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Protect our Hedgehogs

Between 2000 and 2010, a quarter of Britain’s hedgehog population was lost due to lack of habitats and food, and that number is still going down. While the British people voted them their favourite mammal in 2013, we are not doing enough to protect the species. This is a huge worry for gardeners and garden…

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Mow your way to a better lawn

Mow at least once a week between April and September – twice a week if you have the time and inclination in Spring, and in damp weather during Summer, when the grass is growing rapidly. Always remove the clippings. Leaving them on does little to prevent the lawn from drying out and it just means…

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How much is garden landscaping?

Your budget will decipher what you can achieve in your garden; here’s an overview on what you can create with the finances you have available. No money options: Have a good clean and tidy up of your garden. Prune overgrown shrubs and remove self-seeded trees. Edge lawns, clear weeds in beds and on paths. Swap plants…

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Why do we pH test your soil?

It is important to know the type of soil in your garden, as it can help find the range of plants that will grow there successfully. The texture of the soil can determine whether the soil is sandy (good for free-draining), clay (good for nutrients) or loam (a versatile type). One way to test for…

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So what exactly do Garden Landscapers do?

So what exactly do landscapers do? Landscape contractors do the physical creation of a garden, and what we call the ‘hard features’. Depending on the skills and range of the team, they will do construction, lawns, border layout and preparation and – if they’re also experienced at it – planting.  Here at David Massey Garden…

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Now is the perfect time to spend time in your garden The current climate is understandably very worrying for all of us, and we are all working to protect our family and friends from the virus that is seemingly taking over the world right now.  We are being advised to distance ourselves from other people…

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David Massey Garden Construction – Coronavirus (Covid-19)

At David Massey Garden Construction, we are taking the Covid-19 virus seriously in order to ensure the health and safety of both our clients and our staff. Our company are following the guidelines set out by the experts.  We are in constant communication with our team, reminding them about the importance of good hygiene as…

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Where it all began

Where it all began I was brought up on a farm in Yorkshire were my Dad was the farm manager.  I used to spend all my free time either working with my Dad or getting into all sorts of adventures with my mates, building dens in the woods or around the farmyard.  When I wasn’t…

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