“Susan was called to give a consultation on the back garden. When it was agreed that the leylandii hedge should be removed as the first job. Susan and her team then cleared all the remaining overgrown hedge and border along the back boundary and an area where an old border was underneath a washing line. An old path set in several inches of concrete was removed and the soil levels reinstated. Susan planted a new hedge along the back boundary borders were reshaped, dug over with soil conditioner and replanted with new plants. Treasured elderly plants such as the wisteria and old apple tree, were regenerated with careful pruning. Then a neighbours new fence prompted work on trees, shrubs and new planting in that area. Work has also been carried out in the front garden with another wisteria trained further along the front of the house and a large sick euonymus completely removed.”
Garden restoration can be carried out to remedy where part or all of a garden has been neglected, or a large garden can be carefully restored over a period. This may involve:
- garden design or landscape design
- reconstructing existing structures or replacing with new
- some clearance, regeneration pruning and soil improvement
- lawn rescue
- soil analysis and treatments
- problem areas
- plants underperforming
- new planting schemes
- expertise in plants and their health.
We would restore health to existing shrubs which can be kept, by pruning and advising on plant health, nutrition and treatments.
We would recommend appropriate rejuvenation of border soil, carry out analysis of the site, choose suitable ameliorants and supervise their application for healthier soil.
We can advise on drainage options for borders and lawns.
Susan is ‘Certified in the Use of Herbicides and Pesticides’ for those larger scale weed problems.
Susan has restored an overgrown front garden and at Cranford Hall renovated two landscape sites with severe soil problems and difficult aspects.