17th September 2020 • The HERALD • Page 47 v SAY YOU SAW IT IN THE HERALD v Telephone Richard 023 8084 9637 | Grass Cutting | Edges Trimmed | Hedge Trimming | PATIO’S & DECKING JET WASHED | FENCE & SHEDS PAINTED QuickSmart Garden Services Professional & Reliable All aspects of Gardening carried out by reliable gardener a Grass Cutting a Hedge Cutting a Border Maintenance, Pruning, Weeding a Treating of Fencing/Trellis/Outbuildings a Pressure Washing of Patios/Decking The Potty Gardener Contact Kev on 07585 115569 or 023 8084 8638 | DOWN THE GARDEN PATH | Local Garden and Landscaping Company, Flourishing Despite Lockdown Set-Back Crown Gardens and Landscapes of Hythe are excited to be continuing expansion plans despite the damaging e ects of COVID-19 affecting many small businesses. Following a successful winter in 2019, Crown Gardens and Landscapes had everything in place to expand their business at the beginning of spring 2020. After almost 5 years of getting the business o the ground, this was nally going to be their year. at all took a sharp turn when on 23rd March the message to ‘Stay Home, Protect the NHS, Save Lives’, meant that owners Sarah and Dan Prince had to make their toughest business decision yet… to close their gardening business for the foreseeable future. “Like many other small business owners, the order to ‘Stay At Home’ was a real blow to myself and Dan, our staff, and of course our customers” owner Sarah recalls . “All of a sudden we were dealing with complete uncertainty and we wondered if the business would survive, let alone expand” adds Sarah. Sarah and Dan displaced their plans for expansion in the hopes that the business could simply make it through 2020. ankfully 9 weeks a er the initial lockdown the announcement was made that they could re-open. e Crown Gardens and Landscaping team were met with a positive and appreciative return by their clients, happy that their gardens could be tended to again. Even more positively and thanks to the most amazing spring weather, people have been spending more time than ever in their gardens, resulting in an unprecedented in ux of calls for re-designs within their gardens, making their expansion dreams seem possible once again. ings are de nitely looking up for this Hythe business and they now have an additional gardening team in place, ready to offer garden maintenance and landscaping services to the local community. For information on services provided visit www.crowngardensand landscapes.co.uk Dan Prince - Founder of Crown Gardens and Landscapes Sarah Prince - Operations Director Complete garden maintenance Your specialist Landscape and Garden Maintenance service, based in Hythe. Here to support the design, creation and maintenance of your perfect and personal outdoor space. Garden Maintenance Lawns Hedges Borders Weeds Leaf Clearance Pressure Washing Landscaping Design Patios Artificial Lawns Decking Fencing Garden Repairs 07879 552227 www.crowngardensandlandscapes.co.uk firstname.lastname@example.org A family run business with over 20 years experience. Our teams of professional, friendly and reliable Gardeners and Landscapers are passionate about gardening and landscaping to very high standards of presentation and quality workmanship.