Inspiration & Tips for your Garden Design

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How do I deter cats from my garden?

Wildlife, Plan Your Garden

One of the questions I am most frequently asked by clients and prospective clients is this: "Do you know any… Read more.

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Easier Maintenance Gardens

Maintain Your Garden

First off, let me say what this blog post is not.  It’s not about low maintenance gardens, although many of… Read more.

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How To Cope With Heavy Clay Soil

Plan Your Garden, Design Challenges

Anyone who has a garden with heavy clay soil will know about the difficulties of gardening on it.  The soil… Read more.

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Have a look at what we’ve been working on recently…

News & Musings

I've been waiting patiently all year for the flow of work to slow down... and still I have garden plans… Read more.

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Designing Front Gardens & Driveways

Plan Your Garden, Design Challenges

The design of driveways and front gardens poses a somewhat different set of challenges to those faced when creating a… Read more.

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Garden Lighting – A Few Pointers

Plan Your Garden, Lighting

Lighting adds a completely new dimension to gardens.  Particularly in the often somewhat cloudy climes of England, a well thought… Read more.

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How to look after your pond or water feature

How to Look After..., Maintain Your Garden

Whether you have a striking water feature as the centre piece of your garden, or a natural-looking pond in a… Read more.

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How to look after your garden furniture

How to Look After..., Maintain Your Garden

Being exposed somewhat to the elements, garden furniture does tend to need a little TLC from time to time.  Exactly… Read more.

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Autumn Recipe: Runnerbean Chutney

News & Musings

It's been a great year for fruit and veg, and it seems every other person you speak to is overrun… Read more.

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Top Plants for Autumn Colour

Plants, Plan Your Garden

Although the warm sunshine will soon be slowly fading, Autumn is definitely not a time of doom and gloom –… Read more.

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Summer’s almost gone…

Maintain Your Garden

Well, summer is almost over – the days are shortening and the mornings and evenings are getting cooler.  It's been… Read more.

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How to look after your garden during hot weather

How to Look After..., Maintain Your Garden

Periods of hot, sunny weather are usually welcomed with open arms here - time to enjoy and relax in the… Read more.

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Plants For Containers

Plants, Plan Your Garden

When preparing garden designs and plans, we are often asked by clients to provide them with ideas and suggestions for… Read more.

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Disguising Sheds, Wheelie Bins, Trampolines and More – Some Ideas

Plan Your Garden, Design Challenges

A good garden design should not only be beautiful, it should also be practical.  And practical inevitably means disguising those… Read more.

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Lawns – Real Grass v. Artificial Turf

Lawns, Plan Your Garden

Faced with the prospect of another season of lawn cutting, feeding, edging and other maintenance, you may be feeling that… Read more.

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Lawn Care Activities: What, Why, How, When for Beginners

Lawn Care, Maintain Your Garden

In our post on how to look after your lawn, we mention some of the more common lawn care activities. … Read more.

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Some seasonal advice after a long, cold and wet winter

Maintain Your Garden

The prolonged cold and wet winter, and very late arrival of spring, shows just how difficult it is to be… Read more.

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How to look after your new plants

How to Look After..., Maintain Your Garden

For many people, the prospect of having lots of new plants to care for and nurture is a slightly scary… Read more.

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How to look after your new patio

How to Look After..., Maintain Your Garden

All patios need a bit of tender loving care now and again, whatever the material used.  Whether your patio is… Read more.

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Patio Photos

Plan Your Garden, Patios

As a supplement to our patio design guide, this collection of patio photos showcases a selection of the patios we… Read more.

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How to look after your new lawn

How to Look After..., Lawn Care, Maintain Your Garden

Faced with a pristine new lawn to look after, it is amazing how many of our landscape design clients suffer… Read more.

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Bespoke Timber Garden Buildings, Structures and Furniture

Plan Your Garden, Garden Structures

Update: Please see our dedicated bespoke timber structures page here. When it comes to designing a garden, often there’s more… Read more.

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ALDA Landscapes gains Bradstone Assured status

News & Musings

We are delighted to announce that ALDA Landscapes has been selected by Bradstone to join its Bradstone Assured Network. Bradstone… Read more.

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This Is What ALDA Is All About!

News & Musings

At ALDA Landscapes, we pride ourselves on being highly skilled and caring deepily about doing a good job for our customers.  So… Read more.

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New Garden Gains Unusual Seal of Approval

News & Musings

Our clients in Finchampstead are delighted with their new garden, and it seems to have some other admirers too!  These… Read more.

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Welcome to the new ALDA Landscapes website!

News & Musings

We hope you like it! We’ve always had great feedback on our old site, but wanted to give the new… Read more.

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