Our Gardening Services
Pruning and Planting
If you love how your garden looks, it's generally because you have a great selection of plants that are positioned and pruned to look at their best. We are on hand to help you achieve that for your garden. Depending on your location, size of garden, type of soil, how much gardening you want to do (and many other factors), Sarah helps identify the plants that are perfect for you and gets them planted for you. She is on hand to help with ongoing tidying and pruning so your garden always looks a picture.
Hedges make lovely boundaries to gardens, but they can be labour intensive a couple of times a year when they get overgrown. We have a selection of hedge trimmers and shears (to use on laurels), always have a ladder and collect the clippings at the tidying up stage. We rake up all the garden waste so your hedge looks like it's had a cut.
Weeding and Tidying
Whether it's a basic tidying service for your garden, or regular maintenance you can be sure we know our weeds from our wisteria! For gardens that have been left to run riot for a month or 2 (or even 10 or 12!) we can help. If you need to get ivy into check, remove branches from over-sized shrubs, clear a bed of over-grown weeds. you will be amazed at some of the treasures that are revealed and can be used in your super tidy garden. Call us in for a one off garden tidy or at regular intervals when the weeds are growing!
Sometimes the outside starts looking a bit green during the winter months, which may come from a build up of algae on paths, decking, driveways and garden furniture. Stay safe by getting a power wash booked in to removes moss and slime from the surface.
Nothing looks so as sad as a garden where special plants are lost, borders undefined with a grass patch that used to be the lawn! It only takes a couple of seasons for your garden to take on that unloved look. The encouraging news is that your plants are still there and will generally thrive again. It’s possible to cut back so that precious plants are revealed & ready to burst back into life. If you call me in I can give you a realistic appraisal of the plants you have and how long it will take to restore to it’s former glory!
If you have a single pear tree, a selection of fruit trees or a collection of apple trees, we can help with their pruning, planting and management of the space. Restorative and formative pruning will apply to every tree regardless of their age and pruning is vital to ensuring a good crop and overall health of the tree. Phone for more details.
Some Frequenly Asked Questions
Is your work insured? - Yes we have public liability insurance cover for all the work we do.
Do you take garden waste away? - No, disposal of garden waste can be very expensive. We will always use a customers compost heap, or a green bin supplied by the council, or bag the waste so you can take it to the tip.
Are your a trained gardener? - No but I have gardened for over 40 years and learned so much from Granny Tess over the years. I do attend sessions at Rosemoor every month so I can learn new things and be inspired!
Do you work on your own? - I work with or without my customers, and can bring in other skilled team members when there is more work to do or work needs to be completed to a deadline.
Which area of North Devon do you cover? - A lot of my customers are based in the Taw Valley and Barnstaple but I do consider traveling further a afield for bigger and interesting projects.