We undertake a range of groundworks in gardens in and around Carlisle, Wigton, Brampton, the North Lakes, the Eden Valley and along the Solway Coast, as well as parts of south-west Scotland and east-Northumbria.
We provide free quotes with no obligation for garden groundworks.
The term ‘groundworks’ generally refers to the work undertaken to prepare sub-surfaces for the start of construction work. Beyond any demolition work which may need to be completed first, groundworks are typically the first stage of a construction project and, in the context of garden construction, can include ground investigation, site clearance, excavation, ground levelling, drainage and landscaping.
Similar such groundworks at working farms and other agricultural sites include track repairs, ditch clearing and maintenance and other light groundworks.
Homeowners need or choose to level uneven, bumpy or sloped ground in gardens for a range of reasons. Sometimes for purely aesthetic reasons, sometimes practical and sometimes necessary. Whatever your reason, groung levelling is the same process.
A level garden space is generally more usable, pliable and pleasing on the eye - even when sectioned into several tiers.
Excavating a garden is primarily undertaken to create multiple surface levels or to generally reconfigure the landscape.
More specific excavation on a smaller scale is required for land leveling, tree and tree stump removal, garden clearance, hedge removal and earth moving.
Steep banks and slopes in a garden can be looked upon as a unique, eye-catching virtue or a barrier to effective and convenient gardening and essentially a waste of space. Steep banks in gardens are difficult to access, prone to erosion over time and often overgrown with weeds.
Fully landscaping a steep bank can be very challenging. That said, landscaping a completely flat garden isn't always conjusive for inspirational landscaping, so retaining some form of slope or terracing can be beneficial.
A wet, boggy and swamp-like garden can be caused by a number of factors, but inadequate drainage is generally the primary reason.
Draining may seem simple, but it may or may not be feasible on a particular garden. If not, creating a seasonal flooding area or elevating parts of a garden to improve drainage and usability are effective tactics.
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