CLR Landscapes

Est 1985

Landscapers Bournemouth, Providing Maintenance, Landscaping and Garden Services Bournemouth

CLR Landscapes is an established landscaping business, now based in Spetisbury, Blandford Forum. We undertake landscape and garden redesign, which includes paving, patios, fencing, decking, ponds/water features, lighting, hedge trimming, topiary, lawn care, planting (including advice on suitable plants for your soil type and conditions) as well as general maintenance and garden care.

For Complete Landscaping and Redesign you can rely on us.

Each garden is individually designed by Carl Richards, the proprietor, to meet the client’s brief and garden design needs. All work is carefully supervised by Carl himself.

We are committed to caring for plants in a way that will maximise their potential and meet the requirements of individual customers and circumstances.



Following his initial training with a firm based in Rake nr. Petersfield, Carl moved to Bournemouth, working, amongst other places, at a private school caring for the grounds. Setting up in business in 1985 Carl obtained Distinction in a City & Guilds Course II Certificate in Horticulture, taken at Kingston Maurward College in 1987.

In 1989 Carl obtained the required certification for authorised use of Chemical Application tests PA1 & PA6. In 1990 Carl obtained Distinction in General Certificate of Horticulture.

City & Guilds


Small Displays, in otherwise barren forecourts and parking areas, which out of necessity must use little ground space, can draw attention and make the area pleasing to the eye.

Small gardens and sections of ground, often associated with shops and terraces, can be made attractive and welcoming. Even a lack of such space does not prevent one obtaining pleasure from plants.

Areas of land around buildings, whether residential or commercial, often left derelict or badly maintained can become an asset, improving your property and the environment.

Landscaping an environment provides interest, security, privacy, enjoyment and relief.

We can suggest new ideas and different uses of landscaping materials and plants, to provide interest as well as meeting your needs.

See some of the work we have carried out in Our Gallery


Garden Maintenance Services in Bournemouth

CLR Landscapes are proud to have built a reputation for professional garden maintenance services, providing reliable and efficient garden maintenance, saving you time and hassle, allowing you to relax and enjoy your garden.

We can take care of your garden whether it be through routine maintenance visits or for those one off tasks you require a little help with.

The following are some of our gardening services

  • Lawn care
  • Grass cutting
  • Weeding
  • Planting
  • Hedge trimming and reducing
  • Pruning and shaping
  • Weed Killing
  • Green waste removal

Our knowledge and experience not only means we can maintain your garden, but also offer you the best advice, and our friendly and personal approach in dealing with our customers ensures you can feel relaxed about those working in your garden.

Hedge Cutting

Hedging provides seclusion and security acts as a wind break and whether informal or formal, adds interest to the garden and acts as a foil for your garden, it also provides a wildlife habitat.

However, hedges that are not cut become misshapen, taking more space than desired, including becoming obstructions for public foot-path and as they grow out of  control their maintenance becomes more difficult and for some species difficult to return to an attractive manageable shape.

It is therefore important to give them a cut at least once a year. We cut hedges for our customers and this service can be included in a garden maintenance schedule.

Hedge Trimming Bournemouth

Grass Cutting

We mow lawns of varying sizes. We can offer a one-off or regular lawn mowing for your garden.


Maintenance is not all about the hedge trimmer, shears and lawn mowers, your plants do best if pruned correctly.   When and how plants are pruned depends primarily on the species/variety and then on the specific need for pruning, for example the plant has become unruly and requires more drastic cutting, to provide access or bring it back into productive flowering/ fruiting. We have extensive knowledge of pruning across an extensive array of plants.


We can provide planting ideas, supply and locate the chosen plants, or work your own purchases, or lift and relocate your existing plants.  Should it be necessary we can supply sundry items such as composts, tree stakes and ties, to ensure the best start for your individual specimens or planting scheme.

Weed Killing

Application of herbicides is used as part of our routine maintenance services (if the client accepts)

We use sparingly to control, but do not use preventative residual herbicides.


Green waste removal

When removing garden waste we are licensed for waste disposal and send the waste to Down End Composting and recycling or Eco Sustainable Solutions, ensuring that the waste is disposed of in an environmentally responsible manner. You can trust us to treat both your garden and our wider environment with care.

ECO Bournemouth

Corporate Work

Over the years we have worked for architects, large building companies, housing associations and property management companies across Bournemouth & Dorset.

Whether your landscaping requirements are for a large or small property, we can meet all your corporate landscaping needs.



“I write to thank you for a JOB WELL DONE. The patio you laid to the rear of the house has enhanced the value of our home and considerably improved the appearance of the garden. I was particularly pleased and impressed with your creative imagination to design and the speed and enthusiasm with which you worked.”

“I can’t thank you enough for the work you’ve done. Now we’re just waiting for the nice weather, but I would like to finish by saying that I do believe you cannot put a value on a beautiful garden, but we feel that every penny that was spent has been worth it’s weight in Gold and to this end we would gladly recommend you and your team to anyone without reservation.”

“Once again, I would like to express our appreciation for the way in which the work was conducted and with the final result.”

“Many thanks for doing such a good job on our trees – we very pleased with the result and so are our neighbours.”

“Many thanks for an excellent job, I am very grateful for you changing your plans to fit us in at such short notice.””It really is a beautiful garden, which I am very pleased with.”

“I am grateful for your help with my garden over a long period and wish you well plenty of good luck ahead. Thank you for all you did.”

“We are very pleased with the parking area, back garden and hedges. Once again thanks for a job well done.”

“The whole area around the property looks very much more tidy and I am sure that the near neighbours are also pleased.”



Contact Us

If you have any questions about your gardening needs or want to enquire about a landscaping project, please get in touch.

CLR Landscapes
4 Abbey View Spetisbury DT11 9DU

Tel. 01258 269 180
Mob. 07703 533 384

Email: [email protected]

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