We've lived in our current home for 3 years this summer. Every year I look out to the garden and my mind fills with ideas of what I want to do: a little vegetable patch, a beautiful lawn, flowers to attract the bees and butterflies. Getting stuck in when you have two small children tearing about is rather tricky though, so the garden has been looking a little tired lately. In Ian's opinion "it's fine, it doesn't look that bad" so getting him to help has proved fruitless. When Fantastic Services contacted me to ask if I'd like to try their gardening maintenance service I jumped at the chance!
Fantastic Services offer a range of services to domestic and commercial customers in London, the South East and the North West, including gardening, cleaning, removals, builders, pet care, waste removal, handymen and pest control. Their goal is to make your life simpler and with a 3 hour gardening maintenance service, which included 180l of waste disposal, I hoped their experts would give my garden the TLC it needed leaving me to simply get on with taking care of my family.
So here's a look at what my garden looked like before (eek, don't judge me!)
The team of three gardeners arrived promptly at 10am and immediately set to work. And they worked non-stop for the whole three hours. They arrived armed with all the equipment they needed to do the job so all I had to do was show them into my garden and leave them to it. They pulled out all the weeds from the beds, pruned all of the hedges, hoed the edges of the grass, cleared a space at the back of the garden for me to start a vegetable patch and mowed the lawn. They filled bag after bag with garden waste, I couldn't believe how much there was.
And this is what my garden now looks like:
What a transformation! I difference is amazing and I'm so happy with how my garden looks now. It seems so much bigger and is more inviting; the children have been out playing in the garden every day since we had the work done. We've been able to make a start on our vegetable patch and sown flower seeds now that the Fantastic Services team have done the hard work for me. All I need to do now is maintain it but if it ever gets too much for me to cope I know who I'll be getting in touch with.
If you're in need of Fantastic Services expert help you can use promo code Frankly10 to receive a £10 discount (T&C: 10 GBP off first service (any service). Min charges apply. Not limited to M25. Valid till 31 Dec 2016).
Fantastic Services kindly provided a garden maintenance service in exchange for a review.