Winter Garden Maintenance in Melbourne
Chris Williams, August 2016
Melbourne is entering the last month of winter and that means catching up on garden maintenance and planning for spring planting and garden renovation. We’ve had above average rainfall through June and July which is great news for gardens heading into summer. Van Leeuwen Green provides a full range of garden and landscape maintenance services throughout Melbourne, with the majority of our clients in suburbs such as Camberwell, Hawthorn, Toorak, Malvern and St Kilda.
August is the perfect month for routine maintenance tasks such as tidying paths, weeding garden beds and re-mulching. This is also the month to think about how you want your garden to look by late spring and summer – whether for an established garden bed or a vegetable patch. Major cleanups of established gardens may only be required every few years but if this is on your mind winter is when you should be planning what to change and refresh.
Van Leeuwen Green believes that no matter how well designed your landscape, as plants continue to grow a garden inevitably requires on-going maintenance to remain at its best. This applies even to those gardens that use robust, low maintenance plants. As plantings grow and conditions such as available light, space, water and nutrients change, plants may need to be removed or replaced.
We dedicate a qualified staff member to your garden in order to achieve a high level of commitment to its needs over time. This also allows our clients to develop gardens at their own pace, advised by their regular Van Leeuwen Green horticulturist. Whatever you require, we can tailor our maintenance program to make sure that jobs are carried out on time, and when you really need them done. Even if you carry out most of your own maintenance, it is a good idea to have an expert make an occasional visit, to check on things such as general plant health and irrigation requirements. As the plants and planting specialists Van Leeuwen Green has all the garden maintenance expertise you require.
For advice or professional help with your garden maintenance, get in touch with the team here at Van Leeuwen Green.