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Christmas Gardening

Our team at Shaw Gardens are here to help you get your grounds looking their very best in time for Christmas. If you want to get the most our of your garden this festive period, their is no one better to call than the experienced grounds maintenance experts at Garden Maintenance Contractors. Let your guests…
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Lawn ReTurfing Sale

We undertook Turfing project in sale where our clients lawn was full of moss and he also wanted his garden area extended too. We removed all the old turf from the garden using an older fashion method of a turfing iron and half moon, The garden was 48 meters squared in total, Then we raked…
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Flagged Shed Base in Chorlton

We recently completed a project to install a flagged shed base in a clients rear garden on a raised area that was just unused at the rear of the garden and the shed was currently taking up much of the patio area, This involved clearing the debre and brick and lifting some existing Flags that…
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Garden Clearance in Sale

We recently completed a project to clear a front garden and pathway for an elderly couple in Sale, Cheshire. This involved cutting back shrubs to a more manageable size, weeding the pathway and removal of all garden waste. Leaving a tidy garden ready for the winter! here are some images of the completed project.
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How to improve your soil

Digging and forking through the soil allows you to loosen any compaction, remove weeds and debris as well as providing the perfect opportunity to add the organic matter. Plants need good soil conditions if they are to give the best results. Improving the soil with plenty of organic matter in the form of compost helps…
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Grow some of your own this year

It's good to see finally some of the big supermarkets now selling some fruit and veg from producers which doesn't quite meet the perfect 10 in looks. Until recently, supermarkets were routinely rejecting produce from farmers which didn't have the look expected for it's aisles. Ugly veg tastes just as good! The debate as to…
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Pruning Tips for The Garden

Many garden plants benefit from pruning, but it's always important to prune at the right time of year, but also in the right way. Some plants should be pruned in Spring, while others are best left until Summer, Autumn or Winter. Tip # 1 Pruning Clematis Regular pruning of clematis encourages strong growth and flowering…
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