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Jon Knowles


Since buying our property six months ago we have been working on our garden during a particularly difficult winter. This is our first home and we are very much looking forward to making it a welcoming place for our family and friends of which we can be justly proud. Although we have managed to do a number of things, much remains to be done: the lawn needs substantial work to repair dry and bare patches and rid ourselves of unwelcome weeds; we need to relay weed protection sheets on the left hand beds and cover with slate chipping in addition to planting some vegetables in a patch we have earmarked at the end. I haven't been able to quite finish an area I paves with old bricks at the back, which we would like to turn into a more adventurous sun-trap patio and the near-end patio is rather dull with some ugly concrete pavers that need an imaginative solution. £1,000 and some professional creative advise would really get us somewhere ahead of those all-important family visits from Australia and Italy this Summer!

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Win a grand for your garden 2013 - COMPETITION CLOSED

This competition is NOW CLOSED.

In 2013, we congratulated Jon Mason of Beaworthy in Devon, who won a grand for his garden after notching up 765 votes from the public. Jon beat over 200 other entrants to win the prize and was selected from a shortlist of 12 by the MyBuilder team.

The prize covered materials and a MyBuilder landscape gardener up to the value of £1,000.