15th July 2016

Garden Maintenance: the answer lies in the soil!

Not so many years ago, well for people of a certain age at least, the garden often consisted of a scrubby patch of lawn with flower borders around the edge and possibly a rose bed in the middle. How times have changed. And Swindon Turf Direct have the answers to your gardening woes.

If the basic principles of grass cutting with a cylinder mower have barely changed since their infancy 100 years ago it’s probably fair to say that the desire for lawns is much less than it once was. But that doesn’t mean we’ve lost interest in our gardens. Far from it.

These days our gardens often have as much time, effort and money lavished upon them as do our homes. Indeed there’s now a crossover in home and lifestyle magazines into garden tips and projects with much talk of making one’s garden an extension of one’s living space: the outdoor room even.

It’s a nice idea. If only the great British weather allowed this fantasy to be a reality more often than is actually the case.

But be that as it may and whether your garden is of the English country garden variety or comprises cool urban decking, a Mediterranean planting scheme or the ubiquitous striped lush lawn – some level of maintenance is required.

If you’re an avid listener to Gardener’s Question Time on Radio 4 then you possibly don’t need to read any further. If however you’re less green fingered and more all fingers and thumbs in the garden – or are simply too busy to give your garden whatever level of attention it needs then help is at hand.

Help! I need somebody!

Carl Taylor of Swindon runs Swindon Turf Direct – a garden maintenance service in the Swindon and Wiltshire area.

Gardening and landscaping is in the blood it seems because his brother Nathan runs Swindon Decking – you can read more here about that and the return of investment (ROI) on decking.

Carl is a veteran sporting fundraiser and a fitness fanatic. So he’s in great shape to get your garden licked into better shape!

Prior to starting his business Carl worked at Honda. Back in 2013 he and a colleague cycled from Swindon to Scotland in aid of the Alzheimer’s society. You can read more about that in this Swindon Advertiser article: http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/10567628.Friends_taking_on_cycling_challenge/

And, prior to that, Carl and two others cycled from Swindon to Penzance to raise money for a young Swindon boy with cerebral palsy. So pushing your lawn mower should be no problem to him!

Bespoke Garden Services

A graduate of the family business, Carl cut his gardening teeth with a lawn care and turf laying practice when still in his teens.

Today Carl and his team offer a range of garden services from getting your deck and driveway looking spick and span to tree services, specialised lawn care and landscaping services.

Branching out

NPCT (http://www.nptc.org.uk) qualified, the team have been providing tree management and felling services in Wiltshire for over a decade.  Clearly you can get a complete garden and landscape service with the Taylor family.

To find out more about how they can help you contact them on: 01793 340000 or email info@SwindonTurfDirect.co.uk.

And for those of you who like your social media you can find them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Swindon-Turf-Direct-435377843316205/

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