Welcome to Manor Landscapes

Serving customers throughout South Devon including Buckfastleigh, Abbotskerswell, Paignton, Stoneyhill and Shaldon.

Good morning, I'm Shaun Teague and I have been providing quality gardening maintenance and turfing services to the local community for over 30 years.

Since the age of 14, I've been involved in creating and maintaining beautiful gardens. I started helping my father during school holidays, moved on to work for several gardening firms and enjoyed the work so much I created my own company Manor Landscapes 16 years ago.

I work with a fantastic range of clients to transform dreary and overgrown outdoor areas into desirable and usable garden spaces.

A reputation you can trust

As a small business owner, I have built my reputation on reliability, professionalism and experience. I pride myself in delivering excellent garden solutions and ensuring customer satisfaction.

I have been providing landscape gardening services for the last 30 years for homeowners and businesses of all sizes including landlords, letting agents, manor houses and building contractors.

I understand the importance of good standards of working practices. I offer a reliable service for turfing, seeding, and maintaining your garden. Your garden will be in good hands with my courteous and trustworthy manner. I can also provide information on suitable plants and foliage for your garden as well as garden planning with my landscaping knowledge. Prices are competitive in return for a very high quality service.

What can you expect?

Your garden and outdoor spaces will flourish in good hands with my courteous and reliable service. I offer:

One-off and regular maintenance
Turfing and lawn care
Planting, pruning, weeding and general garden maintenance
Garden planning services
Competitive pricing
Free written quotations on request
Professionally insured & registered
Registered waste carrier (with Environment Agency), ref: CBDL540659.

Turf Laying & Maintenance

Serving customers throughout South Devon including Sandygate, Teignmouth, Newton Abbot, Marldon and Babbacombe.

With decades of experience in supplying and maintaining turf, I can help you choose the right variety for your garden. Whether you go for the instant beauty of turf, or the slower seeding option, a great lawn can transform your garden creating a lush green space.

To help ensure that you can enjoy your new lawn for years to come, I can help you with all aspects of lawn creation and maintenance:

Turfing Services Provided...

Turf laying
Soil preparation
Lawn care and fertilising
Grass maintenance
Lawn treatment
Grass seeding

Take a look at some of my recent turfing work in the photos below - you can slide between before and after photos.

Turfing Work Example - After
Turfing Work Example - Before

My experience has proven the need for effective planning and understanding of what you'd like to achieve from your new space.

1. Planning

Would you prefer the instant gratification of turf over the slow and nurturing option of seeding?

What type of lawn would you like? Does it need to be hardwearing for children or is it purely ornamental?

Do you want to incorporate additional flower beds, planters or a water feature into the lawn?

How much time do you want to spend maintaining your lawn?

2. Preparation & Laying

The best time to start your lawn project is typically between March and November for turf and May and September for seeding.

The ground will be prepared to lay the turf or seed. This can include removing hard landscaping or a previous lawn and laying topsoil. In all cases I would rotavate the soil, remove large stones and weeds, and level the area to ensure a bump free lawn.

I use quality turf and seeds. Turf must be healthy, green and weed free to ensure a quality finish.

While laying, care is taken not to damage the freshly completed areas.

3. Aftercare

I'll provide instructions on how to care for your new lawn immediately after it’s laid.

For turf, you need to ensure that it doesn’t dry out over the first few weeks and for seeding, daily watering is recommended. You need to keep off the grass until it starts to establish.

If you prefer, I can carry out maintenance visits.

4. Maintenance

I can provide ongoing advice in respect of lawn care and carry out regular maintenance visits to ensure that your lawn remains in mint condition.

Turfing Work Example - After
Turfing Work Example - Before
Turfing Work Example - After
Turfing Work Example - Before
Turfing Work Example - After
Turfing Work Example - Before

Garden Maintenance

Serving customers throughout South Devon including Combeinteignhead, Kingskerswell, Liverton, Heathfield and Torquay.

With a passion for gardens and gardening, I can help you get or keep your garden under control with one off or regular maintenance visits.

Regular Maintenance

If you don’t have the time, the ability or just don’t know where to start with your garden then I can provide a weekly, fortnightly or monthly maintenance service. The cycle of weeding, mowing, pruning and planting never ends so let me do the hard work whilst you sit back, knowing that your garden oasis will thrive with my years of experience and knowledge.

