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By Simon Kavanagh, Feb 2 2015 02:58PM

February might not strike you as the busiest in the garden diary. Spring is on the horizon and it's an important month to get one step ahead! Here's a few jobs to be getting on with:


* Prune apple trees and pear trees whilst they're still dormant.

* Prune hardy evergreen hedges

* Plant Lilies and Allium bulbs

* Chit potato tubers

* Prepare vegetable seed beds/sow some vegetables under cover

* Protect blossom on apricots, nectarines and peaches

* Towards the end of the month prune summer-flowering Clematis before active growth begins

* Prune winter-flowering shrubs that have finished flowering

* Prune Wisteria

* Renovate overgrown deciduous hedges

* Cut back deciduous grasses left uncut over the winter

* With spring on the way it's worth preparing your lawn for the season ahead. Try installing lawn edging which creates a neat and tidy appearance and makes maintenance easier.


Greenspace can help with all of the above! Get in contact.


By Simon Kavanagh, Jan 24 2015 11:52AM

I posted a while back about SEO AKA Search Engine Optimisation...why? After consulting clients and friends on how they search for a garden contractor it appeared word of mouth and searching via Google are the 2 most likely options that people use. Word of mouth is fine and a great motivation for doing a quality job on time and in budget.


Getting up the Google ratings appeared far less straightforward and the further I delved into the dark arts of SEO the harder it appeared. Snake oil. So what did I do? I spoke to a few 'experts' who suggested i part with £250/month to get up the Google ratings...hmmmmm. I wasn't so sure about that!


In the end I read up on the subject, did a 'Woorank' analysis of my website and began implementing a few changes in an effort to make this website more visible. At first not much seemed to happen until I sat down yesterday and Googled 'garden services Enfield' and found my site is now the 2nd non-sponsored site to be returned! I'm learning!


By Simon Kavanagh, Jan 15 2015 08:08AM

Wow! What a storm last night! Reminiscent of last spring's storms which put paid to many a fence in Enfield! Followoing those storms there was an unprecedented demand for fencing which no-one could supply, resulting in a 12-week lead time on fence panels and posts. Not only that but when suppliers could actually supply the fence I was seriously backlogged with fencing jobs. If your fence has suffered or you simply need a new fence please get in touch - don't wait until spring when you could well be waiting 2 months! Get in touch :-)

Fencing damage
Fencing damage

By Simon Kavanagh, Jan 14 2015 10:21AM

There's still plenty to be done in the garden in January even though it is the coldest month. Here's a few things we can help with:


~ Repair and re-shape lawn edges

~ Prune apple and pear trees

~ Plan your vegetable crop rotations for the coming season

~ Protect tender plants (e.g) polythene shelters for outdoor peaches and nectarines, to prevent peach leaf curl

~ Dig and turn-over unused areas to allow the frost to break down soil

~ Begin designing how you'd like your garden to look in spring.


Also it's an important time to look after our feathered friends - if you would like to see more birds in you garden then we can help with a strategy - bird feeders, bird baths etc.


Get in touch!


By Simon Kavanagh, Dec 17 2014 11:18AM

When is a green bridge not a green bridge? Following some casual reading up on the green roof and wall technology we stumbled upon the green bridge across the Thames. An interesting idea and we will definitely go and have a look for ourselves. On the face of it it might be nicely planted and pretty but the broader question is is it sustainable? How is it watered, how is it maintained? It's splitting opinion across the board...Here's a link for the project http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/nov/01/uk-garden-bridge-150m-thames-south-bank-soho

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