Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Hedge cutting specialists

Do you want to make sure your hedge is cut as it should be? Book a hedge cutting specialists @ Tidy Gardens

One simple thing when maintening your hedges as I mentioned some time earlier is a regular cut, but make sure you do it right !

It ain’t a rocket science, but so many people make that mistake.

Don’t cut your hedge in a reversed pyramid shape ! never.

Instead make a slight pyramid shape. That means cutting your hedge in a way that makes the bottom of it slightly wider than the top.

That will allow plenty of sun to get both to bottom and top of your hedge, making it all grow well from top to bottom.

Simples, right ? ;-)

It was hot today, I did not take “before photos” sorry.

Here’s a couple of after photos.

Enjoy hot weather while it lasts !

hedge cutting specialist

hedge cutting specialist

Hedge cutting specialists

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Major garden tidy up - Hurst. July 2014

Paul carried out a major tidy of my garden.

His work ethics and quality of finish was exemplary.

Held up to his word of finishing the work to my expectations. Even though it took longer to complete he was honourable to his original quote

Major garden tidy up - Hurst. July 2014

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Small stump removal - how to


I would like to share with you a little tip that might save you time, effort and your money.

There will be times when you would like to change something in your garden. Maybe create a new flower bed, redo an exisiting one, or get rid of a flower bed and create a patio or some

other low maintenance area instead. You might find that whilst doing it you stumble across a hard piece of wood stuck in a soil called a tree stump or shrub stump or a biggish root !



If you call for a gardener and it turns out to be me than thank you for your business :-) !

However a small stump removal isn’t that difficult with the right tool!

I decided to quickly write something about it, after today’s experience.

I got an email titled “bush root removal” asking for a quote to remove two roots which the customer couldn’t get out himself. I got there ready to quote and schedule that job for sometime next week but to my surprise these roots could have been dealt with there and then. Even with my trainers on ;-)

Customer managed to pull out another root earlier which was about half of the size of two remaining. It took him about 1.5h to do it with a spade and a fork.

Small stump removal

Now how to do it..

You need to be able to lift few pounds and crucially get yourself a right tool for the job !

Not a spade, not a fork ! and as much as you would love to use it, not a chainsaw ( goes blunt in no time when soil/dirt gets onto the chain )

All you need is…
A digging bar to remove a root / stump
digging bar to remove roots / small stump removal

It basically is a very strong rod, usually and inch in diameter with one end pointed and the other shaped like a chisel.

1. Cut into the ground around the root / stump with a chisel end.

2. Then try to push the pointed end as far as possible under the root. That will allow you to lever up the root. Do it few times alternately from either side of the root.

3. If there are bigger roots running away from the stump under the ground which you can’t cut / break with a digging bar then use an axe or uncover the soil around them and use a small pruning saw to cut them off.

Easy, and it won’t take long neither unless it’s a proper tree stump for which you might want to get a stump grinder.

Good luck !

Small stump removal - how to

Friday, 4 July 2014

Garden tidy-up - July 2014

On the hottest day of the year so far, Paul and his team worked non-stop to tidy our front and back gardens, which had been neglected for a while.They did a first-class job and I am very happy with the result. I would highly recommend Tidy Gardens.

Garden tidy-up - July 2014