Garden Maintenance

Prune Hedges:

A well-maintained hedge provides a good, smart boundary to a garden, but if left unchecked, a hedge can soon lose its shape and end up casting unwanted shade. With a good pruning schedule you can keep hedges under control without too much effort.

  • Hedge Trimming

Most evergreen formal hedges like to be trimmed two or three times a year, while they're actively growing. Conifer hedges such as leylandii need regular pruning or these fast-growers will soon outgrow their location.

The tools we use:

  • Hand shears are fine for short runs, but if it's a long hedge, invest in an electric, battery or petrol-powered hedge trimmer.

  • We keep hand shears sharpened and let the tools do the job it was designed for, rather than trying to hack away with blunt blades.

  • We also use an electric trimmer, and would need to plug into a safety socket fitted with a residual current device or circuit breaker, so that the engine will cut out if there's an accident.

  • When trimming we keep the cable away from the blade, ideally draped over one shoulder rather than trailing on the ground.

  • Our staff always wear appropriate protective equipment such as goggles and gloves.

We provide a turfing service.

 

 

  • New Turf Looks Great.
  • Turf helps purify water entering the ground because the root mass and microbes act as filters and capture and breakdown many pollutants.
  • Turf absorbs noise.
  • Turf prevents soil erosion.
  • Turf has a cooling effect – the temperature over a turfed surface on a hot summer’s day will be 10-14 degrees cooler than over concrete or tarmac – beats air-conditioning!
  • The net carbon intake of a well managed lawn is 5-7 times higher than the carbon output of mowing it.