Autumn is the time for clearing leaves and planting bulbs as well as chopping down the herbaceous perennials that have done their best for the year. Daffodils (Narcissus), Tulips, Crocus and Alliums as well as others need to be considered now if you want Winter and Spring colour in your garden.
It is also the perfect time for preparing vegetable beds for the following season. Digging over, weeding and perhaps enriching with good garden compost or manure is the best way to prepare the soil for next growing season. If you're growing vegetables over winter such as Onions, Garlic and some salad crops, it's a good idea to be prepared for the imminent frost? Mulches and cloches come into there own at this time of year.
Winter should not be overlooked as a season either; there may not be as much work to do in the garden but it can still be enjoyed. With the frost, some of the plants, trees, shrubs and especially grasses in your garden will show themselves in a different light. It is a good time to give wildlife a helping hand, particularly in the colder months; feeding the birds could be life-saving for them. As well as leaving out feeders with seeds and nuts, you could also think about left over materials for their nests. What is fit for the compost bin to us, could be perfect for keeping birds warm.
Spring is perhaps, for me, the most exciting season of the year. The days are starting to get longer and warmer, plants start to wake up, trees begin to grow the new season's leaves. The ground is softer and ready for you to start planning and planting the new year's garden. If growing food is your thing, then Spring is the time to get to work with most vegetables and some fruits!
Summer is the time to really enjoy the garden, the colours and sudden bursts of life from all of your plants can give much enjoyment. Although we grow vegetables and herbs to eat, many of them can produce wonderful flowers too. I feel it's worth considering this when planning ahead and co-ordinating with seasonal and perennial plants.
We charge £30 (inc V.A.T)* per person per hour for labour. If a team of 3 or more are required this is reduced, discussed and confirmed before any work commences.
All tools and equipment are provided. If required, We can arrange clearance through a third party. This would incur additional costs.
Should any work require or involve hard landscaping i.e working with heavy machinery and non green materials, this is something we can usually arrange, though generally not done by myself or my immediate team.
After initial meeting and assessment, if it is found that considerable time will be required to develop a plan as well as an estimate of labour and material costs. a charge will be incurred based on an advisory role.
We are able to source and collect most plants, shrubs, hedging materials and trees as well as compost, manure and other general supplies.
One-off jobs are invoiced accordingly once the work is completed. A deposit may sometimes be necessary if plants and some materials are required before the job is undertaken. This does not apply to standard tools and equipment.
Regular maintenance jobs are billed monthly. Invoices are sent out on the last day of each month.
Invoices are issued within a day or so after work is completed, payments are expected to paid through online/phone bank transfer, we don't accept cheques or cash.
All invoices are expected to be paid within 5 working days of receipt.
We are fully insured and can provide policy documents on request.
*Rates are reviewed once a year, in February. All clients will be notified in advanced should there be an increase
*We are V.A.T registered. V.A.T registration number: GB 320 7019 45
It is advised that the full terms and conditions are read thoroughly before any work is accepted.