Crowland, Peterborough
06 Jun 2019

What is a Tree Surgeon & Do I Need One?

A Tree Surgeon is an individual who removes, trims, prunes, plants and maintains trees for the welfare of the environment. But not anyone can be a tree surgeon….

Why are Trees Important

Often a Tree’s importance is overlooked, as without an environment packed full of greenery, we would all have an un-sustainable environment to live in. Trees contribute to the environment by providing oxygen, improving our air quality, preserving soil and supporting forms of wildlife. Trees essentially build our ecosystem!

According to NC State University, 1 large tree can supply up to four people’s worth of oxygen for a day. (NCSU, 2017)

Why You Need A Qualified Arboculturists

As Trees are so important for our ecosystem it is equally important that you get a fully qualified tree surgeon to undertake any tree maintenance work safely and correctly and highlight when tree health isn’t optimal The NJ Pacey team are fully qualified arboriculturist based in Peterborough, which means we have studied hard and completed all Arborist qualifications and licenses to ensure safe local practice.

You also need a qualified Tree Surgeon as it can be a criminal offence to cut down, trim, lop, unroot and wilfully damage any trees protected by Tree Preservation orders (TPOS) in public areas.

For more information on Tree legislation read this handy guide provided by The Arboricultural Association.

How A Tree Surgeon Can Help

Your Qualified Tree Surgeon, formerly known as Arborist, can help with an array of Tree Maintenance Services & even planting. The surgeon will use their expertise to assess the tree and make good recommendations on the best course of action. A broad range of work that can be undertaken is:

  • Crown Reduction, Thinning & Lifting
  • Pruning
  • Pollarding
  • Limb Removal
  • Deadwooding
  • Tree Reports & Surveys

The N J Pacey team are experienced, fully qualified and local throughout Cambridgeshire to provide Tree Surgery in Peterborough. Give a member of our team a call to get your Tree Maintenance quote.

05 Dec 2018
Winter Maintenance Peterborough

Merry Christmas to Winter Landscaping!

Christmas comes once a year, so straighten up your garden because Santa is near! The team at N J Pacey would firstly like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and to remind you all not to neglect your garden during the most…… Important time of the year!

Winter Pruning

Not only is santa near, but so is Winter Pruning! Winter is the perfect season to re-shape, structure and provide help for rogue shrubs to get fit in preporation for the warmth of Spring! See what our expert landscaping

Establishing Shrubs & Trees

The key to developing a healthy shrub or tree is to establish a good root system. New plantation in the first season should be cut right back in the winter months to enable energy to be transferred to the roots – making a stronger and healthier plant! Newly planted trees should also be pruned to reduce top growth, also known as the sail effect (where a tree looks windswept).1

Shaping Up

The Winter period is the best time to reshape and modify the structure of plants into how you desire them to look. Any shrubs or trees that have become overcrowded you can simply trim back into the shape you wish, however, a key point is that pruning can vary from plant to plant so ensure to read a more in-depth guide for the specific plant. Additionally, prune any diseased or infected branches off a tree as this will promote health. If you are unsure, remember we offer a complete Tree Surgery Service where our team are fully qualified to assist with any tree requirement

Larger fruit Harvests!

Pruning in the winter can lead to larger fruit harvests during peak season. It is important to create an established framework as this will maximise the fruit return for when trees begin to produce fruition during warmer months.!

Many of the above tips for Winter Landscaping are best completed during the colder months, due to much of the plant dying! This makes the job at hand much easier to trim shape and prune your structure for healthy year-round growth.

For more information of how to prune specific shrubs, hedges and trees check out this detailed guide!

The team at N J Pacey are available throughout the winter to help with your Winter Landscaping needs, so please get in touch for your pruning needs!

25 Oct 2018

Winter Gritting is Coming!

Sunday the 28th of October marked the day that Winter is officially upon us – which means ‘tis the season to be jolly!

