Landscape Garden Design and Build Project - Yapton, West Sussex - Phase 2

After 10 weeks of incredible work from James and the team we have finally reached the finish line!

We are absolutely delighted with the results and look forward to maintaining the garden in the future.

Our tree surgeons and tree services were a large part of the project removing approximately 30 tons of dead, dying and diseased trees and hedges, brambles and bamboo.

Once the tree and shrub removal was completed James and the groundworks team made light work of the levelling, excavation and irrigation, not to mention the new pond and York Stone installation.

A truly enjoyable project end to end. Once the grass seed starts to establish we will get the first cut out the way, then more photos to highlight the transformation!

Landscape Garden Design and Build Project - Yapton, West Sussex - Phase 1

We originally visited this stunning property in 2017. Here are some images of the initial site clearance prior to garden design.

More before and after photos of the clearance...

We then had to wait a few months whilst the tree and conservation applications were approved to further remove larger tree specimens which had been highlighted as dead or dying. A few tree reductions also took place. Watch this space!

Landscape Design Project | Cambrai Avenue, Chichester.

This week our Landscaping team carried out a garden transformation in Chichester, West Sussex.

The work description was as follows:

1. Remove shingle and ground matting from front entrance. Remove stumps and level off area.

2. Create two wooden raised beds either side of the rear back garden.

3. Create divide between existing garden and new hight shingle path leading to garden studio.

4. Instal Indian sandstone stepping path leading to garden studio.

5. Infil around new Indian sandstone stepping path and raised beds with marine shingle.

6. Remove stumps in the back garden. 

Despite the dreadful weather at the beginning of the week we managed to complete the job before Virgin Media took up half the street installing fiberoptic broadband!

The final garden design looks great! Once the borders have been planted out and the grass seed begins to tie in the two garden areas we are certain the small garden will have big appeal!



Checkatrade approved Chichester Tree Services

Qualified tree surgeons within a central Chichester location are one of the popular garden services we provide.

With the summer season fast approaching, Cloud Landscapes Ltd Arborists have been mainly hedge cutting in preparation for this years spring growth. Other popular services at this time of year are efficient, effective tree pruning and cutting.

If you require Tree Surveys and Planning, need a private/ residential Tree Surgeon or you are a property manager in the Chichester area, we are proud to offer highly professional tree services to our customers.

Hedge Cutting & Hedge Maintenance

As a well established Chichester based Garden Services Company we are often asked about our Tree Surgery Services.

Cloud Landscapes Ltd are regularly contracted to help maintain and manage a wide variety of areas from stately homes to vast land areas.

This week we were asked to tackle a very large hedge in Hambrook, West Sussex. The hedge was used as part of a boundary for a very large field. Unfortunately it had been left for some time and grown to a size which could be no longer managed by a tractor flail attachment.

Our associate Guy was put in charge to tackle the 250 metre stretch of hedging which needed to be reduced to approximately 5ft just above the fence line. The sides also needed to be reduced back in the same manner.

Despite the snow and freezing cold temperatures the team were able to complete the job in record time. This also helped the client avoid any setbacks due to the nesting bird season.

If you are looking for regular hedge cutting services, hedge maintenance or regular garden services, contact Cloud Landscapes Ltd today. We are your trusted Tree Surgeons throughout Chichester, West Sussex!

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Before & After Photo.

Crown Lifting - Tree Surgery Services Chichester

What is Crown Lifting? Tree Surgery terms explained.

The lower branches can be cleared through this tree service, particularly if the crown is undoubtedly too big for the place. This is most especially necessary if you want to have better lighting for your garden. Also, this can provide your place with more space

In case that the plant becomes an obstruction to a pathway, a view or a structure, this can be done to make clearance and better space available. Most of the time, the entire lower branches are removed in order to highlight clearance of the base of the crown. The work is based on the distance between the ground and the lowest branches.

Tree Crown Lifting is the removal of tree limbs, and is done for functional and aesthetic purposes. If a limb becomes damaged or diseased, it may need to be pruned to preserve the health of the tree. Some people also do this to their trees to increase foliage or direct growth for aesthetic purposes.

Avoiding Disease

Perform Tree Crown Lifting to keep your landscaping healthy. Overgrown, crossing branches can cause damage by rubbing against each other. Dead, damaged, or diseased branches attract harmful pests that can affect the overall health of the plant. Trimming strengthens timber, because the plant is able to focus its growing energy toward the core instead of the peripheral branches. Stronger hardwood is able to weather storms better, without toppling or losing branches.

Attractive Growth

Trimmed hardwoods are generally more attractive than overgrown ones. When you cut according to the natural growth of your landscaping, the stock will assume its natural form and shape. It's also more likely that trimmed trees will produce more vegetation and flowers. This can translate directly to a higher fruit yield for fruit-bearing specimen. Because storms often damage untrimmed expansion, you can keep your saplings more attractive and less susceptible to storm damage by trimming.

If you are on the hunt for tree service or Tree Surgeon in Chichester, that can give you great offers while providing quality service, think about going to Checkatrade Tree Services in Chichester to view Cloud Landscapes Ltd customer feedback. There's a reason why they've lasted so long in the tree business! Hurry up and schedule an appointment!

