Apr 15, 2019 8:00 am
April in Bermuda sees the start of an uptick in temperature, which makes it a good time to concentrate on carrying out work on the lawn, be it verticutting, aerating, fertilising, repairing or laying a new one.
Three grass types are grown...
Feb 6, 2019 8:00 am
I have often written the words “what you create, you have to maintain”. The statement is true when dealing with landscape design and, by natural progression, garden maintenance.
The garden is not a static entity; when a blade of grass is...
Jan 2, 2019 8:00 am
Many thousands of dollars are paid out yearly for gardens to be maintained, but what should garden maintenance actually cover?
People with contracts for garden maintenance usually have more visits in the active growing months than in the...
Dec 19, 2018 8:00 am
What’s in your Christmas stocking?
So, it’s that time of year again. Presents, I like to think, are personal, but when it comes to the garden, function and practicality are more appreciated.
Below, some useful, practical items that...
Nov 14, 2018 8:00 am
While wandering about the country lanes and by-ways on vacation in the UK, I couldn’t help but observe the many gardens and landscapes.
Especially in the southeast of England drought had been a major problem and, as in Bermuda during dry...
Oct 25, 2018 8:00 am
A thing of beauty is not always a joy when it is labour-intensive. A mistake often made in the initial stages of design is not giving enough consideration to aftercare or maintenance.
Poor maintenance can, by its very nature, create labour...
Sep 19, 2018 8:00 am
Bermuda’s climate is unpredictable. Especially in the summer, rainfall is at the top of a list of things gardens need and with it comes new growth which can be rampant.
Correct pruning, rather than hacking, is what’s required to protect the...
Aug 15, 2018 8:00 am
Plants are part of our being, but we take them for granted.
They enhance their locations, be they in our offices or homes, they line our roads and generally create areas of peace and quiet.
They assist in us breathing fresh air,...
Jul 11, 2018 8:00 am
What is your garden worth to you? Do you really like your garden? Do you spend time admiring it, partaking in its maintenance needs and tweaking those areas in need of refurbishment or, simply, change?
Do you consider that the amount spent...
Jun 13, 2018 8:00 am
As flowering plants are the lifeblood of the garden, careful consideration should be given to the choice of species and their relationship to neighbouring plants.
Variety, it is said, is the spice of life but as with food, if the spice is...
May 16, 2018 8:00 am
May is usually the month that moves us from questionable weather to more settled conditions.
With this in mind, consider tackling the lawn with regard to weed control, verticutting, aerifying and fertilising.
Lawns generally cover a...
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