Fed up of the weather this February?

Fed up of the weather this February? Did storm Dennis or Ciara get in the way of your gardening plans? It has been a particularly cold and wet month making it difficult to get outside, if you are fed up of being stuck indoors why not take the opportunity to do some gardening planning instead, it will certainly put you and your garden in good stead for the months ahead.

Despite it all we can see signs that Spring is on its way, there are lots of green shoots already trying to burst into bloom and there is a noticeable difference in the length of daylight hours. This month we have spotted early spring flowering bulbs such as Narcissus (Daffodils) and even some Crocus varieties which has brought some cheer into the winter.

small flower bed

For us at Elmtree we have been busy over the winter. We have been busy planting trees, shrubs and turfing the grounds to name a few things.

We have also had a reorganisation of our Grounds Maintenance Management Team. We like to promote talent from within the company as often as we can and believe that the reorganisation and promotions of our Grounds Maintenance Management Team leaves our Clients in very capable hands.

grounds maintenance men next to elmtree van

Elmtree were lucky enough to attend several award ceremonies this month. Including Bristol Young Heroes Awards nominees reception. We are incredible proud to be sponsoring the Environmental Young Hero award again. A huge congratulations to Elvey, Charlotte and Oscar for making it as finalists for this category. We would also like to congratulate all of the inspiring young people that we met from all the different categories. We cannot wait to attend the awards ceremony in May.

Visit http://communityofpurpose.com to read more

3 young heros

We also attend the Pro Landscaper 2020 Business Awards and would like to congratulate all of the worthy winners. Well done to you all. What a fantastic event it was!

Our third Congratulations this month goes to Wild Place Project, Bear Wood, the ancient woodland exhibit has been shortlisted for a national conservation Green Heart Hero Award. The awards are run by the Climate Coalition, a charity dedicated to action against climate change. Bear Wood has been shortlisted in the Outdoor Innovation category section of the awards.

Elmtree are very proud to have been part of the project. The winners will be announced in a ceremony at the Houses of Parliament attended by MPs and hosted by Sky News presenter Kay Burley on March 9th. Watch this space…

bear wood walk way

So as we round February off and move into the first month of Spring here are a few garden tips to be getting on with, hopefully this will keep you busy enough for the brighter days to creep upon us!

Things to do:

  • Start mowing lawns regularly
  • Scarify your lawn to get rid of any leaves and winter moss build up
  • Feed with a good compound lawn fertiliser high in Nitrogen towards the end of March
  • Reseed any bare patches in lawns
  • Mulch soil in boarders
  • Water indoor plants regularly
  • Prune bush and shrubs
  • Sow vegetables outside
  • Plant early potatoes and asparagus
  • Complete any planting of bare root trees and shrubs
  • Remove perennial weeds while they are small
  • Prune rose bushes and shrubs