Landscaping a garden, time-lapse music video. (info in description)

Landscaping a garden, time-lapse music video. (info in description)

This is a complete garden build from February 2018. A great design and fantastic customers. The second day on the project was the start of the Beast from the East which lasted most of the project
and was followed by record rainfall.

Egyptian limestone (Pyramis gold) paving
globelstone tudar clay pavers
everedge lawn edging
george davis turf.

This is one of our favourite projects to date.

Time scale around 6 weeks with an extra 2 weeks lost at the beginning due to the snow on the ground.

The existing garden had a level patio stepping down onto a level lawn which both held water. By using the correct 1:80 fall on the new patio and slightly raising the lawn to continue the fall , it allows water to run off to the gravel area at the back. It also eradicates the need for the step.

Paving and paths were both layed on 100mm of compact mot type 1 with a fabric membrane underneath.

The path edging course was bedded length ways and pointed giving a solid edge for the other blocks to be infilled. The infilled pavers were set on a narrow bed (20mm) of screeded compact sharp sand about 3mm higher than the edging. They then have kiln dried sand brushed in and are wacked with the compactor to level and secure the whole path.

The patio is layed on a full bed around 50mm thick of sharp sand and cement 5:1. A primer is made up of neat cement and SBR whisked into a thick consistent paste and rolled onto the backs. Traditional pointing of a semi dry soft sand and cement 3:1 mix with a tiny amount of feb additive.

The lawn areas where temporarily boarded to prevent over compaction whilst working in the rain. Once clear, everedge lawn edging is clipped together and hammered into the ground to create the boarders. The lawn area then rotovated with a petrol cultivator to aerate the soil. Its then raked out and topped up with lawn grade silica soil. Its all then raked level and compacted under foot to firm it up – know as ‘pigeon stepping’ or the ‘horticultural shuffle’. The flattened soil is then raked out to the final level known as a tilth ready for the turf. Turf rolls are rolled out in a staggered pattern starting one side and then working back and forth from one side to the other. The rolls are knitted together meaning they are carefully butted up without a gap or overlapping. Boards are placed over the turf so not to be walked on whilst laying, they are also used to jump on and flatten the rolls at the end. The edges are cut in with a serrated bread knife making sure there are no small cuts that could dry out too quickly while the grass establishes.

It was a real testament to George Davis Turf to be able to supply grass this quality after the 6 weeks of awfull weather the country just had.

Thanks for watching!

build by Sam keep and nathan stone.

50 Comments

  1. α—·Iα—©α”• on July 5, 2022 at 10:36 pm

    7:02 My favorite part πŸ˜‚

  2. meble na wymiar on July 5, 2022 at 10:39 pm

    Dobra robotaπŸ‘

  3. gatekeeper1 on July 5, 2022 at 10:40 pm

    very impressive gentelmen!

  4. Scott on July 5, 2022 at 10:44 pm

    7:00 — LOL

  5. Zoop Loop on July 5, 2022 at 10:44 pm

    Hi great work. Very inspiring watching use hard at work.

    I hope you don’t mind me asking a few questions..

    I want to start my own business one day soon. I’ve just finished my level 2 RHS practical horticulture, looking to start my level 3 diploma in landscape construction.

    Is there anything else you would recommend me learn/do?

    Also what size van do use?
    Tools needed for this job?

    How much roughly can you make a year doing this?

    What’s the biggest contract you’ve had?

  6. Spaghett 123 on July 5, 2022 at 10:45 pm

    Wow, it’s so nice to see a job done with pride,no shortcuts in this job.
    Well done guys.

  7. FLOR REAL on July 5, 2022 at 10:45 pm

    I’m not really one for curved features but this one looks good

  8. Yoav G on July 5, 2022 at 10:47 pm

    πŸ‘πŸ”₯

  9. Julie Anderson on July 5, 2022 at 10:47 pm

    Beautiful! Such hard work.

  10. Ali Ahmad on July 5, 2022 at 10:47 pm

    When landscape more expensive than the house lol

  11. Starlight GT on July 5, 2022 at 10:47 pm

    Amazing job, just curious what you’re painting on the underside of the pavers?

  12. Alfonso Martinez on July 5, 2022 at 10:49 pm

    A lot of attention to every single detail. The only constructive critic would be at the end, with the plant of the tree. I think it should have more care, like a bigger hole, spread the roots, cut damaged roots, cut roots interoverlapping, apply a planting pruning to root and first level story of the tree.

  13. rob mantle on July 5, 2022 at 10:51 pm

    Grand job gents. I don’t envy you working in that snow let alone doing all that back breaking work πŸ‘πŸ‘

  14. queenmonkeyhead on July 5, 2022 at 10:51 pm

    Very nice and very satisfy… The design and the artwork involved blow me way. I want my garden that way.

  15. Romey Anicai on July 5, 2022 at 10:52 pm

    Outstanding and very impressive.

