Basic Garden Services

1. A manual inspection of the irrigation system to ensure the garden is receiving sufficient water and that there are no leaks, breaks or blockages in the nozzles and pipes.
*Note: Should a problem with the irrigation system be detected the client will be immediately informed. Any repairs to the irrigation system will be quoted for as an extra.
2. A thorough inspection of the garden to assess the health of the plants and determine possible deficiencies, pests or growth problems.
*Note: Estimated Service Fees below include a single dose of either a foliar feed, pesticide, fungicide or herbicide for each visit. If more than this is required it will be quoted for as an extra.
3. Inspection of tree stakes and tree ties to ensure they are straight and supporting the tree correctly without causing any harm to the branches and stem. These will be replaced / corrected when required.
4. Pruning and shaping of herbaceous borders, clipped shrubs and specimen plants.
5. Dead-heading of flowering shrubs.
6. Pruning of specialist shrubs i.e. Roses, Hydrangeas, Azaleas, Fruit trees and Climbers
7. Thinning out and transplanting / removing perennial plants i.e. Agapanthus, Daylilies, Dietes etc.
8. Cutting back and lightly trimming flowering groundcovers and shrubs to maintain optimal shape, prevent them from choking and encroaching onto surrounding plants, and extend flowering time.
9. Recommendation of when and what to feed / spray plants.
10. Top-up of garden mulch and or gravel.
*Note: If such materials are required they will be suggested in the monthly garden status report and quoted on.
11. All lawn areas will be assessed to determine whether it is receiving adequate water, is in danger of being over-run by weeds or other invasive grasses, and requires spiking, fertilizing or topdressing.
12. A monthly status report of the garden will be sent out to clients to highlight any problems in the garden and suggest ways to improve / solve these problems. The report will also indicate when it is time to fertilize, spray for pests and diseases, compost and topdress.
*Note: These services will be quoted on separately should they be required/ recommended.

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