Landscaping Mosman

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horticulture.sydney provides a landscape design and consultancy service, both in Australia and overseas. Our commissioned work ranges from small outdoor rooms to large estates and commercial projects.

We have an extensive knowledge of a wide range of plants has established us as one of Sydney's top Landscape & Garden Designers.

Established in 1997, servicing all aspects of the horticultural industry from landscaping to lawn mowing, corporate to domestic and always with the same attitude. We have a principal and that is we work and strive for the (spirit of excellence), in all we do. Also, we like to listen to our clients, and from there, ideas create a wonderful space to enjoy. We also advise as to what we think will work the best plant wise in any given area so as to enjoy watching a plant grow to its full potential in any specified area. 

Pruning 

At Mosman garden services we have the experience to assist you with the often daunting task of pruning your shrubs and trees to ensure their long term health and growth.

Call us now on 1300 882 787 to discuss your pruning requirements.

 

Some information about Pruning

Pruning in landscaping and gardening is the practice of removing diseased, non-productive, or otherwise unwanted portions from a plant. The purpose of pruning is to shape the plant by controlling or directing plant growth, to maintain the health of the plant, or to increase the yield or quality of flowers and fruits. Proper pruning is as much a skill as it is an art, since badly pruned plants can become diseased or grow in undesirable ways.

Proponents of pruning often argue that it improves the health of the plant and makes sturdier structure, while opponents believe that pruning harms plants' "natural" forms and leads to wounding which may become infected.

In general the smaller the wound (smaller the branch that is cut) the less harm to the tree. It is therefore better to formative prune the tree when juvenile than try to cut off large branches on a mature tree.

Consequences of incorrect pruning performed to large trees can be dangerous. If a shrub was incorrectly pruned and a piece broke off it may not do much damage. However if a tree next to the house was incorrectly pruned and a large branch fell from 20m up it could be deadly.

 

Common Pruning Terms:

Dead Wooding

Removal of dead and decaying branches from the tree to minimise the risk of damage to property/injury to people.

Crown - Canopy Thinning

Increase light and reduce wind resistance by selective removal of branches throughout the canopy of the tree. This is a common practice which improves the tree's strength against adverse weather conditions as the wind can pass through the tree resulting in less "load" being placed on the tree. Generally performed on trees that do not have a dense impenetrable canopy as opening a 100% dense canopy up with holes for wind to enter can result in broken branches and uprooting.

Crown Canopy Lifting Removal of lower branches.

Increase clearance for property, people and vehicles.

Directional or Formative Pruning

Removal of appropriate branches to make the tree structurally sound whilst shaping it. [edit] Vista Pruning Selectively pruning a window of view in a tree.

Crown Reduction

Reducing the height and or spread of a tree by selectively cutting back to smaller branches.

Pollarding

A regular form of pruning where certain deciduous species are pruned back to pollard heads every year in the dormant period. This practice is commenced on juvenile trees so they can adapt to the harshness of the practice.

Types of pruning

Regardless of all the various names used for types of pruning there are only two basic cuts. 'One cuts back to an intermediate point, called heading back cut' and the other cuts back to some point of origin, called thinning out cut.

Removing a portion of a growing stem down to a set of desirable buds or side-branching stems. This is commonly performed in well trained plants for a variety of reasons, for example to stimulate growth of flowers, fruit or branches, as a preventative measure to wind and snow damage on long stems and branches, and finally to encourage growth of the stems in a desirable direction. Also commonly known as heading-back.

1. Thinning:

A more drastic form of pruning, a thinning out cut is the removal of an entire shoot, limb, or branch at its point of origin.

This is usually employed to revitalize a plant by removing over-mature, weak, problematic, and excessive growths. When performed correctly, thinning encourages the formation of new growths that will more readily bear fruit and flowers. This is a common technique in pruning roses and for implifying and "opening-up" the branching of neglected trees, or for renewing shrubs with multiple branches.

