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Remember to do the Hard Landscaping followed by Soft Landscaping with soil conditioning, planting, irrigation, mulching and then finally the Lawn; not lay the Lawn first.

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Suggested client work schedule on vegetable garden for a client after I had rotovated his proposed vegetable garden area and created the above plan:-

  • Order vegetable seeds and seaweed meal as soon as possible.
  • Order seed trays/seed compost and vegetable protection roll.
  • Order fruit plants as soon as possible.
  • Thin evergreen tree.
  • Remove leylandii trees and their stumps from right hand side of vegetable garden entrance.
  • Burn removed trees and thinnings.
  • Remove clay tile/concrete from Fruit Plot 3
  • Level remaining mound of earth by entrance using rotovator.
  • Order and erect the 4 chainlink fence support systems ( I have a 6’ high galvanized chainlink roll), remembering to remove the relevant fence panels from fruit plot 3 for the raspberry supports when that section is to be built ( most of the existing fence posts can be reused without removing them from the ground, but 1 extra is required for fruit plot 2 and 1 extra each end of each section is required to brace those ends, with 4 posts and 2 braces required for fruit plot 4 ).
  • Order and erect 6”x1” treated wooden bed edges.
  • Order and erect Plantex geotextile with 2” deep of Type I Roadstone on paths between vegetable garden beds.
  • Cow manure will be required for some but not all of the fruit/vegetable plots as a mulch before planting.
  • Sow seeds into seed trays and fruit plants into ground as soon as they arrive.
  • Order compost bin system and erect it.
  • Complete vegetable garden paths with 2” more of Type I Roadstone and 2” of Self-binding gravel.


"Decking is a common landscaping feature:-

  • The TDCA (Timber Decking and Cladding Association) is a not for profit organisation that issues NHBC (National House Building Council) adopted building regulations for decking.
  • An informative video that gives an overview of timber decking called decking in 90 seconds is available.
  • They have a number of publications such as building standards, material and fixings usage guidance notes and maintenance advice sheets; all to download for free.
  • They also run a certification scheme for decking material manufacturers and installer - the Deckmark scheme."

from J. Napier (Misterweb) who also supplied this decking photo -->


When you do construction, please remember that people using the result might wish to remain alive!


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