I moved into my house a year ago. Its the first time i have had a garden. The garden was the reason i chose this place, having two children I really was desperate for them to have a garden to play in.
However, the garden is not very practical for children, half the garden is covered in stones and the other half grass ( if you can call it that) and soil.
The weeds seem to grow again as soon as i pull them out, i just can not seem to get control of my garden. I rent the property so do not want to spend loads of money on it but i can not go on with it like this and really want to improve it so there will be better play space for the children to play.
The problem is I have no idea where to start. I would love someone to help me but do not have the finances to pay a gardener. I would love to talk to someone who knows a lot about gardening, loves gardening or has links with people who do gardening at an affordable rate. I am in west London
I suppose what i am looking for is recomendation for someone who can help me out. I do not just want to search the phone book and end up with a dodgy gardener/landscaper it would be good to find someone that has already done good work for someone else.
thanks thats really helpful i think that sounds like the most sensible thing to do. I checked out some prices for laying turf and patio and I wont be doing that i have decided as i might move out of here next year and thats a lot of money to spend on someone elses garden.
DOES ANY ONE NEED SOIL??????
If i am going to put down the grass seeds I need to level the soil, there is a huge area at the back of the garden which is like a mountain of soil. I have nowhere to put it. So if anyone is in need of some they can have it.
There are two lawnmowers in the shed I got them out last summer to mow the lawn and neither of them work, they don't even look old. I've no idea what the problem is so i have been cutting the grass with a strimmer.
That book sounds like it could be good. I will have to order it, what a great price.