Here at N J Pacey, we’ve been preparing for a cold and icy winter earlier than ever before. Year on year our British winters have become colder and longer – which means for our customers they can expect harsher conditions. However do not fear, as N J Pacey have your winter gritting services covered (whether big or small).

Road Gritter

Met Office Quality Mark

You can truly rely on our team for your winter gritting and salt spreading needs as we have just completed and received our Silver Met Office Quality Mark. We stand out from other local winter gritters through providing accurate forecasts that utilise the latest met office technology allowing us to make accurate decisions regarding salt spreading. This means for our customers that we always respond on time to ensure snow & ice-free landscapes.

Car Park Gritting & Road Gritting

We offer a complete range of winter gritting services whether you are a big commercial business or a small local business – N J have you covered! By utilising salt spreading vehicles and tractors to clear large piles of snow or ice we can guarantee that your business will not be affected by the winter months!

Grit Bins

Additionally, we offer a grit bin service where we supply grit bins and the needed rock salt to melt away your winter trouble! This service is popular among our customers who have small surface areas to clear and do not require lots of salt.

If you require any winter gritting over this Christmas, give us a call or fill in our contact form.

Merry Christmas from the team at N J Pacey Landscaping

26 Jun 2017

Has Your Grass Recovered?

The combination of winds, ice, over hydration and compacted soil makes it hard for your grass to remain green, healthy and vibrate throughout the winter months. By the time spring comes to an end we expect our lawns to be youthful again however not all lawns can bounce back meaning it might be time for you to replace your turf ready for the summer months.

Replacing Turf

Laying turf requires careful ground preparation and careful planning to ensure the type of turf is correct for your requirements and the measurements suitably fit your ground.

At N J Pacey, we provide a range of domestic landscaping services meaning we can transform your garden to look healthy, vibrant and stylish ready for outdoor dining and garden activities. When it comes to replacing your turf, N J Pacey can come to your home to accurately measure the area that needs replacing and professionally lay the turf for you.

A new turf needs to be laid as soon as possible before it begins to dry out, it also requires special equipment such as sharp knives and wooden kneel boards. For those inexperienced in replacing turfs, it might be best to reply on a professional landscaping company to ensure the job is done to the best standard, setting you lawn up for a long and quality future.

No matter what condition your garden is in, our domestic landscaping team can install thriving new turf. For more information, please visit our contact page or call us on 01775 630166


22 May 2017

Keeping Up Appearances With N J Pacey

We can’t deny that when we visit a new workplace or business, one of the first things we judge is the appearance of the area and inside the office. While keeping offices and stores tidy and well organised can be easy to keep on top of, looking after the outside of your office is generally the last thing on business owner’s minds. Make keeping up appearances easy with N J Pacey’s professional commercial landscaping service. Read these ways we can help you.

Commerical Landscaping Peterborough Blog

Many business areas have large trees and hedges that can overgrow very quickly. This makes them more susceptible to gathering rubbish and encourages fallen branches and leaves. We can keep hedges and trees regularly trimmed and maintained which can make a huge difference in how the outside of your business looks.

Not only can we remove and replace dead or wilted trees and plants, we can undertake a full inspection of your tree health to access the best way to care for your plants in the future. Our report can identify how we can repair your trees or if it is necessary for them to be removed as soon as possible. Our tree surgery service in Stamford can help you maintain the good health of your trees and prevent trees becoming dull and diseased for a healthy looking garden.

As leading commercial landscaping contractors in the Peterborough area, we can redesign the outside of your office or store to create a more attractive exterior. From replacing old trees and plants to creating new entryways, N J Pacey can design a professional looking outside area for your business.
It’s important to remember that the way a business looks from the outside can affect your employees too. Creating a workplace that looks nice will motivate your employees and show them you truly care about the business. Creating a nice atmosphere in the workplace will not only make your employees feel happier at work, but it could also motivate them!

