Inspiration & Tips for your Garden Design

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Katie

How to Look After Your New Trees

How to Look After..., Maintain Your Garden

Trees are brilliant additions to any sized garden and create wonderful focal features, bringing interest throughout the seasons. To guarantee… Read more.

John

From Overgrown and Dated to Stylish and Functional

ALDA in Action

This challenging and steeply sloped garden in Emmer Green has been transformed by the ALDA team. Read more.

John

Small Changes Can Make All the Difference

ALDA in Action

Sometimes all it takes is one or two simple yet carefully considered changes to make all the difference to your… Read more.

Katie

How to Look After Your New Hedge

How to Look After..., Maintain Your Garden

We are well into bare root season which means you may have planted a new hedge. If so, there's lots… Read more.

John

Shutter Screen Fencing: A Contemporary Screening Solution

ALDA in Action, Plan Your Garden, Garden Structures

Shutter Screen fences are becoming increasingly popular with our clients as an attractive and contemporary screening option. Read more.

John

Laying A New Patio: What’s Involved?

Plan Your Garden, Patios

Have you every wondered all the stages we go through when laying a new patio? Here's a quick look at… Read more.

Katie

How to Look After Your Fruit Trees

How to Look After..., Maintain Your Garden

Learn how to get the best out of your fruit trees by following this simple 'how to' guide. Read more.

Katie

How to Look After your Artificial Grass

ALDA in Action

Here are some regular maintenance tasks to make sure your artifical lawn stays in tip-top condition. Read more.

Katie

An Introduction to Garden Lighting

Plan Your Garden, Lighting

As the evenings draw in, magically transform your garden after dusk with lighting, and create beautiful effects to enjoy in… Read more.

Katie

Types of Garden Lighting

ALDA in Action, Lighting

Here's a useful guide on some of the popular garden lights available and where to use them. Read more.

John

A Modern Yet Traditional Garden

ALDA in Action

Take a look at this garden in the countryside, where modern and traditional design elements sit side by side to… Read more.

John

A Beautiful New Frontage For a Sloping Front Garden in Pangbourne

ALDA in Action

Our latest project was to design and build a new modern approach to this stunning property in Pangbourne. The new… Read more.

Katie

Garden Screens

Plan Your Garden, Garden Structures

Whether they take the form of a hedge, fence, trellis with climbers or a strategically placed tree, screens are an… Read more.

John

A Retaining Sleeper Wall Brings Kerb Appeal to a Front Garden in Henley-on-Thames

ALDA in Action

Our task was to convert a large overgrown bank into a sharply defined raised bed area. The result is a… Read more.

John

A Shout Out for Sandstone Paving in a Garden in Compton

ALDA in Action

This month we look at why sandstone still makes an excellent paving choice for a modern and contemporary garden. Our… Read more.

John

Gardens & Hot Weather: A Guide

ALDA in Action

A selection of our previous articles looking at everything from drought tolerant plants to what to do with your lawn… Read more.

John

A Beautiful Contemporary Garden in Hungerford

ALDA in Action

Our latest project was this interesting split level garden in Hungerford. Modern materials and clever design take into account of… Read more.

Katie

Planting for Pergolas

Plants, Plan Your Garden

Structures such as pergolas are brilliant for creating a focal feature in the garden - even more so when they… Read more.

John

Dealing With Severe Garden Drainage Issues

ALDA in Action, Plan Your Garden, Drainage

If your garden is frequently flooded or waterlogged, you will know how frustrating it can be. Land drainage systems can… Read more.

John

Chelsea Flower Show 2022 – Highlights

News & Musings

This year saw the return of the wonderful Chelsea Flower Show in Spring for the first time in three years! Read more.

Katie

Pergolas and Archways

Plan Your Garden, Garden Structures, Shape & Form

A pergola or archway is the perfect feature to incorporate into a garden design. It will add height and year-round… Read more.

Alison

How To Cope With Wet Soils and Gardens

Plants, Plan Your Garden, Drainage, Design Challenges

If you constantly find yourself battling a soggy, wet garden, you're likely wondering what you can do about it. This… Read more.

Katie

Perfect Pond Plants

Plants, Plan Your Garden

A pond can be a wonderful feature to any garden and an important part of a successfully designed pond are… Read more.

John

New Planting for a Garden in Hermitage

ALDA in Action

Here's our latest update on a new garden in Hermitage. Now that spring has arrived, we've been able to get… Read more.

Katie

Environmentally Friendly Choices for your Garden Design

Wildlife, Plan Your Garden

If you're thinking of re-designing your garden or an area of it, it is well worth taking some time to… Read more.

John

Bringing Design and Function to a Compact Town Garden in Reading

ALDA in Action

This month we've been busy transforming a small town garden into a neat and functional space with focal areas for… Read more.

John

ALDA’s Garden Drainage Guide

Plan Your Garden, Patios, Drainage

Whilst garden drainage may not be the most riveting of gardening subjects, it is nonetheless an important factor in any… Read more.

John

Transform Your Patio In Time For Summer

ALDA in Action

Over time patios can take a battering from all thats thrown at them - the weather, general wear and tear… Read more.

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