural knowledge and understanding of landscape design. With an understanding of both larger landscape design and smaller garden improvements he can build beautiful gardens on a budget.
Watch a video of Paul building our gardens
Landscaping services in Aylesbury
We love building the local gardens of Aylesbury as this is what we are passionate about. We have an eye for detail and domestic gardens give us the opportunity to exercise our skills.
From external cladding to decking to clearing out chaotic gardens we love getting to a refined result. Our landscape gardeners in Aylesbury always aim to create as minimum fuss for you as possible. We never need access to your house only side access and bring all facilities to do the project with us. Below we have added some of our most proud landscaping examples for you to look at.
We now try to make videos of all our landscape gardening projects so you can see our construction methods. Most of the time your garden work will be completed by Paul as very much likes to perfect every detail. If you are local to the Aylesbury area and need a landscape gardener look no further and contact us here.
Garden clearances in Aylesbury
We know from experience that it doesn’t take long for nature to take over. In a couple of seasons gardens can go from well maintained havens to out of control jungles. The gardens of Aylesbury vary greatly from larger agricultural buildings to small terrace gardens.
In either case we have the knowhow and man power to get the job done. Our landscape gardeners in Aylesbury can deal with large commercial landscape clearances or just unruly gardens that have got out of hand! We can tackle tree felling operations and the demolition of old garden infrastructure and buildings.
Paving & Patios in Aylesbury
We have many years of experience of building patio and paving projects in Aylesbury and the greater Buckinghamshire area. Not only can we build paving to an extremely high standard we can also help you plan and design the project.
With our landscape design knowledge we can work with you come up with a sophisticated scheme that matches your tastes. The most important part of successful paving is the correct construction method. Patios should be excavated to at least a depth of 160mm. Then a 100mm layer of compactable mot type 1 should be spread and then compacted.
Paving should then be laid on at least a 40mm layer of wet 1:4 mortar mix. It is essential that this mortar mix is consistent and there are no voids under the paving. Why not view some of our Aylesbury landscape gardening projects which include paving below. Or check out our paving article here.
Driveways in Aylesbury
Building driveways is another area of our local expertise. Whether you need a large permeable driveway or just traditional driveway solution we can give you the best advice. We can also give you advice on and install suitable drainage including gulley’s and soak ways.
We have extensive knowledge on all the options you have available to you when planning a driveway in Aylesbury. Below we have left some images of some of our completed projects. We always excavate driveways to a depth of 240mm and spread a 150mm layer of compactable mot type 1. This creates the perfect base for taking the heavy loads of vehicular traffic.
Watch one of driveways being built below:
Decking in Aylesbury
Decking is a popular way to resurface areas of your garden and with good reason. It is generally easier and cheaper to install without the need for digging out large amounts of soil. The latter is typical for paving and this can be where much of the material and labour costs builds up.
Be warned though paving in our opinion is a much more robust and permanent solution compared to decking. All decks being constructed with timber are susceptible to rot eventually. On the other hand decking does come in a wide variety of exciting styles and materials. We have experience in installing all kinds of garden decks in Aylesbury and surrounding areas.
Fencing in Aylesbury
Fencing is a necessary element of most gardens and Aylesbury is no exception. Fencing provides security and both visual and physical barrier to other gardens. For this reason when installing new fences it is good to plan with quality and longevity in mind.
A weak or old fence can blow down in heavy wind creating an unexpected expense and cause friction with neighbours. We can advise you on some of the options available to you when planning a new garden boundary.
From decorative slotted fences to more traditional panels and close board fencing we do it all. If you need fencing services in Aylesbury or surrounding areas do not hesitate to contact us here.
Turfing in Aylesbury
There are very few garden owners who do not long for the perfect garden lawn. Grass gives us the perfect multi use surface for garden activities or just lounging around in the summertime.
Most of the time however lawns can be the original grass that came with house when it was built. This can result in a patchwork of weeds, moss and heavy areas of compaction with little or no drainage. The truth is if a lawn is not scarified and treated a decent quality will only last for about 20 years.
After this time it is best to re-work the ground and relay a fresh lawn. This will give the opportunity to add some organic matter, drainage and a resilient grass species to last the test of time. If you require a landscape gardener in Aylesbury that can sort out your garden lawn email us your requirements here.
Artificial lawns have become a really popular way to landscape gardens for low maintenance. With artificial lawns you get the effect and feel of a lawn without the cutting. It is important to remember however that this synthetic grass needs to be based up properly.
This can mean a fair amount of garden excavation work and bringing in new sub base. Hence artificial lawn is more costly than what most people initially think. This is of course unless there are landscapers prepared to not do the work properly for less. Be very wary of exceptionally low prices.
Artificial lawn has come a very long way since it was first developed for the market. There are now extremely life like lawns which are very durable and perfect for most gardens. We have much experience of laying artificial lawns so if you need a landscape gardener in Aylesbury who can contact us today.
Planting can be a tricky subject for many landscape gardeners as not all local companies have a good knowledge of plants. You may wish to come up with a new planting scheme for your Aylesbury garden or develop existing borders. We can execute a whole range of planting services including assessing soil types and soil improvement projects.
We can implement detailed planting design drawings and larger matrix planting design. Our professional landscape gardeners in Aylesbury are used to dealing with living planting material at any time of year. Do you need planting services which have sound horticultural knowledge and the muscle to execute it? If so contact Buckinghamshire landscape gardeners here.
As Paul our director is a qualified landscape architect it makes garden design for us second nature. When we come to survey your garden we will instantly start the creative process. This will involve advising you on what we feel the space needs. Through a process of brainstorming and reviewing precedent images we can work a new design theme you will love.
Because we have such an in depth knowledge of garden design and construction we know how far your budget will go. We will make sure that the money you are willing to spend will also go the furthest. We have extensive experience at designing and building gardens in Aylesbury and the surround areas. We have experience with local conditions including soil types and climate to design your garden to its maximum potential.
Garden flooding and boggy conditions are becoming more common every year in Aylesbury. The reason for this is more unpredictable weather conditions and over development. People today with their busy lives are gardening less and less.
Extensive areas of hard surfacing can mean less garden maintenance but also mean much more flood water that cannot escape back into the ground. It is important that all landscape gardeners incorporate garden drainage into all their projects.
Here at Buckinghamshire landscape gardeners we always do a full assessment of a gardens hydrology. We provide garden drainage services including gulley's soak ways and ecological drainage. We cover Aylesbury and all the surrounding areas including most of Buckinghamshire.
Paul Nicolaides has over 30 years of recreational gardening and 20 years of professional landscaping experience. He has worked for landscape contractors including design and build practices across London and the South East. In 2006 he qualified with a BA Hons degree and post graduate diploma in Landscape Architecture. In 2009 he founded Ecospaces an ecological landscaping practice which aims to improve social cohesion and reduce climate change through landscaping. In 2016 he founded Buckinghamshire Landscape Gardeners which designs and builds gardens across Buckinghamshire and the South East. This blog aims to provide easy problem solving information to its audience and encourage others to take up the joy of landscaping and gardening.