As we wave goodbye to January and welcome February, our gardens quietly await the onset of spring. This period is critical for gardenmaintenance, ensuring your outdoor spaces are primed for the upcoming bloom. In this blog, our garden maintenance experts in Cheshire offer advice on preparing your garden for spring.
Tidying and Cleaning Up
Begin by tidying up your garden. Remove any fallen leaves, dead branches, and debris that have accumulated over winter. This not only enhances the appearance of your garden but also prevents the spread of pests and diseases. Remember, Acorn Landscape Services can assist in clearing your garden, providing a neat canvas for spring.
Pruning and Trimming
Late winter is the ideal time for pruning most deciduoustrees and shrubs. Pruning encourages healthy growth and flowering. However, it’s important to identify which plants benefit from winterpruning. We possess the knowledge to appropriately prune your plants, ensuring their optimalgrowth in spring.
Preparing Soil and Beds
The end of January and the start of February is the perfect time to prepare your soil. Digging over your beds, removingweeds, and addingcompostor well–rottedmanure will improve soil structure and fertility. We provide professional soil preparation services, ensuring your plants have the best possible start.
Planting and Planning
This period is also great for planting bare-root trees, shrubs, and some perennials. Planning your gardenlayout and plantchoices now can save time in the busy springmonths. Our team can provide expertadvice on plantselection and gardendesigntailored to your space and preferences.
Lawns can look a little worse for wear after winter. Lightlyrake your lawn to removethatch and moss and consider aerating it to improvedrainage. Our team offers comprehensive lawn care, from aeration to fertilization, to ensure your lawn is lush and green for spring.
Protecting from Late Frosts
Keep an eye on the weatherforecasts for latefrosts. Protecttenderplants with fleece or move them to a shelteredlocation. Our team can advise on the best ways to protectyourplants from the unpredictable UK weather.
Garden maintenance at the end of January and beginning of February sets the foundation when preparing for a stunning springgarden. Acorn Landscape Services in Cheshire is here to help, offering bespoke garden maintenance advice and services. From pruning to lawncare, our team ensures your garden is beautifully prepared for the spring. Contact us today to get your gardenspring–ready!
It was a moment of pride and joy for our team atAcorn Landscape Services and Steel and Scape at RHS Tatton Park 2023. Bringing to life the vision of renowned designers Conal Studio with this slim space garden design. The collaborative effort and sheer dedication of the team resulted in an award-winning garden. “Brickyard,” not only earned a prestigious gold medal but also claimed the titles of Best Terrace and Slim Space Garden. Let’s delve into the mesmerizing world of Brickyard and explore the elements that made it a triumph at the show.
The Brickyard is inspired by the evocative charm of traditional brick-walled backyards and industrial fabric in great northern cities. A visionary creation by Conal Studio. The garden reimagined these historical spaces to adapt them for modern life. Furthermore, it also showcases how nature can thrive amidst urban architecture.
A crucial aspect that brought Brickyard to life was the exceptional craftsmanship. Especially the bespoke steelworkfabricated by our sister company, Steel and Scape. Reclaimed red brick handpicked from the Reclaimed Brick Company evoked a sense of heritage and authenticity. Complementing the brickwork, the Corten steel, skilfully hand-crafted, added an industrial touch that perfectly blended with the garden’s theme. Steel and Scape fabricated the Corten Steel planters, log store, and rustic water feature.
Environmentally Conscious Elements
Sustainability and environmental consciousness were at the heart of Brickyard’s design. Throughout the build, we ensured that every element served a purpose beyond aesthetics. The contemporary seating, supplied by Ferrious ofAltrincham, provided an eco-friendly solution. Thus, enhancing the functionality of the space without compromising on style.
An innovative material developed by Granby Workshop, Granby Stone, became part of Brickyard’s identity. Made from recycled waste brick sourced from demolished Victorian terraced houses. This unique stone played a vital role in creating the statement water tank and suspended planters. Andrea Ku of B4Biodiversity demonstrated how these features could promote wildlife, with companion planting, edible produce in boxes, and special habitats for bumblebees. Additionally, a fire pit added the perfect touch for gathering and cooking homegrown produce. Overall, fostering a sense of community and sustainability.
The Enchanting Landscape
Stepping into Brickyard is like entering a dream world beneath the dappled light of the tree canopy. The borders swayed and shimmered with eye-catching perennials and grasses, showcasing the abundance that “awkward” spaces could harbour. The fragrance of jasmine permeated the air, complementing the shade provided by the fruiting fig tree, creating a serene and sensory-rich experience for visitors.
Acorn Landscape Services and Steel and Scape, alongside Conal Studio, delivered a masterpiece at the RHS Tatton Park 2023. This award-winning garden stands as a shining example of how thoughtful design, skilled craftsmanship, and ecological harmony can combine to create a truly exceptional space. Brickyard’s captivating allure will undoubtedly continue to inspire and leave a lasting impact for years to come. If you are looking for garden design in Cheshire, call our team today. We offer a complete service, design, build, and maintenance.