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.