Gardening Information Guides

It is always our pleasure to be helpful where we can with questions for advice on numerous subjects to do with plants and our work. On the following pages you will find information that covers a wide range of topics including the subjects that we are most asked about. We hope you find it useful. If you want to know more, or have questions on other subjects that you feel we can help you with, please get in touch.

Guide to Watering

Guide to Watering

Water is required by plants all year round but mainly between April and the end of September. Trees, shrubs and hedges planted less than five years ago require water to encourage root growth into the surrounding soil to enable the plants to establish and flourish.

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Lawn Care and Maintenance

For newly laid turfed lawns, begin mowing after 2-3 weeks when the roots have anchored the turves into the soil. After the winter, the first cuts on established lawns should not be too short as it is important to reduce the height of the grass slowly over the first few weeks. For most lawns it is generally best practice to never mow lower than 15mm.

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Lawn Care and Maintenance
Lawn Scarifying Tips

Lawn Scarifying Tips

Our customers love their lawns and always want them to look their best. Good lawn care practice covers many aspects of our work and here we consider the benefits of one of them; raking and scarifying. If you have a fine grass or ornamental lawn, raking and scarifying should become a necessary task within the annual maintenance work schedule.

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Native Mixed Hedges

Our native hedging plants provide food and protection to a hidden world of creatures and wildlife and when planted as a creative mixture, produce an outstandingly beautiful hedge.

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Native Mixed Hedges
Plants For Coastal Areas

Plants For Coastal Areas

The following plants can produce good hedges in their own right or as creative mixtures.

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Pruning Hedges

All hedges require regular pruning to keep them tidy and within bounds. The more hedges are trimmed the denser and stronger they will become. Read our full guide.

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Pruning Hedges
Soil Types Explained

Soil Types Explained

In our opinion it is far better to have a garden full of plants that will establish and thrive to their full potential rather than a group of plants that simply survive and give an average show.

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Trees for Small Gardens

There are numerous trees that are small enough for planting into limited spaces but careful consideration is required when choosing them.

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Trees for Small Gardens
Turfs and Topsoils

Turfs and Topsoils

We use a quality ornamental lawn turf that can be used for landscaping where fine garden lawns are required.

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Weed Control Guide

The first control should take place as soon as the soft growth phase begins which is mid to late spring. Further control can then take place as required up until the end of October.

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Weed Control Guide

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With the right care and attention any garden maintained by Heritage Grounds Services, even with a modest budget, will prove a benefit for customers. We want our gardens to make a real difference, a private retreat or oasis, a vista of beauty for relaxing, entertaining or simply for standing back and admiring.

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