Michael Lowe Gardening Services
I began working as an assistant landscaper in early 2004 for a company called Terra Firma based in Langley-Upon-Tyne owned and run by Rosie Hudson. Later that same year I set myself up as a sole trader and began trading under the name of Michael LoweGardening Services.
One of the most valuable lessons I learnt from Rosie was that reputation is highly important as long as you maintain a healthy rapport with clients and high standards and quality of work vs. good value are adhered to.
'Word of Mouth' is still to this day one of the fundamental channels for securing work with prospective clients and I strive to remain transparent at all times with my clients so that they are aware at every stage of the design process from start to finish and thereafter with a maintenance schedule should they require one.
I see myself as a very approachable, highly professional individual and believe in providing my clients with quality, not quantity. I enjoy exciting new challenges!
Established in 2004
Michael Lowe Gardening Services began trading as a sole trader predominantly in the private sector maintaining clients’ gardens and property in Tynedale Northumberland.
In late 2010 I decided to diversify my business and started taking on Design Projects. I have designed and completed 2 large scale designs and various smaller projects to date which include a redesign of a Victorian Walled Garden I collaborated with a hard landscaping company to complete this project.
In Early 2012 I designed and constructed a child's playground using pressure treated softwood. The climbing frame which the client purchased separately was assembled and incorporated into the playground design. Extensive excavations were necessary for this project before plotting out could even begin and the necessary drains were put in place to remove excess water from the site.
The project was finished off with lush turf surrounds and playground grade barkchip on breathable woven weed matting. Here too an old “Victorian” relic was given a new lease of life in that I excavated an old rectangular pond that had been filled in with rubble. After it had been excavated and cleared, a field drain was installed to take excess water away from the excavation as the “old pond” was to become a child's sand pit. The shelves were rendered accordingly so as to allow for stable installation of decking boards to create seating along all four sides of the sand pit. To see smaller projects please view photos.