Sunday, 30 August 2009

Devon Landscaping Tips For Finding The Right Landscape Gardeners For South Devon's Unique Terrain

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Devon Landscaping Tips - Designing The Right Garden For South Devon's Terrain

1. Test your soil.

Devon is a huge undulating county,spanning many earth and rock types (some of them very ancient) from acid to alkaline, so therefore it's a good idea to test your soil. Your garden will be most natural and easiest to maintain if you choose plants and features that complement it's landscape. It is also more cost effective as landscaping budgets will not be wasted upon plants that will never thrive. If you are not confident about spending hundreds of pounds on trees and shrubs through mail order, then take a quick consultation with an expert with local knowledge - for example give Richard from Green Grounds Landscape Gardeners Devon a quick call.

2. Find out about the prevailing wind and local weather conditions through the seasons for landscaping in Devon.

Plant purchase and labour costs can be saved through the careful placement of expensive specimen trees, hedging and shrubs. Devon's winds and gales can blow down from the moors or the sea and uproot trees and shrubs or whittle them into strange shapes. Local Devon landscaping gardeners can advise on planting, staking, tying or even plant some handsome specimen trees for you.

3. Take your time planning your Devon garden and observe local gardens and parks.

You can learn a lot about Devon landscaping from observing the plants that flourish in neighbouring gardens, stately homes and parks. This is a more reliable way of finding plants which will bloom happily in your own garden. Relying on garden centre displays is not a good idea as often plants are not chosen for local hardiness. Again, a quick consultation with an established Devon landscaping contractor such as Green Grounds Landscape Gardeners Devon can reassure you about the plants you have in mind and whether rhododendrons, bright azaleas or colourful hydrangeas are likely to do well.

4. Use local Devon landscaping contractors - they're likely to be much cheaper and more informative.

National or regional landscape gardeners may have to travel long distances over several days to complete your landscaping project. In previous times, this wasn't such an issue but since the recession, many have had to put their prices way up so that they can recoup heavy petrol or diesel costs. These costs can accrue quite alarmingly when you add in the budget for bringing in heavy plant which has had to be hired - or indeed heavy topsoil, gravel, paving or plant containers. Local Devon landscapers can use their unique local knowledge to source the best prices and deals. Delivery costs are often much lower as their suppliers may be just a few villages away.

Monday, 24 August 2009

Landscape Gardeners Devon - Cordless lawnmower review

Topselling battery operated cordless lawnmower has five star reviews - Green Grounds Landscape Gardeners Devon are watching it closely for developments....

This cordless lawnmower seems to be ideal for smaller and mid-sized lawns as it's quite light and quiet. Maintenance is less work too, as standard electric lawn mowers need regular safety checks. These mowers don't require non-stop top ups either, so we can forget about all that messy and smelly petrol or oil spilling and leaking all over the place and getting on our hands and clothes! This lawnmower is cordless so we are able to reach those parts of the jungle,er garden, where no man has ever gone before! - without that old fear of running over the electric cable. The nuisance of extension cables for lawnmowers should be a thing of the past now too.

We like the idea of having several cutting heights - there are three on this cordless mower and they are easy to change. The grass collection box is nylon and can take thirty litres - should be plenty enough for a an hour to an hour and a half of mowing time!

Gardener Told to Cut Grass

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Saturday, 8 August 2009

Landscape Gardeners Devon - Green Grounds Lets You Pay For Your Landscaping Project In Stages

Landscape Gardeners Devon - Green Grounds (Established 16 yrs) Pay For Your Devon Landscaping Project In Stages

All Cornwall and Devon landscaping and grounds maintenance contracts accepted - Pricing to suit budgets large or small.

Established, trusted local family business can afford to compete well on cost. (01364 73630 or text for quote on 07774 872 073)

Garden Fencing
Grass Cutting
Turf Supplier - Deliver Or Lay
Hedge Cutting
Garden Maintenance Rounds
Commercial Grounds Maintenance
Local Turf fresh from Devon's meadows - fine or utility


Devon Parish Council Rounds
Devon Factory Grounds
Farms And Smallholdings
Devon Holiday Cottages Complex
Housing Association

Ivybridge Domestic Garden Maintenance Round
Devon and Plymouth Turf Supply/Lay List
Totnes Garden Maintenance List

(Contact Richard about your ideas or to arrange a free onsite visit to discuss your requirements 01364 73630 or email

Covering Devon, Ivybridge,Totnes, Buckfastleigh,Newton Abbot,Modbury, Kingsbridge, Plympton,Dartmouth, Plymouth,South Brent And Villages.

(Devon Landscape Gardeners - Green Grounds - image purely decorative - please contact us to view confidential examples of work.)

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Plymouth Gardener Offers Competitive Quotes

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One Plymouth gardener offering competitive quotes is Richard from Green Grounds Grounds Garden and Property Maintenance Services. Established locally as a gardener and grounds maintenance contractor for 16 years, he also maintains factory, parish council and holiday cottage properties as well as domestic gardens in Plymouth and South Devon. The garden service is a small, hard-working and trusted local family business and so can afford to be competitive on price.

Green Grounds Garden Services are also Plymouth Turf Suppliers and can deliver or lay the locally sourced turf for their clients. The Plymouth gardener also carries out grass cutting,lawn care, garden shed building, weeding,planting,pruning,garden design,Devon landscaping,levelling,hedge cutting,Devon tree services and patios,paths,ponds and water features.

Find out more about this Plymouth gardener here.

Learn more about the Cordless Strimmer here.

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Pink Grape Hyacinths - New Varieties Are On Their Way - How To Grow Them

Pink Grape Hyacinths? We thought they were blue....until now! Row upon row of pink Grape Hyacinths would certainly turn a few heads, and there's something very pleasing about having something innovative and new in the garden - especially for those certain breed of gardeners that like to go one up on the neighbours.

The good news is that, like their blue cousins, the pretty new pink grape hyacinths are really easy to grow. Grape Hyacinths are already trusty, reliable little harbringers of Spring - and almost foolproof to cultivate. To learn how to grow the Pink Grape Hyacinths, you need do little more than just read the packet! So they are ideal for beginner gardeners to start with...or for a foolproof reward to encourage budding young gardeners who expect to see a result in the Spring for all their hard work.

1. Order early.
2. Check bulbs for damp, disease or damage.
3. Plant quickly.
4. Make sure they don't dry out.
5. Wait til Spring and look forward to the unusual results!

PS Don't forget to grow Pink Grape Hyacinths in containers too - how about throwing a few bulbs in shiny little silvery pots all ready to surprise Mom or Grandma with home made gifts on Mother's Day or birthdays?