If you live in London or any other large city, your garden might not be huge. Often houses and maisonettes in the inner London area come with a minimalist city garden or just a decked area. This is one of the reasons why many people tend to go for houses in Zone 3 and 4 that offer that little bit more outdoor space for your money. North London is a popular choice for reasonably priced properties that come with old established gardens.
Below is a short guide on how to have a great garden in London
If you have an established garden
If you live in London, butt have a lawn, trees and hear the birds sing in the mornings, many will consider you very fortunate.This, however, also means that your garden will require maintenance. With close proximity of other houses it is always important to make sure your trees and their branches do not pose any risk to neighbouring properties.
London tree surgeons are used to working with London properties and will be able to advice on the maintenance and safety of the trees in your garden. If a tree in your garden has become damaged and needs removing, do get in touch with one of the tree surgeons covering your area in London. Often different parts of the city have different regulations applicable to specific areas. It is a part of the tree surgeon’s job to be aware of the local and national rules and regulations. London tree surgeons will be familiar with the local authorities’ requirements and will know if their permission is required to carry out the work.
If you want to create a garden
Do research online or ask a professional for advice on what kind of plants will work best for your space. London tree surgeons and garden designers that are familiar with your area will be able to recommend species that will grow well in your type of garden soil. They will also recommend trees appropriate for the space that you have. If your garden is not large you do not want to end up with oversized trees and if you only have one tree, you want to choose an evergreen one to enjoy it all the year round.
If you have a city garden
This is normally nothing more than a small decked or concreted area. With a bit of work and very little investment a city garden can become a brilliant space for entertaining or simply relaxing with a book. Just add astro turf and one or two trees to turn an uninviting empty space into a green heaven. Any London tree surgeon will be able to advise you on which tree will not grow more than you need and will be easy to maintain.
If you have no garden
There is an excellent project called Trees for Cities that is striving to make London and other large cities greener and cleaner. It involves volunteers who are keen on planting trees and making friends and having a great time in the process. So far Trees for Cities staff and volunteers have planted 600,000 trees and are aiming to hit 1,000,000 by 2020. If this sound like something you might enjoy, do get in touch as volunteers are always welcome.