Thinking of transforming your garden? There are many ways of doing this from elaborate garden redesigns to removing an overgrown area or simply updating your patio and plants around it. There are some simple rules for both.
What’s the focus? Maybe this is all that’s needed a new focal structure or revamping an existing element. Clearing an area and renewing the soil and plants can be so simple and yet very effective. Do you have a plain wall that just needs a lick of paint, maybe a mirror and some lovely climber’s, maybe a wall that could double as seating if you are struggling with space? Do you work from home and if so would a Garden Office transform your life, there are so many people in this position.
1. Focal point
You can transform your garden into anything you wish, and with a little help from Mow’n’Blow this can always be achieved.
At this time of year we have the season of long grasses and late perennials. The garden can look tired now, this is perfectly normal, roses need deadheading, feed for pots and baskets and beds, you will still have weeds, this is normal too, just remember if the time is put in it will look better:
• Watering, don’t forget the plants, we have not had a massive amount of rain, I may regret saying this!
• Hedges, we have been inundated with requests for hedges to be done so we really are on a run at the moment, if you need any hedge work please get in touch.
• Ponds, keep an eye on certain plants taking over, if you require any assistance with this or just advice on what to do before the end of the summer, we can help.
• Hard landscaping, look out for the new section of Mow’n’Blow we are already booked in advance and welcome new enquiries.
July is well under way and finally the mowing is starting to calm down, and we are starting to think about autumn lawn works already. We have had some very satisfied customers and would like to thank you all for wanting our services and the feedback really helps us plan ahead and maintain for next year. So a big ‘thank you’ to all.
Summer is here, we have had some lovely warm nights at last with the heady scent of English roses and honeysuckles, which are keeping us going while Wimbledon finally crowns’ it’s champion, and the strawberries have all but disappeared. Open gardens entice us in, even if it’s just to be nosy or genuinely admire the gardening skills of a neighbour or peer.
Is it ‘In Bloom’ that is the prize? To see locally, everyone making the most of the time in the garden and wanting the community to see their efforts is great and we at Mow’n’Blow love to be involved.
The colour that is exploding in the garden needs support, did you grab the pea sticks? Do you need the hedges trimming? Have you still got that landscaping project that needs completing, like the wall that never quite got built or the pond that needs that finishing touch and the path that leads to nowhere………………..We can help just give us a call I’m sure there is something we can lend a hand with.
Christian Dupont has been involved in horticulture for over two decades now, lives near Alton with his wife. She is also a fully trained gardener and horticulturalist. Both are keen photographers as well as accomplished Horticulturalists. some articles are from the Life Mags but mainly for the Herald newspaper, bi-weekly column in the local business