Adapting to a lower maintenance regime

Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy', Rosa mundi and hemerocallis: a low maintenance corner

Gardens give immense pleasure, but we all know that the work involved can be great.

I am experienced in adapting existing gardens to a lower maintenance regime. This may be because existing owners are finding the work required increasingly burdensome, or a new owner acquiring a keenly-gardened plot wishes to enjoy it at a lower level of input.

The project will usually involve an assessment of where work can be cut out, perhaps by reducing the amount of borders, and recommending high performance plants that, whilst avoiding the ‘Victorian shrubbery’ feel, look good over a long season and require little or no maintenance.

Being a gardener myself, I will of course look to suggest impactful plantings for prominent areas.

I will suggest ways in which routine tasks such as weeding can be reduced with the like of mulches, and if desired produce a maintenance plan that can be handed to a contractor.