Author: mike

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Fencing job Chester

March 5, 2017

The wind had ruined the old bamboo fence and look of this beautiful Chester based garden. And the customers were no longer able to enjoy the privacy of their own garden.

New tanalised wooden fencing gave security and privacy and will withstand weathering and wind for years to come

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Tree Surgery Job – Big Oak Tree

This large Oak Tree was blocking the afternoon sun from the customers garden so in essence was reducing the time they spent sat enjoying their garden.

Once it had been verified that the Oak tree was not subject to a Tree Preservation Order we began taking it down in stages. Firstly removing large branches in sections followed by reducing the the rest of the trunk.

Ropes were tied around each section to guide the fall of the branches to ensure no damage to the surrounding outhouses and fencing was caused and all waste was chipped on site and removed.

This type of work requires considerable care and expertise and as a qualified and experienced tree surgeon myself and my team always comply to standards of safe working practice not only in the way we work but also in the maintenance of all the equipment we use.

Tips

Handy hints and tips for your garden in July

Regular dead-heading flowers that are coming to their end may encourage further flowering with some varieties and you’ll be able to enjoy a longer display of bloom.

If you need to prune your magnolia- now is the best time.

Cutting back hanging basket growth can also encourage new flowers and foliage.

Continue to tie in and train new growth on climbing plants.

Check clematis for signs of clematis wilt-symptoms include wilting leaves and black discolouration on leaves and stems.

Use water buds instead of tap water as often as you can when watering your plants

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Landscaping Job in Chester

Landscaping job. Cheshire.

We really enjoyed doing this job we had fun with the layout and managed to incorporate a lot into a small space yet create an open space for entertaining,  which the customer wanted.

We managed to keep the old circle stone work and incorporate a new patio and added a new pond with decking over it,  a few small boarders and low level lighting created a low maintenance yet spacious garden.

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Picket Style Fencing in Chester

Against all the weather elements thrown at us (rain, snow, wind and sleet) we completed this job in one week, as quoted.

Customer was extremely satisfied with results and felt much safer in their garden as the old fence was falling apart, leaning on the shrubbery and backed onto an unofficial path way.

Completed a 36 meter long and 2 meter high fence.

We used 3 meter high, 100mm x 100mm tanalised posts, 38mm x 88mm x 3.6 meter long  tanalised rails. Attached 22mm x 150mm x 2 meter high tanalised panels.

Tips

Lawn Care

March 2, 2017

Your sprinkler will need to be on for approximately 30 minutes on each area. Check under the middle of a turf to see if water has percolated through to the underside. Water twice a day for the first week and once a day in the second week. Water as necessary depending on weather conditions in the third and following weeks.

Water areas near buildings and paths more often where reflected heat dries out the turf faster. Be aware that windy days will dry out the turf even more quickly. Turf is a living plant and requires as much T.L.C. as any other garden plant and more so in establishment. Avoid walking on the turf while you lawn is establishing, when moving your sprinkler use planks to spread your weight across the area.

Maintenance
During the first 3 weeks, avoid heavy or concentrated use of your lawn – this will give the turf roots an opportunity to firmly knit with the soil. Mow approximately 2 to 3 weeks after laying your new turf during the spring and summer seasons. It is important that the turf is not cut too short to avoid scalping during establishment. Mow regularly,  cutting no more than 1/3rd of the grass height in one mowing. Never use a strimmer.

All of the above information is given as a guide but weather conditions and time of year will need to be taken into consideration.

Enjoy your new lawn!!