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Planning a garden overhaul this summer?

Planning a garden overhaul this summer?

As the days get warmer and longer, it’s the time of year that we can start enjoying our gardens. If you’re planning a garden revamp this summer to maximise your outdoor space, make sure you’re ready for the work ahead.

Plan and prepare

Whether you’re getting a landscaper on board or going it alone with the help of online garden design resources, planning and preparation is key to success. Ideal Home is a good place to start and will get you thinking about how you want your garden to flow, considering walls, hedges and paths, as well as lawns, dining areas and planting schemes.

Consider your plant hire requirements

Once you’re ready to get started, our mini diggers can be hired from just 24 hours, ideal if your project is on the smaller side. Our mini excavator can dig to 1.7m, which might be all that’s required for your project. If you’re laying a new patio or treating yourself to some decking, you’ll need to prepare the ground with the help of an excavator first. If you need help deciding which equipment is suitable and which size to choose, contact us for some advice, or take a look at our tips for plant hire for first-timers.

Choose the right skip

Inevitably, a garden overhaul will produce waste such as old patio tiles, plant trimmings or an old lawn. Make sure you choose the right size skip and consider where it will be placed safely for delivery and loading. Remember, compacted soil in the ground takes up less space than when it’s been dug up and deposited in your skip. So if in doubt (and if space on site allows), go up a size.

Contact Rabbit today for more information on skip hire, recycling and plant hire. Reach us on 01903 762020 or email