J B Landscaping - Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance
 

 
 
 
 
Testimonials

James has proved to be extremely capable and reliable.  I would have no hesitation in reccomending him to any potential client.

- Mr. G. Campbell CBE

James Brown of JB Landscaping has been carrying out regular garden maintenance, seasonal visits and one off visits at our managed rental properties over the past three years.  We have found him to be a very reliable, conscientious and tidy worker.   During this time we have received verbal and written compliments from our Landlords and Tenants, including this extract from a recently received email:  "James Brown did a good job in the garden - wow he works hard - very impressed with him!"

We are happy to recommend his services but must advise that we are unable to accept any liability arising for the comments contained within this reference.

Lynda Shunn   MARLA
Senior Property Manager
For Davis Tate Limited

James Brown has done an excellent job in creating and maintaining my beautiful garden.  I highly recommend both his work and James himself, who is completely reliable and honest.

- Mrs. D. Hadow

 
 
J B Landscaping - Gardeners never have to listen to the weather forecasts... they know as soon as they start work in the garden it will rain

Weed Control

 

"One years seeding, several years weeding." 

What is a Weed? 
 
A plant growing where it is not wanted. 
 Picture of chemical sprayer as used by J B Landscaping

Many deep rooted weeds - such as dandelions, docks, thistles, nettles, Japanese Knotweed and the like, need a particular weedkiller that is normally slow acting - as it works its way down through the plant. The most common chemical used in this type of weedkiller is Glyphosate

We at J B Landscaping are NPTC trained and licenced to use herbicides not generally available to the domestic user. 
We use the most efficient pesticides to do the job as quickly and economically as possible.  If you have a weed problem in the Berkshire area contact us on the link below.


 

Characteristics of a weed. 
  
Fast growing and competitive 
Spread by Rhizomes, Seed, Runners and Fragments  
High Seed Output 
Self Pollinating 
Germination requirements fulfilled in many environments 
Tolerates a wide range of environments 
Competes with other plant species by special means, chocking, competing for water and nutrients. 
Adapted for short and long distance dispersal 
Weeds are either annual, re-producing from seed, or perennial.  
 
Annual Weeds

A plant that is an annual completes its flowering plant lifecycle in the space of one year it flowers at any time of year.   
It is essential to kill annual weeds before they seed.   
Annual weeds have a fibrous root system which makes them easier to control than perennial weeds. 
 
Weedkillers
 
A useful weed-killer for killing established annual weeds is Glyphosate
   

Manual Weeding 
    
Hoes
     
For best results weeds should be hoed on a good dry day, when they will die quickly. They should be cut off at about soil level so that the stems
are separated from the roots. 
    
Digging & Forking 
  
By neatly inverting blocks of soil you can bury the weeds at a depth from which they cannot emerge. However this only works if the soil is fairly
heavy and cohesive. On stony soil the weeds cannot be effectively buried and must be forked out. 
  
Hand weeding
  
It is best to wait until the weeds are quite large but not yet seeding and the pull them out as near to the ground as possible. 
  
Mulching 
  
This is normally applied in spring to warm moist soil, a layer of 2-3 inches thick. 
 
Perennial Weeds
  
A perennial weed has a continuous plant lifecycle, usually flowering in the months of June - October.
Some could be classed as ephemeral which means they complete more than one lifecycle in a year.  
  
Perennial weeds seed too, but it is their root systems which cause most trouble. Unlike annual weeds, perennials have a well developed root,
often creeping on the ground or surface. They usually possess a tap root (Dandelions) or rhizomes and runners (Thistles and Bindweed). 
  
The root must be completely removed or killed to prevent new plants regenerating. Even if a piece of root a couple of millimeters long is left in the
ground this will then develop into a new plant.   

DO NOT PUT PERENNIAL WEEDS ON THE COMPOST HEAP.

Call us today on 01189 425855 or email at info@jblandscaping.co.uk

 
     
     
   
     
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