Tips for winter

Fencing

Any fencing repair and new fence can be done, this time the year the wind gets a lot stronger and can cause damages, so nice strong fence is needed. Even extra screw where needed.

Clear Snow and Ice
When the snow and ice arrive make sure to gently brush heavy snow from trees and shrubs but allow ice to melt naturally. Prune limbs damaged by ice and snow immediately break to prevent tearing the bark. Additionally, foot traffic on frozen lawns can injure turf grass, so be sure to walk on sidewalks and paths.

Using sand, bird seed or sawdust is excellent traction if paths are icy. You need to avoid salt or deicers as they may injure your plants.

Clean your Tools
As this won’t be a time where you will be using your equipment so much, winter is a good time to clean up the gardening tools.

Time for Bulbs
If you didn’t manage to get your bulbs in the ground before it froze, you can still plant them in January in individual peat pots.

Set the pots in flats outside and bury them under a thick blanket of leaves and then as soon as the weather permits you can transplant them into the ground.

If you have summer bulbs in storage, keep an eye on them to make sure they are not drying out and show no signs of doing so. Make sure to discard any that show signs of rot.

Pruning
Winter is actually one of the best times of year to prune the deciduous plants in your garden this is because when plants are dormant, they are less likely to transmit disease or attract insects.

The best time is to wait for a mild, sunny day, get out your pruners and take advantage of the fact that bare branches make it easier to see what needs to be shaped and trimmed.

In addition, because hibiscus bloom on new growth, pruning them in late winter will help encourage a more profuse show in the spring.

Check your Seed

If you happen to have seeds left over from last year’s planting now is a good time to sprout a test sample before you re-order what you need for spring.

To check your seeds, dampen a paper towel and sprinkle it with a few seeds then roll it up. Make sure to keep it moist and warm, which I know can be difficult in winter, and check for germination in about a week.

If fewer than half of them sprout, it’s time to order fresh seed. This saves you wasting your time and money on bad seeds.

Think of the Birds
It isn’t just you who can’t enjoy your garden as much as normal, the birds suffer as well. Make sure to provide much-needed nourishment for the birds whose natural food supplies may have been buried in winter storms.

You can help them by putting fresh water out daily and keep feeding stations stocked and hang cakes of suet in trees to attract insect-loving woodpeckers. This is also a good time to make plans to plant trees, shrubs and vines that will create wild food sources and natural habitat for the birds you want to attract in the coming year. Finally, you should set up bird houses to encourage nesting when spring comes.

Make your bed / Garden Maintenance
Make sure to prepare perennial beds for spring re-growth in late March. Garden Clearance and your beds by removing weeds and dead foliage and then re-cover plants at night just in case the frost returns.

You should also carefully loosen winter mulch from around plants and divide your summer and fall blooming perennials. Your ornamental grasses should be cut back to ground level ready for new growth appearing.

Give the lawn spring mowing to remove old growth before new growth begins and finally overseed any thin spots and bare patches.

Everything ready for the year ahead of you.

Grow!
The growing doesn’t have to stop either. Cold frames and floating row covers will help satisfy your urge to grow and get a head start on spring.

Make sure to follow package instructions for the right time and place to sow seeds, regardless of whether you are planting indoors or out and as soon as seeds sprout, no matter where you plant, be sure to provide ample light to encourage stocky growth.

Spring Preparation
When Spring is close, branches of pussy willow, quince, crabapple, forsythia, pear and flowering cherry can be forced indoors as soon as their buds are set.

Make sure to place cut stems in a vase of water and change the water every 4 days. You’ll see blooms indoors, in about 3 weeks.

Conclusion
Hopefully you now realize you don’t need to stop gardening in the winter. Gardening can be an enjoyable hobby all year round.

Garden Clearance

Edge & Cut

Everything you need to know: Starting with The people; We’re a family run garden landscaping business, and have over 15 years in transforming small to large gardens. Home turf & Location reach: We work across north LONDON And are happy…..

Everything you need to know:
Starting with The people;
We’re a family run garden landscaping business, and have over 15 years in transforming small to large gardens.
Home turf & Location reach:
We work across north LONDON
And are happy to offer quotes and advice.

Customer Care & how we work:
We arrange a time/ day to personally meet you and take the time to see your garden.

Ideas and Customers:
We love our customers to share their ideas, and we incorporate their vision in everything we do, this is coupled with our own best practice to ensure you Garden is just right.

Customer Portfolio:
For one job, our customer only had an existing patio without much room to add turf, beds , new plants.
They didn’t want a standard squared lawn, so we designed a number of ideas/ plans which included their wish for more plants and beds.

Planning:
We put together a customised Quotation for:

  • Garden clearance
  • Turfing
  • Complete garden Landscape
  • Confirmation of work & number of days to complete
  • Budget / cost of all work

Budget and Price:
Edge & Cut believe in serving their customer with excellent service and competitive quotes.

