An insight into Gardening Competitions from Richard Taylor
Gardening CompetitionsThere are some key points which will make all the difference when you take your gardening into the competitive sphere. Richard Taylor from Bovey Tracey shares his experience gained from judging events such as South West in Bloom and Keep Britain...
Accessibility to Green Spaces from Susan Fallon
Accessibility to Green SpacesSusan Fallon, Trustee of Exeter charity Living Options Devon, tells us about importance of improving access to green spaces for everybodyAccessibility to Green SpacesSusan Fallon, Trustee of Exeter charity Living Options Devon, tells us...
Garden photography tips from Felix Northover
Garden photography tipsThe art of capturing a great photograph often doesn't come down to what equipment you have but rather some basic understanding of light and composition.Garden photography tipsThe art of capturing a great photograph often doesn't come down to...
Quick Guides To get you started with preparing your soil and laying your turf - have a glance at our handy Quick Guides below. For more detailed advice head to our “How to Lay Turf” article.Quick Guides To get you started with preparing your soil and laying your turf...
Toadstools Sometimes toadstools or mushrooms will suddenly appear in lawns. They are nothing to worry about. They spring up when conditions are just right for the spores to grow, the right moisture and temperature. And they disappear again within a few days just as...
Why use laying boards?
Why use laying boards? There are a couple of reasons why you should use turf laying boards for your project. Why use laying boards? There are a couple of reasons why you should use turf laying boards for your project. 1. The turf laying boards ensure an even...
Do you sell grass seed?
Do you sell grass seed? People often ask if we sell grass seed. The short answer is no. We buy our grass seed by the tonne in bags of 20kg which will cover 570 square metres. The mixture that we buy has been similar since the 1980s when we started growing our own...
How do I get rid of moles, humanely?
How do I get rid of moles, humanely? Moles can create quite a big problem in lawns and gardens, and of course their mole hills are much more visible than some of the smaller pests we get in our gardens. But how can you get rid of these furry little creatures,...
Aeration, why, when and how?
Aeration, why, when and how? Aerating your turf or lawn is a great way to prep it ready for the summer months. Aeration lets air and water into the soil to encourage better root growth and allows the roots to absorb more nutrients from the soil. It is an important job...
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