Gary specialises in preparing and laying new lawns, including complete after-care advice. He holds an RHS certificate in horticulture, with licences to spray weedkillers and carry garden waste. Many excellent reviews for Lawnserve have been posted on The Directory website.

Locations: Earley, Lower Earley, Woodley, Sonning, Winnersh, Wokingham, Arborfield, Sindlesham, Barkham, Three Mile Cross, Shinfield, Swallowfield, Mortimer, Burghfield Common, Burghfield, Theale, Calcot, Tilehurst, Purley, Pangbourne, Caversham, Kidmore End, Sonning Common

Services include: Gardening, Lawn Specialists, Lawn Treatments, Lawn Renovation, New Lawns

Year entered The Directory 2014

Latest Reviews and Feedback

Gary provided an excellent service. At all stages from the first meeting, to preparation, through to performing the job Gary was brilliant. The job was not straightforward; Gary and his team had to lay a new lawn on the side of my property. This involved removal of literally tonnes of roots, tree stumps and debris, then laying a new lawn on this ground. The finished lawn looks excellent and I'm delighted with the work carried out. Gary's whole approach has been very professional and I would heartily recommend his services.

AG 11 21

Gary has just completed laying a new lawn along the side of my house. I am really delighted with the result. It is soon clear when watching Gary work that he is really professional and a perfectionist. I recommend his work very highly.

BB 10 21

Gary at Lawnserve was fantastic. He was extremely knowledgeable and when it came to laying our lawn he was efficient, tidy and really thorough, we are delighted with the result. The help and advice Gary provided and has continued to offer, even after the job was completed, has been invaluable. We would highly recommend his services.

GK 08 21

Lawnserve relaid my 5m x 15m front lawn in June 2021. Achieved a splendid result.                                  

SB 07 21

We were looking for a small reliable company to relay our small lawn and remembered your publication that we always put to one side, when delivered, just in case we need someone. We read through the gardening section and found Gary Cooper of Lawnserve who, on paper, appeared to be the guy we were looking for. We contacted him, he arrived on time on the agreed day and knew everything one wanted to know about how he would undertake the works, how he would prepare the ground and what type of turf we needed. We employed him, the price was reasonable and his work was superb. He arrived on time and completed the work to a very high standard, cleared all the spoil and all within the agreed programme. Would thoroughly recommend Lawnserve to anyone. Gary was very knowledgeable, professional but above all personable, very refreshing these days.

KS 06 21

I used Lawnserve for my lawn as they came recommended to me through another lawn treatment company. I have to say what an absolute professional Gary is, the lawn is beautiful and he worked his socks off to meet our timescale. Really thorough, knows his stuff and the communication was faultless. Highly recommended from us. Thanks again Gary.

TS 06 21

Gary has completely transformed our tired and worn out lawn into a lush carpet! What an amazing difference! From initial advice about how to proceed in the right way, to the end product we couldn’t be happier. Gary was professional, clean and tidy and is clearly an expert in his field. We would highly recommend Lawnserve.

SG 03 21

Gary replaced both our lawns in the back and front. He spent a lot of timing scoping the work for us giving us all the possible options. He was very thorough with all the prep work before laying the new lawn such as killing the existing weeds and moss, turning over the ground and putting down new soil. He put the new turf down very carefully making sure he did a very neat and precise job. Once the turf was down Gary explained to us how we should care for the lawn with respect to cutting, watering and feeding etc. The lawns have been down for a few weeks now and they look amazing. He has done an outstanding job and I would highly recommend him.

MB 03 21

Gary at Lawnserve has laid a new lawn for us in both the front and back garden. We are extremely impressed with the care and work he put into this job. He is polite, knowledgeable, timely and reliable and we would recommend him to all. The lawn looks beautiful and he did a top notch job for us!

AB 03 21

I would like to highly recommend this Company. The service was superb. We required a completely new lawn which involved levelling and treating the ground too. Gary has done an excellent job for which I thank him.

SA 01 21

Gary from Lawnserve did a brilliant job for us laying 150 square metres of new lawn. He is polite, professional, and very knowledgeable! He gave us fantastic advice prior to starting the work and has continued advising since the job was complete. He is very hardworking and it is obvious that he takes a lot of pride in doing a good job. I would have no hesitation in using Gary again or recommending him.

AM 07 20

Gary from Lawnserve replaced our front lawn in May 2019. He did an excellent job of thoroughly preparing the ground and laying new turf. He took particular care not to damage existing plants which were in or bordering the lawn. He was meticulous in his work, and took a lot of time to level the ground and ensure a good finish. Throughout we found Gary to be reliable and helpful, he always replied promptly to any messages we left him and kept all appointments he made - which is a pleasure to encounter with any tradespeople these days! We are extremely pleased with the end result and a testament to how confident Gary must feel in the work he carries out, is that he has called on us several times since completing the work, to check that all is okay! We have had numerous comments on how good the lawn looks and enquiries as to who carried out the work. We have no hesitation in recommending Gary to anybody who wants a thorough and professional job done. Thank you, Gary.

