Maintain Your Garden
In this section you will find monthly garden jobs lists and information about how to maintain your garden – from lawns to patios to ponds. Use the menu or search box in the bar above to filter what you see, or simply have a browse.
Jobs for the garden in January and February
This time of year, when the weather is snowy, frosty, or as wet as water, a spot of armchair gardening… Read more.
Jobs for the garden in November and December
We always think of November, and to some extent, December, as being the months for tidying up the garden and… Read more.
Jobs for the garden in September and October
September and October are two of the less busy months in the gardening calendar. However, before you put your feet… Read more.
Jobs for the garden in July and August
July and August are months for keeping things going in the garden. If the weather is good, you will want… Read more.
Jobs for the garden in May and June
This time of year, everything seems to be bursting into bud, plants are finally getting into full swing, and gardens… Read more.
Jobs for the garden in March and April
March and April are exciting months as the garden begins to spring into life. Aside from keeping those relentless weeds… Read more.
What should I do with my lawn after the ravages of last summer?
In summary: Don't panic!! Replacing your entire lawn is almost certainly not necessary; the vast majority of lawns will completely… Read more.
Time saving tips for Spring
May has to be my favourite month of the year. Everything in the countryside has that lovely lush fresh green… Read more.
Easier Maintenance Gardens
First off, let me say what this blog post is not. It’s not about low maintenance gardens, although many of… Read more.
How to look after your pond or water feature
Whether you have a striking water feature as the centre piece of your garden, or a natural-looking pond in a… Read more.
How to look after your garden furniture
Being exposed somewhat to the elements, garden furniture does tend to need a little TLC from time to time. Exactly… Read more.
Summer’s almost gone…
Well, summer is almost over – the days are shortening and the mornings and evenings are getting cooler. It's been… Read more.
How to look after your garden during hot weather
We’ve had some lovely hot sunny weather over the last few weeks... hopefully this has given you time to enjoy… Read more.
Lawn Care Activities: What, Why, How, When for Beginners
In our post on how to look after your lawn, we mention some of the more common lawn care activities. … Read more.
Lawn Calendar: How to look after your lawn
Following on from our recent post on how to look after your new lawn, we’ve put together some pointers for… Read more.
Some seasonal advice after a long, cold and wet winter
The prolonged cold and wet winter, and very late arrival of spring, shows just how difficult it is to be… Read more.
How to look after your new plants
For many people, the prospect of having lots of new plants to care for and nurture is a slightly scary… Read more.
How to look after your new patio
All patios need a bit of tender loving care now and again, whatever the material used. Whether your patio is… Read more.
How to look after your new lawn
Faced with a pristine new lawn to look after, it is amazing how many of our landscape design clients suffer… Read more.