One-off Maintenance

I work on all different sizes and types of garden so whether your garden needs a spruce up or complete clearance then you can trust me to do the job. Facing an overgrown garden can be daunting. If you’ve moved into a new property and the garden needs clearing, you want to improve the space for an upcoming party or you just need an expert boost to start your own gardening journey then I can help.

I offer a reliable, trustworthy and courteous service to help you maintain and create your ideal garden space whatever your garden needs.

Garden Maintenance Work Example - After
Garden Maintenance Work Example - Before
Garden Maintenance Work Example - After
Garden Maintenance Work Example - Before

Garden maintenance services provided...

Garden clearance and tree removal
Grass cutting, strimming and edging
Lawn treatments
Hedge trimming
Weeding
Pruning
Clearing leaves
Planting, feeding and thinning out bedding areas
Pressure washing and general outdoor space maintenance

What our customers say...

References are available on requests - here are some of the kind comments received by my past customers.

Thank you so much for the brilliant job, our garden looks so much better!

Shaun came out and laid our turf for us for a total garden revamp. Shaun arrived promptly in the morning to start preparing the ground and receive the turf delivery. He provided excellent advice on products and aftercare of the lawn. When we arrived home from work we had a beautifully laid lawn. We are a couple of weeks down the line after following all of Shaun's tips and the grass is looking fantastic. Thank you so much for the brilliant job, our garden looks so much better!

Charlotte, Devon

I will certainly be recommending you to my clients.

Shaun - just thought i would drop you a quick line to say thank you for the garden work which you carried out last week 2/3/11 on Cherrywood close. The Garden looked fantastic and it was perfect timing for the open day we had on the property, many people commented on it so gave out a few of your cards , hopefully you'll get a few more leads from it. Good luck with your business and keep up the service - I am sure you'll do well! I will certainly be recommending you to my clients.

Tim Sample, Sample Mills, Newton Abbot

We could not be happier with our new lawn and would recommend him to everyone!

From our first contact with Shaun he has been very friendly and helpful! Communication has been excellent and his work speaks for itself. He gave us plenty of advice for the aftercare or our turf. We could not be happier with our new lawn and would recommend him to everyone!

Russ and Katy, Devon

We have found him to be reliable, hard working and works to extremely high standards.

Having recently moved to Newton Abbot we needed some major and some minor jobs doing at both the front and back of our new house. We came across Shaun's website and he came to quote within a few days. He offered some great advice on what really needing doing and the best way to achieve what we were looking for. We have found him to be reliable, hard working and works to extremely high standards whilst being a pleasure to have around. We will certainly be using Shaun again in the future for more garden work and I cannot recommend him more highly.

Dr J, Newton Abbot

Great job, thank you!

We are very pleased with the work undertaken to our lawn. From first contact to hints and tips afterwards, Shaun and his team have been great. The work was done very well and the area left tidy and all done while we were at work. Great job, thank you!

Matt, Devon

The lawn and flowerbeds look beautiful.

South Devon Turf recommended Shaun to us. Shaun came out to see the work that was required and soon emailed back with a very reasonable price for the work. My husband, Andrew, and I were impressed with Shaun from the outset and he fitted us into his busy schedule so I could have my lawn laid in time for it to be settled in by my July birthday weekend. Shaun brought Steve, his experienced assistant, with him and they were both extremely hard working and very kind and understanding in making sure I got everything in the garden as I wanted as well as Shaun's excellent advice too. Thank you Shaun and Steve very much for doing such a splendid job even though it was on the hottest day this year! The lawn and flowerbeds look beautiful and we'll definitely do the watering every day to keep it looking that way.

Andrew and Shirley Phillips, Dunchideock

I was very pleased with the entire experience.

I would recommend Shaun Teague for grounds maintenance work. In my experience Shaun responds promptly to an enquiry, site visits are professionally conducted and quotes/estimated times for work to be completed are fair and reasonable. The nature of the work carried out for us involved working in a public and private space. Shaun took full account of access restrictions and worked weekends/hours to suit F&W Media International?s needs. Our site was left clean, tidy and much improved. I was very pleased with the entire experience and plan to continue to use Manor Landscapes in the future.

Clare Medland, F&W Media International Ltd

He was very friendly hardworking and produced a fantastic front lawn for us!