2. Topping:

Topping is a very severe form of pruning which involves removing all branches and growths down to a few large branches or to the trunk of the tree. When performed correctly it is used on very young trees, and can be used to begin training younger trees for pollarding or for trellising to form an espalier. In orchards, fruit trees are often lopped to encourage regrowth and to maintain a smaller tree for ease of picking fruit. The pruning regime in orchards is more planned and the productivity of each tree is an important factor. Deadheading is the act of removing spent flowers or flowerheads for aesthetics, to prolong bloom for up to several weeks or promote rebloom, or to prevent seeding.

Technique

Some tools utilized for pruning. Some tools utilized for pruning. The general rule to pruning is to always cut in a location where growth will occur, whether the cut is next to a bud or another branch. Cutting a branch beyond where growth will occur effectively kills all portions of that branch back to the closest branch, bud, or dormant bud clusters, leaving a stub of dead wood. The withered stub will eventually rot away and fall off. Prior to that, however, it will prevent the plant from forming a callus over the cut surface, which will in turn invite insects and infection. All cuts should be relatively smooth since this will aid in healing. Also, the pruning cut should not be too large when compared to the growing point. For instance, a large cut on a 20 cm trunk down to a 15 cm branch should be fine, but the same cut to the trunk down to a 1 cm twig or bud is considerably less ideal and should be avoided if possible.

Pruning to bud

A correct pruning cut will allow for quick healing and promote vigorous growth from the closest bud to the cut. The cut should be close enough to the bud to reduce the size of the stub of dead wood that will form from the cut, but far enough away to prevent the bud from being adversely affected by the cut though desiccation. Cutting too close to the bud (under-cutting) sometimes results in the death of the bud, which results in a scenario similar to cutting too far away from the bud (over-cutting).

In general, a correct cut should be angled at a moderate 35-45 degree slant such that its lowest point is situated on the same level as the tip of the growth bud. This technique is usually applied when pinching or when cutting-back.

Pruning to a main branch

The pruning cut should occur slightly away from and follow the branch collar. When cutting away branches growing directly from the roots, the cut should be flush and level to the ground. This technique is usually applied when thinning or to remove larger dead or damaged branches. When using pruning shears or loppers to remove a branch back to a main branch, the "hook" portion of the shears should always face away from the main branch. This ensures that the blade will not leave a protruding stub and the hook will not damage the branch collar or parts of the main branch.

Large heavy branches

Depending on the weight of the branch, the first cut should be a notch on the underside of the branch about a third to half of the way through. The bulk of the branch should then be removed with a follow-through cut slightly above the first cut, thus leaving a limb stub. The purpose of this is to stop the weight of the branch from tearing the bark of the tree from the underside, which would normally occur if the removal was done with one cut. The limb stub ensures that any cracking of the wood resulting from the branch separation is limited to the portion of the wood to be removed. The branch collar should then be located, and can be identified by the strip of rough bark running down from the topside of the branch at its junction with the stem. The cut for removing the limb stub should be just outside the branch collar, leaving a small bump. The bump and the branch collar should not be removed since this action can reduce healing time, which could result in a major infection.

Time period

Pruning small branches can be done at any time of year. Large branches, with more than 5-10% of the plant's crown, can be pruned either during dormancy in winter, or, for species where winter frost can harm a recently-pruned plant, in mid summer just after flowering. Autumn should be avoided, as the spores of disease and decay fungi are abundant at this time of year. Some woody plants that tend to bleed profusely from cuts, such as maples, or which callous over slowly, such as magnolias, are better pruned in summer or at the onset of dormancy instead. Woody plants that flower early in the season, on spurs that form on wood that has matured the year before, such as apples, should be pruned right after flowering, as later pruning will sacrifice flowers the following season. Forsythia, azaleas and lilacs all fall into this category.

Our Values

Mosman Garden Services creates and nurtures an environment in the heart of Mosman for learning, inspiration and enjoyment through excellence in horticulture and community engagement. Mosman Garden Services is widely recognized as a premier public gardening service, providing extraordinary outcomes, horticultural artistry, leadership in conservation, and innovative programs. 

