I was hired in May this year to maintain the gardens on a 10 acre wooded estate that is for sale. This is where the great spotted owl lives that sometimes visits me while I work. The property backs on to the ocean and has a private cove. The gardens were all existing but needed to be trimmed, pruned and cleaned up. The lawn needed to be aerated, thatched and seeded. I work there once per week to maintain everything. This includes cleaning out the garden beds, amending with soils and fertilizers, trimming a laurel hedge around the carriage house, trimming a cedar hedge along the driveway and cleaning the driveway each time I am there. The garden owner is a great person to work for and has a fantastic sense of humor. She is clear and concise on what she wants done and appreciates the work I do…and I am so very grateful to work for her.
The driveway runs through the entire property and opens up on the water with the main house and a carriage house overlooking the water. So of course a fall clean up was required also.