Dave’s Stars and Stripes

Dave Laing joined Ed’s Garden Services earlier this year  as our  Garden Operator in Andover.

Before joining Ed’s, Dave had wanted to run a Garden Operator business for quite some time. He loves being physically active and enjoys both gardening and meeting people. A perfect fit for him!

Dave’s friendly approach, hard work and high standards are paying off and he already has a number of regular customers who are very appreciative of his work.

Dave has been getting a number excellent five star customer reviews. Here’s what Dave has to say about that:-

“ I genuinely love getting great reviews. I know that I try hard to please my customers and pride myself in doing the best job that I possibly can. Whether it’s lawns, hedges, big garden clearances or autumn leaf clearing, I try to make my gardens look their best. When I’ve finished a garden visit, I always hope my customer is as satisfied with it as I am. Over the summer and autumn, I’ve particularly enjoyed perfecting my lawn stripes.”

This is one of Dave’s gardens…

“When I get appreciative reviews, I feel like it’s a real validation of what I strive to achieve. That’s satisfied customers. I’ve got some great customers and making them happy is without a doubt the best part of my job.”

If you think Dave can help you with your garden requirements, please do get in touch.

Gardening in Sutton Coldfield

My name is Pete Henchey and I established my Ed’s Garden Services business in Sutton Coldfield earlier this year.

I knew I would really enjoy being a gardener but, to be honest, I didn’t realise just how much. It’s been a very busy first summer for me but I have found the work to be really rewarding and I particularly enjoy meeting new customers and understanding their gardening requirements.

My work is very varied, ranging from re-turfing and mowing lawns to hedges and jet washing patios and I enjoy the variety of it all. However,  I particularly love transforming my customers’ gardens. I find it so rewarding to stand back and look at the finished article and I can’t resist taking a few photos here and there!

There’s something very satisfying about seeing the final product when you’ve turned an area in need of a bit of work into a great new piece of lawn. The first photo below shows the new piece of lawn in a recent re-turfing job. I was delighted with the end result.
Newly Re-Turfed Lawn by Ed's Garden Maintenance

The second photo shows the lawn after its first cut. Still looking good! My customer and I have now moved on to set up a routine maintenance schedule to keep those stripes looking as fresh and sharp as the first mow.

Newly Re-Turfed Lawn with its first fresh cut by Ed's Garden Maintenance

Finally, here are a few impressive hedges I have been working on lately. This job required a lot of attention to detail but I thoroughly enjoyed it and was delighted with how they looked when I’d finished the job.

Hedge trimming Services in Sutton ColdfieldHedge Trimming Services by Ed's Garden Maintenance

Garden Tidy Up Before Spring

It maybe sunny but cold and crisp now but the sun will so be warming. So give your garden a tidy up before spring. Mark an Ed’s Operator covering Bournemouth will get your garden ship shape ready for the spring.

A tired overgrown garden in need of attention.

Mark soon got to work with this clients garden in Bournemouth using his skills and enthusiasm to transform this neglected back garden. This three level terraced garden had not been touched for over a year and needed a good cutting back to get it under control again. The individual shrubs had merged into one forming very untidy hedge row. Mark had all the tools he needed and got to work pruning back the individual shrubs. This provided each of them the space and light they desperately needed.

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So do you need a garden tidy up, or is your fence damaged or your patio/deck dirty, then give Mark a call. He covers all areas of Bournemouth and will come and provide you with an estimate. A few hours of work by him will have your garden ready to enjoy. Mark’s skills don’t stop there though, he is also able to provide on-going care to your garden throughout the season. Services can be made flexible to meet customers requirements and range from Lawn Mowing/Cutting, Lawn Repairs, Hedge Trimming/Cutting, Hedge Reduction.

Smart Hedge in W14

Ed’s Garden Maintenance Operator James who covers North London sent in these photographs of  a well maintained hedge that he looks after in W14.

 

Please contact Ed’s for a free estimate for your garden maintenance requirements.

Clearance of Blackthorn in Bournemouth

Ed’s Garden Maintenance Operator Mark who covers the Bournemouth area was contacted by a local school to clear an area overtaken by Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa blackthorn, or sloe) at the back of their sports field.  Mark provided a quote which was agreed by the trustees and a date for the work agreed.  The work took two days and the customer was very happy, so much so he has been asked him to provide an estimate for further work.  Please contact Ed’s Garden Maintenance for a free estimate

Excellent Review Bournemouth

Ed’s Operator Mark from Bournemouth recently received this excellent review for trimming a hedge:-

 
“Arrived promptly and did an excellent job of cutting the hedge.  Would thoroughly recommend to anyone.  A very professional job well done.  Many thanks”
 
Please contact Ed’s for a free estimate we aim to offer a prompt, reliable and efficient service.

 

Hawthorn Hedge – St Ives Cambridgeshire

Richard our Ed’s Operator in St Ives Cambridgeshire recently rejuvenated an old hawthorn hedge, which in parts had become overgrown with ivy.  Richard, who recently completed his chainsaw maintenance and cross cutting course made use of power tools to cut through the ivy which in some areas had trunks as thick as the original hawthorn.  In other areas, the hedge needed patching with new, four year old hawthorn plants.  Once the hedge was cleared and tidy, 50 metres of fencing was erected on the field side, with the base buried below soil level to exclude rabbits from the garden.  Richard said the job was very satisfying, and looks forward to seeing the hedge come back to life in the spring.

 

Hedge Trimming

Ed’s Garden Maintenance Operator Clive from Hampton and Middlesex sent in these photographs of one of his regular customer hedges. Ed’s Operators have their own equipment and can remove garden waste if required.   Please contact Ed’s for a free estimate for your gardening needs.

 

Hedge Trimming Before

 

Hedge Trimming After

 

Hedge Cutting

Ed’s Garden Maintenance Operator Guy who covers the Bracknell area sent in these photographs of a hedge he cuts twice a year to maintain this shape.  Guy’s top tip is to always have a sharp blade. Please contact Ed’s for a free estimate if you require any garden maintenance.

 

Tall Hedge – Tall Ladder

Ed’s Garden Maintenance Operators Pierre and Penny sent in these photographs of a hedge they recently trimmed.  The request was to tidy a hedge and fortunately they carry the right ladder for a tall hedge in the van.  The customer was very happy with the finished result.   Please contact Ed’s Garden Maintenance if you require a hedge trim.