Handy Hints



Plants that provide interest in the month of June


Glorious June brings a wealth of rich colour to the garden, provided by Cistus and Potentilla in the front of the shrub bed, and Mock Orange and Lilac at the back, the latter two also providing sweet perfume. While on the wall or trellis the fragrant Honeysuckle provides an interesting feature. Sweet William and Canterbury Bell bedding plants come into their own this month. In the herbaceous border Yarrow and Lupins oblige with seasonal colour. And we mustn’t forget the lovely Poppies.

Planting


Get your summer bedding in now if you haven’t already.

Garden design


We can design your new garden or redesign an existing one. Our designer will consult with you to find out what you want from your garden and what will suit your particular requirements. Detailed plans will be drawn up and include one for planting. Our designer will consult with you at each stage of the planning to ensure that you get what you want.

Rose bushes climbing roses


Spray every 14 days with Roseclear 2 to control aphids and blackspot.

Ponds and water features


We will design and construct a new pond or water feature for you, or refurbish an existing one. All work is carried out by professionally qualified specialists.

Beds and borders


Keep beds and borders free of weeds. Remember the old saying: one year’s seeds are seven years weeds.

Laying a new lawn or replacing a bad one


This is best left until the Autumn because if we have a dry summer you will have to water it every day. The art of creating a new lawn is in the ground preparation, for it is most important to carry out the following tasks: firstly, dig over the ground and remove any roots, large stones and any other debris; secondly, rake level; then consolidate the soil by repeatedly walking over it with your weight over your heels; and finally rake to a fine tilth before laying good quality turf. A lawn is meant to stay level, its no good if after 18 months it starts to sink in places, so do make sure the ground is well consolidated before you lay that turf. To avoid disappointment later on, call in Rob at the beginning.

Fences and sheds


Repair or renew damaged fencing, and re-felt that leaky shed roof. When engaging the services of a contractor or company, ensure that the work will be properly carried out and guaranteed. Rob's your man.

Trelliswork


The use of a good trellis can be an asset when positioned correctly within the garden. Heavy-duty trellis is recommended and the supporting posts should be sturdy and set 2 feet in the ground with concrete. My advice is, if you are unsure, contact me and I will come and view your garden and quote for the complete job; this service is free to you.

Archways and pergolas


Why not build an archway or pergola? If it's a natural looking feature you are looking for, Rob Blann Garden Services specialise in rustic work.

Paving


Patios and paths can be laid now. When engaging the services of a contractor or company, ensure that the work will be properly carried out and guaranteed. Rob Blann will be pleased to quote for your patio or path, and even design it if required.

Garden alterations and re-planning


If you wish to add additional features to your garden or want to make other changes, then consult Rob and benefit from his professional expertise.
Property Maintenance


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