Chichester Tree Crown Reduction Services

Whenever you are looking for a tree surgery service provider in Chichester, West Sussex, it is best to seek the professional help of an arborist such as the team at Cloud Landscapes Ltd. This professional is the one who takes care of the specialized techniques for this kind of plant. The following are just some of the most common tree services that you can ask an arborist to do.

Tree Crown Reduction

If the size of the crown is too large for it, then the best solution is to reduce it. But then again, it is very important to maintain the natural shape. Arborists make sure that the spread and height of the crown is reduced by means of pruning every single branch. Balance and suitable outline are considered in locating appropriate union for the branches during pruning. This option of pruning is most fitting for fruit-bearing ones and those that are less than 20 feet tall.

Tree Crown reduction in Chichester is also the process of making a tall tree shorter by trimming the tallest branches at its top. If you are dealing with a very large landscape tree, such as an oak or maple, it's wise to hire a professional firm to do the work for you, because they have the right equipment to prevent accidental injury.

Getting your trees trimmed is one way of maintaining their good health while improving overall appearance and extending life expectancy. While tree crown reduction primarily involves removing new growth around the outer portion of the tree's perimeter for a better aesthetic appeal, you can also do some basic pruning or removing of dead, unsightly, and insect-infested branches.

There's a saying that goes "Trim trees anytime your saw is sharp," and you can actually choose to do this for just getting a snip here and a snip there. But to make the most of your tree crown reduction activity, timing is an important factor to consider.

For instance, many flowering trees already have their flower buds set way before they bloom. Cutting off these blooms prematurely would therefore result in their inability to bloom the following season.

Once you've already established the right season for tree Crown reduction, then it's time to get hold of that tool and just trim away.

Remember, anytime you are trimming a tree, always select your branches very carefully and consider them twice before you actually cut. Once a branch has been cut, there's no way to put it back, and many a fine landscape tree has been disfigured by a poor trimming job. If you do hire an arborist for a professional tree crown reduction, be sure to hire Tree Surgeon in Chichester, they are known for thier great service deal about hedge cutting and garden maintenance. They spends a great deal of time writing about tree surgeons and their various tree care techniques. For more information about Tree Surgeon in Chichester visit our website.

Chichester Hedge Cutting and Tree Surgery Services

It is only possible to keep your Chichester hedges looking beautifully manicured with regular garden maintenance? 

Our experienced arborists will be able to identify the plant species for you to ensure the correct timing and extent of the hedge work required. 

By reducing the number of annual cuts you can keep a hedge in check but still enjoy the flower, fruit and autumn colour that the species provide. 

As a rough guide here are some common hedging plants with their tolerance to heavy pruning. If heavy pruning is not an option then more regular trimming will be necessary. Trimming will be very species dependant but here is a rough guide:

  • Beech (Fagus sylvatica): Tolerates relatively hard pruning.
  • Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa) Tolerates very hard pruning).
  • Box (Buxus sempervirens): Tolerates relatively hard pruning.
  • Elaeagnus: Tolerates very hard pruning.
  • Euonymus: Tolerates very hard pruning.
  • Griselinia: Tolerates hard pruning. 
  • Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna): Tolerates very hard pruning.
  • Holly (Ilex aquifolium): Tolerates hard pruning.
  • Holm Oak (Quercus ilex): Tolerates hard pruning.
  • Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus): Tolerates hard pruning.
  • Laurel (Prunus laurocerasus): Tolerates very hard pruning.
  • Lawson Cypress (Chamaecyparis lawsoniana): As a hedging plant it does not tolerate
  • hard pruning.
  • Monterey Cypress (Cupressus macrocarpa): As a hedging plant it does not tolerate
  • hard pruning.
  • Portuguese Laurel (Prunus lusitanica): Tolerates hard pruning.
  • Privet (Ligustrum ovalifolium): Tolerates hard pruning.
  • Pyracantha: Tolerates very hard pruning.
  • Western Red Cedar (Thuja species): Tolerates relatively hard pruning (on of the few
  • coniferous tree species that does).
  • Yew (Taxus baccata): Tolerates relatively hard pruning.
  • Informal hedges

Evergreen hedges

  • Berberis darwinii: Immediately after flowering
  • Cotoneaster lacteus: After fruiting
  • Escallonia: Immediately after flowering
  • Lavandula (lavender): Immediately after flowering
  • Pittosporum: Late summer
  • Pyracantha: Late summer Deciduous hedges
  • Berberis thunbergii: Immediately after flowering
  • Forsythia: After flowering, remove some older stems
  • Fuchsia magellanica: In spring, remove old stems
  • Rosa rugosa: In spring, remove thin twigs

Hedge maintenance tips

  • Prune those plants that flower on the current season’s growth, like as Fuchsia, once in spring, as they will still be able to produce flowers that year.
  • For plants that flower on one-year-old growth like Pittosporum, reduce the current season’s growth by half in summer.
  • In the case of shrubs that produce berries, such as Cotoneaster and Pyracantha, delay trimming until the berries disappear.