Working to a deadline (… and not just a normal one either!)

If you run a business, you’ll know what it’s like to get that warm fuzzy feeling inside when the hard work pays off and you get a note from a client saying how pleased they are…

Dear Alison,

Please find final cheque enclosed.  We are delighted with our new patio and want to thank you and John, and all the boys(!) for doing such a lovely job.  It was a pleasure to have them here and you delivered just as you said you would and a bit ahead of time too!  Thank you very much – we have no hesitation in recommending ALDA landscapes.

With very best wishes from Juliet & Tony.



This was truly a case of Team ALDA to the rescue – well, sort of!  Our clients had started to renovate their patio, removing some of the surrounding wall and reshaping it.  Part way into the project, they decided that professional help was needed.  We were recommended to the clients by a friend whose garden we’d completely revamped a year or two ago.

Time was of the essence – the revamp was in preparation for the wedding reception of our client’s daughter – in mid-September.  The terrace needed to be completed by the end of August, so that the making good of the lawn would be settled before the wedding.  Also so that our client, a keen plantswoman (her plants were lovely – she certainly didn’t need any help from us in that respect!), could spruce up the planting before the big day.

And so we did a lot of work in a very short period of time.  Part of the curved retaining wall and steps were rebuilt; the terrace now has a small enclosing wall at the top level – which gives a bit of cosiness, but then has wide steps leading down and opening out onto the garden below (and a new little patio at lawn level) – all great for a big gathering.

We completed mid-August – ahead of schedule!  Now let’s just hope for sunshine when the wedding day arrives!


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