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The design of driveways and front gardens poses a somewhat different set of challenges to those faced when creating a… Read more.
Lighting adds a completely new dimension to gardens. Particularly in the often somewhat cloudy climes of England, a well thought… Read more.
Gardens can be magical places for children. Contrary to what many people believe, a child-friendly garden does not have to… Read more.
Whether you have a striking water feature as the centre piece of your garden, or a natural-looking pond in a… Read more.
Being exposed somewhat to the elements, garden furniture does tend to need a little TLC from time to time. Exactly… Read more.
While I write this, I am sitting out in the garden in the early morning September sunshine, and winter seems… Read more.
It's been a great year for fruit and veg, and it seems every other person you speak to is overrun… Read more.
Although the warm sunshine will soon be slowly fading, Autumn is definitely not a time of doom and gloom –… Read more.
Well, summer is almost over – the days are shortening and the mornings and evenings are getting cooler. It's been… Read more.
We’ve had some lovely hot sunny weather over the last few weeks... hopefully this has given you time to enjoy… Read more.
When preparing garden designs and plans, we are often asked by clients to provide them with ideas and suggestions for… Read more.
A good garden design should not only be beautiful, it should also be practical. And practical inevitably means disguising those… Read more.
Faced with the prospect of another season of lawn cutting, feeding, edging and other maintenance, you may be feeling that… Read more.
In our post on how to look after your lawn, we mention some of the more common lawn care activities. … Read more.
Following on from our recent post on how to look after your new lawn, we’ve put together some pointers for… Read more.
The prolonged cold and wet winter, and very late arrival of spring, shows just how difficult it is to be… Read more.
For many people, the prospect of having lots of new plants to care for and nurture is a slightly scary… Read more.
All patios need a bit of tender loving care now and again, whatever the material used. Whether your patio is… Read more.
Following on from our patio designer blog post, we've pulled together a selection of our patio design photos, to help… Read more.
As landscape designers we frequently advise clients on some of the options and decisions to be made when creating a… Read more.
Faced with a pristine new lawn to look after, it is amazing how many of our landscape design clients suffer… Read more.
Update: Please see our dedicated bespoke timber structures page here. When it comes to designing a garden, often there’s more… Read more.
We are delighted to announce that ALDA Landscapes has been selected by Bradstone to join its Bradstone Assured Network. Bradstone… Read more.
At ALDA Landscapes, we pride ourselves on being highly skilled and caring deepily about doing a good job for our customers. So… Read more.
Our clients in Finchampstead are delighted with their new garden, and it seems to have some other admirers too! These… Read more.
Need more privacy? Want to block the view from a neighbour’s window? Want to block out an ugly view? But… Read more.
We hope you like it! We’ve always had great feedback on our old site, but wanted to give the new… Read more.
From planning a new border to a complete garden remodel, we pride ourselves on transforming ideas into beautiful reality, with minimum disruption. If you’re based in or around the Reading and Newbury area, we’d love to meet and discuss your project in detail – book your free no-obligation garden consultation today. We do get pretty booked up, particularly during the Spring, so plan ahead if possible!