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Summer is a time to enjoy the garden!

Summer is a time to really enjoy the garden. But while doing so keep an eye out for any potential problems:

  • Weeds are growing rapidly and can very quickly seed and spread so when you spot a weed, don’t wait – pull it out! Remember that nature abhors a vaccuum so, rather than weeding/spraying/hoeing to keep bare soil, why not plant something attractive to cover the ground and take the space otherwise colonised by weeds?
  • Trees, shrubs and hedging planted within the last couple of years won’t yet be fully established and will need regular watering – don’t assume that rain will be enough. If you’re planning on going away for a few days (or longer) you may need to rig-up an automatic watering system or ask a trusted friend or family member to water them while you are away. If not done so yet, it might also now be a good time to give them a feed to help them along (I meant the trees not the friends – although if the weather is good you could always invite the friends round for a BBQ).
  • Most people spend more time in their gardens in summer than at any other time of year. Therefore this is the time of year when a lack of screening or privacy can be the most problematic. If you need any help with this please don’t hesitate to contact us – some photos to show the problem would be helpful.
  • Many┬áspecies of garden bird are still nesting in June, so please check hedges before clipping them and, if nesting birds are present, delay pruning for another month or more.

Need specific advice? Just ask!

If in doubt or if you have any queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch. We’d be delighted to offer our suggestions for your needs and site conditions. Simply contact us at or call 01723 862406.

9 June 2018