Category Archives: Gardening tips

The Perfect lawn

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Lawn care services in Reading, Berkshire Whilst looking at some of our lush green lawns this week enjoying the growth spurt from the spring feed and weed application, it made me think of looking for a perfect lawn guide on the web. I found this article from George Munford called “Maintaining the Perfect Lawn”. It […]

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Wood Fencing

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Wood Fencing is an excellent option for screening or segregating sections of your garden or for marking the boundary between two properties. There are lots of options available depending on whether you want a simple boundary or a complete screen. I will briefly run you through the pros and cons of each of the most common […]

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Gardening storm damage advice in Berkshire

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We have been battered and bruised from weeks of Atlantic storms recently and Berkshire has taken the brunt of it and the weather is starting to take its toll on the garden. The main advice I can give is to stay off the grass completely as the water table is very high and the garden […]

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Fence storm damage and repair in Reading

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A lot of Fences have fallen victim to the recent wild weather in Reading. If you need your fence repaired or a new fence erected or even some free advice on the health of your fence post winter storm season please don’t hesitate in contacting me – www.ipgardens.co.uk/contact-us We erect all types of wooden fencing, […]

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Rose Pruning Advice

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We have been pruning a lot of Roses in the last month so I thought I would give a quick guide on the correct technique of tidying up and stimulating the Spring growth. The Majority of Rose Shrubs,Bushes,Climbers and Ramblers should be pruned in the Spring time. The main aim is to keep a proper […]

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Plant of the Centenary

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To mark the Chelsea Flower show centenary, The Royal Horticultural Society is having a competition to find the ‘Greatest plant of the last hundred years’. Each decade has a plant nominated plant by 10 amateur gardeners. You can also watch a video by each nominee explaining why you should vote for their respective plant. To […]

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April Garden Work

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Finally the weather is starting to warm up and Spring will finally arrive this week with the Thermometer exceeding 20 degrees. April is a busy and argueably the most pivotal month in the Garden calender as jobs done now can hugely affect the final look of your Summer garden. Preparation is the key word for […]

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Gardening Maintenance in Burghfield Common

Gardening and landscaping service in Burghfield Common, Reading We have a small friendly team of landscape gardeners. We are based in the Burghfield Common area of Reading in Berkshire. We were originally based in Mortimer since 1977 but we moved our premises to Burghfield Common recently. Ian started the business as a one man band […]

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The First Cut of the Year

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Spring must be on the way, the lawn mowers have been fired up and we have completed our grass cutting of the year this week as well as some light scarification and aeration. Despite the icy north east winds the grass is beginning to grow as we have had warmer days inbetween the cold ones. […]

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February Garden Work

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We are finally coming to the end of what has been a very cold and frosty month. We have been kept busy this month making sure all of our salt bins are kept full and spreading salt where needed in the car parks and entrances of the business parks that we look after. We have […]

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Gardening Tips for February

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Here are some Gardening tips for February courtesy of the Daily Telegraphs gardening website, they have some great articles and tips on here. If you are going to put your nesting boxes up for tits this is the time of year to do it and try to remove moss on lawn now before the warmer […]

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