Maintaining Green Turf

Posted on March 7, 2024 at 10:17 am

Maintaining green turf is expensive but doing so gives you a healthy and lush-looking lawn. You need to take good care of this unique kind of grass once you have laid and rooted it. Be as cautious as possible until it spreads uniformly. The tips below will help you keep your lawn looking beautiful throughout the year and without much effort.  (more…)

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Does your lawn need attention?

Posted on May 31, 2022 at 6:55 am

During the autumn and winter months we often forget about our lawns but when spring arrives and we start to spend more time in our gardens, we realise that the lawn desperately needs some attention. Weeds such as buttercups and plantains sprout up in the middle of the lawn and prevent the grass from growing in those areas or the lawn is overtaken by moss which again kills off the turf.

There are many products available that proport to bring your grassed area back to a lush, green lawn but take care as some products kill off the moss leaving blackened areas on the lawn which need to be removed by scarifying. Although these treatments have something in them which should encourage the grass to grow, it can take a while for the lawn to recover.

A better solution to revive a worn or dilapidated lawn is to dig out large weeds, scarify with a pronged implement to get rid of some of the moss then reseed the whole area with a good quality, fast growing grass seed that will grow and fill in the bare patches. Regular watering and feeding will soon have the lawn looking green and lush again ready for the summer.

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Have you got the right sort of grass for your garden?

Posted on June 7, 2021 at 12:19 pm

When it comes to choosing turf or grass seed you need to ensure that you pick the right sort for your garden. Not all gardens are the same and therefore the type of grass that you plant needs to be specific to the conditions found in your garden. Some grass is better in bright sunlight and requires little water. Other grass is more suitable for shady areas and those with little sunlight. It is important to chose correctly as this can have a huge impact on whether the grass grows successfully or not.

You may even have to plant different sorts of grass seed in different areas to combat this issue if parts of your garden are exposed to the sun for long period of time and others are not.

A good turfing company will be able to advise you on what sort of grass would be most suitable. You also need to consider how hard wearing it needs to be. If you have children that are often running around on the grass or using paddling pools etc then it will need to be able to withstand this.

When planting any new grass seed be sure to protect it from the birds and also to water it often.

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Summer Lawn Care for Beautiful Grass

Posted on July 17, 2018 at 9:53 pm

Your lawn is the pride and joy of your garden, and very likely your whole home. It is the crowning glory, making your garden look attractive and framing your home so it will look simply stunning. The summer weather doesn’t always agree with your lawn and might make it dull and brown if you are not careful. Read through this advice to help you keep your lawn green and fresh:

  • Keep it well watered. The best time of day to water your lawn is in the morning, before the day gets too warm. Use a sprinkler system to distribute water evenly over all grass, and run it for a few hours.
  • Mow it consistently. Don’t mow your lawn too short straight away. Keep mowing it at regular intervals, and reduce the length gradually, or you could cause damage.
  • Use a good fertiliser. When summer is over, you can scarify your lawn and begin to prepare it for the following summer already!

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Maintaining Your Lawn

Posted on June 12, 2016 at 9:40 pm

We have had some fairly hot day’s over the past month and also some wetter days, so there has been a balance to keep your lawn nice and fresh. Though it’s a good idea to start preparing your lawn for the hotter day’s yet to come; where we could get hot dry day’s and not much rain.

It’s probably a good idea to get some Miracle grow; either buy some or use whatever is lying around in your shed if you have some (or have a shed). Then sprinkle some around your garden and leave to soak in the lawn and then water; if you have a series of consecutive days of heat then you should keep the lawn in check and sprinkle lightly with some water.

By keeping your lawn in check after sprinkling Miracle Grow, you should have a vibrant green and healthy lawn within a few weeks or more; you won’t have to worry about having a horrible discoloured lawn to scare away your family and friends.


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Improving Drainage In Your Garden

Posted on April 10, 2016 at 6:55 am

With the climate in this country shifting slightly to cause heavier downpours at at given time of the year, we now have more rainfall and flooding in some areas where harsh farming methods, dredging, straightening rivers and removing bends, as well as dodgy EU farming policies as the direct cause. This of course has affected towns and cities that would not have flooded to the extent they have if things had been done differently; our gardens have now been effected by this.

You won’t be able to prevent heavier flooding, but by adding a simple drainage system to your garden you can prevent large bodies of water forming in your garden with the usual downpours, and this will help keep your lawn healthy in the long run.

If your garden has dips and uneven areas, you may want to start levelling your lawn then and add hedges, shrubs and trees around the edges of your garden to absorb excess rain water. In addition to this you should start digging a channel around the edges of your garden with, a slight angle towards where your drains are and fill that channel with small stones; this will allow the water to drain and flow towards the drains, rather than building up in the uneven areas of your lawn.

