Happy New Year?

Welcome 2013, welcome reader(s). Its over – survived another Christmas, more than be said for the turkey!

With the festivities out of the way we can now turn our attention to other things including the garden.

Front page news on today’s Daily Telegraph is the forecast of the end of the home owner’s “bowling green” lawn. Various professors and experts tell us that the climate has it in for our poor old grass. Its ability to withstand the constant changeable weather and deluges is compromised by being cut short a la the bowling green.

The Odd Daisy and Buttercup

So their advice – leave your grass longer in the summer. Learn to put up with the odd daisy and buttercup because time spent in pursuit of the ideal lawn is not rewarded, and your grass suffers as a result.

Frequency and Height

As our regular reader(s) know the height at which you cut your grass is something that we have discussed before. One size does not fit all – so the home owner that has the lawnmower set at one height – come spring or autumn is not doing it properly. Likewise the frequency of mowing and the cutting height are linked. If you want our guidance you will find it here.

November Newsletter – on-line version

gardening fork having been used - but not much!

Jobs to be done in the Garden

Lawns have had a hard time this year and we would recommend a little TLC for the lawns, hollow tining, weed and feed, and if moss is a problem a treatment and a light scarify, this maybe better left for the Spring, but why not book it in now?

Garden Furniture

Garden furniture needs to be moved undercover and if it is wood this needs to be a dry store if at all possible. We offer a collection, clean and return service for all types of garden furniture.

Winter Pruning

Winter Pruning, this is a great time to cut back borders that have become overgrown or just cutting back a few unruly shrubs that have taken over and are hiding other shrubs, obviously leaving things like the Buddleia until the Spring is much nearer.

Paths and Pavement

Pressure washing of paved areas and paths to remove lichens and algae’s that can make them very slippery.

Garden Machinery

Servicing of lawn mowers, strimmers, hedge cutters, secateurs, garden shears etc are all things that we have been doing for all our tools and we also offer this service to our Regular Clients. We have workshop space available in December and early 2013.