Coronavirus  Gardening

Coronavirus <-> Gardening

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How is coronavirus affecting Tidy Gardens?

Are we still doing our business ?

  • We are being affected by less than usual amount of enquiries which translates to the amount of work we get however our regular garden maintenance visits are being caried out as usual.
  • We are also experiencing troubles sourcing plants - a lot of these come from mainland Europe. Haulage is currently restricted in some ways.

Gardeners at work are quite isolated and lonely human beings cry. We work mainly on our own or in small teams so we pose no major risk of infecting other people whilst at work.

You can limit it even further by staying home and letting us do our normal chores in your gardens. We will still do a great job without those cookies and coffees. We can catch up on these later in the year

 

WHAT ABOUT YOU ?

Being isolated doesn't mean you have to be confined to four corners of your house. You have four corners of your fence ! Why not go out into your garden and spend some time there. Having us for garden maintenance means that you can enjoy your garden even now, whilst doing whatever you like in there.
Leave all the other bits you don't want to do for TIDY GARDENS team!

 

* 23-03-2020 UPDATE

Following government announcement today I have stopped doing quotations / estimates on home / garden visits. No home / garden visits will take place for the purpose of an estimate as we have to limit social contact.

HOWEVER

  • you can contact us with information / photos and based on this alone we might be able to give estimates. To get in touch please use our contact form.
  • our regular garden maintenance visits take place as usual.

Work can only be carried out as long as there’s no close contact between us and our clients. Please help us to limit this to a bare minimum.

 

Photo of SARS virus which displays coronavirus crownlike appearance

 

FURTHER CLARIFICATION WHICH SHOULD REMOVE ALL DOUBT FOR US GARDENERS
and it comes from BBC website

"
People working alone, providing community services such as gardeners or window cleaners can continue to work.
"If they can go about their business safely this can be good for the community and we would encourage them to do so," said Ms Sturgeon.
"

* 26-03-2020

Considering today's announcement about help for self-employed due to coronavirus I do have a question to You guys!
Am I, an employee of my own limited company ? or am I self-employed?
Which scheme do I qualify for?

- Coronavirus self employment income support scheme ?

- Coronavirus job retention scheme ?

IF ANYONE IS IN SIMILAR POSITION - SOLELY RUNNING A LIMITED COMPANY AND BEING IT'S EMPLOYEE THEN PLEASE COMMENT BELOW

 

End of tenancy garden tidy up

End of tenancy garden tidy up

Garden tidy up for a tenant

 

When it's time to leave a rented property and hand it back over to the estate agency,  usually the tenant is obliged to leave garden in good condition. This certainly was not a good condition so we had been asked to tidy it up.

GARDEN TIDIED UP

 

  • weeds removed
  • green waste taken away
  • other waste left neatly on one side

SHOULD THE TENANT AND THE AGENCY BE HAPPY WITH THIS SERVICE ? LEAVE SOME COMMENTS BELOW

Old apple tree - pruning

Old apple tree - pruning

An old apple tree needs a bit of grooming .. but it has to be done over a couple of years

When it comes to fruit tree pruning you might think that one season will be enough to bring back a tree from a total mess to a well structured, healthy and fruitful tree but no it
isn't enough. Most of the time you need to allow few years to reshape such tree.
Tree we have done recently had lots of water sprouts ( suckers ) that haven't been removed after someone else before did what it seemed to me like a major reduction ..
It had some rubbing, crossing branches and some dead ones..
Decision was to remove suckers, crossing / rubbing branches and some dead ones. No reduction this year as this would have been too much in my opinion.
Turfing job - small garden in Reading

Turfing job - small garden in Reading

Small garden turfing job in a new-built house in south of Reading

It was a good morning warm up job.
We've cleared, rotavated with added quality compost, levelled and laid turf rolls... but hang on ...we've also watered, tided up afterwards, and gave few words of advise about after-care 😉

Garden tidy up - lots of weeding !

Garden tidy up - lots of weeding !

Weeding your garden is important and should be done regularly but what if someone didn't have time for it ?


Call us in - we'll be happy to help.

Here's some photos from today.

You can also check out our YouTube channel and a video of this job below
If you would like to be up to date and want to stay in touch with us then don't forget to SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL !

Tidy Gardens - YouTube - garden tidy up video

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