Brrrrr! Cold nights have crept back in already, I’m hoping that September will be an Indian summer just for those last few projects of the season, and then we are into the autumn and winter work which keeps us all busy. At Mow’n’Blow the lawns are still being cut and the late flowering borders are looking good, and in need of deadheading as with all seasons, so we need to keep on top of the borders as well as the lawns and long grass and meadows, as these need to be maintained yearly.
As the year progresses so do projects and ideas develop for the following year, to which we would like to introduce a new team on board, they are M’N’B Landscapes, this is a little project myself and the husband (Mr D) have developed and would like to introduce Mr Ian Hawkins into the fold, Ian has 35 years of hard landscaping experience and add Christian’s 20 years, I believe that this stands us in good stead for all Jobs that come our way, we are already on our 3rd Project this month and really enjoying working as a team. So if you have any queries or would like any advice please contact us we can now help with your soft and hard edges.
With all this heat water is not far from your minds it seems, as ponds seem to be the big question at the moment. Our ponds go green, develop weeds, become over grown or full of detritus and do need maintenance. Leaks become more obvious at this time of year, with less rain to hide any problems and we turn our water features on in summer more than we do in winter, often revealing more problems!
So is summer a good time to work on ponds? To be honest, I prefer working on ponds in summer, after all its warm! There are benefits to performing serious maintenance in summer, any liner work is better as the rubber is warm, same applies to any bonding or sealants. However be careful with your nature in the pond, as it is more active at this time of year.
And of course now is the time to treat any problems like blanket weed, as this is not a winter issue. Not all ponds are the same however so if you need work or just a consult please get in touch with me at Mow ‘N’ Blow.
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