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Maintenance – Case Studies

Grass Tiger – Garden Maintenance Case Studies

Garden case studies by Grass Tiger

We take great pride in the work we do. It’s the space that you live in, so we work our hardest to make it reflect the people you are and how you live.

Whether you require just a garden or lawn makeover or a complete landscape package, including hard landscape installation such as paving, decking, fencing, decking, irrigation and garden lighting, we can provide you with a high quality, hassle-free service.

This may follow on from a design process or it can be a one-off job in which we provide you with a free written quotation on which you can proceed with confidence.

It is recommended that our landscape clients take advantage of our follow-up maintenance visits in the following 18 months after a new landscape has been installed. A detailed maintenance schedule will be produced as required, which ensures the garden develops satisfactorily at the critical early stages.

Full Garden Redesign & Maintenance (Richmond)

Over the past year Grass Tiger have been responsible for the maintenance of this beautiful garden in Richmond. Prior to maintaining the garden we had initially worked on laying 170 m2 of reclaimed buff York stone paving. The client was so happy with our work that we ended up landscaping their entire garden over a 6-month period.

York Stone Garden Paving
Garden Pond Waterfall

The total project introduced many new features to their garden, including; a pond with waterfall, bespoke 1.2m water blade feature, new lawn with popup irrigation system, all flowerbeds being replanted and irrigated, new hedging, raised herb planter, new water points and power points positioned around the garden, new front wall and copping stone, new driveway and back patio all in reclaimed York Stone.

Also involved was the construction of a children’s play area, which is made up of; a playhouse, kids play mould, sunken trampoline, stepping logs as well as a lovely seating area for the parents to watch their children play.

Kids Play Area Garden

As the project was being developed we would continuously share ideas with the clients, and through thorough listening of their visions, we were able to design the garden in a way that felt really natural.

Since the garden redesign was completed, we continue to provide a gardener who works in the garden on a regular basis to ensure that the landscape remains looking its best at all times. A maintenance manager is also scheduled with frequent visits to the property, making certain that the clients are still pleased with the standard of work provided.

This is also a great opportunity to keep the project moving in the right direction. As the garden is an ever-evolving environment, we don’t just want to maintain the garden we like to continually improve them to our client’s perfection.

For this garden we had introduced a comprehensive lawn care programme, which keeps the grass in golf course conditions. These are some of the aspects involved in our lawn care programme:

  • Applying lawn sand to control moss and enhance the colour of the grass.
  • Scarify; the removal of moss, thatch, debris and organic matter for drainage purposes.
  • Hollow care; removing plugs of soil from the lawn to allow air and water to penetrate.
  • Over seed; spreading additional grass seeds to ensure the quick recovery of grass and allowing grass to become the dominant species growing on the lawn.
  • Apply topdressing; sand heavy soil is used to fill hollow core holes whilst maintaining an open drainage system.
  • Fertilise; helping to boost the lawn recovery growth rate during the following six weeks.
  • Lawn & Weed treatments. Spraying fungicide and other methods used to protect gardens from problems such as; red thread, fusarium patch and broadleaf weeds.

Our gardeners are fully trained to deal with any such requests, possessing valid spray licenses so that we can professionally control any pest, disease or even weeding problem that appears in your garden.

We’ve enjoyed working in this garden in particular, as it has been a very rewarding project for us. We started working with the clients at the initial planning phase and it’s been a real pleasure to develop their vision of a dream garden into a reality.

Seeing the children playing in the purposely-built kids play area was exceptionally fulfilling, as this area is both visually striking but also practical and functional too. We also feel it’s a nice change that the parents can relax and enjoy the garden in afternoon sun as much as the kids do.

Our garden maintenance work also involves the monitoring and treatment of the pond, waterfall and water features to ensure that algae levels and waterweeds stay at an absolute minimum. These features were created to produce areas of tranquility within their land, whilst also remaining practical and functional as a garden.

Complete Garden Maintenance
Garden Water Blade Feature

The water blade for example was added to modernise the garden, which bridges the gap between traditional and modern by using stainless steel and natural stone.

Each of these water features are functional too, as the sounds of trickling or falling water adds to the tranquil affect, whilst also diminishing the noise generated from the local airport flight path or the train tracks, which pass by the bottom of the garden.

The pond looks very peaceful and adds a great focal point to the garden, as it is visible from the kitchen’s seating area. It’s also an excellent habitat to add to any garden as it attracts a wide range of wildlife; birds, insect, frogs and water bugs. Fish were also introduced, and the children love to watch them from the log that we had secured next to the pond. Watching the fish swim, monitoring how tadpoles turn into frogs and keeping track of all the other wildlife that are attracted is a great pass time in any beautiful garden.

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