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Do you know the name of every plant in your garden? No? Then how can you know if you are looking after them correctly? It is true that most plants will look after themselves, to a point, but for some the correct pruning and feeding are essential. Without it they will deteriorate and, in some instances, even die. It is also essential to carry out the work at the correct time - for instance, pruning late in the year can encourage soft growth before the winter weather which can cause a plant to suffer in the frosts. On the other hand some plants require pruning in the winter months.

Pruning correctly, at the correct time of year, improves flowering and the health of a plant
pruning at the correct time makes such s difference to the garden

Lavandula "Hidcote", Rosa "New Dawn" and Rosa "Ballerina"

We will visit your garden, identify the plants growing there and produce a folder with month by month maintenance instructions for each plant. It ensures that when you spend time in the garden you can be as effective as possible. Treat the plants in your garden well and they will reward you with longer and healthier flowering, turning what can be a chore into an enjoyable pastime.

As well as specific instructions, there is a month-by-month list of general tasks; for instance the correct time to clip a hedge or when to treat the lawn.

If you employ a gardener, are you happy that he or she is doing the best for you in your garden. Many gardeners work in a number of gardens and perhaps do not give your garden the attention it needs. With a maintenance plan you can ensure the work done is specific to your garden and also means you have the power to check up on what they are doing.

For an extra charge we can supply plant labels for each plant. Each label is waterproof, fadeproof and impervious to garden chemicals.

The following is an example from a maintenance folder produced.

We will visit the garden, identify all the main plants and take a set of photos around the garden. These will be turned into the pages, examples shown above, with close-ups to enable you to recognise the plants and identify their position in your garden. In the following pages the plants are listed in the months when they require maintenance alongside other general tasks around the garden (lawnmowing, hedge trimming etc.). The plants are then listed alphabetically with pruning and meintance intrsuctions alongside each one.

We also offer a service where we will join you in the garden to show you how to carry out the work recommended.

Prices: These are based on the sizes shown below. If the garden is severely overgrown then we recommend some pruning to bring it under control before we carry out our survey (we can organise this if needed). We will do our best to identify everything down to the variety but this may only be possible if the plant is in flower which in most cases is seasonal

Prices: Gardens up to 200 square metres £150
  201 to 400 square metres                         £185
  401 to 600 square metres                         £200
  601 to 800 sq. metres                               £250
  801 to 1,000 sq. metres                            £300
   each additional 500 square metres            £50

V.A.T is not included.

Call us on 01234 269169 or 07950 923051. Alternatively, you can let us know your requirements in the box below or email us at graham@grahamapavey.co.uk

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