Us: Simple there are no other contractors like us!
Charles Landscape and Contract Gardeners have over ten years of dealing with
commercial landscape contracts and 30 years of horticultural
Maintenance contracts and estate maintenance contracts. During this time we
have gained considerable experience in managing
maintaining and landscaping grounds.
The most important fact to grasp in relation to any Horticultural maintenance
is that the planting within a landscape never remains constant the
of the landscape is either improving or deteriorating but never never
plants have a life cycle and will need replacement at some point this may be in
months, a year, a few years or hundreds of years therefore all
contracts must have a provision for replacement and improving the planting as a whole because if the planting is not
improving then it will
our experience often landscaping is carried out by the developer to give
maximum impact in the short term for the minimum amount of money.
At first the
landscape looks great and then usually one of our competitors is employed to
maintain the grounds or landscape possibly to a vague
specification and whilst
the hard landscape is maintained to a good standard and basic pruning and weeding are carried out little is done to
soft landscape and planting. As plants die they are not replaced and if
they are then it is done on an ad hoc basis where the new plantings have
relationship to the overall landscape. The result of competitor maintenance
over eight years is a huge bill for repairing the damage on an
average site (25
acres) sorting out the planting can cost up woods of £30,000.00.
Stephen Charles Landscape and Contract Gardeners are unique within the grounds
maintenance, commercial landscape
estate maintenance and landscape maintenance
sector we offer a Proactive combined maintenance and landscaping program in
maintenance operations are all design based. Weather just pruning a
shrub or replanting a bed the visual impact and the relationship between
individual and the landscape must be considered.
Active Maintenance: When we maintain your grounds, estate or garden we won’t be
weighting for you to suggest changes we will be making the
suggestions to you
as to what needs to change. As part of out maintenance program we will draw
plans and provide you with visuals and fully
costed proposals for the change
which are needed to keep your landscape improving. Typically this is done in
stages after we commence works
we take a couple of months to asses the
landscape area then we will advise as the best way forward and then after consultation
we will draw up plans and visuals. After this we will make more suggestions as
we become more familiar with the site and as the landscape changes.
no two landscapes or grounds are the same it is difficult to say precisely what
we would advise here it may be large scale replanting it may be
planting to ‘finish’ beds or it may be small scale changing the pruning regime
for the shrubs and perennials and replacing old plants.
We feel this is very important to us. As Landscaping, landscape maintenance
grounds maintenance and estate maintenance are
all visually based and as we all
know perception is down to the individual i.e. two people looking at the same
piece of art or the same landscape
will differ in their perceptions. This can
cause problems in landscape maintenance and grounds maintenance however if
these problems are
brought to our notice then the vast majority can be dealt
with very easley if possible we like to talk to our clients on a regular basis,
as do most
of our competitors however the difference is we act !
Management: The are few sadder sights than some poor hapless individual left on
site five days a week just pruning, mowing, sweeping,
weeding with no influence
over the shape or direction of the landscape. It’s hardly surprising they do
little work and try to avoid as much as possible!
Ask yourself wouldn’t you be board just doing
the same thing all the time.
improve our productivity on site by:
try to use more people on site for a shorter period of time.
all members of staff involved in making suggestions for landscape improvement
give all staff clear goals
staff are constantly monitored both to improve skills and make sure standards
Excuses: Yes we have all herd them, my two favorite
were “ conifers loose there needles every three years” & “ like the small sapling and the
mighty oak in the forest a wobbly
fence is a strong fence” many of our competitors should become authors.
truth there are good reasons for delaying undertaking works for example
planting pruning and feeding of plants have to be undertaken only at
times of year, for health and safety reasons the correct tools and clothing
must be available and the weather seems of always interfere
with the best laid
plans. However we make every effort not to make excuses and get on with the job
where ever possible.
We will take on all types of projects, whether it be a newly starting one, or one that requires a new face lift. We will be able to advise you as to suitability for the proposed landscapes.
We believe our key strengths are:
- Our expertise stems from 30 years of working in private gardens and an additional 16 years of working in
- commercial developments. We ensure that all our experience is available to you to ensure the successful
- completion of your project.
- Our friendly staff come from a variety of backgrounds. They are all fully trained to a high standard to ensure
- they are knowledgeable in all the service areas we provide. Ongoing training is given throughout the year to e
- nsure all staff are kept abreast of any new developments and are able to use new techniques in the work they
- We are among the most reliable service providers in the South East. As a result our service is punctual and
- dependable with the end result being never less than first class.
- We operate 7 days a week, 360 days a year. We realise that the external areas of some business areas are
- hard to maintain within normal office hours, due to vehicular movements. Therefore we are able to schedule
- works for the weekends, early mornings or late evenings to keep disruption to a minimum and to ensure
- efficient use of our time.
- We offer cost effective packages depending on your needs. Please see our services page for more details.
- We cover a wide area and are often willing to travel distances.
So why Stephen Charles Landscape and Contract Gardeners?
- 100 per cent reliable
- Attention to detail
- Customer focused
- Dedicated staff
- Excellent reputation
- Fantastic quality work
- Free estimates
- Fully confidential
- Fully insured (public liability insurance)
- Long established business
- Monthly invoices
- Quality materials
- Specialist Landscapers