  16. Rudolfo Medina on July 5, 2022 at 10:53 pm

    You guys did an excellent job on hardscaping. Congratulations on a job well done.

  17. Rachel Boulton on July 5, 2022 at 10:55 pm

    Absolute Perfection well done 😊

  18. Liz Pollock on July 5, 2022 at 10:56 pm

    Great job guys! Beautiful result! 😍

  19. Jimmy Lad on July 5, 2022 at 10:57 pm

    That turfing job Is perfect πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ

  20. Eric In SF on July 5, 2022 at 10:59 pm

    Compacting the topsoil by foot? That was hilarious. You guys should post the entire time lapse of that because it looks so ridiculous. It would probably go viral

  21. Rum William on July 5, 2022 at 11:00 pm

    Nice 10k job

  22. MD 690 on July 5, 2022 at 11:00 pm

    greetings from Germany! this video made my day better. very nice result! it may be weird but I am really proud of those two guys.

  23. Andrew John on July 5, 2022 at 11:03 pm

    Great video…. Where did you learn the skills for this ? Or did you set a business up and learn as you go?

  24. Gareth Wood on July 5, 2022 at 11:04 pm

    Fantastic job. Really impressive transformation, quality workmanship and the design is great

  25. Kris Marshall on July 5, 2022 at 11:07 pm

    great work

  26. RhumRunner41 on July 5, 2022 at 11:07 pm

    Watching this makes me happy to see the quality & care of workmanship that’s out there. Watching this saddens me that there isn’t much of that quality & care of workmanship in my region. Well done!

  27. Julie Farraway on July 5, 2022 at 11:09 pm

    Lovely 😍

  28. Matt on July 5, 2022 at 11:09 pm

    Great work gents, a lot of pride was taken doing that job πŸ‘πŸ‘

  29. m4ck m4n on July 5, 2022 at 11:10 pm

    That is a lot of work. Top job BTW πŸ™‚

  30. Kevin Gallagher on July 5, 2022 at 11:10 pm

    Amazing job and great team work

  31. K Angel on July 5, 2022 at 11:11 pm

    wow you really don’t cut corners like a lot of other places look like they do. I’m impressed with your skill and great workmanship!

  32. tictoc544 on July 5, 2022 at 11:13 pm

    Total cost?

  33. Caroline Sousa on July 5, 2022 at 11:14 pm

    I thought this was so good, I felt like I was right there- excelent before and after!!

  34. Bobby Taylor on July 5, 2022 at 11:14 pm

    looks great… !

  35. Jason on July 5, 2022 at 11:15 pm

    How much would a job like this cost ? 25.000Β£ ?

  36. City Gardener on July 5, 2022 at 11:16 pm

    Seriously impressed with the quality of work and attention to detail

  37. Mark Novack on July 5, 2022 at 11:18 pm

    Gray Cat watched this with me.

  38. Mxseba on July 5, 2022 at 11:19 pm

    Super beau !πŸ˜πŸ‡§πŸ‡ͺ

  39. Kim, Gaxha on July 5, 2022 at 11:19 pm

    πŸ˜‚, snow ❄ ❄ β›„ πŸŽ… πŸ˜ƒ, .very good job s πŸ‘ , thanks youuuu πŸ‘beautiful gardens, and jobs, πŸ‘πŸ‘

  40. Monica Bauman on July 5, 2022 at 11:22 pm

    Hey! I’m from Family Handyman, we saw one of your videos and would love to speak with you about promoting it across our brands.Β Please reply to my comment so we can get in touch!

  41. Kavele Kilonzo on July 5, 2022 at 11:22 pm

    Well done , you work very well together

  42. Hussain on July 5, 2022 at 11:23 pm

    Amazing job πŸ‘. Where are you based and where/how did you learn your trade?

  43. TheMadisonWinter on July 5, 2022 at 11:24 pm

    Some aspects of this job seemed tedious, yet they treated that property like it was their own. Really professional job!

  44. Sheila Jones on July 5, 2022 at 11:25 pm

    Beautiful work πŸ‘ πŸ‘Œ 😍 I love it

  45. Emma Gordon on July 5, 2022 at 11:27 pm

    Simply AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Los Angeles, CA

  46. Rip Van Winkle on July 5, 2022 at 11:28 pm

    What is it you’re painting the underside of the slabs and edging blocks with? Cheers πŸ‘

  47. Shelton Group on July 5, 2022 at 11:30 pm

    Is that grout you’re using in the joints?

  48. H B on July 5, 2022 at 11:32 pm

    Wow ! Seems like some excellent job done by people who love their job , unlike cowboys .

  49. Gene Toliver on July 5, 2022 at 11:32 pm

    Thank you for your attention to detail on this Beautiful landscape renovation. Wishing you guys much success in your future endeavours! I Liked, Saved and Subscribed!!

  50. Viv doolan on July 5, 2022 at 11:32 pm

    The design had some jarring angles that were eventually softened by plants. The work was very good quality.

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