FAQ – Garden Maintenance, Lawn Care & Grass Cutting in Woking | Simmons Garden Services

What are the most important aspects of proper lawn care?
Woking residents should keep in mind that proper lawn care involves regular mowing, watering, fertilising and aerating. Tick all these boxes and you have a great chance of maintaining a healthy, vibrant lawn.

But that’s not all. It’s also important to choose the right grass type for your climate, remove weeds and pests, and provide sufficient sunlight. How do you provide sufficient sunlight, you might ask? Proper tree and hedge cutting / pruning to prevent dark spots on the lawn. Our Woking based garden maintenance specialists also recommend the overuse of pesticides and herbicides to protect the environment and maintain the health of the lawn.

Why should I not just undertake garden clearance or jungle clearances myself?
Garden clearance and jungle clearances can be daunting and physically demanding tasks, especially if you lack the necessary equipment or expertise. Professionals – like our garden maintenance and grounds maintenance specialists in Woking – can efficiently remove overgrown vegetation, clear debris, and dispose of waste in an environmentally friendly manner.

They can also identify any potential hazards or structural issues that may require attention, which is often the case when tackling garden clearance and jungle clearances around Woking and its surrounds. So while it’s a task that could be approached by an amateur, there’s plenty of reasons to defer to the pros.

What are some common mistakes that people make while grass cutting?
Common mistakes when cutting grass include cutting it too short, using dull or improperly adjusted blades, mowing in the wrong direction, mowing when the grass is wet, and not varying the mowing pattern. These mistakes can damage the grass, create uneven patches, and increase the risk of weed growth and disease. To avoid any of these blunders, why not outsource your garden maintenance requirements, including grass cutting and lawn care, to our Woking based team?

How do professionals approach hedge cutting?
Proper hedge cutting technique involves trimming at the right time of year, using sharp and clean tools, cutting at an angle to promote new growth, and avoiding cutting into old wood. It's important to maintain a straight edge on the top and sides of the hedge, and to avoid cutting into the hedge's base to prevent damage to the roots.

But these are only generic tips. As the Woking area’s favoured garden maintenance and grounds maintenance specialists, we have the horticultural knowledge to tailor hedge cutting to the specific needs of your garden, considering the hedge species and its unique idiosyncrasies, as well as environmental factors which may inform our approach.

How does jet washing differ from thorough, by-hand scrubbing?
Jet washing is more effective than hand washing as it uses a high-pressure water spray to remove dirt, grime and stains from surfaces quickly and efficiently – whether it’s a driveway, patio or path that needs freshening up. Jet washing can reach areas that are difficult to clean by hand, such as crevices and corners, and is particularly useful for cleaning large areas in a short amount of time; its sheer efficacy means it’s often a part of wider garden maintenance and grounds maintenance packages we offer Woking clients.

Have a question not answered above? Or maybe you want to book in a visit from our Woking based garden maintenance team, perhaps for grass cutting or lawn care? Call 07469 216 178 today.