Say “Landscape Gardener” to most people and they think “Capability Brown”. However, I can safely say that 90% of my work involves a bag of cement. My job is to build the structure underneath the greenery. That said, with a background in green-keeping and fine turf management, I can do soft landscaping projects too.
Paving is a part of my work that I really enjoy because you can see a good chunk of the job progress on a daily basis. The machinery comes out and stays on site for the duration so the job can progress quickly…
If you want a job done well…
In my early years of landscaping I found it difficult to get bricklayers when I needed them. So I trained to become a bricklayer, so now my jobs move on smoothly without any downtime…
I can carry out groundwork and any type of excavation. My fleet of diggers and dumpers can make short work of any size job.
I install summer house and shed bases in all shapes and sizes. And the buildings themselves can be made bespoke as they normally go at the back corners of gardens which can be peculiar shapes.
Over the years I’ve tackled many retaining wall projects, some of which were challenging to say the least. None more so than a project we did by Marsh Lock in Henley where we had to rebuild an old wall right on the riverbank.
I can install a complete range of surfaces from natural indian sandstone or traditional York-stone paving through to contemporary porcelain paving slabs. As all the different materials have different installation methods, costs can vary dramatically.
Decking is often used for raised areas at the back of properties or around hot tubs. I like to sink decking areas into the ground which gives a nice effect that you don’t normally see.
I’ve installed everything from timber five-bar field gates to fully-automatic metal gates (along with the brickwork needed to hang them so they don’t fall out of the wall the first time you use them).
My Work – Landscape construction and design at its very best.
Oscar Sly Landscapes is a locally based company run by Oscar Sly. Catering for your every need within the garden including; Paving, block paving, slab laying, brickwork, ponds, pergolas, turfing and much more.
“…it was his vision and understanding of what we wanted to achieve that transformed the garden“
When we bought our house 12 years ago, the garden hadn’t been touched for about 20 years, and I didn’t know where to start. Oscar was recommended to us by friends, and it was his vision and understanding of what we wanted to achieve that transformed the garden. From coming up with patio and driveway designs to moving huge parts of the lawn around to create a large flat lawn. The execution was perfect, and Oscar was always happy to make changes on the fly as new ideas came up. We still use Oscar for all of the projects in our garden, and have had no hesitation recommending him to our friends, who have also been very satisfied.
“…He is reliable and diligent, seeing every project through to its finish.“
Oscar has worked for me for over a decade on many landscaping projects, both small and large, in my current and previous home. I have found his work to be of a consistent high standard and he takes great pride in his work. He is also creative in finding solutions to problems when they arise. He is reliable and diligent, seeing every project through to its finish. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to others.
Let's Build Your Dream Garden Together
With many years of experience and an eye for detail, I develop creative solutions in garden and landscape design. Working with you, I design your new living environment, tailoring it to fit your exact specifications.
What's different about me is that I don't insist that you leave the entire project to me: you play an active part too. Modular pricing means that you can use my professional support to construct your project piece by piece from the drawing board upwards. Better still, this approach will save you money!