Grounds Maintenance and Garden Services


Diary

Spring

  • Firm down any newly planted plants that may have been lifted by frost
  • Commence grass cutting programme
  • Apply liquid lawn treatments.
  • Apply grass seed to bare lawn areas.
  • Carry out any necessary granular lawn treatments.
  • Apply fertiliser to flowerbeds
  • Hard prune Forsythia after flowering.
  • Prune early flowering shrubs such Azaleas and Rhododendron after blooming.
  • Look out for any evidence of bug attack on leaves
  • Cut back Fuchsias to spikey mounds.
  • Foliage on spring bulbs to be left to wither naturally. This is vital for next year’s display.

 

Summer

  • Prune evergreens such as Boxwoods, Camellia and Junipers.
  • Deadhead all blooming plants to encourage new blooms.
  • Prune Wisteria
  • Foliage on spring bulbs to be left to wither naturally. This is vital for next year’s display.

 

 

Autumn

  • Continue dead-heading faded flowers
  • Apply grass seed to bare lawn areas in September
  • Prune hardy herbaceous plants
  • Remove fading annuals and summer bedding plants
  • Remove dead leaves
  • Clear up fallen autumn leaves
  • Cut back perennials that have died down
  • Prune climbing roses

 

 

Winter

  • Re-edge lawns if required
  • Clear basal growth from trees
  • Clear ivy from trees and bushes.
  • Maintain Ivy growing up walls or fences
  • Cut back parking bay plants to 6” inside flowerbeds
  • Cut down Pampas to form small spikey mounds, raking out as much of the dead as possible.
  • Check tree stakes and ties

 

These tasks are subject to contract and will vary from site to site.