Here we look at treatments for your garden decking. Your decking experiences all of the different seasons in your garden and as with most things needs some maintenance to keep it looking it’s best. One way to do this is to apply a treatment to your deck. If new decking has been installed it […]
Garden decking is a popular choice and looks great in any garden. It provides a very flexible addition to your home and a great entertaining space. As with most things it requires a little maintenance so please see below some tips and advice on looking after your garden decking.
Sweep your decking regularly with […]
Slate paving is a hardwearing material which seems to improve with age. It is popular in gardens for its anti-slip properties which are due to it being very dense. It is non-porous meaning that is does not allow liquid to easily pass through and it dries quickly (rather handy in the UK with all […]
Here we look at what to consider when planning a fencing project in your garden. There are many things to take into account. Firstly, what are your requirements for your fencing? Are you looking to enhance privacy, trying to try to block out noise, to make sure that your fencing is secure for your […]
Autumn is a good time for garden redesign. It works so well as your garden isn’t used as much at this time so the work can be easily carried out with little inconvenience. A great time also as all the work will be completed and ready for your garden to be used in the […]
This paving project for a client in East London came via a recommendation from a previous client of ours. They were looking to install new paving in their garden. They currently had stone chippings and paving slabs dotted about the garden and wanted to create a beautiful space with a more streamlined look.
During our […]
Just received this review from a client in East London. We installed composite decking and they are very happy with their new garden space.
It is always so nice to hear how our clients found our services and they often keep us updated with their photos once they have started planting and using their new […]
A modern low maintenance garden, this was a project for a busy couple living in East London. They were looking for a beautiful space to carry out lots of entertaining with their friends and family. They also wanted a low maintenance garden as they were both busy with their lives and jobs so didn’t […]
This was a project for a busy family in East London. They wanted a low maintenance and modern garden. A beautiful garden to relax and entertain and also space for their children to play and have fun.
Firstly we looked at the entertaining space. They wanted a large area for a dining table and chairs […]
Composite decking has always been very popular with our clients. We have found it particularly so this year as many people have decided to update their gardens during lockdown and have chosen composite decking for their projects.
Why is it so popular? There are a number of reasons why and we look at some of […]
Here is the latest review from a client in Leytonstone, East London that we wanted to share. We installed new paving and built raised rendered beds with built in seating.
I couldn’t have asked for more from Chris, James and Mario and the amazing job they have just completed on our flat garden. Chris was […]
Balau decking is a hardwood decking. It is the most requested hardwood decking that we install for our clients. It has a fine and even texture and comes in a mixture of warm colours with golden browns, light browns and pale reddish-browns that suit a natural environment.
Before it is used Balau wood goes through […]
Here is the latest client review from a happy client in East London. We installed fencing and built a new softwood deck in their garden.
“Chris and team from C&J Landscapes were amazing! They’ve just finished up building decking and fencing and transforming my garden in a matter of days! All landscapers in his team […]
Here we look at whether to chose real grass or an artificial lawn. We all love to see lots of colour in our gardens and a large patch of green grass looks good and provides a great space for relaxing and playing as a family. A new lawn can really transform a tired space. […]
Sloped gardens require good planning and there are many things to consider when scoping out your design. Here we talk about some of the things to take into consideration.
The first thing that most people think about is getting the garden levelled. Levelling out a sloped garden will take a lot of time and can […]
Pour boiling water on the weeds.
Simple boiling water can kill weeds and may even prevent the germination of existing seeds. Generously pour boiling water in all of the cracks in your patio. You may need to repeat this method 2 or 3 times to see significant results.
Be careful not to […]
Hardwood decking looks beautiful and is a warm and natural material. Hardwood decking is made from slow growing trees, which are often referred to as broadleaved trees. It has a higher density than softwood, which gives it enhanced durability and strength. Some commonly used hardwoods for decking are Balau, Ipe and Garapa.
