I am Richard Everett, an expert in horticulture. Based in Box Hill and operating throughout the Surrey region, I am sometimes called in by customers from Guildford to help rectify their landscaping, garden maintenance and grounds maintenance mistakes. While many property owners enjoy a few hours in the sunshine performing gardening maintenance tasks, a small handful tackle their work without the sufficient knowledge or time.
Many of the poor landscaping themes I come across in Guildford and the surrounding Surrey areas follow a common trend. Typical garden maintenance and grounds maintenance jobs, such as lawn care, can leave outdoor areas looking very much the worse for wear if done wrong. An inability to identify problems or simply trying to avoid professional help with gardening maintenance also results in difficulties.
On this page, I discuss three of the most common landscaping, garden maintenance and grounds maintenance mistakes I regularly witness in the Guildford area.
Cutting grass should be a straightforward gardening maintenance task but I encounter many home and business owners who are going about it in the wrong way by cutting it with the wrong tools or cutting grass too short. Cutting grass too short forces it to expend energy reserves when it starts to grow again, because smaller blades will not be able to absorb sufficient energy from the sun.
Landscaping, garden maintenance and grounds maintenance companies in Guildford, including my own, typically recommend leaving grass at a height of 0.5 of an inch to 1 inch during the summer and around 1.5 inches during spring and autumn. Following a simple maintenance tip such as this will leave grass at your property healthy and thick.
A passing glance at your land or garden may suggest everything is looking fine but an essential part of gardening maintenance and grounds maintenance is to check regularly for weeds, parasites and issues with trees such as fungal rot or weak boughs. For some DIY enthusiasts, spotting potential issues doesn’t come easy.
Regularly inspecting your Guildford property prior to garden maintenance or grounds maintenance work is vital so that any significant problems can be dealt with quickly. A gardening maintenance company such as my own will identify pests and fungi before they destroy flowers, trees and other landscaping elements at your home.
Even the most avid gardener occasionally needs professional assistance. For four decades, I have assisted domestic and commercial clients in Guildford with everything from major landscaping projects to essential gardening maintenance tasks. Not calling in a professional when you are in need of assistance can be the start of a slippery slope.
You may end up paying far more down the line as a result of not addressing a garden maintenance or grounds maintenance issue at the time it first arises. Wanting to take on a new landscaping project but do not have the experience or tools? Calling on the help of a professional such as myself, will ensure the job is completed to the highest standards first time round. I am available throughout the year to provide all the help you need.