When we bought our home two years ago, we were pleased at the size of the garden. It was small, but there was plenty of room for our family of four. There was paving at the front for a table, chairs and a barbecue. Some grass for the children to play, even room for a trampoline and a slide. And in the back, an ugly 1970s brick outbuilding which one day would become the man cave (one day, like way in the future, when the entire house and garden have been renovated).
But even a smallish garden can be a lot of work. Luckily we have a mature garden, so we can enjoy our plants, flowers and grapevine without worrying about killing everything off. But there is more of the garden than we know what to do with. Husband mows the grass, that’s the easy bit. Our problem is that we have so many plants and hedges, and we’re not sure what to trim. And we don’t even know what weeds look like, so we’re afraid to touch anything.
At the end of May, two wonderful gardeners from Fantastic Services came to sort out my garden. It rained half of the time, but they cut and mowed and trimmed. After two hours, and 11 bags of refuse, my garden looked unbelievably tidy. They even cut the grass that was growing between the paving. And it turned out that we had roses, which had been hidden behind loads of shrubs.
Booking a service through Fantastic Services is so easy, and they send you email and text confirmations. They even have an app, for booking their wide array of services. Some of their services include garden maintenance (for £45), a cleaner (from £12/hour) or petsitting (from £13/hour).
The lovely people at Fantastic Services have a fab offer for my readers. Just enter the code CaliMum to receive £10 off your first booking (valid until the 31st December 2015).
We were given two hours of gardening complimentary for the purpose of this review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.