About Chapel Nurseries

At Chapel Nurseries we have been providing quality gardening and estate services across the Isle of Wight for close to 20 years. In that time we have worked hard to establish a loyal customer base and developed an excellent local reputation.

We work with a number of varied clients from small private gardens and holiday lets to sports clubs and small holdings. No matter the job, quality and customer satisfaction remain at the heart of everything we do. Whether you need general garden maintenance, a complete overhaul, full landscaping, or commercial and smallholding maintenance, with Chapel Nurseries you can be sure of receiving the best quality at a competitive price.

The majority of our work comes from recommendations, so why not get in touch and speak to one of our friendly landscaping specialists or see examples of some of our recent projects here. We are a friendly bunch so don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Landscaping Services

We offer versatile landscaping services personally tailored to your individual needs. Specializing in all aspects of soft and hard landscaping, we have the skills and expertise to undertake projects of any scale and to meet the requirements of any customer, domestic or commercial.

Planting, turfing, and seeding
Concreting
Paths, Block Paving, Patios
Gates, Fencing and Decking
Bespoke Shed Construction

Planting, turfing and seeding

We can supply and plant all manner of plants, shrubs and trees – from installing a new hedgerow to filling out your borders for year round interest, all of which we can maintain throughout the year for you too.

Over the years we have created many new lawns on the Isle of Wight, we can provide a service from the very start to the established lawn maintenance.

Our lawn service provides:

  • Site clearance (spraying off existing growth, removal of debris, removal of excess soil)
  • Preparation of soil (rotovating, adding topsoil, leveling, rolling)
  • Turfing or seeding
  • Finishing (tamping turf or rolling in seed)
  • Watering if required

Concreting (Shed Bases, driveways, paths)

We lay concrete in many different forms including shed bases (for our bespoke sheds or laid to your exact measurements for your own shed), driveways, paths and general hard standing areas.

Paths, Block Paving, Patios

We offer a range of services with patios having been our most popular throughout our time, there is a large variety of different styles of block paving and slabs for patios and paths whether you’re looking to create classic style or a modern look..

Also we can supply and lay all kinds of aggregate for ground cover from slate borders to gravel driveways.

Gates, Fencing and Decking

We can supply and fit all kinds of Fencing – Panels, Close board, Picket, Chain Link, Post and Rail.

  • Decking –We supply either hard or softwood deck boards and will fit design and fit it to fit in with your specific garden. Depending on the height and design of your deck, you can decide or be advised whether to have handrails fitted or incorporate planters or other details.
  • Gates – We can construct our own heavy duty gates which are made to measure for your requirements, or supply and fit quality gates from our very reputable supplier

Bespoke Shed Construction

We can design and construct a quality shed to suit whatever requirements the customer has, using only the best materials from the best suppliers. We have built many sheds in the past from the small garden shed for storage to workshops.

Estate Services

Our background is firmly rooted in the agricultural sector and our business has expanding to offer a number of services for larger grounds and paddock maintenance.

Services include:

Topping

We have a 6 foot flail topper which is able to mow overgrown fine areas to a reasonable standard, topping meadows and topping weeds whilst mulching the clippings very small (for faster decomposition)

Rotovating and Ground preparation –

We have a range of machinery is well suited to the task of turning an area of neglected ground into a landscaped and cultivated space. All our equipment is light, powerful and compact meaning that restricted access is often not a problem, whilst high work rates and a high quality of finish can still be achieved.

With our equipment we have we can

  • Establish a seed bed/planting bed
  • Landscape, grade and level an area
  • Seeding/reseeding or turfing
  • Rolling the area to encourage good seed to soil contact and leave a flat finish
  • Removal of waste soil

We can also provide competitive prices for topsoil, turf and seed as well as the opportunity to establish attractive, low maintenance wild flower areas to attract insects, butterflies and bees.

Wedding/Party Paddock –

If you wish to use a field as a car park or turn a paddock into a party venue (weddings, christenings, anniversaries, birthdays etc) we have the machinery and the know how, to bring out its full potential. We can provide services from the very basic; such as cutting a path to an area to the more extensive; heavy rolling, aerating/leveling and mowing the area. Verges can be cut, fence lines strimmed, hedges cut, leaves blown or collected and much more.

If you have a beautiful but wild corner of the countryside which could be an amazing setting for a marquee/party, we can help. Our equipment can cut a safe and flat path to your dream venue. Our equipment can come with turf tyres, finishing mowers, rollers and aerators which can turn wilderness to wonderland without leaving any mess such as wheel marks that larger machinery would cause.

We will visit to discuss your plans and provide an itemised quotation and timeline to ensure that when the big day arrives everything looks fabulous.