At N J Pacey, we tailor our service to meet your needs and budget. Simply visit our contact page to fill out a contact form or call us on 01775630166 and a member of our team will deal with any queries you have as soon as possible.

09 Feb 2017

6 Reasons to Hire a Tree Surgeon

Tree Surgery Peterborough

Tree surgeons are more than people who just cut trees down. They are carefully trained and expertly trained craftsmen who require years of experience to carefully undertake all aspects of tree management. Although you will find some tree surgeons advertising their services among 20 other services including driveway cleaning, painting and fencing, most professional companies are expertly trained to understand the quality of trees and how to best manage them. Read these 6 reasons to hire a qualified tree surgeon.

1. Tree surgeons understand care of trees

Assessing a tree, shrub or hedges quality isn’t always as easy as you might think. A tree surgeon will be able to assess the quality of the greenery and be able to give tailored advice on the best way to treat/care for it.

2. Safety

A qualified team of tree surgeons are trained in removing trees with specialist equipment. It is always advised to use a team of professionals to avoid any unwanted injuries by trying to complete complicated tree labour.

3. Waste Clearance

When completing a lot of cutting, pruning and trimming, a substantial amount of waste can be produced. This could mean lots of trips to a tip, difficult and messy disposals and a lot of hassle. A tree surgeon will either completely take care of this for you or help remove a considerable amount of waste.

4. Proper Equipment

Although a DYI job might seem appealing, in reality, household garden tools are more often than not, inappropriate. A tree surgeon will have the correct tools and equipment to properly complete the jobs required safely and efficiently.

5. Insurance

A qualified tree surgeon will be certified and insured meaning that they can safely carry out any work without you worrying if it is being done correctly.

6. Advice

Finally, a qualified tree surgeon will be able to advise you on what is the best procedure for your greenery. Good companies will offer you free advice to ensure that you do what is best for you and your needs and will be more interested in guaranteeing good results rather than securing a contract.

If you have any questions about hiring a tree surgeon, please don’t hesitate in contacting us. N J Pacey provide a high-quality tree surgery service in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire.

19 Jan 2017

How Commercial Landscaping Can Help Your Business

Commercial landscapers can help you plan and install your workplace frontage. Monthly or seasonal maintenance for weeding, mowing, trimming, pruning or plant replacement may be required. When business owners look to see how they can improve their business, their commercial landscaping may not currently be at the top of their list. However, there are many benefits to investing in your commercial landscape, but how does it affect business?

It Creates a Good First Impression

First impressions can mean the difference between a new client or not. Although the majority of a new clients first impression will be formed when they meet with you and your colleagues, the overall appearance will set the tone. Even if you don’t realise it, the appearance of a business can affect how people view the company and the work they provide. We can carry over bad impressions from appearance to our overall experience of the company.
It Could Bring in New Business
The commercial landscaping of a business could also have the potential to draw in new clients that drive by or work near your business. If your businesses landscape is well presented, it could work as advertising to help catch the eye of new customers. Use your landscape as a place to express who you are as a business and attract the right kind of attention. Don’t put off customers with a badly groomed site.

It Will Motivate Your Employees

Not only is commercial landscaping important to customers, but it is important to your employees. The way you present your business in terms of the appearance speaks volumes about how much you care for your company. Improving the appearance of the company will show your employees you have respect for your customers as well as them. If they hate their work environment they are more likely to spend the day counting down the minutes until they can go home. Nice commercial landscaping and pleasant environments can create a nice atmosphere where employees can work happily and productively.

It Could Increase Your Property’s Resale Value

As your business grows and changes, the building you work in may not be suitable for the future. Keeping your property in good condition could increase your property value if you choose to sell.

The hassle of landscaping yourself can be easily avoidable with N J Pacey as your Commercial Landscaping company. We provide a complete commercial landscaping package to our clients and advice you on what looks best and will make your property look more professional. We are one of the leading commercial landscaping contractors in the Peterborough area and can help you transform your businesses outside appearance.