It is a […]
We have some tips here on looking after your garden in a heatwave:
Most importantly, water your garden at the right time of day. The best time is first thing in the morning but if this isn’t possible then opt for early evening. Try to avoid watering in the middle of the day. Watering […]
What is softwood decking? Softwood decking is a very popular choice with our clients when installing a decking project. It is beautiful and hardwearing and a more cost-effective choice than hardwood or composite decking.
It is made from fast growing evergreen or coniferous trees leading to lower cost levels. The most common softwoods come from […]
Our latest client review on Google by a happy client in East London.
“Chris and his friendly, professional team cleared our lumpy, messy, partially grassed lawn and laid slate to create a beautiful terrace. They were always on time, worked incredibly hard and efficiently, charged a fair price and were a real pleasure to have […]
If you are looking for great looking, low maintenance paving then porcelain is a good choice. Porcelain tiles are made in the same way as ceramic tiles but they are pressed and fired at a higher temperature to remove all the moisture. This makes them very strong and resistant to severe temperature changes, frost […]
Raised flower beds are a popular choice in a garden. They look great, are good for people with mobility issues and for growing plants in different soils. On a personal level we find them really useful for keeping plants away from our dog who loves to pee everywhere in the garden. Another benefit is […]
When choosing paving slabs for a garden project Indian Sandstone is very popular and is chosen by many of our clients for their paving projects. It is available in a riven or a smooth sawn surface. Indian Sandstone is a natural, quarried rock that is cut and shaped into paving slabs. As it is […]
Composite decking is becoming a popular choice for decking in a garden project. Its popularity has grown in the past few years and now there are lots of choices of materials, colours and designs. It is fairly low maintenance and comes in a variety of colours meaning that you won’t have to paint or […]
Latest review from a client in Bow, East London.
“Chris and his team did a brilliant job on my garden and got it done really efficiently. A total pleasure to deal with. 100% recommend.”
There are many things to consider with a decking project. One of the big decisions to think about is whether to install softwood or hardwood decking. There are pros and cons for both and here we take a look at the difference between the two.
Softwood decking is made from fast growing evergreen or coniferous […]
Our latest project was a garden redesign for our clients in South Woodford, East London. Our clients had recently had an extension to their property and their back garden was left in a mess and was pretty much unusable for them. After creating such a beautiful home they wanted to create a beautiful garden […]
Here we look at what to consider when planning a new deck in your garden. When planning a new decking project in your garden there are many things to think about, your budget for the project, the type of decking product you would like to install, the layout of the deck. Also what you […]
Here we look at what to consider when planning a new patio. When planning a new paving project in your garden there are many things to take into account, your budget for the project, ensuring you have the correct drainage. the type of paving you would like to install, the colour of the paving, […]
Here is the latest review from Fiona, a happy client in East London, where we carried out a complete garden redesign for her.
“So pleased with my new garden thanks to Chris and his team. Very friendly and professional service, and they managed to transform my messy garden in just 2 days. I wouldn’t hesitate […]
Here is the latest review from a happy client in East London where we installed a new patio for them.
“Couldn’t be happier with the new patio, friendly team, very knowledgable and good attention to detail. Recommended.”
If you would like to discuss a landscaping project please email email@example.com or call 020 3633 6413. We specialise […]
It is always great to receive such lovely reviews from our clients. This is the latest one from a client in East London where we carried out a complete garden makeover for them.
“Really, really thrilled with my new garden and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend C & J. Chris and his team were both professional […]
Garden decking is very popular and look gorgeous in any garden. It provides a flexible addition to your home and now that the Summer has arrived it will get lots of use. As with most things it requires a little maintenance. You want your decking looking as good as new so follow these maintenance […]
We can feel the days getting hotter so our thoughts turn to our gardens. One of the jobs to be done is to get your patio area clean and ready for the Summer. Below are some tips for getting your patio ready.
