Garden Landscape & Design Services

Welcome to AKB Property Maintenance – Garden Design, Landscaping, and Horticulture services, whether you’re planning to completely revamp an area or simply refresh a garden, we’re the company for you.



To ensure you receive the best possible Garden Landscape & Design services, it is vital that you find a professional, trustworthy, and well-reviewed company who not only has the right tools and equipment but experience and knowledge. Fortunately, you don’t have to look much further when it comes to AKB Property Services.

What do we do?

We are a professional and fully qualified garden and landscape designers and contractors. We offer custom garden and landscape design plans, from traditional to contemporary, specialist planting services. We have over 20 years of experience and expert knowledge and work in a range of sizes and styles.


We combine knowledge, skill, and the latest technologies to create a beautiful, aesthetic, healthy oasis in whatever style you desire.


Based in North Kent we offer a range of gardening and landscaping services, from designing to digging, building, and planting.


Our aim at AKB is to communicate with our customers to gauge exactly what they want. We take one step at a time, not rushing our clients, and giving the best advice on how to care for your new garden.


Contact us to discuss your landscaping ideas and what services you require. You can get in touch with us either by filling out the form, emailing us, or calling us.


How much should landscaping cost?

Depending on what services you require and the volume of the work, prices vary. To get an idea of how much you can expect to spend for the work you require, it’s best to break the project down and gauge how much each job will cost, and then add it all together.


For example, you want to build a path, lay down turf, plant trees, and bushes, and install a fully functioning pond. Depending on the scale and materials, you can easily get an idea of how much you will be spending.


How can I landscape my garden cheaply?

There are many ways and tips out there to get the best value for your money when it comes to garden landscaping and design.


If you have a budget, there are many options and alternatives out there, saving huge amounts of money. This method is especially attractive to those having to work on a large area.


Cleverly designing your garden can mean reducing maintenance cost and time. There are so many ways to save money not just with the initial plan and installation, but over the years to come. Modern and contemporary usually are much more simple and require less upkeep, saving large amounts of money.


Installing and Building – Our Services

Here’s a list of the general jobs we perform.

Our team can not only design your garden but also prepare, build, and install whatever garden-related projects you need. Building patios, deckings, ponds, water features, planters, fencing, reshaping gardens, digging, driveways, paths, real grass turf, artificial turf, borders, firepits, garden lighting, seating and seating areas, arches, and much more.


How long does it take to landscape a garden?

Again, it really depends on what services you require. But, to get a general idea, basic landscape installs take around 1 to 2 weeks. For bigger, more laborious jobs, this can increase to about 3-4 weeks.


How do I design my own landscape?

There is an abundance of landscaping designs, styles, and trends on the internet. We recommend starting simple and taking one project at a time. At AKB Property Maintenance, we aim to help our clients create what they have in mind for their garden within their set budget.


What is garden landscape and design?

It is the designing and development of creating an outdoor environment and living space based on the ideas of the customer or designer.


Planning, measuring, preparing the ground, drawing up the plans, discussing the details, ordering the materials and plants, installing and building, giving advice on future care – these are the basics of garden design and landscaping. This can be for both decorative and practical reasons, domestic or commercial, public and recreational areas and parks.


Garden landscaping and design are related to architecture, horticulture, and city planning. It is one of the decorative arts and is focused on beautifying areas and enhancing buildings and homes.



What are the 7 principles of landscape design?

When it comes to landscaping and garden design, there are said to be somewhere from 5 to 12 principles that govern the entire process. At AKB, we mainly focus on seven principles. What are they?


Simplicity– keeping things simple, neat, clean, and uncluttered is always kept in mind when designing an outdoor area. This principle increases functionality and lowers upkeep and maintenance. Simple is always best.


Sequence– maintaining the flow of the design, avoiding abrupt transitions, and using colours, textures, shapes, and sizes to work together to create an appealing, aesthetically pleasing sight.


Unity– maintaining harmony throughout the design and final product, being consistent in materials and colour schemes. Using both plants and structures to work together is key for achieving unity.


Balance– ensuring that everything looks and feels right, nothing is out of place or sticks out. Formal balance is a term used for when a plan is symmetrical, two sides mirroring each other. Informal balance is when the two sides of a garden are equal but not perfectly matching.


Variety– engaging designs usually have variety, an assortment of patterns, colours, and materials, to attract interest. It’s an art maintaining simplicity whilst using a variety.


Proportion– using different sized plants and structures to complement each other. The proportion should be intertwined with the balance in order to not overshadow small details. Scale is always something to be kept in mind with plants, especially fast-growth ones.


Emphasis– highlighting key features with well-chosen features such as borders. This leads the interest to main points. Too much emphasis can take away from those main features so once again, balance comes into play.


It is truly a skill getting all these principles right when it comes to garden and landscape design. Working with AKB, you can achieve all of this with your project whilst maintaining character and the chosen style.

There are so many ideas out there and ways you can create your own unique and special outdoor space, tailored to your preferences and needs.


Contact us today to discuss all your garden and landscaping needs. Fill out the form, email us, or call us.

Let’s Get in Touch!

 If you have any questions regarding property maintenance services, we are happy to answer them. Contact us either by filling out the form, emailing us, or ringing us up. We are pleased to offer all types of property maintenance services for your home or business.


Gills Farm Estate, Gills Road, South Darenth, DA4 9LE