Collins Landscapes Ltd operatives were busy last week preparing an area of wasteland in Middleton to be converted into an allotment for a local charity. After clearing away all the overgrowth the team rotovated the land to allow for planting new crops that can be used to provide food for local veterans.
Team have just completed a major clean-up of the block paving around commercial offices in Trafford. Our mobile water bowser enabled us to get in close and clear the dirt from the block paving around the site with minimal disruption to the employees of the offices. It was amazing to be able to see just how much muddy water was cleared from the pathways. A job well done!
We met with teachers and a class of primary school children to discuss what they wanted for the area directly outside their classroom window. They looked out onto just a green field, so this project helped create different areas that will be used for different things through the year. It includes a raised vegetable garden, a woodchip pathway surrounded by recycled tyre planters and a line of fruit trees which will soon be in blossom. For the remainder of the school year the group can add new projects and ideas to the garden area, which can be used to teach the kids about wildlife, growing plants, the importance of recycling and about getting fresh air. More importantly though, it has given the class a space within the playground that is theirs, and that in years gone by they can say that they helped to design and look after it for future generations.
Although in most gardens hedges take up a huge amount of space, they are often forgotten about. It is easy to put off trimming the hedges however, they can very quickly get out of control. Not only does this look messy, but the longer it is left, the harder and more expensive it becomes to tackle. Hedges look much neater from more regular trims to keep them in check and also encourage a strong, dense and healthy growth (beech being the exception- biannual pruning). As well as this, the surrounding environment becomes much easier to get at, and weeds, self-seeding trees or brambles can be taken care of much more quickly and easily.
If you have let your hedges get overgrown, or just need a hand in keeping them maintained regularly, we can give you a free quote at 0161 429 0600.
Composting is a no-brainer. It reduces your landfill contribution, brings lots of nutrients to the soil and most importantly, will save you money as it acts as a organic fertiliser. Composting can be done all year round however, late summer is the best time to do it so get your compost bin ready now so you can start saving.
You could make a compost bin yourself or ask us to come and assemble one for you at 0161 429 0600.
Scarifying your lawn is extremely beneficial but needs time afterwards for it to recover. It removes any surface thatch which can prevent nutrients getting to the grass roots. The best time for it to be done is early autumn. If the grass is damaged from the summer heat scarifying will disfigure the lawn. However, leave it too long and the cold will mean it will struggle to recover.
It is a very straight-forward job and can be done yourself however, if you’d like it done professionally call us now to get a free quote and get it booked in for the autumn at 0161 429 0600.