Remove everything from the area, all chairs, BBQs and plants and pots to […]
We just received this lovely review from a happy client in East London. We installed a new lawn in their back garden:
“The latest review from a happy client “Great service and really reliable – the work was done on time and to a very high standard. We’re really pleased with our new lawn, which […]
Carrying out a total garden makeover is a very exciting and important project for your home. Take your time to think and plan what your dream garden will look like. What look would you like to achieve? Think about what you need your garden to be? Somewhere to relax, somewhere for the children to […]
It is always great to hear back from our clients. We received this review from a happy client today
“Christian and the team completely overhauled our garden and did an amazing job – I can’t believe it’s the same space! They worked incredibly fast, were very friendly and courteous and tidied up the house […]
Here we look at a garden makeover in East London. Our client was looking for a total garden makeover of her outdoor space. She chose January to carry out the work to get her garden ready for the Spring. The first step was a consultation at her home to look at the garden space […]
Getting your garden ready for Winter. If you would like your garden to look great in the Spring then carrying out some work in the Winter to prepare your garden for the cold spell will really help it. Here are some tasks to consider undertaking:
1. Give your paving and paths a good clean. Take […]
If you are looking for a warm inviting look to your garden then garden decking is a good choice. Decking can be installed anywhere within your garden so is highly versatile. It can be installed at the bottom of your garden if this is the area that attracts the most sun or directly leading […]
Here we look at decking design ideas. Decking is such a great addition to a garden. It provides a brilliant entertainment space and is so versatile it can be built anywhere in your garden. It doesn’t have to be laid right outside your back door and if there is an area at the bottom […]
Garden decking provides a good choice for a family garden. Even though the weather is getting a little colder our children still love to be able to play outside and we want to encourage them to be out in the fresh air. Yet it can be hard keeping an eye on young children roaming […]
Autumn is a good time to install a fence. There is no need to wait until the Spring to get your fence installed. Autumn is a great time to carry out this work and there are a number of reasons why:
Speed of Service
Spring is a popular time for getting your garden ready for the […]
Things to consider when choosing a fence. If you are thinking of changing your fencing take your time before going ahead with the new installation. There are various things to consider so you shouldn’t rush into this decision.
Below we look at some of the things to take into consideration:
Have a think about the […]
Wooden or concrete posts? Choosing your fencing is a big decision to make. You need to decide on what you are looking for from your fencing. Is it for security or for design purposes? Your fencing can totally change the look of your garden and home so it needs to be thought through properly. […]
Decking or Paving. Which is best? It can be very hard to choose. Both look great, easy to install and simple to maintain. Both are natural products, and are environmentally friendly. A pretty area of decking, or a smart paved patio or driveway definitely adds value to your home. It makes sitting outside even […]
A desire for privacy away from prying eyes, securing a boundary or the need to repair damaged panels usually results in a quick decision to install a new fence. But being too hasty can result in the wrong choices being made.
Simply choosing a fence style is not easy. All too frequently people opt for […]
Now could be the time for a garden makeover. It’s been a hard Winter. The ‘Beast from the East’ hit gardens just as the first signs of Spring had begun to appear. Bitter arctic winds played havoc with fences, while blankets of heavy snow followed by the impact of rain and thawing snow compounded […]
Garden fencing plays a very important part in the look of your garden and the overall image of your house. It is one of the more noticeable areas in a garden so it is really important to take your time and make the right choice when choosing which type of fencing to go for. […]
Here we look at garden fence security. With the arrival of the dark nights of winter, there are fewer people around in gardens and streets. All too frequently, people are tucked up warm inside their homes with curtains closed. But what is happening outside?
As darkness falls, it becomes easier for potential intruders to take […]
Here at C&J Landscapes we have a wealth of knowledge and some great New Fence Ideas. This post outlines the Benefits of Installing a New Fence in the Autumn.
