May 2017 marked 10 years in business.

We’re very lucky to have such a good client base with some of you coming on board right from the start and still there now. The business has grown, our families have grown and we’ve learnt plenty along the way.

The work load at this current stage is just about as busy as it has every been, so no it doesn’t slow down over the winter months.

I am trying to juggle everyone but for some there may be a wait, so if you are thinking about a wee job sing out and get it on the list. We’re getting our way through winter tidy ups at the moment, with a lot of big pruning to be done due to silly amount of growth this season—although the lawns are slowing so that is helping us a wee bit.

We’re currently working on a new show home in Ashburton, so hopefully the weather plays the game and will be completed this month.

Had some very good results in the local garden competitions early in the year for gardens we work on:
Rakaia—Premier section: 2nd place
Rakaia—open section: 1st place (Mum and Dad’s house) and 2nd place
Rakaia—2 placings in the business sector
Ashburton—Open Section: 1st place

It’s been a pretty bad season for carrot fly and also for potatoes—been mushy inside which is partially related to the wet early season.

Things to think about over the next few months after a few frosts to harden the plants:

  1. Rose pruning and spraying
  2. Fruit tree pruning and spraying; maybe reducing height to access fruit easier.
  3. Laying compost ready for spring.
  4. Also if your lawn is yellow and matted, you might want to consider getting us to dethatch your lawn in spring – a real must to help maintain a good lawn.

Xanthe is now 16 months, and just into everything and enjoys getting out with the boys to events.

Mitchell had his second child in Feb called Fletcher, and Nathan had his second child in May called Hugo.

… and no, there is no rush to compete in this game…

Stay warm this winter! If there’s anything you need please let us know.