Whether the garden is a small affair or a big sized area in a house or a commercial property, it requires maintenance to avoid becoming wild with overgrown weeds, untidy shrubs, overgrown grasses, full of scattered leaves and debris, etc. A range of gardening services is offered by professional gardening companies for people who are either not skilled enough to maintain gardens by themselves or do not have sufficient time on hand for attending to their gardens.
The various gardening services offered by the companies have been listed here.
Overgrown grasses spoil the look of the garden. The professional gardeners have the best lawn mowing machines for cutting grasses of various types and heights. Perimeter cutting is also offered by the gardening services. The garden is mowed expertly irrespective of size or shape. The companies can be hired for weekly, fortnightly or monthly lawn mowing service. Mowing is a cumbersome task which takes up a lot of time. Thus, it is better to get hold of professional companies for the task.
- Hedge Services
The well-maintained hedge is an asset for a garden because it significantly improves the look of the garden. The professional gardening services include cutting and trimming of hedges. Latest equipment is used to create well-manicured hedges.
- Weed Control
Weeds need to be controlled before they spread over the garden. Herbicides which do not harm the grass are used by the professional gardening companies to kill the weeds. Digging out weeds and other methods are also employed for weed control. Other weed control services include selective weed spraying, broadleaf weed control and hand weeding in garden beds. All types of weeds such as clover, dandelion, bindi and general garden weeds are eliminated completely by the expert gardeners.
- Pest Control
Pests can cause a lot of damage to the plants and flowers in the garden. Thus, pest control is necessary. Organic pest control is offered by most of the professional gardening services. These include organic pesticides such as BT sprays which use BT bacteria to kill moths and caterpillars, pyrethrum a natural insecticide derived from chrysanthemum and insecticide soap. Organic pest control ensures that no harmful chemicals are used.
Other methods of pest control employed by the gardening services include sticky traps and physical barriers against pests.
Mulching is an important gardening service because there are many benefits associated with mulching. They are as follows.
- Mulching helps the garden in preserving moisture which not only reduces the amount of water required for the garden but also proves beneficial during droughts.
- Improves the soil health which in turn helps plants and shrubs to enhance their fertility. Improved soil health also increases its productivity.
- The growth of weeds in the garden is reduced drastically which helps in maintaining the garden in good condition at all times.
- The amount of nutrients in the soil is also increased.
Slashing is a gardening work in which tall grasses around the garden are cut. Tall grasses tend to catch fire; therefore, slashing helps in reducing the risk of bushfire. Slashing also eliminates unwanted plants from the area, enhances mulch content in the soil and improves the general appearance of the garden.
Chemical, as well as organic fertilizers, are used by the gardening companies to add plant nutrients to the soil. The gardening experts are well aware of the types of fertilizers required for different plants.
Other gardening services offered by the professional companies include landscaping, irrigation system installation and repairs, gutter cleaning, rubbish removal and general garden maintenance. Maintenance contracts are also offered by the companies for regular garden maintenance on a weekly basis throughout the year.
- Fertilizer Service