Tag Archives: September

Garden Maintenance & Lawn Treatments, Hook Norton.

Garden Maintenance & Lawn Treatments, Hook Norton.

Banbury Gardeners and Banbury Lawncare welcome a new garden in the village of Hook Norton, Oxfordshire. The property is located on a new development to the north of the village. Banbury Gardeners will be creating a new low maintenance planting scheme to the front and rear garden over the coming months. Banbury Lawncare will be providing a bespoke Lawn treatment service by our resident professional green-keeper.   We always provide a FREE consultation with ideas and advice to help you make the most of your garden. Contact us for your FREE garden consultation.     Continue Reading

Elsewhere in the garden – September

Elsewhere in the garden – September

Buy or make a compost bin for your garden. A compost bin in gardeners term is regarded as the lungs of the garden. Autumn gardens generate a mass of fallen leaves, spent flower stems and other material cleared from the garden including lawn clippings. Provided its disease free , this can be recycled into valuable organic compost to be added back to the garden as a soil improver or mulch. Contact us for a FREE quote to have a compost bin built for your garden. Make a new lawn from either turf or seed, when the weather turns damp. Good ground preparations are imperative for a healthy lawn for next… Continue Reading

Greenhouse jobs for September

Greenhouse jobs for September

Replace any broken glass panes to keep the warmth within the greenhouse through the winter months. Choose a warm sunny day  to empty the greenhouse completely and give it a thoroughly good clean. The clean should be done to all the benching , glazing, shelving and especially to the floor. I use a mild mix of Jeyes fluid with warm water in a bucket. I would advise you wear gloves and old clothes for this job. Scrubbing the inside with a brush on all the equipment will help remove any potential pests from over wintering in the greenhouse. Allow to air and dry with doors and windows left open before… Continue Reading

Lawn jobs for September

Lawn jobs for September

This month is when we start our Lawn treatments for our clients. We are applying weed and feed programmes, and moss kill applications in readiness for scarification treatments. See our lawn care page, for more information. Scarification reduces the build up of thatch (dead grass, moss etc) . This thatch stifles grass and impedes drainage. Dispose of lawn waste, do not add to the compost heap. Aeration and Top dressing starts this month to lawns. Aerate the lawn using a garden fork making holes 10cms in depth, spaced about 10 -15 cms apart. Afterwards brush a top dressing of sandy loam and slow release feed into the holes. This will… Continue Reading

Step by step to making new rose plants

Step by step to making new rose plants

September is the time to start taking hardwood cuttings of all flowering shrubs and roses. Taking cuttings is the easiest way of increasing your garden planting without the heavy cost of buying plants outright from garden centres and nurseries. Here i tell you how to take hardwood cuttings with roses. Choose good straight stems from your rose bushes that are pencil thickness in diameter, Preferably use healthy new growth. Remove all the leaves from the stems and cut the stems into 45 cm lengths. Cut a slanting cut across the top of the stems and a horizontal cut at the base of the stem. You now have your cutting material.… Continue Reading

Gardening jobs to do this month – September

September is the month where the summer border plantings start to draw to an end, The herbaceous border is starting to look untidy and plants have lost their edge. Roses are coming to the end of their flowering and the light is beginning to diffuse in quality. Keep dead heading daily and taking off fading flowers before they begin to set seed, Don`t just pull off the head but cut back to an outward facing leaf bud with sharp knife or secateurs. This month is the start of buying and planting bulbs for the garden for next years interest. Garden centres and stores will have swathes of choices from the… Continue Reading

New garden maintenance, Bodicote, Banbury, Oxfordshire

New garden maintenance, Bodicote, Banbury, Oxfordshire

Banbury gardeners are pleased to welcome a new customer to our Garden maintenance and  Banbury Lawn Care services. This garden located in the heart of Bodicote will be receiving our fortnightly garden maintenance service to and keeping them as attractive, tidy and colourful as possible. The rear end of the garden will be kept as low maintenance as possible as it is screened with Laurels (Prunus Laurocerasus) and Evergreen Oaks (Quercus ilex) for privacy but we will be introducing a new underplanting scheme for this shady area of the garden to provide winter interest and focal point from the house during the gloomier times of the year. We are also… Continue Reading

September plants looking good

September plants looking good

This month there are a number of plants worthy to be considered for giving your garden further seasonal appeal. The list is by no means exhaustive, but these are just some of my favourites which are worthy winners for the garden borders.  Verbena Bonariensis – One of the most useful and colourful plants to be planted in the garden. Fantastic for the herbaceous border, planting in a prairie style garden, a dry garden, a coastal planting scheme and looks great with Japanese Anemones. Plant in clumps and if space allows a metre apart. Great for Bees and their purple flowers will keep going to the first frosts. Canna Lillies –… Continue Reading

Planting time is nearly here……

Planting time is nearly here……

Autumn is almost upon us now as the nights begin to draw in and the weather begins to get cooler in the evenings. It will all be happening soon. The leaves will be turning and falling. We will soon be planting hedges, moving plants in various clients gardens and re-locating them to new locations. Autumn has always been the best time of the year for new planting to take place in our own gardens and the landscape scenery. Plants and trees establish so much better at this time of the year before the winter cold sets in.   Now is the time to start thinking about getting your garden ready… Continue Reading