management & pest control

Mole trapping

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European (garden) moles can do considerable damage to turf, lawns & formal gardens. They can quickly establish themselves in a location due to their ability to tunnel up to 4 metres an hour, creating complex burrow systems. The eyesight of moles is generally poor, as is their sense of smell. They find food by their acute sense of touch and vibration. Mole hills and ridges spoil lawns and flower beds. Their tunneling damages the roots of young plants and exposes stones and debris that can damage machinery. These factors are costly to gardeners and businesses that rely on their grounds, lawns, greens or gardens.   

Rabbit control & fencing

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 Rabbits can cause considerable damage in the garden. They feed on a very wide range of ornamental plants, fruits and vegetables. New plantings and soft growth in spring may be eaten, even on plants that are listed as less-susceptible. Rabbits do most of their feeding between dusk to dawn but can also be active during the day. Your Vision Landscapes installs bespoke rabbit fencing for any location, from garden allotment to farm land. 

Pigeons

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Pigeons are a pest mainly of agricultural crops, but can cause damage in gardens and allotments. Pigeons attack a wide range of plants, but seem particularly keen on the leaves of brassicas such as Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Cabbages and Cauliflower, Cherries, Lilac and Peas. They will peck at the leaves and rip off portions, often leaving just the stalks and larger leaf veins. They may also attack and strip buds, leaves and fruits from blackcurrants and other fruit bushes. Pigeon droppings are hazardous to health, even more so in confined areas like barns and out buildings. Deterants such as pigeon spikes and netting are very successful in reducing numbers.   

Woodland management

Tree felling

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Trees may need to be removed for a range of reasons; dead, dying or diseased trees, the development of a site, damage to structures or property or personal choice. All aspects of tree felling undertaken. Storm damage removal, copse clearing & crown raising and reduction. 

Coppicing

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Coppicing is an ancient form of woodland management, that involves repetitive felling on the same stump, near to ground level, and allowing the shoots to regrow from that main stump. (Also known as the coppice stool)  Coppicing is a highly effective method of producing a great deal of fast growing, sustainable timber without the need to replant. The ability of native broad leaves to coppice has greatly influenced British woodland. 

Brush clearing

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Reclaiming overgrown areas, opening up vehicular access routes.

Many woods lack open space and sunlight on the woodland floor, so flowers and butterflies that favour open-space environments at the woodland edge cannot thrive. One of the simplest things you can do is to look for old woodland tracks (often called rides) or glades, and open them out. To let in maximum light with minimum tree felling, easily achieved with brush clearing sessions.