07971 920 355 | 020 3538 5949 matt@mattlox.co.uk

Services

I'm a local gardener with a small team working in the Brixton, Herne Hill and Dulwich area, specialising in landscaping, planting and maintenance in all sizes of garden.
We're available for either regular or one-off visits with all specific needs and requirements considered.
We understand that every garden is different and that a weed to some is a flower to another. We feel it is important to meet a client first to discuss individual needs and aspirations. Talking through ideas and budget is an important part of the preparation, enabling us to execute a more personal touch to each job undertaken.

Services offered :

  • Regular garden maintenance
  • One off tidy up and makeover
  • Work with property management companies
  • Annual contracts considered
  • Landscaping of existing spaces
  • Planning and planting advice
  • Lawn care and maintenance
  • Lawn turfing
  • Hedge and large shrub planting, trimming and pruning
  • Planting of containers and window boxes
  • Seasonal and herbaceous plants and flowers supplied and planted
  • Access to a wide range of trees, hedging materials and shrubs
  • Advice and help with planning and growing vegetables organically
  • Building of raised beds
  • Pressure washing patios, furniture and garden structures
  • Arrange and over see hard landscaping work
  • Areas covered - SW2, SW4, SW9, SW16, SE19, SE21, SE22, SE24
  • Supplying & Fitting of Irrigation
  • Horizontal Fencing supplied and fitted to specific measurements
  • Where ever possible we source plants and supplies from local nurseries
  • We don't use chemicals in any format, preferring to rely on only organic feeds and natural pesticides

Whatever time of year it is, there's always something that needs doing in the garden.
Autumn is the time for clearing leaves and planting bulbs as well as chopping down the herbaceous perennials that have done their best for the year. Daffodils (Narcissus), Tulips, Crocus and Alliums as well as others need to be considered now if you want Winter and Spring colour in your garden.
It is also the perfect time for preparing vegetable beds for the following season. Digging over, weeding and perhaps enriching with good garden compost or manure is the best way to prepare the soil for next growing season. If you're growing vegetables over winter such as Onions, Garlic and some salad crops, it's a good idea to be prepared for the imminent frost. Mulches and cloches come into there own at this time of year.

Winter should not be overlooked as a season either; there may not be as much work to do in the garden but it can still be enjoyed. With the frost, some of the plants, trees, shrubs and especially grasses in your garden will show themselves in a different light. It is a good time to give wildlife a helping hand, particularly in the colder months; feeding the birds could be life-saving for them. As well as leaving out feeders with seeds and nuts, you could also think about left over materials for their nests. What is fit for the compost bin to us, could be perfect for keeping birds warm.

Spring is perhaps, for me, the most exciting season of the year. The days are starting to get longer and warmer, plants start to wake up, trees begin to grow the new season's flowers and leaves. The ground is softer and ready for you to start planning and planting the new year's garden. If growing food is your thing, then Spring is the time to get to work with most vegetables and some fruits!

Summer is the time to really enjoy the garden, the colours and sudden bursts of life from all of your plants can give much enjoyment. Although we grow vegetables and herbs to eat, many of them can produce wonderful flowers too. I feel it's worth considering this when planning ahead and co-ordinating with seasonal and perennial plants.