Looking after your garden
Our team of experienced gardeners can ensure your garden remains looking its best.
Garden maintenance programme
- Pruning, watering, feeding, compost top up and general tidy up of planting beds
- Weeding, mulching, deadheading and clipping of ornamental trees and perennial plants
- Lawn care
- Hedges and climbers pruning
- Pruning of small trees as required
- Pruning of larger trees to be quoted separately
- Garden clearance to be quoted separately
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In addition to the above and in line with best garden maintenance practice, we advise our clients to:
- Apply weedkiller in Summer to control weeds
- Mulch and top up the soil of planting beds in Autumn
- Feed plants with fertiliser in Spring
These would incur additional charges.
We can add new planting to your garden as part of regular maintenance visits or as part of a landscape design project. Below is a flavour of some of our planting selection reports and planting schemes.
The roles of plants in garden design
Plants can be used to play different functions in a garden:
Low level plants that fill the ground, soften hard edges and link planting to hard landscaping.
Plants that bring focus, lead the eye and punctuate the garden. They may have strong form, patterns, emphasis, bold foliage, coarse texture, vibrant colours.
Planting that provides an year round framework for the garden, create enclosure, height, screening, backdrop, division and framing.
Pretty plants that add interest and lighten up the garden. They may have attractive flowers, fruits, texture, shape or colour.
Learn more about designing with plants
Ecological planting means choosing plants that suit the site’s environmental conditions and not simply plants that are pretty.
These conditions include soil, aspect, wind, frost, rainfall and microclimate.
Choosing the right plant for the right place is important to ensure gardens will thrive and be long lived without the constant need for replacement plants.
Our report compares two distinct environmental areas of a garden and suggests a selection of Mediterranean and Woodland plants to suit the conditions of these areas.
Plants need the right aspect and soil to thrive.
If your plants are not growing well you might need to change their position, improve the soil or adjust its pH.
Read our Soil Report below, which contains a brief analysis of the types of soils most prevalent in gardens, description of the problems and recommendations on how to improve it.
Planting in West London by Novaterra gardens & landscapes