Located Shaun through a local business web site. Always a bit nervous getting a new supplier, but from the very outset Shaun gave us confidence and was on time with the quote for a new lawn, he gave us a date, and turned up on time! It was a very wet and windy Monday morning but he was very cheerful and got on with job in hand preparing the garden for a new lawn. He was very friendly hardworking and produced a fantastic front lawn for us! Excellent job all round, thank you Shaun! Oh and he has white coffee 2 sugars every 1/2 hour!! Will make sure we recommend you to anyone who asks.

Dave & Liz, Devon

I would not hesitate to have him do work for me again.

My wife and I moved into this house in the middle of September. Shaun contracted to clear my garden of over grown plants etc. Neither of us realised what was behind the trellis arch. In only 3 days, Shaun and his assistant cleared all the overgrown plants etc. that were in the bottom area of the property. Most importantly for us, also removed all the rubbish from the premises. A superb job was completed fast and efficiently with always a smile and time for a chat. I would not hesitate to have him do work for me again. I can be contacted if required with prior arrangement with Shaun.

B & P, East Ogwell

Superb, I am so happy!

I must let you know how pleased I am with our new lawn. Shaun and his team were punctual and worked very hard. They were really neat and tidy, and cleaned up well at the end of the job. I couldn�t be more pleased with the stunning lawn he laid. Superb, I am so happy

SA, Devon

They do an excellent job...

Manor Landscapes are employed here to look after all our garden requirements. They do an excellent job and I would have no hesitation in recommending them for any gardening or landscaping work you require.

K L Grasby, Somerforde Residential Home, Newton Abbot

Shaun is a real professional and an absolute delight to deal with.

We first came across Manor Landscapes by chance whilst looking for a local professional to do some landscape gardening. Shaun is very diligent and knowledgeable, and his work is always first-rate. We now use Manor Landscapes to do all our garden work and we have a regular garden service. Shaun is a real professional and an absolute delight to deal with. His work is excellent, he likes to go the extra mile, and his prices are incredibly competitive.

Dr Sam Wilson

Thank you - to be recommended.

We are very satisfied with the service and work provided by Shaun. He replied promptly to our inquiry, listened to what we wanted and quickly provided a quote. The garden and patio clearance was carried out on time and all was left tidy. Thank you - to be recommended.

Ian, Devon

An excellent job done.

An excellent job done. We are very satisfied with the resulting lawn and also impressed by the professionalism with which it was carried out.

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I was really impressed by your very quick response.

Thank you so much for coming to the rescue when the lawnmower blew up! I was really impressed by your very quick response and the fact that you could cut the lawn and hedge at such short notice. Best of all though, you did a fantastic job. It's obvious from the quality of your work that you are a perfectionist. It is testament to your excellent work that two of the neighbours have since asked for your contact details! How I wish you could have been my mother's gardener. She'd have loved you!

Elaine, South Devon

... we recommend you to clients whenever they need assistance with gardening.

Many thanks for the work you have carried out for me recently which is much appreciated. As you know, we recommend you to clients whenever they need assistance with gardening or landscaping and we always receive positive feedback. Keep up the good work!

Michael Foundly, Chamberlains Estate Agents

The lawns continue to look excellent and often receive complements.

We have had Shaun from Manor Landscapes lay two lawns for us along with some other gardening works. We have found the quality, service and price to be unbeatable. The lawns continue to look excellent and often receive complements. We would have no doubts in recommending Shaun to friends and family.

A Aucock, Kingsteignton

We're so delighted with how the lawn looks.

We're so delighted with how the lawn looks. It was a mossy, bog with clay for soil, and now it is a crisp, healthy lawn, and all in 1 day! What an improvement! The after care instructions have been really helpful too, thank you Shaun!

Siobhan, Devon

We quickly realised he knew exactly what he was doing...

I first came across Shaun during a search for a small turfing job that needed doing. I sent him a photo of our garden border that needed turfing over. He organised and ordered soil and very good quality turf that was delivered the same day he came over. We very quickly realised that he knew exactly what he was doing and in no time at all the job was completed to perfection. Thank you Shaun!

Myriam, Devon

I was extremely impressed...

I was extremely impressed with the reliable and professional service provided whilst quoting for, preparing and turfing our lawn. The lawn turf is of high quality, the quote was extremely reasonable and Shaun and his brother Steve are such friendly and knowledgeable gents. I would not hesitate in recommending Manor Landscapes. Thank you Shaun and Steve.