 

Beauty: Mosman Garden Services is an artful expression inspired by nature.

Excellence: We model excellence in horticultural practices and display, public engagement and sustainability.

Inspiration: We lift our clients spirits, touch their hearts and engage their minds.

Integrity: We act ethically, inclusively and respectfully in our relationships.

Stewardship: We conserve our resources and model best environmental practices.

Community: We connect diverse communities.  

SERVICES

Lawn Mowing

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After 21 years in this industry we feel authorised to speak on lawnmowing. We have the equipment to provide a precise and quality finish to your lawn; edgers, whipper-snippers, push mowers, zeroturn mowers, tractor mowers, and ride on mowers. We do back yards, council park ways, schools both private and public, as well as factory properties. All our machinery is the best available on the market. We don’t just cut the grass - our employees are also trained to provide reports on the health and strength of your lawn, whether it is Kikiyu, Couch, Buffalo, Palmetto, Empire Zoysia or any of the varieties of these grasses. We will provide you with advice on how best to keep your lawn fresh, vital and pest free. Our clientele ranges from domestic and body corporate to corporate, real estate & strata management. Our jobs are generally attended by two staff for safety and efficiency, and clippings are taken away if required. So don't wait any longer! Call 1300 882 787 or email us to discuss your lawn mowing needs.

LANDSCAPING

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At Gardening Mosman we are pleased to offer our clients a wide range of landscaping services to enhance and beautify your garden. Please choose from the options above to read more about the various landscape elements available. We believe that your outdoor area should be designed to "grow into". Our landscaping specialists can transform your current front or backyard into a spectacular family retreat including mature trees, garden beds, decking, water features, fencing, paving & retaining walls. We believe in listening to the client and enjoy using their concepts to come up with stylish functional and useful outdoor areas that are constantly used. Our innovative landscapers have modern ideas and creative solutions to turn your family outdoor living area into a truly relaxing sanctuary. Our workers are experienced and all workmanship is of the highest quality. We believe in the Spirit of Excellence. Please feel free to arrange a quote for your landscaping, we can turn your ideas into reality. Corporate Landscapes Landscaping in the work environment can reflect and enhance a corporate organization's culture and identity. If planned well it can also simultaneously provide a place for staff to take time out and find tranquillity and come back refreshed. Our aim is to provide professional commercial grounds development and/or corporate landscape services. At Mosman Hedging we consider the user of the space to be as important as the look of the space. How does the environment work with traffic flows, high amounts of shade and the wind patterns? Do people have welcoming places to sit and converse? Is the garden easy to keep clean and vandal free? We address these and many more questions before the design begins.

VEGETABLE GARDENS

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Have you ever wanted to have your own vegetable garden? Growing your own fresh vegetables is not difficult and apart from the wonderful taste, you will also know exactly what has gone into and on to your food. Depending on the site we can be in and out in 1 to 2 days with your vegetable garden up and running. Below are some of the aspects we consider when visiting your site. Location The one really vital requirement for a successful vegetable garden is a sunny location. Choose the sunniest spot you can find. If the only sunny area is paved, or on the deck or balcony, then plant your vegetables in pots. There are quite a few varieties of vegetables developed expressly for this purpose and container vegetable growing is becoming easier and easier.The soil in a vegetable garden needs to be well-draining with a good structure, that allows rapid root growth and easy access to nutrients, water and air. The incorporation of organic material such as household compost and composted animal manures helps to create suitable conditions for growth. It should be dug over to break up clumps of soil, however, you find digging difficult, or are faced with a compacted, poorly-drained site, then building up a "no-dig garden" with layers of straw, hay and compost above ground level will allow you to grow wonderful vegetables without the heavy work of digging over the bed. Whatever way you go the top of the soil should be friable to allow the emerging shoots to break through. At Mosman Vegetable Gardens we test to find out exactly what your soil may require. Join us as we help you along the way to grow delicious, healthy vegetables for yourself, your family and your friends.