If one of the projects on your home-improvement list for this coming Spring is to install a new fence, you might want to reconsider your timeline. […]
Here at C&J Landscapes we have a wealth of knowledge and some great Garden Decking Ideas when it comes to providing inspiration for your Garden Decking project.
Garden decking is a great way to create a space for hanging out with friends and family and to encourage everyone to get outside. Read on to discover […]
Now that the rain has gone and the sun has reappeared we can look at dining out in your garden. Hot summer days bring out the fragrance of the flowers in your garden, the gentle sweetness of roses and philadelphus, lavender and buddelia. It makes an irresistible backdrop to dining outside, enjoying the fresh […]
Summer facelift for decking. Give your decking a facelift by adding some extra features such as planters, built in seats, balustrades or arches. Within a very short time, tired decking can be given a totally new look.
Raised beds make a perfect addition to decking as they enable extra space for planting, especially if you […]
We can feel the days getting slightly warmer and the evenings becoming lighter so our thoughts turn to the garden. One of the jobs to be done so that you are ready to open up your garden is to get your patio area clean and ready for full use in the Spring and Summer. […]
Sunny, spring days always make you feel like getting outside. It also reveals the damage caused by winter. Strolling out onto the decking can highlight damaged boards, faded timbers, broken balustrades. The decking can be slippery, blackened with fungus and timbers have become warped. If not dealt with quickly, this can eventually rot the […]
Stone patios can look lovely, and are certainly hard wearing. The hardest part is actually laying them correctly. If you look at DIY websites and books, it seems to be a fairly straightforward task. In reality – it can be very difficult for people who don’t possess the skills, equipment and background knowledge to […]
2017 Garden Trends – Ideas For Your Garden. Geometric designs and natural landscaping materials are set to be key features of garden design during 2017 reflecting the influence of major public gardens currently under renovation. Landscape designer Christopher Bradley-Hole is a leading proponent of geometric, cubist style designs and it is these designs which […]
All I want for Christmas is – a new patio? Somewhere to sit in comfort within my own garden next summer? Replace the fencing that is falling down? So why not make it your New Year’s resolution to do something about it?
A New Year and a new start is the perfect time for creating […]
Now the winter has arrived we mustn’t forget about our gardens. They still need our care and there are some tasks to be carried out. Below are some winter garden tips to keep your garden healthy and looking good in the winter and have it ready for when spring approaches:
1. Check your fences, gates and […]
Creating a country/rural garden. Even in an urban area, you can give your garden a country/rural feel by carefully choosing your hard landscaping. Think about exactly what you are aiming for when looking at landscaping products. Focus on soft shades and natural earthy looking materials. This is a garden design that calls for beiges, […]
Your garden in Autumn. What to do now. Here we look at how to plan ahead. Now that the kids are back to school and days are getting shorter, gardens are being used less. It is a perfect time to stand back and think about work that needs to be undertaken in the garden.
There may […]
Here we look at maintaining a child friendly garden. With the arrival of the summer holidays, children are spending more time in the garden – which is why it is a good idea to do a quick safety check as soon as possible.
Gardens are beautiful and provide lots of play opportunities. But they can also […]
Gardens are wonderful places to unwind after a busy day and enjoy a relaxing meal with friends and family. The sight of pretty flowers, the aroma of fresh herbs drifting on the breeze and inviting chairs awaiting everyone on the patio immediately evokes a sense of pleasurable downtime. It is no wonder that the […]
Here we have a video of a recent fence installation for a client in Harold Hill, Essex. He was very happy with the work carried out and is now looking for a quote to carry out some landscaping in his garden.
We carry out fence installations and repairs in the East London and Essex area.
Garden decking extras. Adding a few extras to your decking such as built in seating or planters can make a tremendous difference to your garden. Such features immediately enhance the beauty and functionality of your decking, while maximizing available space.
Why not add in some pretty timber benches along the sides? This helps the transition […]
If you love your garden and are passionate about all things gardening here are some events in London taking place this year that may tickle your fancy.
