Flower and shrub beds
We maintain shrubs, roses, flower beds and herbaceous borders.
Shrub beds are visited six times a year between March and October.
- We will remove and dispose of all weeds, litter and any other debris.
- All beds will be treated with a residual herbicide once between January and March when conditions are suitable.
- Shrubs are pruned once a year, between October and March. The amount and type of pruning will vary depending on the type of shrub.
- If there is a problem with a shrub growing over a footpath, window, doorway this will be cut back.
Rose beds are visited six times a year between March and October.
- They will be weeded and hoed, and all litter and other debris removed.
- During June to October visits all dead flowers and suckers will be removed.
- During November and December the roses are pruned to remove one third of the previous season's growth.
- During February and March roses will be pruned to remove dead or diseased material and to prune remaining growth to leave three to seven buds per stem (dependent on variety).
- Beds will be raked and forked over and fertilizer applied.
- Beds will be edged once between October and March.
Our flower beds are planted twice a year in October and May. After planting all beds are visited approximately every ten days when leaves and litter should be cleared and beds hoed.