Maintenance of gardens including rose garden, herb garden, perennial beds and lawns. Must be experienced and knowledgable
lawn care, including cutting, scarifying, weed and feed, repairs to edges, seeding.
- Rose pruning, spraying, dead-heading, mulching.
- Perennial border maintenance including, weeding, dead-heading, pruning, dividing, splitting. Pest and disease control and monitoring.
- Shrub and hedge pruning, cutting and shaping.
- Tree pruning, lopping, shaping, thinning. Leaf raking.
- Kitchen garden propagation, care and maintenance including sowing and growing a complete range of vegetables for all seasons: root crops, legumes, asparagus, salad leaves, greenhouse tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers etc.etc.
- Soft fruit and fruit cage care and maintenance including summer and autumn raspberries, blackcurrant, redcurrant bushes, strawberry beds, rhubarb.
- Planning and planting summer and spring bedding plant schemes in beds, borders and containers. Lifting and storing eg. dahlias and tender perennials.
- Topiary box hedge pruning, shaping and maintenance.
- Fruit tree pruning including espalier and fanned apple, pear, peach, plum.
- Composting and mulching, bed improving and digging.
- General garden maintenance duties such as weeding beds, weed killing paths and driveways, strimming, edging, spraying.
- Purchasing of garden and maintenance products such as mower fuel, weed killers, rose feed, fish food, fence materials, potting compost, seeds etc.