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Garden Maintenance Didsbury – case study

Elm Road, garden maintenance Didsbury case study: a large family garden part of a detached house

Garden maintenance work was done over a 3-year period with 3/hour weekly visits for ongoing maintenance.

Work completed:

  • garden maintenance didsbury dreamscape gardensBorders weeded throughout the growing season by hoe and with the trowel, keeping it organic as no chemical treatments were used
  • Hedges trimmed at the correct time of year between May and September (eg beech hedge trimmed at end of summer, privet trimmed after first nesting birds have fledged)
  • Installation of irrigation system using a timed drip feeder to ensure that the garden flourished all year round
  • Laurels hand pruned in order to avoid damaging leaves
  • Large trees pruned to keep maximum light coming into the garden which benefits the lawn plants and shrubs
  • Lawn mowed once a week throughout the growing season  (April – October and frequency reduced during autumn)
  • Leaves removed from the lawn in autumn/winter.  For such a large garden (a quarter of an acre) it takes several weeks from November until Christmas for the leaves to fall from surrounding trees and to collect them.
  • Leaves stored in bespoke leaf mulch storage area in order to allow leaves to turn into leaf mulch for use on the borders in Marc
  •  Hydrangea flower heads carefully removed after the first frost between April and May.

Lawn care:

  • Aeration once a year in spring with a lawn aerator and lawn dressing brushed into holes so as to reduce compaction and improve drainage. This encourages healthy roots and greener grass!
  • Scarified in spring and autumn to remove moss and thatch.
  • Lawn edges maintained with edging shears, not a strimmer
  • Lawn feed applied spring summer and autumn

Additional garden maintenance work completed:

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  • Suggested, planned, designed and installed an island rockery feature created in the lawn near to front door so seasonal bedding and alpines can be planted based on the preferences of the client.
  • Roses pruned: cut low in early spring and deadheaded throughout the growing season. Fed with manure after pruning
  • Rhododendrons and Azelias fed with Ericaceous feed
  • Winter garden maintenance: cutting back and trimming perennials ready to for winter
  • Winter: initially beech and privet hedge extensively pruned and shaped whilst dormant in January
  •  Renewal pruning of fruit trees crab apple (Malus Evereste) and Apple (Malus Domestica) done in winter months
  • Jetwashing extensive tarmac driveway sweeping weeding and cleaning patio and pathways
  • Herb garden created near to back door
  • Bulbs planted in the autumn
  • Maintenance of fencing and garden buildings, re-strained, etc.
Client testimonial: ” We employed Dan and his Dreamscape team after finding their professional website on a Google search. We were impressed with their professional attitude, knowledge of plants, shrubs trees, punctuality and how they managed the workload over the years. Our garden has flourished and never looked so good. We would highly recommend their maintenance service.” Mrs. D
We have full BALI, APL and HTA accreditations, so you can trust us to ensure your garden blossoms! 

To discover more about our design, landscaping and garden maintenance services in Manchester and Didsbury, get in touch with our team today.

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