Can You Fell That Tree in Your Garden?

By |2021-05-26T10:43:14+00:00September 22, 2010|Landscape Managing|

Increasingly trees are being protected by local authorities, either individually or on a blanket basis, and you need to be sure you have the right permissions before felling a tree. Failure to do so may bring a fine of up to £20,000 so it's worth doing your homework. Tree Felling [...]

Professional Gardening Care

By |2021-05-26T10:43:15+00:00September 4, 2009|Landscape Managing|

Many householders get great enjoyment out of garden care. They enjoy creating, developing and maintaining their garden and professional garden care is something they wouldn't even contemplate. But for every one of those people there are many others who either don't have the time to spend on garden care, or [...]

Dealing With Shade in Your Garden

By |2021-05-26T10:43:17+00:00September 15, 2008|Landscape Managing|

While the contrast between light and shade is an inevitable and attractive part of the landscape and can add a feeling of depth interest to any garden, too much shade can be a problem. Many plants simply won’t tolerate being left in the dark for the greater part of the [...]

Dealing With Drought in the Garden

By |2021-05-26T10:43:17+00:00September 12, 2008|Landscape Managing|

According to the predictions, climate change means that Britain is due to see some serious changes in rainfall patterns over the coming years, which means we’re all going to have to get used to the two opposite extremes of flooding and drought happening a lot more often. Despite all the [...]

The Right Garden Tools For Landscape Management

By |2021-05-26T10:43:17+00:00June 19, 2008|Landscape Managing|

Winston Churchill once famously remarked “give us the tools and we will finish the job”, but when it comes to buying garden tools, sometimes we can be so spoilt for choice that it is difficult to know which ones to choose to get the job done. From lawn management to [...]

Using Garden Furniture Creatively

By |2021-05-26T10:43:17+00:00May 7, 2008|Landscape Managing|

Garden furniture has come a long way from the days when deck chairs and plastic sun-loungers were pretty much the only option. The rise of the whole “outdoor room” concept, which has witnessed the patio, terrace or decking area seen as an extension of the living space has driven a [...]

Understanding Soil and Soil Structure

By |2021-05-26T10:43:17+00:00February 28, 2008|Landscape Managing|

Soil is a surprisingly complex material, made up from a collection of fine mineral particles and varying amounts organic matter, containing quantities of air and water along with a surprising array of worms, insects and other living things. The precise mix of any soil defines its character while its physical [...]

Topiary and Routine Tree Pruning

By |2021-05-26T10:43:17+00:00February 28, 2008|Landscape Managing|

Few aspects of gardening arouse such passions as topiary – and love it or loathe it – you have to admit it is a very skilful part of the gardener’s art. Once traditionally used almost exclusively to produce strong architectural forms to reflect the geometric order of formal garden designs, [...]

Water Conservation and Recycling

By |2021-05-26T10:43:18+00:00February 27, 2008|Landscape Managing|

The increased frequency of summer water shortages over recent years, coupled with a growing awareness of the wider need to conserve water resources has led to many gardeners adopting a number of measures to cut down on the amount they use. While some of these are relatively new, others, such [...]

Understanding Microclimates in Your Garden

By |2021-05-26T10:43:18+00:00February 27, 2008|Landscape Managing|

While the weather in the region where you live obviously forms the principle influence that climate has on what you can grow, sometimes aspects of your house and garden can create a local mini-climate, which can make a surprising difference to the plants which will thrive. A range of factors [...]

Dealing with Slopes and Changes in Level

By |2021-05-26T10:43:18+00:00February 27, 2008|Landscape Managing|

Slopes can add a feeling of life to the garden, especially when they are incorporated into the overall scheme, becoming useful features in themselves, rather than simple accidents of geography. A completely flat piece of ground may well be a joy to cultivate – and mowing a level lawn is [...]

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