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A Garden design to improve quality of life while adding value to a home

A Case Study: Why a new garden design was needed.

Steve and Jane came to GreenArt in search of a new garden design in the Autumn of 2021 after seeing the work of the Care & Development garden maintenance Team at another property in Benson.

They had lived in their 1930s’ home for over 10 years, during which time they extended and fully re-furbished the interior, to create a family home that would see them into retirement. An outdoor office built in 2018 allows Steve to work from home, but the view into the garden from both home and office was uninspiring.

The 50m long garden was substantial and well-established but provided little visual stimulation when working from home, nor was it practical for entertaining or to have a place to relax in after work.

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February Gardening Tips

With the days getting noticeably longer, but the nights still chilly and often frosty, our Care & Development team talk you through their February Gardening Tips.

Tending your garden correctly throughout the year is key to enjoying it to its full potential.

We cover tree care, pruning and how to prepare your lawn for the spring, as well as general seasonal maintenance tasks which are all part of the annual garden care lifecycle. 

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Winter Gardening

You might think that there’s nothing to do in the garden during the Winter as deciduous trees have lost their leaves, perennials have died back and many plants are looking quite sad. In fact, it’s a really important time for looking after what you have, as well as preparing your garden for the Spring and Summer.

Our Garden Care and Development teams are busy working in gardens across the county throughout this Winter and have put together some tips to help your garden get in shape – and help you stay fit in the process!

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GreenArt landscaped garden with trees

2022 – Our Pledge to Plant More Trees

Following in the footsteps of Her Majesty the Queen’s initiative to ‘Plant a Tree for the Jubilee’, GreenArt is also making 2022 The Year of the Tree. With the help of our customers and their gardens we have made a pledge to plant 2,022 trees over the next 12 months.

We all know just how important trees are for the planet as well as for our own well-being so GreenArt has made a commitment to make a positive impact by encouraging our clients to include native species of trees wherever possible in their garden design.

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Backwards & Forwards

Well, another year nearly gone. The last three GreenArt Garden Design and Landscaping projects of the year are nearing completion and the Garden Care and Development team are working hard on clearing their gardens back to winter bare bones, ready for the oncoming Spring. Plans are well underway for 2022 and beyond with a lot of exciting work already in the diary.

Before we file the 2021 diary away, a flick through the pages brought back some highlights from probably our busiest year ever.

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The art of maintaining large gardens and estates

‘My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece’ – Claude Monet.

Like sitting down to an easel, walking into a large garden, tools in hand, you may wonder where and how to start your masterpiece. Our approach to garden care takes into account the needs of large gardens and estates, as well as those of smaller domestic properties. Our Landscape Supervisor, Sasha Fraser, explains our approach.

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Sasha, our Landscape Gardening Supervisor, on the ride on mower.

2020 – a year like no other

‘There is no education like adversity’ Benjamin Disraeli

Without a doubt 2020 has been one of the most challenging years for us all. Yet, despite all the obstacles that came our way, and with a bit of creativity, GreenArt will end the year on a high with some notable achievements. Our clients have needed their gardens more than ever this year and our employees have wanted to keep working, so we feel we’ve done our bit to keep spirits up and the local economy going.

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