Hedge Trimming

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In order to maintain well-kept hedges, tireless hours of pruning and clipping are essential. But who has the time to be a slave to their hedges? At Hedging Mosman we are proud to commit our time to keeping your hedges trimmed and in beautiful condition. I have to say that over the years I have found Hedges give me the Greatest reward in seeing them trimmed correctly. whether its a Photinia, Verbenum, Lilly pilly or Laytens conifer I personally Love doing them. We come out, set up our portable scaffold and get them back in order. First, in most cases we take out the bulk with our heavy machinery then we go back over the whole lot with various hand secateurs in order to give the straight cuts on the stems required for the health of the plant. Finally we spray our natural antiseptic over the entire hedge to ensure the stabilizing of the plant after the shock of a cut, Finally, we pour a tonic at the root base of each plant comprising the hedge and mulch out the base in if it's heading into a colder season.

Tree Removal

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Portfolio

 

We have created

Small Town House Landscaping

Small Town house projects

Small town house Mosman Gardens & Landscapes The new modern urban garden compliments the industrial, on-trend kitchen. Materials used included reclaimed Yellow Sydney bricks and sawn sandstone. Impressive 'Edwards Zeal' sculpture forms prominent focal point in central of garden. Mood lighting brings the garden to life after dark. Designed by and landscaped by Mosman Landscapes.If you like we can come around and listen to you ideas and see if we can help?

New York

Large Mosman Gardens Landscaping

Larger Garden Design

If you are working with our in-house garden designer, or in conjunction with other garden designers or landscape architects, we have an excellent understanding of creating gardens on a grand scale. Recent projects have included high specification, luxury gardens and garden designs as part of a house renovation project. Browse some of our designs here and contact us if we can help you take the next steps to creating your new garden design.

San Francisco

Larger Garden Design

Yes, we do large garden design as well.This garden is a real feast for the eyes, where scale and colour make an instant impact.

 

What our customers say

Pricing

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Basic Lawn Maintenance Plan

12 Lawn Cuts with edges included Set and forget

Lawnmowing Maintenance

After 21 years in this industry we feel authorised to speak on lawnmowing. We have the equipment to provide a precise and quality finish to your lawn; edgers, whipper-snippers, push mowers, zeroturn mowers, tractor mowers, and ride on mowers. We do back yards, council park ways, schools both private and public, as well as factory properties. All our machinery is the best available on the market. We don’t just cut the grass - our employees are also trained to provide reports on the health and strength of your lawn, whether it is Kikiyu, Couch, Buffalo, Palmetto, Empire Zoysia or any of the varieties of these grasses. We will provide you with advice on how best to keep your lawn fresh, vital and pest free. Our clientele ranges from domestic and body corporate to corporate, real estate & strata management. Our jobs are generally attended by two staff for safety and efficiency, and clippings are taken away if required. So don't wait any longer! Call 1300 882 787 or email us to discuss your lawn mowing needs.

Pro Plan

18 Lawn Cuts with edges included Set and forget

Lawnmowing Maintenance

This plan is the set and forget plan, knowing that the garden and all its needs are taken care of all year. We will mow and edge all your lawned areas, we will spray seasol upon our visits every time.As well twice per yer we will prune your hedges for you We will provide you with advice on how best to keep your lawn fresh, vital and pest free. Call 1300 882 787.

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Premium

21 Lawn Cuts with edges included Set and forget

Lawnmowing Maintenance

This is for the client who cares greatly that all is well and in perfect order with there graden and lawns. We will spray roses for black spot, azalieas for mites and lillipillies for fungus. We will spray all tured areas for curl grub at the approprate time and every time we cut your lawns will go over all your hedges for you. All green waste fees will be picked up by us leaving you only to love and enjoy the space you have created. Our jobs are generally attended by two staff for safety and efficiency, and clippings are taken away if required. So don't wait any longer! Call 1300 882 787 or email us to discuss your lawn mowing needs.

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