How to level a garden and create a sleek and thriving space that's easy to maintain

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How to level a garden means exactly what it says. It's the process of evening out the surface to get rid of any slopes or bumps. 

Aesthetically this has its draw, flat and even surfaces give a cleaner look to your garden. It's easier to create useful areas, such as patio spaces for entertaining.

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Jane Dobbs

Responsible for leading the gardening team at Allan's Gardeners, a landscaping and garden maintenance business based in London. She has 10 years experience as a gardener.

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John Davis

Construction and DIY aficionado John Davis is a seasoned professional in the realm of bespoke steel-framed buildings, boasting an extensive career marked by innovation and expertise. 

Teresa Conway
Deputy editor on Homebuilding & Renovating

Teresa was part of a team that launched Easy Gardens in 2018 and worked as the Editor on this magazine. She has extensive experience writing and editing content on gardens and landscaping on brands such as Homes & Gardens, Country Homes & Interiors and Living Etc magazine. She has developed close working relationships with top landscape architects and leading industry experts, and has been exposed to an array of rich content and expertise.

In 2020 Teresa bought her first home. She and her partner worked alongside architects and builders to transform the downstairs area of her two bedroom Victorian house in north London into a usable space for her family. Along the way she learned the stresses, woes and joys of home renovation, and is now looking to her next project, landscaping the back garden.