ADVERTORIAL: Time to get your garden summer-ready

With spring here and summer on its way, now’s the time to get your garden or outdoor space spruced up. Here are some of the best local services to help you make the most of the warmer weather by creating a relaxing outdoor space at home.

1. Garden Drainage Solutions

Say goodbye to your water-logged garden. Garden Drainage Solutions’ professional team of landscapers find that when looking at a garden project, one of the most common issues is often drainage. After years of research, the team has found a solution to help with this, using compressed air, a specialist machine and a formulated drainage material, they inject the ground to create a whole network or soakaway drains.

The speedy service is cost-effective, saving approximately 80% when compared to conventional land pipe drainage, plus there is also minimal disruption to you and your garden.

The benefits of this method not only aids drainage but also helps root growth in grass and plant, decompaction of ground (including clay) and also can be used to revive trees.

Where to go: Head to the website,

Get in touch: Follow on Facebook and Instagram, @gardendrainagesolutions

2. Garden Gecko

Tired of your kids spending too much time in front of screens? Turn any shape of garden space into a land of adventure and fun with these bespoke outdoor play resources.

With an ever-expanding portfolio featuring playsets, teepees, balance boards, rock climbers, mud kitchens, hideout pods and an extensive catalogue of outdoor wooden projects to choose from, Garden Gecko provides everything you could need including wet pour playground surfacing and rubber mulching if required.

Hugely experienced in building quality decking, fencing, paving, artificial lawns and full garden makeovers. Whether you are looking for a play area for the kids to run wild or are just after a standard or contemporary fence, Garden Gecko will help you through the design process straight to the creation of your new garden.

Where to go: Follow on Facebook, @GardenGeckoScotland

Get in touch: Email or call 07897 768 524

3. Last Lawn Projects

Last Lawn Projects Ltd is a specialist in artificial grass installation and has been installing artificial grass in Scotland for many years.

The team keeps gardens looking as great as the day they were completed, understanding that the investment you have in your garden should be maintained for your total pride and enjoyment. On top of this, a maintenance programme for gardens has recently launched and includes a specialised treatment to revitalise lawns, weed and moss control and full garden health checks. Included in this service is a minimum of three visits per year, all from just £9.99 per month.

Where to go: Go to to find out more

Get in touch: Call on 0141 844 0042 or email

4. 1st Plant and Tool Services

As the first stop for all garden and machinery servicing, repair, equipment and sales, 1st Plant and Tool Services is based just outside the centre of Paisley.

The workshop is equipped to handle all types of servicing and repair from 20-tonne excavators to hedge trimmers, lawnmowers to Stihl saws.

It’s a one-stop shop for tool and plant repairs, with a team of certified mechanics bringing together various experts to ensure it provides a top service to clients throughout the UK, sourcing parts from around the world.

Where to go: Go to for more information

Get in touch: Call 0141 889 1452 or follow on Facebook, @1stplant

5. New Hopetoun Gardens

New Hopetoun Gardens is more than just a garden centre, with the largest offering of garden plants suitable for Scottish gardens, 20 small inspirational display gardens and friendly staff who are all gardeners. Then there’s the Orangery Tearoom, the gift shop full of lovely gifts and a huge range of houseplants, garden pots and ornaments to discover when you visit.

Find it in West Lothian halfway between Linlithgow and South Queensferry on the A904 road with easy parking out of town.

Where to go: New Hopetoun Gardens, West Lothian, Edinburgh, EH52 6QZ

Get in touch: Go to or follow on Facebook and Instagram: @NewHopetounGardens–Edinburgh

6. The Mill Garden Centre

The Mill Garden Centre is an independent, family-owned and run business based in Central Scotland.

Its priority is its plants, growing a wide range in the adjacent nursery.

It offers a selection which the team feel is particularly well suited to the local microclimate which is colder and wetter than either Edinburgh or Glasgow being 600 feet above sea level.

When you visit you can be assured you are buying plants from people who have been growing for generations and are qualified horticulturalists who are more than happy to give help and advice on the plants and their suitability for your garden.

Where to go: Barbauchlaw Mill, Armadale, West Lothian, EH48 3AP

Get in touch: Head to

7. Hepburn Landscaping

Hepburn Landscaping has been providing services within the garden landscaping sector for many years, covering all areas of Glasgow, South Lanarkshire, East Kilbride, Hamilton, Paisley, Lanark, Clarkston and more.

The team have a different approach to the garden landscaping industry, not only by giving a more personal approach but ensuring that it takes all your aspirations into account from the best material used to suit all budgets.

Hepburn Landscaping provides the best job around at competitive prices, with a free no-obligation quote and can walk through your garden project to give you a clear view of what works best.

Where to go : Go to for a free quote

Get in touch: Email or call 07482 775 744

Daily Record – Paisley