Maintenance

Lawn Mowing & Hedge Trimming

Lawns can be cut weekly, fortnightly or at agreed regular intervals.  Edging up and spiking of poorly drained areas can also be undertaken.

Spring bulbs can also be introduced into informal areas of your lawn to create a low maintenance and wildlife friendly area.

I can trim hedges or lower them for easier future maintenance.

Pruning

Pruning can improve the shape and health of your shrubs and fruit trees and increase yields of flowers and fruit.  I use professional tools and keep them sharp and oiled!

Weeding

I keep perennial & annual weeds under control using hand tools, mulching and tactical planting.  A variety of barks and mulches to smother weeds and enhance your beds and borders can be supplied.  Planting the right kind of shrubs and perennials to shade out most weeds, keeps future weeding to a minimum.  Regular hand weeding and leaving as little bare ground as possible works best in most gardens.

Weedkiller health fears.

It is now a legal requirement for paid gardeners who spray chemicals to hold PA1 and PA6 certificates.  Recent research suggests that garden chemicals have entered the water supply in the UK and may be more harmful to health than the labels suggest.

The European Citizens Initiative on glyphosate was registered in January 2017 with the commission. One million signatures had been gathered calling on the EU to “Ban glyphosate and protect people and the environment from toxic pesticides.”

The European Commission set a condition that Member States minimise the use of glyphosate in public spaces such as parks and gardens.  The EU license of glyphosate  /  Roundup expires in December 2017.

Please note that I no longer use chemical weedkillers.

I used to do a limited amount of spraying on paved areas, before the law changed.

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