AUGUST GARDENING JOBS – FROM OUR EXPERT

Power washed pathways keep your garden looking tidy

We are now halfway through August which means Autumn is fast approaching! Whilst the weather is warm and the skies are dry (for the most part), now is the perfect time make the most of Summer and spend some extra time in your garden! If you need an excuse to spend time in your garden, but want to remain productive, focus on the little details that you usually overlook. This may be as simple as the shapes of your shrubs, the paint on your fencing or even the dirt on your Paved areas. If you prefer to spend your time relaxing, why not bring in the professionals to tidy up your garden and greatly improve your gardens aesthetics?

Power washing:

If your path is looking a bit dated and in need of an uplift, you do not need to spend a lot of money replacing the brickwork or paving. Power washing is an amazing alternative which will leave you feeling like you’ve had a brand-new pathway or patio. When we conduct the power washing for our customers by using our professional industrial power-washer. We clean drives, patios and paved areas of all the dirt and moss that has built up overtime which leaves the hard-paved areas looking crisp. Power-washing removes all the dirt, green moss and algae leaving a great result.

Fencing:

Fences are an important part of your garden, as not only does it define your boundary and adds style, it also improves your privacy.

Replacing your fencing can be costly, so regular maintenance is essential. For your fencing, a protective paint or stain will minimize any damage to the timber. If one panel happens to split or rot, repair just that one panel for a like-for-like to ensure your property continues to look inviting and loved.

Hedging:

Hedges are a more natural, although higher maintenance, alternative for defining your gardens boundary from the neighbouring land.

Maintain your hedges by shaping and trimming them regularly. It is extremely easy for your hedges to become unruly, lose shape and even create unwanted shade! Once the hedge shape is established it will then be much easy to maintain throughout the entire year, keeping it both neat and healthy.

Firethorn Pyracantha, with flowers in the spring lovely berries in the autumn and large spikes to impale any would-be intruders make a fantastic evergreen hedge.

The king of hedges has to be Yew, however a fantastic hedge to stop unwanted people entering your property is Pyracantha, with flowers in the spring lovely berries in the autumn and large spikes to impale any would-be intruders they make a fantastic evergreen hedge.

 

Jason Harker

JASON IS A PROFESSIONAL GARDENER AND LANDSCAPER, AND OWNER OF JHPS-GARDENS LTD.

HE REGULARLY WRITES A PIECE FOR OUR WEBSITE, PLUS THE SENTINEL NEWSPAPER,

AND IS A GO TO EXPERT ON BBC RADIO STOKE’S GARDENING PROGRAMME.