Spraying Services –

A healthy well maintained sward should not need spraying every year; but due to things out of our control (such as the weather and weed seeds being blown from neighboring fields etc) sometimes weeds will germinate on our land.

The easiest and most efficient way to deal with these weeds is to use a selective herbicide which will target that particular group or weed plant.

The main weeds encountered on paddocks/fields are thistles, docks, buttercups and nettles. These are not necessarily harmful to horses or other livestock but they are unsightly and can diminish the quality of grass in the paddock. This is performed when the weeds are actively growing. It is vital to control the growth of weeds as without proper management, they will take over your grassland.

Ragwort is very poisonous to horses. Sprays can kill the weed, but it is vital that the dead plant is removed completely before horses return to the pasture.

We are fully trained, qualified and insured to undertake these services.

We work in partnership with agronomists to ensure that you receive the best advice and from us the best service in terms of safe and efficient application of herbicides and eradication of weeds.

This allows us to offer a safe and cost effective spraying solution.

Important Safety Advice –

Taking a DIY approach through using a hand operated sprayer and chemical purchased in dilute form from garden centres or hardware shops can be expensive, inefficient and dangerous if the herbicide is handled, stored, applied or disposed of incorrectly.

It is important to fully consider the health and safety of the person applying the chemical, those in the surrounding area, wildlife, aquatic life and weather conditions. Legislation and qualifications are in place for safety purposes.

We can provide advice by contacting us. Keeping a healthy grass sward is the best and most cost effective way to supress your weed burden.

Fertiliser Spreading –

Fertiliser treatments – Fertiliser is used to feed the ground and promote plant growth. The level and type of fertiliser is dependent on what the land is used for and amount of livestock/crop it needs to support. Horses will require good quality grass. It must be nutritionally well balanced and not overly rich in nitrogen.

We use our John Deere compact tractor with mounted spreader which is ideally suited to paddocks where access can be tight. Our highly maneuverable tractor has turf tyres helping to keep compaction and tyre marks to an absolute minimum. We can provide agricultural tyres where more traction is required.

With a 12m spreading width we are capable of spreading in a wide variety of field sizes from 0.25 of an acre to 30 acres.

Garden Maintenance

Whether you have an overgrown lawn, a tangle of weeds, a hedge in need of trimming, or your garden just needs a little TLC, we offer a number of services that will ensure your garden gets back to and continues to look its best all year round.

Our services include:

Lawn mowing and hedge trimming

We offer a year-round lawn mowing and hedge cutting service to keep the greenery in your garden looking at its best. We use only the best and most regularly serviced machinery making our lawn mowing service extremely reliable and giving you a high quality finish.

Tree pruning/removal

We carry out tree removal and pruning throughout the year, a job that requires perfect timing (especially when it comes to fruit trees). Our pruning service includes repeat annual visits to ensure the trees thrive.

Lawn Treatments

Throughout the spring through to the autumn we carry out treatments on all our customers’ lawns, these include

Scarifying

removal of thatch and moss etc

Over seeding and topdressing etc – to repair lawns (bare patches and post scarification)

Fertiliser treatments

We apply fertiliser throughout the spring through to the autumn to encourage healthy plants, lawns etc.

Spray Treatments

We use a variety of different Herbicides, pesticides and fungicides to control the growth of weeds, moss, invading insects and various diseases throughout the year.

Garden clearances and makeovers

We can clear even the thickest of jungles and leave you either with a blank canvas or somewhere to start the rebuilding process from.

Expanding our machinery

We always use quality, well-serviced equipment on all tasks to achieve the high standards we strive for. In 2014 we invested in larger machinery in order to take on larger contracts and increase the efficiency of our existing service to customers, this included:

  • 37hp John Deere 3520 (4×4) compact tractor – A lightweight (1.3 ton) and smaller (under 1.8m wide) tractor yet powerful so it doesn’t compromise on efficiency or quality of finish. (For working on grassland or fine turf areas we have specialist turf tyres or Agricultural tyres for the jobs where more traction when needed)
  • 300cx loader and attachments- This loader with attachments is very capable of moving and leveling large quantities of soil/aggregate or moving bulk bags and pallets of materials etc.
  • Subsoiler/ pipelayer – We use this to aerate seriously compacted soil prior to planting or for laying pipe.
  • 1.8m Flail mower – Can be used for mowing fine turf areas that are overgrown or are just too large, paddock topping and clearing scrub
  • 1.8m Rotovator – Leveling and Seed/planting bed preparation
  • 1.8m Ballast Roller – Rolling grassland and grass seed in.

Insurance

We are fully insured with Public and Employers Liability.