Eco friendly gardening service.
We use traditional hand tools and only use chainsaws when needed. This reduces noise pollution for your neighbours and avoids disturbing wildlife.
Tree care and garden maintenance.
Invasive species removal, including Japanese knot weed.
Garden waste removal, waste is recycled into garden mulch and compost.
Garden landscaping – hard and soft landscaping.
Fencing and garden walls. Hedge trimming, planting and laying, all hedgehog friendly of course.
Apple and fruit tree care. Pruning and planting advice.
Planting consultants: Trees, shrubs and hedge planting
On going garden maintenance and improvement.
Wildlife Gardening Services;
Wildlife gardens may contain a range of habitats:
- ponds to attract frogs, newts, toads, dragonflies, and birds
- nest boxes for birds, bats, and solitary bees, hedgehogs or certain insects
- log piles to provide shelter for insects, lizards, and slow worms
- plants that attract beneficial insects including wild-flower meadows, etc.
- a diverse supply of food (all year round) to attract and keep wildlife in the garden
Gardening is the practice of growing plants for their attractive flowers or foliage, and vegetables or fruits for consumption. Gardening is a human activity used to produce edible foods and use plants to beautify their local environmental conditions. Its scale ranges: from fruit orchards, to long boulevards plantings with one or more different types of shrubs, trees and herbaceous plants, to residential yards including lawns and foundation plantings, to large or small containers grown inside or outside. Gardening may often be very specific, with only one type of plant grown, or involve a large number of different plants in mixed plantings. It involves an active participation in the growing of plants and tends to be labour intensive, which differentiates it from farming or forestry.
A wildlife garden (or wild garden) is an environment that is attractive to various forms of wildlife such as birds, amphibians, reptiles, insects, mammals and so on. A wildlife garden will usually contain a variety of habitats that have either been deliberately created by the gardener, or allowed to self-establish by minimising maintenance and intervention.
Many organic gardeners are sympathetic to the philosophy of wildlife gardening, and will usually try to incorporate some aspects of the wild garden into their own plots in order to both act as a means of biological pest control, as well as for its value in promoting biodiversity and generally benefiting the wider environment.
Choice of plants
Although some exotics may also be included, the wild garden will usually predominantly feature a variety of native species. Generally these will be a part of the pre-existing natural ecology of an area, but managed in a way that is enhanced rather than damaged by the process of cultivation.
As in other forms of gardening, aesthetics plays a central role in deciding what is ‘right’, but constraints regarding issues such as seed provenance also apply.
Wild gardens are by definition examples of water-wise gardening, as the natural species of any eco-region or micro-climate are those optimal for local water supplies.
Essential to any true understanding of the wildlife gardening concept is an appreciation of the symbiotic relationships between plants and animals. This interdependence is the result of species evolving alongside of one another over millennia. When one wildlife gardens, one acts always in accordance with the idea of keeping plants that are native to the area pre-eminent in the garden. Exotics, though they may provide shelter or food, will not compete well with those plants the native animals have always depended upon, either for the nectar and fruits they bear, or the invertebrates they attract.
It is also a good idea to replicate a natural habitat (even if only partially) in the garden, especially if that habitat was the original vegetation of that area, before urbanisation erased it. A good example would be forest in London.
Layout of Garden
There are four basic habitat types which should ideally be included in the garden to maximise the wildlife species that will occur in the garden: the Open Area, the Exclusion Area, the Canopy corridor and the Wetland.
The Open Area is the space of the garden where the area is relatively exposed as regard to other areas of the garden. In most cases this area comprises the lawn, although it may consist of low-growing ground covers and annuals.
The Exclusion Area is more dense than the Open Area. Trees are often an important component of this area.
Alongside the garden services we offer above we are also experienced garden building contractors and project managers to sub-contractors.
Biodiversity consultants, we can also arrange bat and wildlife surveys.
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