Changes to your Garden?

Changes to your Garden for 2014, start planning now.

changes to your garden

2012/13 have been interesting gardening years! Another exciting, weather trodden, poor crops, great experience but also one that may help you decide to make changes to your garden for next year.

What changes would you like to make to your garden? Could this be due to the massive amount of rain we have had? Crops drowning in water?

So what could you do to make things better in your garden, to make changes to your garden?

  • Raised beds – great for the ageing gardener, less bending over, less back pain – but also less water logging, warmer soil and so earlier crops.
  • Better drainage – this could be by making drainage gulleys, filled with gravel and taking water away from a lawn or paths.
  • Bog areas – water loving plants, make your garden use its features, why change something that isnt broken? Or tame the wild.
  • Adding bark or recylced rubber tyres to a border to increase water retension in dry weather and less weeds.
  • Widen borders – enrich with compost to aide drainage, feed plants and get rid of a flooded lawn?
  • Artificial grass – get rid of that muddy, weedy lawn – we will lay a proper porous base and edging and a lawn that will never have weeds in, never have moss in and will NEVER need mowing!

What ever problems you have in the garden or plans to make changes to your garden, autumn and winter are a great time to make these changes to your garden. Whilst most plants are dormant, a great time to move them or bring in root balled shrubs – which are cheaper and times usually when landscapers are quiet, so you can drive a hard bargain for reducing costs!

If you need any help in problems, or ideas to make changes to your garden call Chris Thornton: 07795255523  or fill in our contact page form at Changes to your Garden

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Gardening Problems with Snow

Gardening Problems with Snow

Gardening Problems with Snow

Gardening Problems with Snow is expected across the country this weekend – if its not today, then its sure to be soon. So what problems can snow cause to your garden:

  • Damage to precious plants
    • Firs, Ornamental Plants
  • Damage to grass
  • Damage to trees
  • Slippery paths

So what can you do to reduce these problems?

  • Damage to precious plants
    • Firs, Ornamental Plants etc.

    Once snow has fallen, go outside with a broom or long device, to brush or knock off the snow from the plants.

  • Damage To Grass:

Keep off the grass – I know kids love to build snow men but the thawing snow will leave a lot of water on the grass, and with recent rainfalls the ground will be sodden. The damage to walking on a nice lawn, will make the end result uneven, divots and look as if a flock of sheep have walked across your lawn.

  • Damage to trees

As above, try to clear the snow from the branches before the weight damages them.

What other problems could gardening problems with snow cover?

  •  Slippery paths

Use salt to melt the snow but be careful still!! Use kitchen salt if nothing else is available or use Rock Salt – there are two types Brown and white.

The brown rock slat has impurities in, making it a brown colour. This is great as it will show where you have treated and give confidence to visitors. The problems with the brown rock salt is that when walked in the house, will leave dirt.

The white salt has no impurities in it, does an excellent job still and will not walk in dirt to the house.

So Gardening Problems with Snow is not always about the garden but paths also.

Call TVG Landscaping on 01903 200853 if you need any other advice or help with any winter damage to your garden, especially with Gardening Problems with Snow .

 

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