Why spend on garden maintenance?
Many people buy their “Maison Secondaire” and end up spending more time during their holidays trying to get the garden back to some semblance of order, than they do relaxing and enjoying their holiday.
As you will see in our examples, gardens don’t actually have to be left very long before they become overrun by weeds or the grass becomes too long for the mower to cope with. Worse, even after it’s been cut, it doesn’t look as nice as you feel it ought to – considering the amount of time you’ve spent on it.
We have numerous clients who have us spend some time each month keeping everything under control, so that they have more time to spend doing what they want to be doing … and if that’s working in the garden, it’s doing the fun things, like planting or simply enjoying it.
Here is a list of some of the major things we get asked to do for our customers:
Mowing and Strimming
Size, content and condition can make such a difference to the cut time, so we can’t estimate time or prices until we have seen the work required.
Cut frequency will also make a big difference in the length of time cuts take and the condition we leave it in afterwards. We generally recommend fortnightly cuts or at least twice a month in order to ensure that we spend as little time cutting and the grass is kept in good condition
General Garden Maintenance
This includes work such as weeding, deadheading, raking, edging etc.
One-off jobs are generally quoted for with a fixed price, but for on-going maintenance programmes, we charge by the hour
Shrubs and Hedges
We can cut your hedges or shrubs, providing they are below six feet (2m approx) tall.
Whatever garden maintenance is performed, it generates waste. Whether it’s grass cuttings, hedge trimmings, weeds or leaves, it will need to go somewhere
If you don’t have a compost bin or area, we can take it to the dechetterie. The cost will depend upon how much there is and where you are situated.
If kept on top of, your garden will then be somewhere to enjoy and not something to dread.
Perhaps you have just bought your holiday home, but don’t have a “garden”; you have something akin to a jungle, which needs to be brought under control before you can even attempt to do something with it.We would be pleased to help you by cutting back those brambles, strim that overgrown mess that will eventually become your garden or bring the hedges back down to a manageable height.
Perhaps your garden has become overrun with weeds. We have helped many people just clearing weed-infested areas and laying “bache” (weed suppressant membrane), to at least keep things under control.
We have cleared gardens completely and rotovated the topsoil, ready for the new owners to come in and do whatever they want with it.
So whether you have a maison secondaire or live here permanently, if you need help with your garden…