The real core of our business has always been about garden maintenance. Seeing a garden come to life each spring and watching the changes that occur with each new season is one of the reasons we do what we do. Hearing from clients about how beautiful their gardens look and how much pleasure it gives them is immensely satisfying.
Every garden, no matter how small, needs some level of maintenance. Let us tailor a gardening schedule to your specific needs from weekly or bi-weekly service to a monthly visit.
For the hands-on homeowner who likes to get their hands dirty we can come in for an occasional visit to give it that little extra professional tweak that will take it to the next level.
A TYPICAL MONTHLY MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
Spring clean ups
- Remove all burlap and un-mound any winter protected plants
- Rake and thorough garden bed cleanups
- Cut back plant material from previous season
- Mulch, compost or soil top ups
- Spring bulb containers planted
May - October
Garden maintenance weekly, bi-weekly
- Seasonal annuals and summer containers planted
- Cultivate and turn soil
- Weed and edge garden beds
- Dead-head, cut back and stake perennials and shrubs as needed
- Seasonal fall containers planted
- Bulb planting
November - December
Final fall cleanups
- Rake leaves and debris
- Cut back plant material and final cleanup of beds
- Seasonal winter containers planted
- Compost, Mulch or soil top ups
- Hill roses and other tender plants
- Plant protection with Anti-desiccant sprays for evergreens and broadleaf
- Plants such as Boxwood and Rhododendron
- Burlap tender plants and hedges
When a garden is created it doesn’t remain static. It changes and transforms with every new year that goes by. Its life cycle may be endless but it doesn’t happen without some intervention. After many years, plants can lose their vitality and might need refreshing or tastes may change and an update may be in order. Trees grow and cast shade where there never was shade before. House renovations mean tearing out a garden bed and relocating it to a new spot. You just purchased a new home and the garden has been badly neglected and needs a major renovation.
Whatever the reason, at TCG we offer every type of planting service from adding those new perennials you saw at the local garden show to complete garden redesigns. Our knowledgeable staff can recommend and install new plants if you want to make a change and just aren’t sure what will work. Please have a look at our before and after photos to see what we can do for you.
In the 15 years we’ve been in business, we’ve seen the outdoor container phenomenon literally grow into its own industry. Demand for beautiful containers has never been greater, and it has created a whole new category in the garden maintenance field.
At TCG, we pride ourselves on being creative in our planter designs and innovative in the choice of plant materials we use. Let us beautify the outside of your home with a container for every season.
MONTHLY CONTAINER EXAMPLES
After the long grey winter, everyone is craving a hit of some color come April. Celebrate Easter and Passover (the spring holidays) with a container filled with an assortment of spring bulbs such as tulips, Daffodils and hyacinth or stunning Hydrangea.
Change over to a lush summer container overflowing with a variety of colorful summer annuals and exotic tropical plants.
With a chill in the air and Halloween on the way change over to a festive seasonal fall arrangement of kale and the vibrant hues of red, yellow, and purple mums.
An empty urn reminds us the long winter is on its way, so let us fill your containers with rich green Cedar and fir boughs, magnolia, birch, and pine cones to complete the holiday picture.
Pruning plants is an important part of what we do. Pruning is not only necessary to maintain good plant health but is also done for aesthetic reasons; it’s like the frame on a painting or the icing on a cake. It’s what brings the garden together and it requires a skilled technician to execute successfully.
From mid-June to mid-July, when the new growth of the season has flushed out and begins to slow down, we prune at least a hundred miles of hedging, so we’ve become really good at it! The plants are carefully sculpted using a combination of gas-powered and hand tools. We also prune all types of small trees, shrubs and evergreens from cloud-pruned Japanese garden trees to topiary.