My name is Andrew Garside and I am the founder and owner of Intelligent Gardening.
A qualified solicitor, for 10 years, I knew that there was more to life beyond the confines of the office walls. Having a love for the outdoors generally, I also greatly enjoyed gardening as a hobby, so much so that I started doing jobs for friends and neighbours in my spare time. Working outdoors made me happy and then it dawned on me, I could make a living, working outdoors, doing something that I am passionate about and so here I am and we are! Intelligent Gardening.
Why Intelligent Gardening? As a business, we want to find the best solutions to deliver the best results in the most cost effective and environmentally friendly way. It is sometimes a balancing act of competing interests... much like a garden!
As gardeners or indeed businesses we must consider the environmental impact of what we do. Choosing organic options where possible and recycling where we can. That is something we like to practice and we try to encourage our customers to think the same way.
In an ideal world, our transport would be electrically powered from sustainable sources and the machinery we use likewise. Unfortunately, we are not there yet with the technology in terms of longevity of use, power etc. from a commercial gardening perspective. We do offer a 'Whispering' service - subject to demands where we use exclusively electric/battery machinery - details of which you can find in the Services page. As a business we use Aspen fuels in our machinery which reduces the level of harmful emissions - it is not a cheap option but it is the better option. For more information on these fuel please click this link -
While we can take materials away (we are licensed to carry green waste by the Environmental Agency), it is better in many ways to mulch not only your lawn clippings (see more about the benefits of this under the lawn care section in our Services) but most waste materials can be mulched and recycled into beds or compost heaps returning vital nutrients to the plants, and saving you on disposal costs and reducing the need for fertilisers be they organic or otherwise.
That is our way, to garden in a way that is better for you, better for us, better for your garden and the creatures that live within it and better for the planet.