Preparing and Planting Seeds:
If you want to introduce your children to gardening, they love nothing more than planting seeds, which are plentiful in your garden, simply cut the flowers seed head, place on some white paper and gently crush the seed heads in your fingers and watch them appear. If you have bought some tomatoes that you really like the taste of just cut in half scoop out the seeds and place in a pot. Seeds generally take 5 to 14 days to germinate, some can take 21 days, after which they will become your babies, you will take great pleasure looking after them, watching them grow and produce beautiful flowers or food. Believe me after you have tasted fresh produce from your garden, the taste will get you hooked. Herbs are also spectacular, 10 to 20 times more potent than those bought in the shops.
Garden Clearance Waste Removal Options:
1: Recycling of your garden waste:
In the Amazon where slash and burn farming is destroying rain forest, a new type of farming. Inga alley cropping, has emerged, which recycles green waste to nourish the soil. It has given farmers a non destructive farming method which actually increases yields and saves rainforest. In your garden green waste such as leaves, twigs and broken branches etc are naturally being eaten by micro organisms in the soil. It is part of the cycle of life, and goes unnoticed under leaves and bushes. Without it the soil becomes very unfertile.
There are always places in a garden where green waste: or the soils food, can be unnoticeably placed. With a carbon footprint of zero. Larger branches also make unique decorative features and can with twigs be used to build up and nourish flower beds. There is also the good old fashioned compost heap.
2: A Rubbish Removal Company:
If there is too much garden waste to recycle or compost, a man with a van is always a viable cheap alternative. A gardening business that clears the waste will generally add £200 to £250 on the price ofyour job for green waste removal. Whereas a rubbish removal business, who don't do gardening will charge £50 to a £100, for the same volume of waste. Charges are generally based on volume and how easily it can be placed on and off their van. To reduce their charges it is a good idea for me to chop the waste up into smaller sections, so the volume is reduced. A Google search for rubbish removal wil reveal many mans with vans.