We hold a variety of awards and certifications for our commercial landscaping services including a Met Office silver quality mark for our gritting service.
We are also approved as Constructionline contractor which means we have passed a rigorous checking process.

To find out more information please contact us today!

28 Dec 2016

Time to Get Gritting

Winter Gritting PeterboroughNow Winter is here, the temperature drops and the weather turns harsher and more unpredictable. The nation’s roads become more hazardous as the colder weather creates icy conditions. Early morning frosts or the prospect of snow become a reality. Winter weather not only has an impact on the early morning commuters but it can create problems for those trying to run a business or service. Icy roads or carparks can slow down productivity as staff struggle to enter parking areas or cross slippery paths. As an employer, it’s imperative that a suitable winter plan is implemented which provides a clear duty of care to your employees. Ensuring your access points are clear from ice and that the surrounding areas are safe will give you a greater peace of mind.

What is grit? Grit is essentially salt and when spread across the road it actively lowers the temperature at which the surface of the road freezes. This in turns prevents ice from forming and when vehicles drive over the salt it turns into a brine solution which is more effective in preventing and melting ice. If the prospect of snow is imminent we will spread an efficient layer of grit which will avoid it freezing and stop the snow from settling. If there is heavy snow, then the salt solution will become more diluted and more may need to be applied.

Here at N J Pacey Landscaping winter gritting in Peterborough is one of our main services. We can provide you with a competent service to fulfil your gritting needs. We store large quantities of salt at our depot and maintain these levels throughout the winter. We have a fleet of vehicles that cover the Peterborough area and are readily available. We will monitor the weather on your behalf and are proud to have a silver Met Office quality mark for winter gritting. This seal of approval provides you with reassurance that we will supply you with the best service, as we can accurately forecast the weather and make the best winter gritting decisions for you. We have vehicles of different sizes which are capable of applying salt to carparks of all sizes, large areas of road, paths or multi-storey car parks. Our fleet will work throughout the night to ensure your place of business is safe and accessible by the morning. We can also provide you with salt bins and maintain them throughout the winter months. We will deliver an excellent service allowing you to continue running your business throughout the winter and the difficult weather. Call our friendly team today to discuss a winter maintenance plan and keep your staff and business safe! Alternatively, if you are homeowner worried about keeping your drive and paths safe we can help you too.

03 Oct 2016

Winter is coming!

November is knocking on the door and that mild weather we were enjoying is on its way out. It’s now time to start thinking about how you’re going to keep your home or workplace clear, accessible and safe throughout the winter months.

N J Pacey are committed to providing a local Peterborough gritting service and we have stockpiled large quantities of salt in preparation for Winter. We also closely monitor the weather conditions across the UK using the Met Offices detailed Weather Forecasting System. We have also been awarded The Met Office Quality Mark for our Winter Gritting Service.

Own a business? We can provide an overnight gritting service to ensure that your premises are safe and gritted before your customers and staff arrive.

We have a comprehensive fleet of winter gritting vehicles, including smaller vehicles that are able to reach areas with restricted access, including Multi-storey car parks.

Do you have a salt bin or are looking to get a salt bin? We supply Salt bins across Peterborough and also restock salt bins so please get in touch today to find out how we can help.

Thanks  for reading, Have a great Winter and stay safe!

Snow clearing on the top of a multi storey roof in Peterborough.

01 Aug 2016

Block Paved Drive Sweeping

We have been using this Pedestrian Operated road sweeper to clean the moss and debris of a communal drive in Sutton Bridge.  Two weeks before we used the brush we have applied both a Herbicide to kill the weeds and a residual herbicide to keep killing the weeds over the coming months.  We then used a separate herbicide to work on the moss and algae on the blocks.

Once the chemicals had been allowed to work we used the brush and air brooms to clean the drives and communal roads.IMG_0908