RHS on Tour. The RHS is joining up with the London Farmer’s Market and others for a number of RHS on Tour events in 2016. There will be stands offering […]
Garden decking trends 2016. Will 2016 be the year of curves? All the indications suggest that this is set to be the dominant trend in decking design. People are increasingly seeking to be more individualistic, wanting gentle curves rather than stark rectangles and squares.
Curves can help make smaller spaces feel larger as the space […]
Getting your garden ready for spring. With the strong winds and storms we have had recently spring might seem a long way off but now that we are in February it actually isn’t that far away. So let’s take a look at what we can start to do to get our garden ready for […]
Landscaping trends for 2016. What trends are set to emerge this year in British gardens? Looking at garden designers predictions, several emerging trends can be seen reflecting the way in which we use our gardens.
Easy maintenance is set to continue to be a key theme. For most people, the amount of time they can […]
Here we look at maintaining a fence. With the onset of winter, checking the condition of fences is essential. Any inherent weaknesses in a fence are made worse by winter weather. Strong winds, floodwaters, heavy rain and snow piled against the base of a fence can be the final straw. All too often, it […]
Here we look at maintaining your garden decking. Decking is very popular and look gorgeous in any garden. It provides a very flexible addition to your home. As with most things it requires a little maintenance. Follow these tips below for a long standing beautiful deck:
Sweep it regularly with a hard broom and hose […]
Here we discuss choosing a new fence. Fences are extremely vulnerable in winter. Storms, high winds, frost and snow can cause major problems. Taking action in advance can pay dividends for canny homeowners as it ensures the safety and security of your property. A further advantage is that a smart, well cared for fence […]
The bright autumn colours and arrival of the first frosts emphasise the need to get gardens ready for winter. Temperatures can drop fast, while wind and rain can quickly cause problems.
Checking the condition of fences has to be a priority. High winds often blow down fences and this not only affects your garden, but […]
Planning a new patio or decking for your home? With a little bit of thought you can transform a simple patio or decking area into an incredibly stylish area that can be enjoyed throughout the year. Adding a little extra value can work wonders for the overall design and concept.
If opting for decking, opt […]
As we fast approach the summer holidays we can enjoy many weeks of entertainment with our children. As a family we enjoy lots of days out but this can be rather expensive. So when the sun is shining brightly and you have a day at home planned there are lots of fun things your […]
As our thoughts turn to our summer holiday before you leave on your journey some tips for your garden before you go.
Mow the lawn as you normally do, ideally the day before you go on holiday, so it has as little time as possible to grow whilst you are away. Don’t be tempted to cut your […]
Sorting out your garden can be a nerve wracking task. Everyone wants a lovely garden, somewhere to relax after the pressures of the day. Creating it is another matter. There are so many decisions to be made. What would look good where? Should the seating area be placed beside the house or would it […]
Planning a garden makeover? Brought a new house and want to adjust the garden to suit your needs or simply improve what you already have? Altering gardens requires careful thought so as to make sure that you achieve the results that you want.
Begin by taking a close look at your existing garden. Draw up […]
Decking creates the perfect outside room no matter where you live. The warm, natural tones of wooden decking blends into all house styles and can be made as large or as small as you want.
Placed adjacent to patio doors leading from the lounge, or beside the kitchen door; an area of decking gives the […]
As the days grow longer, and the temperature rises, children love to be able to play outside. Yet it can be hard keeping an eye on young children roaming around the garden, while you try and do tasks inside the house. Many gardens incorporate water features and small ponds and these can be very […]
New driveway East London that we installed. A new driveway can really make a good first impression and add the wow factor to a house. Plus with parking being more difficult it is a good addition to a home.