LJ 06 20

Gary Cooper relaid our lawn and did an excellent job which required a lot of hard work. We found him friendly, helpful and trustworthy. Thank you Gary,

DM 05 20

I had a new lawn laid over a year ago and because of the regular schedule of maintenance it is in perfect condition. I have many good comments and people ringing my door bell to ask who had laid it! I am only too glad to pass on Gary's name and contact number, he is a very reliable and approachable guy and I would recommend his work to anyone.

LW 05 20

We have been a customer of Gary (Lawnserve) for over 15 years and we fully recommend him for the high quality and standards to which he works. We have recently extended our lawn with Gary preparing the ground, laying the turfs and providing the essential after care needed to his usual high standards.

JH 04 20

Very impressed by this company. Gary did an incredible job (in trying conditions) to prepare the ground and then to lay my lovely new lawn. He is a very polite, personable and incredibly hard working person. I can thoroughly recommend him to anyone requiring a new lawn, large or small.

LK 04 20

Gary Cooper from Lawnserve carried out a complete replacement of our rear garden 400 lawn. We would like to highly recommend him for carrying out a truly professional job by ensuring that all preparation processing i.e. spraying weed killer, rotovating and moving under soil to level out surface, removing rubble and large stones, racking in soil improver, spreading fertiliser and laying quality turf. Gary is extremely reliable and conscientious and pays particular attention to detail.We have no hesitation in recommending him to carry out a through job.

MS 12 19

Gary from Lawnserve came and replaced my tired looking front lawn.He told me from the start exactly what he was going to do and kept me well informed throughout. Gary had previously did work for my other neighbours and I saw the quality of his work which I must add is second to none. The work and standard of completion of my front lawn is absolutely top class. Gary gave me a blueprint on how and what to do to maintain the quality of my new lawn, and has even come back a few times when passing to see how I was getting on with maintaining my lawn. Truely remarkable in this day and age in which most tradesmen just take your money and you dont see them again. I am so delighted that I choose this man to do the work.i have had people walking past my house complementing on what a good job he has done.if your thinking of getting your lawn replaced then choose Lawnserve to do the job. You will not be disappointed. Gary thank you very much, what a top man you are.

SP 08 19

It was a pleasure to have Gary replace our front lawn which had significantly deteriorated, finally succumbing in last year’s drought. Gary explained that compaction of the subsoil and many stones near the surface meant that the grass roots were shallow and thus unable to cope with prolonged dry conditions. His preparation of the ground was meticulous including rotavation, stone picking and endless raking to provide the perfect base for some lovely new Tillers Arena turf comprising mixed grass varieties. The end result looks fantastic and Gary has provided comprehensive care instructions to help us get the new turf well established and advice on mowing strategy. Gary is knowledgable and hard-working, also he’s friendly and easy to get on with. If you want the best lawn, I advise you without hesitation to use Lawnserve.


IM 04 19

I very highly recommend Gary Cooper, (Lawnserve) to anybody who needs help and expert advise in order to achieve to have the kind of lawn to be proud of. Gary has turned what was a total mess called garden, into something that is and will be a pleasure to enjoy from now on by laying turf after thorough and very precise preparation of the ground, framing the area concerned with metal edging. He was very particular as to the kind of turf he was using, and his work can only be admired. It was a pleasure to watch the transformation, and I can not thank him enough for what he has done here! Gary is very reliable, and takes great care in his work, it was lovely to have him working for me.

BW 03 19

Gary at Lawn Serve is truly an expert in his field. He laid a new lawn for me and gave me excellent advice on ground preparation, leveling and after care. He continues to visit my property to provide timely lawn treatments. I would highly recommend his services.

JM 08 18

We reduced the depth of a very large flower border and Gary had the tricky job of laying new turf to join the existing grass to the edge of the new bed. Complicated by slopes in all directions and appallingly poor and stony soil. Gary did a magnificent job and the new lawn is stunning. Gary was very methodical and thorough in his approach. He was also very generous with his lawn knowledge and explaining exactly how to look after my new turf. Gary has also taken over feeding, weeding and moss killing of my old lawn and it has never looked better or more luxurious despite the dry weather. I would not hesitate to recommend Lawnserve.

HT 06 17

Gary has done an excellent job for my wife and me, involving the removal of an existing lawn in poor condition, to be completely replaced, including thorough preparation and levelling of new topsoil and fertiliser. All with minimal disruption to us. Accordingly, we thoroughly recommend Gary's business for such work elsewhere. 

