November 1, 2016

With the dark nights setting in and colder climates on the way our latest blog takes a look at some of the jobs that can be carried out at this time of the year in preparation for winter. Here are 8 simple tasks we at Beaufort Landscaped would like to recommend.

Protecting your lawn

Winter can be tough on grass. To help a lawn through the cold and wet months we advise a few practical tasks around this time of the year. Firstly,...

September 16, 2016

Urban Drainage Case Study 

Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (otherwise known as SUDS) are drainage solutions designed to reduce the impact of surface water displacement on new developments. SUDS has been for some time a significant aspect for any landscaping project. SUDS show no sign of waning due to increasing levels of urbanisation and wholesale use of sealed surfaces including roofs, pavements and roads. Issues surroundin...

July 11, 2016

Treating the spread of 'Honey Fungus'

A client of Beaufort Landscapes was recently surprised to discover a large clump of toadstools in their back garden.  Having been informed of a local outbreak of Honey Fungus, part of the Armillaria genus, that surprise and intrigue quickly turned to shock and fear such is the deadly and destructive reputation this organism has within in the horticultural world.  Indeed, this parasitic fung...

March 21, 2016

Here at Beaufort Landscapes we not only specialise in best practice for plant growth and development but it is also our objective to protect and encourage a wide spectrum of garden fauna too. After all a garden that functions best is often one that supports a natural balance and ecosystem. 

On a bright and warm day in March the team were busy turning and maintaining a large compost heap in Barnes, West London. To our delight we...

January 31, 2016

You would expect January to be a quiet month for a gardener but there is plenty to be getting on with! Firstly, we jet-washed all of the hard surfaces. We then dug a new bed towards the rear of the garden. This bed was originally dedicated to wild flowers, but over the years the grass has taken over and the area has been left to its own devices. In 2016 we intend to re-introduce wild flowers and whilst there is less to do else...

January 1, 2016

In the summer of 2015, I was given the opportunity to restore and maintain a garden in Barnes, just south of the River Thames.  As soon as I walked into the garden I felt a real sense of possibilty and excitement.  It was clear that a huge amount of time and effort had gone into developing its layout and structure, it just needed a nudge in the right direction.

 

Some years ago, my clients son was beginning a...

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