Our client lived on a busy road and parking was proving to be a problem and […]
Here we look at the pros and cons of contractor vs DIY for your garden decking project. Well laid decking looks fabulous in the garden and definitely adds value to your home. Not surprisingly, increasing numbers of home owners are installing it. Yet simply choosing materials and a design is not enough – fitting […]
As we begin a new year now is great time to look at landscaping trends for 2015. Wooden decking is set to remain one of the most popular trends in garden landscaping during 2015. It is easy to see why. Maintenance is simple and decking always looks good.
The natural timber or stone look remains […]
Garden decking is a fantastic way of providing a relaxing area in the garden. It looks good and can be styled to suit your needs but choosing the right decking is another matter.
This can be a difficult choice to make because there are so many potential options. It is not colour and style, but […]
Saving money makes sense – which is why it is now worth thinking about undertaking hard landscaping projects such as new paths and driveways. Prices for gravel and other hard landscaping materials are lower in winter – but rise again as soon as demand increases in the spring.
Just like buying heating oil in September […]
Installing a fence sounds easy – after all, what could be simpler than digging in a few fence panels. But is it? All too frequently, DIY attempts to install a fence result in a quick call to the professionals!
It is not hard to see why this happens. Garden fencing requires a lot of skill and […]
As winter fast approaches, plants die back in the garden leaving garden fencing exposed and in full view. This makes the perfect time to carry out maintenance and consider changes to your design. Often forgotten until it is too late, garden fencing can make a tremendous difference to the appearance of your garden.
Wooden fences are […]
Garden decking is a popular choice for your garden and below are some reasons to consider it:
* Garden decking is a popular choice for many homeowners who want a contemporary look for their garden.
* Garden decking can be built to create level areas in sloping gardens.
* Decking can be used to cover up a […]
When you have a new lawn laid you need to give it alot of aftercare to help it bed in well and stay healthy. Below is some advice:
Walk on the new lawn as little as possible for the first six weeks or so to allow the roots to bed down.
Try to water twice a day […]
Garden Decking is a very popular addition to any garden. Below are some reasons to consider it:
• Decking is a favourite choice for many homeowners who want a contemporary look for their garden.
• A low maintenance option.
• Decking can be built to create level areas in sloping gardens.
• Decking can be used to cover up a tired looking […]
I saw a great picture and article in 25 Beautiful Homes magazine about how a stone patio run the whole length of the back of your house looks fantastic and can make a great place for outdoor dining. With such a large area you are then able to fit a big table there for […]
Decking Company – C&J Landscapes
We are C&J Landscapes, a professional Decking Company covering in East London, Essex and Hertfordshire. Our aim is to give our clients a professional, high quality service. Excellent communication and knowledge ensures that we keep our clients happy.
We offer free honest advice, and our aim is to supply you with […]
Patio Decking Services
Here at C&J Landscapes we offer professional Patio Decking Services no matter what your requirements or if you would like bespoke designs on your patio or decking we are fully capable of carring out the works with the minimum of fuss and in the least amount of time.
We will work closely with […]
1. Every week sweep decking with a stiff broom to prevent a build up of dirt and algae, which would make it discoloured and slimy.
2. If you have slippery or dirty decking a pressure washer will make short work of grime, or there are plenty of specialist decking cleaning products available, which you brush […]
Fencing Replacement Services
Here at C&J Landscapes we offer professional Fencing Replacement Services no matter what your requirements or if you would like bespoke designs on your fences we are fully capable of carring out the works with the minimum of fuss and in the least amount of time.
We will work closely with you on […]
Here at C&J Landscapes we offer professional Fencing Installers no matter what your requirements or if you would like bespoke designs on your fences we are fully capable of carring out the works with the minimum of fuss and in the least amount of time.
We will work closely with you on the style […]
Fencing Construction Services
Here at C&J Landscapes we offer professional Fencing Construction Services no matter what your requirements or if you would like bespoke designs on your fences we are fully capable of carrying out the works with the minimum of fuss and in the least amount of time.
We will work closely with you on the […]