EM 05 17

Gary put in a circular lawn in a very tricky part of our garden. Nothing else has really flourished under a climbing frame/pergola bordered by fence, garage and path. He was very reliable and thoughtful. The site was really well prepared and turf put in the autumn with a promise of a return trip in February for final adjustments of the metal edging strip. He returned as promised and completed the job taking real care as the circular lawn has to be partly overlapped by a circular patio seating area too. The result is really pleasing and the whole process was very enjoyable and I would not hesitate to use Lawnserve again and would also happily recommend this company to anyone else who has any sort of lawn issue.

JS 02 17

Lawnserve (Gary Cooper) did a fine job of removing our old badly maintained lawn, rotovating, reconditioning and levelling the soil and finally laying a new lawn which already looks great. He consulted us to agree the plan of work, was punctual and then progressed the work to a high quality with minimal impact on ourselves, keeping us well informed throughout the work and providing plenty of advice on all aspects of lawn care for the future. I would recommend him for any lawnwork.

KM 01 17

The committee of the Caversham Croquet Club at Albert Road recreation Ground choose Gary based on his enthusiasm and deep understanding of lawn care.  He has also looked after my lawns for the last 11 months and they have never looked so good.  He removed hippo bags full of moss and thatch, hollow tined the lawn when the ground was soft to improve drainage and let the oxygen get to the roots and has spread suitable fertilisers and weed killers.  My neighbour was so impressed he now uses Gary too.

FB 09 16

We have just had Gary lay the second of two new lawns and I can recommend him very highly. Our gardens front and rear had been neglected for over twenty years and after having a total re-design and new landscaping, we turned our attention to the lawns. After inspecting our lawns at the front and back we were relieved to hear Gary say that it would be most sensible to remove the old turf and start again, getting the ground level and laying turf that better suited our soil conditions. We had a standard turf grass mix at the back which needed a large amount of good topsoil added and it all took very well, and is lush and green and level. Gary inserted a stainless steel edging to two borders with flower beds and the result is magnificent. At the front the lawn got very dry under some large trees and we had a mix of RTF and Kentucky bluegrass laid, which is drought resistant and has deeper roots. The result has been magnificent and we have a lot of comments on how it looks. Gary is extremely knowledgeable about weed control, soil testing, fertilising and maintaining lawns and I doubt there are many lawn specialists out there with his knowledge and skill. A really nice guy too.

JP 08 16

I can only echo the positive response of other reviewers: Gary is prompt, polite, helpful and produces results. I thought that my lawns were beyond help but can already see results after two visits and am very happy to continue with a regular maintenance programme. 

IB 07 16

Can Highly Recommend Gary from Lawnserve. He knows about lawns! He doesn't suggest things that don't need to be done. He is courteous, reliable, punctual. Often I have just left open access to the garden, gone out for the day and just left him to come and get on with it. Rates are reasonable and he sends his bills via email promptly. If he was a different product I would say 'He does what it says on the tin!

SA 06 16

I've just used Lawnserve, Gary was excellent, very helpful, and the work was carried out very efficiently. I'm delighted with the end result.

CI 02 16

My lawns were in poor condition, full of weed and would turn brown at the slightest hint of sunshine. I contacted Gary to take over the maintenance of the lawns and with his skill and advice the result is lush green, weed free, vibrant lawns. Gary's ongoing maintenance schedule will ensure the lawns remain in tip top condition. I would highly recommend Lawnserve.

RP 02 16

Would really like to recommend Gary at Lawnserve for the wonderful work he has done for us. After moving to a new home, we were looking for someone to help transform our garden – it was not a task for the faint hearted given the size (120’ long) and the many years of neglect. Gary worked tirelessly on clearing the garden, preparing the area and laying a quality new lawn. His knowledge and advice is second to none, and I can say hand on heart that our lawn still looks fantastic almost 2 years later with lots of complimentary comments on it. This is testament to the work Gary did, and his subsequent advice helping us to keep it looking as good as it can be. He’s transformed our garden and meant we can enjoy our summers in the garden with family & friends. We’ve just had Gary round to aerate our lawn, and again another fantastic job. I would recommend Gary/Lawnserve to anyone without hesitation. 

LB 02 16

Gary has been looking after my lawn for many years now. He has given good advice and is great value. Many people comment on my nice weed and moss free lawn. A good well kept lawn really does transform a garden. 

GH 02 16

I just want to add a word of recommendation for Lawnserve. Gary has done a really first class job of re-laying a small courtyard garden with turf. His knowledge and attention to detail have resulted in a transformation of our garden. Highly recommended.

MB 02 16

Had approx. 50 sq meters cleared, levelled and new lawn installed. My new lawn took really well and looks great. Gary offered great advise throughout the process from quote to after the work was installed. Had a great service that I would highly recommend. 

TM 01 16

I first contacted Gary because our garden was badly in need of care and attention. Under Gary's care it has been transformed into a lush green carpet and visitors often comment on the quality. Gary's service is outstanding and now that the hard work is done has a regular schedule of maintenance to keep the high standard. I highly recommend him. 

KA 10 15
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