How to price up and quote a landscaping job

For those of you that don’t know, I’ve already written an article titled ‘how to price up and quote gardening jobs‘ but what about landscape gardening jobs? Is there even a difference between the 2? For an indepth overview of the differences between gardening and landscaping you can read my full article here. Otherwise, in…

Week 1 of my landscape gardening business diary

Welcome to the first entry of my weekly landscape gardening business diary which will run for 12 months. I hope this series will give those of you looking to start your own garden maintenance or landscaping business a better understanding of what’s involved or even if it’s the right career choice for you. So, where…

How to point and repoint a patio

If you have an existing patio that is showing signs of cracks in the mortar (sand and cement mix) that sits between each paving slab then it’s time to repoint your patio. It’s not uncommon for the pointing (also known as jointing) to fall away completely, causing weeds to grow between your patio slabs. I…

I’m going to start a weekly landscape gardening business diary

I’ve been thinking of ways to create new original content for my followers outside of the usual ‘how to‘ articles and ‘price guides‘ when it comes to my gardening and landscaping blogs and after conversations with some readers, I’ve made the decision to write weekly articles showing what it’s like to actually run a gardening…

How to repair a cracked or broken concrete path

I see cracked or broken concrete paths on a regular basis. Sometimes they have been paths that were laid 40 years ago and sometimes they have been as new as 2-3 months old which begs the question, what actually causes concrete to crack and break? With so many broken paths, are they as hard wearing…

My review of the Autumn Brown Indian sandstone paving

I wouldn’t say there is an huge amount of availability when it comes to choosing the right style Indian sandstone paving slabs for your garden so I’m hoping to slowly but surely review all of them. So far, I have reviewed the Sagar Black, Camel Dust, Raj Green, Kota Black and Mint Fossil Indian sandstone…

How to fix loose paving slabs

If you’ve got an old patio then there is a good chance that you’ve got loose or wobbly paving slabs that can not only be irritating but also a real trip hazard, especially if your loose paving slabs are part of a step. Running a landscaping business, it’s not uncommon to be asked to repair…

How to build a garden fence on a slope

I’ve been waiting for the right jobs to come along before writing an article explaining how to build a garden fence on a steep hill or slope and that job has finally came where I can not only explain how to do this, but I can also show you pictures of my work. Essentially there…

How many lawns can a gardener mow in a day?

I was on a job recently where I was laying a new patio when I met the customer’s new gardener. He was young, maybe in his early 20s and had just started his own gardening business. It was a funny conversation as I use to provide my garden maintenance services for this same customer, at…

My review of the 134Ltr concrete mixer 230V from Screwfix

When I started my own gardening and landscaping business many years ago now and trying to keep start up costs down, my father gave me his 1998 Belle cement mixer which still works to this day. We all know that Belle is one of the leading and more expensive brands when it comes to concrete…