Mr O, Devon

Shaun is an experienced professional and easy to deal with, highly recommended.

I contacted Manor Landscapes to prepare the ground and lay a lawn in my daughters garden. Shaun was polite on the phone and arrived when arranged, did a thoroughly professional job in a quick and organized way. Tidy whilst working and left the garden looking smashing. Used good quality soil and weed-free turf all for a reasonable price. Shaun is an experienced professional and easy to deal with, highly recommended.

Mike Short, Devon

10 out of 10, would highly recommended his work.

Would just like to say what a great job Shaun has done. Totally transformed our front garden, excellent work and service from getting a quote right until the last piece of turf was laid. Gave us some great advice on aftercare - 10 out of 10, would highly recommended his work.

Claire Crisp, Devon

I have no hesitation to recommend Shaun to any project in you might be planning in your garden.

From the initial visit to my property Shaun had an honest approach to the job and offered clear and concise advice to myself. He worked tirelessly and left a fantastic lawn that so far has been the envy of family and neighbours. He has advised us of how to maintain the lawn. I have no hesitation to recommend Shaun to any project in you might be planning in your garden. Thank you Shaun.

Richard Brend, South Devon

Shaun was really great to deal with.

Shaun was really great to deal with. Easy to book the work and on the day I was really happy with the lawn he created. I would have no hesitation in using him again and in fact I am!!

Mike Griffiths, Bovey Tracey

Shaun's passion for gardening and our garden never ceases to amaze me.

Shaun's passion for gardening and our garden never ceases to amaze me. When we bought the house the garden was in a total mess, really overgrown, I would never have known where to start but Shaun knew exactly what was needed to bring it on. It really does feel like Shaun treats our garden as he would his own, he takes immense pride in the garden and pleasure from moving it back towards past glories. Shaun has shown great vision in our garden but he always makes sure we are onboard with any ideas and takes care that we understand what he thinks should be done before progressing. I am away from the house a lot and have 100% faith that the property will be secure and safe in his hands in my absence. Taking someone on you barely know to work on your home is always fraught with worry but with Shaun we have really landed on our feet.

Wolleigh House

...the garden looks amazing now.

Thanks to Shaun for a great job laying new turf, the garden looks amazing now. Always enthusiastic and professional. Leaves the garden clean and tidy. Highly recommended, wouldn't hesitate to use again. Keep up the good work.

Matt Lamacraft

We would not hesitate to recommend Shaun to anyone.

We needed some turfing to our front and rear gardens. We chose Shaun because we have worked with him before. He visited, discussed our requirements and then sent us an estimate which was very reasonable. Shaun spent a long time preparing the area ready for topsoil and eventually the turf laying was done with the help from his brother. We have always liked Shaun for his honesty, cheerful attitude and diligence. We have to say we think turfing is his passion the results speak for themselves. We would not hesitate to recommend Shaun to anyone.

Mr & Mrs C, Devon

We would not hesitate to recommend Shaun to anyone.

My husband and I recently purchased a 60yr old bungalow. The garden had been neglected for many years among which included huge growths of ivy, bramble and bamboo, with many roots going far and wide. Shaun and his team worked diligently for almost a week, arriving on time always polite and good humoured and at the end of the day left the garden nice and tidy. We would not hesitate to recommend Shaun to anyone.

Mr & Mrs Chapman, Devon

Our friends have commented on the difference in the quality of the replacement lawn.

Shaun rescued us from a very poorly executed turf laying project, and from the outset we were impressed with his knowledge-he saw immediately where the problems were and once available he set about rectifying the situation. He arranged everything from organising the skip for disposal of the existing turf, to the delivery of the new topsoil and turf. He and his brother Steve very skilfully completed the work in two days and we are absolutely delighted with the end result. He also, unlike the previous contractors, followed up with advice on the care of the new turf. Our friends have commented on the difference in the quality of the replacement lawn. We have no hesitation in recommending Shaun-he has a lifetime experience of laying turf and it shows! In addition he is a very kind and caring man, being gentle and considerate of our poorly cat.

John & Sue Turton, Devon

Contact Manor Landscapes

Landline

01626 200841

Mobile

07525 212422

Address

4 Higher Budleigh Meadow
Newton Abbot
TQ12 1UL

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