Customer Care:
Edge and Cut believe in premium service and maintaining relationships for all their customers.

Example of Gardening Schedule and next steps:

Day 1 –  to dig over the whole bed, level out the ground.
Once the garden was level out, we had to find centre of the area ready for the Circle.
Day 2 –  By now all area is completely level and we start turfing.
To make life easy we Turf out a square and already knowing the centre, we add a pin in ground , then using string and silver sand and funnel we managed to mark out a nice circle to cut around.

We then choose the plants the customer preferred, and planted them. We then got dug over the beds to give it that fresh look.

We made sure all areas in the garden looked fantastic, by tidying and caring for existing plants.

Feedback :
Our customers share this with us directly, and are very satisfied and happy. We are delighted that our customers re book us for maintenance top ups and continue to recommend us.

Our work:
If you’d like to check out our work – follow us at Edge&Cut via Facebook , instagram our our blog here.

Turfing Cambridge / Turf Specalist

We arranged with the client to pop round at a suitable time with her. Once we were there we had a chat about the garden, and type turfed we used is a mix of 50% Sauvignon Dwarf Ryegrass and 50% Fescues. it was pretty much straight forward as all they wanted was garden to be …

We arranged with the client to pop round at a suitable time with her. Once we were there we had a chat about the garden, and type turfed we used is a mix of 50% Sauvignon Dwarf Ryegrass and 50% Fescues.
it was pretty much straight forward as all they wanted was garden to be turfed and path fill with purple slate.
We measured up to work out amount of turf needed and amount of root zone to put down.
Rootzone is a sandy/loam soil mix used to finish an area for turfing or seeding. … This soil has good surface drainage and low water holding capacity.
After all measurements and working out access , I went a work out a fair Quotation for her.
Quotation was accepted the next day and we arrange dates for delivery and job to be done. The job itself was a one day job, on the day the Clint was very nice with good amount of teas. We started off with little garden clearance then We level out garden ready to turf and started laying turf and sowing the joints together. Once all complete we used wheel barrow to bring slate in and lay that on the path.
Once it was all competed and clines was happy. We had chat about after care and watering and also offer garden maintenance service if she was interested

Garden Landscape / Cambridge

The customer wanted a complete transformation to his garden Garden clearance Fencing Turfing Picket fence Planting Sleeper boarders Day 1 & 2 we started on garden clearance , taking out the old fence , patio , turf. Once garden was clearance , we put the fencing up then put sleepers in place and put play …

The customer wanted a complete transformation to his garden
Garden clearance
Fencing
Turfing
Picket fence
Planting
Sleeper boarders
Day 1 & 2 we started on garden clearance , taking out the old fence , patio , turf.
Once garden was clearance , we put the fencing up then put sleepers in place and put play bark at back garden. All this work took us 3 days to complete.
4th day we carry in all top soil and level out ready for turfing and to finish for day 4 we started turfing and finished it the next day. On 5th day once we completed the turfing we started on picket fence.
The last day we finish picket fence and planted up all beds with a mix of evergreen plants and seasonal.
The customer was very happy with the job and very happy with the different t of the garden.
We already plan a day to go make and maintain the garden and add some more plants and bulbs.

Fencing

The construction of a new fence can be a turbulent time with neighbours, and it’s important that both sides are satisfied with the results. We are experts in dealing with all parties involved, and can provide fencing in a range of styles and sizes to compliment your garden and landscaping perfectly. Our fencing expertise include……

The construction of a new fence can be a turbulent time with neighbours, and it’s important that both sides are satisfied with the results. We are experts in dealing with all parties involved, and can provide fencing in a range of styles and sizes to compliment your garden and landscaping perfectly. Our fencing expertise include picket fencing, close board fencing, panel fencing, featheredge fencing, and the use of concrete or gravel posts if required.

Garden Clearance

A garden overhaul can be a large job, particularly if there’s a lot to clear. Our clearance services range from small back garden to business site clearances, and can include the supply of heavy duty clearance machinery to diggers, excavators, rotators and dumpers. We can also provide skip and dis…..

A garden overhaul can be a large job, particularly if there’s a lot to clear. Our clearance services range from small back garden to business site clearances, and can include the supply of heavy duty clearance machinery to diggers, excavators, rotators and dumpers. We can also provide skip and disposal.

gardening maintenance

Edge & Cut will undertake all your gardening needs, from small grass cuts to clearing leaves.These are few maintenance services we offer, there are many more at low rates. We are very reliable and loyal to our customer and treat every garden as our own

Edge & Cut will undertake all your gardening needs, from small grass cuts to clearing leaves.These are few maintenance services we offer, there are many more at low rates. We are very reliable and loyal to our customer and treat every garden as our own.