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10 Best Garden Maintenance Services you can do in this UK Summer

by Thomas Cramphon Professional Gardener
Summer is progressing in the UK with the hottest days than ever in 100 years. As this is often one of the hottest months of the year, it is also a great time to sit out and enjoy your garden. To have the enjoyment you want, your garden must be well cared and maintained. With the right tools and expertise, you can have the garden that everyone in your neighbourhood will envy.

Summer heat and disease can take down a budding flower garden or healthy lawn quickly. To avoid spending hundreds restoring your garden next year, you can maintain it through the season. From the blooming flowers even in the dead summer heat to that pristine, green lawn, you need to put in some effort to get a garden of your wish. 

To keep your garden and lawn looking beautiful despite the heat, follow these garden maintenance routine in your garden checklist.

1. Remove dead flowers
Keep plants looking good by regularly dead-heading. It will support the formation of new flowering shoots and you'll enjoy a longer display of blooms. 

2. Make sure you keep new plants well watered and hoe off weeds, which thrive in the sunshine.

3. Tidy up your garden
Clear off leaves and normal debris from your garden. Dig of hardened flowerbeds and borders for the water to penetrate into the roots. 

4. Maintain the lawn
Cutting the lawns and trimming of edges provide strength to the grassroots. 

5. Cut off strong growing hedges
It is the right time to start cutting your hedges again as the main breeding period of birds (from March to late July) has come to an end.  Strong growing hedges should be cut several times a year to make sure that they grow densely and evenly.

6. Shape your Boxwoods
Cut back your boxwoods and other evergreens in shape to preserve their details.  

7. Divide shrubs
It's time to give your summer shrubs a rejuvenating cure by dividing them. August is a good month for dividing spring and summer flowering shrubs. It will help to remove the sick and withered root parts as well as bald spots. The divided shrubs will return in full blossom if planted at suitable locations. 

8. Clearing pathways and paved area's
Regular brushing of your patio and paved areas ensure they remain free of dirt and dust. Harsh winter and rain can leave your patios damaged and the joints with moss, lichen and algae.

9. Sow fresh seeds on vacated patches
In August the gardening year is almost over. Some vegetables like Radishes, Lettuce, Rocket, Winter Onions and Spinach can still be sown without any problems at the now-vacated patches. 

10. Do Turfing
This involves the removal of existing turf, surface preparation, re-turfing and after-care for your new turf. 

Keep up your garden with the help of a professional Garden Maintenance Service
Summer poses its own unique set of maintenance challenges. Not only is the weather hot and dry, but your grass and garden respond differently in summer compared to spring. If you do not have the time, consider using professional garden maintenance services.

London Garden Services offers garden maintenance in and around London to keep your garden looking lush and vibrant throughout the year. We do everything from garden maintenance to garden clearing, fencing, landscaping and pressure washing installing sod to fertilizing, lawn seeding, removing trees, and cleaning up your garden.

If you need summer garden services, we have special summer deals for garden maintenance and treatments.


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