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Mosaic Patio Garden Feature

Posted on March 11, 2016 at 7:08 am

Sometimes the paving options available for your garden patio area are plain and many gardens with patios may have the same style of paving. This is fine if you just want something plain and standard that does the job you want it to, but what if you want something different, and want something that reflects you and your personality?

If you are good at art, and want to attempt to create a mosaic mural for your patio you can start collecting fragments of old china and similar things around the home, and start piecing things together like a jigsaw puzzle; this of course will take some time to collect and sort out the pieces to make it work though.

The best option is to get mosaic tile pieces for the garden and start arranging the tiles on a large board or plastic groundsheet in the garden until you figure out the style you want and love; you can have a spiral effect, chequered, multiple circle spirals, shapes letters, or even an attempt at a famous painting. Just remember it will be a long term feature that you have to love for many years to come, so it has to really fit you.

When you are ready you can start levelling the patio area and start to put down a solid base to rest the mosaic tile pieces on, so they don’t warp and become uneven over time; if you can do this yourself then it’s even better, but if not you can ask for help, or hire somebody for the levelling and marking of the outline for the patio area you want to create.

Then you can start putting together your design and adding the grout as you go, and eventually your mosaic patio will start taking shape; it’s not an overnight project and may take a few weeks, so best to do this in summer and have some kind of covering available to work under for shade or shelter. You can get some 4 post temporary awnings for this, and they can work well for the task at hand.

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Looking After Your Lawn

Posted on January 5, 2016 at 7:02 am

Maintaining your lawn is an ongoing job, and it does not necessarily have to stop when the winter season hits. So when there is an element of good weather in the winter give your grass a once over every so often and keep it trimmed.

If your lawn has become discoloured and thin with bald patches dotted around your lawn, get some grass seeds handy and a long thin metallic object, no thicker than a pen. Then poke some deep holes and sprinkle the seeds into the holes and on-top of the bald patches; this ensures that new grass has a chance to grow again. During this time, it’s probably better not to trim your lawn until after new growth has emerged and became thick; you can also use miracle grow to help your lawn grow.

There will be some lawns that are bumpy and littered with reeds, roots, and rocks; and with a variant of bald patches scattered across the lawn. For lawns like this some people dig them up and level them, then prep the ground with black plastic, gravel and sand, then pave over it.

Another solution would be to wait until it’s warmer out and then start digging out the rocks, weeds, and uprooting stray roots (if the roots are part of a tree system, build some sort of enclosed a rockery feature on-top of that area, rather than disturbing the roots). Once you have removed the rocks, stray roots and weeds, dig about an inch of the soil from the top and then start levelling your garden using levellers.

The next step is actually cheating, but it’s the best way to get the grass to grow back in your garden. You can do this by buying rolls of turf for your garden, and then laying them down the length of your garden; you just need to avoid walking on the grass as much as possible during its settling and water every day to help the grass along. The rolls of turf will eventually start becoming discoloured and will do for a short while; you may needs to sprinkle some grass seeds on any thinning areas and sprinkle some miracle grow. Then just give it time and you will have a level healthy lawn in next to no time.

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Guide to Help you Get the Best Turf from Suppliers

Posted on November 24, 2015 at 2:31 pm

Turf suppliers offer a wide range of artificial as well as natural grass for the lawn. This grass is generally meant to be laid down for sports, decoration and other recreational purposes. That aside, it is strongly advised that if you are interested in getting this type of grass the n you should focus more on reaching out to and dealing with suppliers. Doing so is very important mainly because the suppliers will offer you a wider choice of options to choose from. In addition to the wide variety of choices they also offer guidance on how to choose the best grass which suits your personal preferences and the condition of the area you intended to have it laid down in.

One of the best things about using this grass is the fact that they are a quicker and easier form of grass. As a result of this they serve as a guarantee to add extra value to your lawn taking into consideration the fact that they are available in both artificial and natural material. To help you make the right choice when out shopping for the best grass for your lawn, take into serious consideration the following: (more…)

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Artificial Grass for your Garden

Posted on January 24, 2014 at 4:21 pm

It can take time to grow the lawn you want, and of course it will need seeding in the early stages, which is essentially feeding and nurturing your lawn. Some people want a nice green patch to relax and nothing else, and artificial grass can be ideal for this. There are actually many benefits that come from artificial grass, and here are but a few of them:

  • Firstly, you’ll have fewer bugs. That’s right insects like dirt, and real grass, and artificial grass won’t serve them any purpose, meaning you’re less likely to be fighting the ants away.
  • There no maintenance. Maintaining an artificial grass is easy because you don’t have to do anything. There is no mowing, no seeding, no watering and no weed pulling.
  • Another important benefit is the fact that your artificial grass is guaranteed to stay green, and whenever you do decide to step out and relax in your garden, the lawn will be bright and vibrant at any time.

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