Keeping a garden in tip-top shape requires plenty of time and effort. We recommend that customers and clients in the East Grinstead area use our landscaping company for garden maintenance and grounds maintenance services. We can help with all major upkeep work, and we also specialise in patio laying and the construction of garden fencing. Contact us on 01293 530 228 to schedule routine or one-off visits. Everything you need from a landscaping company is here with just one call.
While we want you to make the best use of our services, we know that some people will garden as a hobby. How should you go about general upkeep, and what can you do to make sure you only need to use us for garden maintenance or grounds maintenance services when you actually need them?
This page offers a few handy tips on how to maintain your own garden or grounds when only small jobs need doing. If you need us for major maintenance work, or for paving services, patio laying or garden fencing installations, call our landscaping company instead.
We’re here to handle your garden maintenance and grounds maintenance needs, in all East Grinstead areas, across all four seasons.
Planning and Preparation
Create a personal maintenance plan, one which describes, in detail, all the small jobs you’ll need to do and how long each one will take. Then, separate them into categories to figure out what needs doing on a daily basis or weekly, and which jobs need handling fortnightly or monthly. Remember that some small garden maintenance or grounds maintenance jobs will only need your attention seasonally or annually.
Formulate a considered plan for general upkeep around your East Grinstead property and you won’t need our landscaping company to visit you as often. If you’ve used our patio laying services in the past, clean the flagstones yourself with soapy water, and paint garden fencing annually, with a suitable staining treatment, to prevent rotting.
We recommend that you only use organic compost instead of chemical fertilizers. Not only does this save you money over the longer term, but organic composts are better for the environment and friendlier towards trees and plants. If you’re interested in cheap compost bays subsidised by the local authority for East Grinstead, please give us a call. We can help you to obtain one for as little as £15.00. Our landscaping company only uses organic composts for its garden maintenance services.
We can also source larger compost bays for commercial clients in the area who use us for grounds maintenance.
Clamp Down on Weeds
Weeding out problematic, pesky plants is an important short-term garden maintenance task but there is a number of things you can do to prevent them growing in the first place. Mulching soil is a great option. Herbicides are a more radical but, sometimes, an essential solution. Even placing your plants closer together to prevent weeds from receiving sunlight is a simple but highly effective option.
Check the pointing around patio laying installations at your East Grinstead property too to make sure weeds aren’t growing through the cracks or joins.
Regularly water your plants but be aware that overwatering can be just as damaging as underwatering. Research how much water the plants and trees in your garden need, then formulate a watering schedule which ensures they’re getting the correct amount of fluid. Don’t forget to factor in rainfall, and water plants less frequently after periods of wet weather.
Should you use us for garden maintenance or grounds maintenance services on a regular basis, please remember to keep us informed of when you last watered your plants. This way, we don’t overexpose them to overwatering ourselves.
Call in our Landscaping Company
Sometimes, our customers in East Grinstead come across a situation which requires professional help. Never take on work outside of your own knowledge bank. Not everybody can be a patio laying or garden fencing specialist. Call in our experienced professionals to assess your garden or grounds. We offer free, no-obligation quotations for all types of maintenance work, be it hedge trimming, tree pruning or something more specialised.
Always call Costiff’s Gardeners if you’re looking for a landscaping company that can deliver quality garden maintenance and grounds maintenance services at a fair, competitive price.