Leaf Clearance

Ed’s Garden Maintenance Operator Clive Edmonds has recently blown and bagged 9 cubic metres of wet leaves.  Clive said “the customer was delighted with the end result and the hard part was lifting the bags onto the van.”

Clive Edmonds covers South West London from Hampton to Claygate.  Please give Ed’s Garden Maintenance a call or fill in the ‘Free Estimate Box’ if you would like one of our Operators to come and clear the leaves in your garden.

Topiary Heart

Our Ed’s Garden Maintenance Operator Marcus who covers Wokingham and Bracknell was recently asked by a regular customer to turn her photinia into the shape of heart.  Photinia is not a usual topiary plant but the result we think looks good.

If you have a large or small garden project that you never get round to doing or do now know how to do why not give us a call or fill in the enquiry form and we will come round and give you a free no obligation estimate. 

Garden Makeover

Ed’s Garden Maintenance Operator Lucy had to completley ‘redo’ a garden in Teddington.  The work involved installing railway sleeper beds, extending the patio, turfing and grinding out a large tree stump. The customer was delighted and very pleased with the end result.

 Ed’s Garden Maintenance Operators undertake a wide variety of work from a one off small lawn mow to a major ‘redo’.  If you have any work requirements why not give us call or fill in the box ‘free estimate’ and we will arrange for someone to come and give you a free no obligation estimate.

Local Thames Ditton resident sings our praises

Local Thames Ditton resident, Mrs Hilary Hepburn, is delighted with her new pond which was installed last week by John Marshall, a relatively new Operator from Ed’s Garden Maintenance. She said John has been”absolutely fantastic. I can’t praise him highly enough”. She said she’d been to RHS Wisley to learn about ponds and John had done it in exactly the same way as had been recommended by the gardeners at Wisley.

Mrs Hepburn poses by her pond, and was thrilled to have her photograph included on our blog.

Gardening Makeover

Marcus Richardson from Ed’s Garden Maintenance has recently had an interesting project.

The customer claimed to have little gardening skills but loved spending time in the garden. The brief was to come up with ideas to give the front and back garden a modern makeover, with a natural look to compliment the surrounding plantation and to create a garden with symmetrical clean lines and that requires little maintenance.

Marcus decided for the front garden to lay new turf, create a brick edging and add some gravel and shrubs. The back garden was more of a challenge as it was very steep and needed to be terraced. Marcus started by rebuilding the steps, installing a deck on the top tier and laying turf. The next step was to remove the shed and build a brick BBQ, South African style to retain the privacy that was provided by the shed. The decking was expanded to tie in with the rest of the garden and over the next few months Marcus will plant more shrubs to give a more secluded feel.

The customer said “I have been delighted with the result and I am looking forward to spending more time in the garden next summer.”

Marcus Richardson runs his own Ed’s Garden Maintenance business in the Wokingham area. If you are interested in your garden having a makeover please contact Ed’s.

September in the garden

September in the garden

With the days becoming shorter and nights longer and cooler, this is the time to enjoy the last throes of flowering from late perennials, now is the perfect time to think about creating a border using plants that will look great during the autumn months and bring some much needed colour and interest to your garden well into the winter, something to help beat those winter blues.

Below are some plants that are just perfect to recreate the warm colours of Autumn in your own back garden, if you don’t have a large garden with beds all of these plants will be happy in pots or tubs, so are excellent for the patio gardener too.

Sedums are an obvious choice, as are asters. And both sedums and asters will survive an early frost while dahlias collapse into a messy heap. Reliable and brilliant colour, sedums are especially good for dry gardens. So are perfect for the low maintenance gardener. Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ is a tried and tested performer, massed with bees and butterflies and it will carry its flat heads long into winter. Plant this at the front of the border to make the most of the interesting foliage.

Asters take their name from the Latin word meaning “Star” and there are over 600 varieties to chose from, available in a rich range of colours these long lasting and colourful daisies really brighten up the border – they also make great cut flowers, pick them, put them in a vase and keep cool and they can last for well over a fortnight.

Rudbeckias or ‘Black-Eyed Susan’ will inject some vibrant colour into the bed and are perfect alongside Heleniums, creating a mass of orange and yellow, It should almost feel as though Summer is still here!

Also this month:

Deadhead perennials and annual plants to encourage them to continue flowering. If you are interested in wildlife in your garden leave some flowers to develop seed heads, rather than cutting them back, to provide food and shelter for wildlife. For instance some Roses can form hips which will be a good food source for birds.

Late September is the perfect time to turn your attention to your lawn. Renovate established lawns by scarifying to remove debris (known as thatch) and spike to allow air into the soil and allow surface water to drain away. It is also a good time to sow new seed and patch up areas that have been affected during the summer.

Before autumn truly sets in, roses still need to be sprayed against mildew and hedges neatly trimmed as well as getting spring-flowering bulbs such as daffodils and tulips planted.

Have a lovely and productive September.