Three Ways to Rejuvenate your Garden
Renovating your garden is a great way to breathe new life into your home - and boost its market value along the way! Want to make the most out of your green space? Your friends at LTC Hire have got you covered.
Here are a few garden transformation ideas for your consideration, courtesy of our team:
Get Your Trees into Shape
A healthy tree can serve as an attractive centrepiece in virtually any garden. However, bear in mind that they require regular maintenance to prevent overgrowth. Regularly pruning damaged, crowded and obstructive branches is highly recommended.
If you find that your tree is blocking light from your garden, you may consider reducing its height or removing it altogether. A powered saw will save considerable time and effort when it comes to cutting through branches.
Waste branches can be converted into mulch using a woodchipper. Tree stumpers can be removed with the help of a stump grinder, which cuts stumps and their roots into small chips, which can also be repurposed as mulch.
All this equipment can be rented from a reputable landscaping hire company.
Hedge Your Bets and You Can't Lose!
A well-kept hedge can provide shade and privacy, whilst providing an attractive border for your garden. Evergreen hedging plants such as Buxus (a.k.a Boxwood), Holly, Yew or Portuguese Laurel are among the most popular hedging plants and look beautiful throughout the year.
We recommend removing excess leaves with a hedge trimmer and clipping the edges with a strimmer. Long-reach models may be required for taller hedges.
Transform Your Garden Space with a Patio or Decking
Patios and decking areas can provide a space for you to entertain guests. Just think, your garden could be transformed into the perfect venue for barbecues and summer drinks . or year-round get-togethers, with the help of a patio heater. Installing a pergola can provide additional shade and shelter.
If you need to build a patio or decking area, the site must first be excavated. Although this can be done manually, you may consider using a mini or micro-digger, especially if the area is large.
When it comes to patio projects, a cement mixer can be a real asset, as you'll be able to mix large batches of mortar with minimal effort. What's more, so long as the mixer is turning, your mortar won't set until you've laid it.
Plant hire companies typically offer this machinery for rental, or a landscaping contractor can carry out the work from start to finish.
To DIY or Not to DIY?
If you wish to take the DIY approach, all this machinery can be rented from a landscaping or plant hire specialist. Alternatively, you may wish to outsource the project to an experienced contractor. The first option is worth considering if you are working with a limited budget and already have the right expertise to operate the machinery.
Although the cost of hiring a professional contractor will be higher, you can be assured that the work will be carried out to a high standard by experienced tradespeople. Your contractor can also advise you on which materials would best suit your needs and budget.
Whatever you decide, we wish you the very best of luck with your garden renovation project!