Sod heating is a term used when harvested turf is suffering from heat stress due to being rolled up for too long and therefore hasn’t received any sunlight, fresh air or water; an early sign of this is when the turf looks yellow when unrolled.
An article sharing some thoughts and ideas to attract birds to your garden and how you may be able to overcome some of the challenges you can face when feeding birds.
Tips and tasks for the winter months to ensure your lawn is at its best when the warmer weather returns.
The most important thing to know about mowing a lawn, is that cutting too aggressively can weaken the grass plant, inhibit growth and sometimes damage the plant beyond repair, therefore the golden rule is to never cut more than a third of the length of the grass plant away.
Are you struggling to measure your garden or calculate how much turf you need for your new lawn? Hallstone's simple method to measure even the oddest shapes can help.
Scarifying should be an important part of your lawn maintenance, but can be daunting as the appearance following the process can leave the lawn looking patchy and unattractive; don’t worry though, this appearance is temporary and for the greater good.
A useful guide detailing organic and inorganic garden mulch options and how to apply whichever mulch you choose.
There are multiple options when choosing a suitable flooring for your chicken run. If your run is on your lawn and portable, you can move it around the garden once an area has become worn to allow the grass to recover; though if you have a chicken run that remains in one position or you don’t have a lawn, you may find that after some rain it becomes a bit of a quagmire, difficult to clean and your poor ladies get very muddy feet and legs. We’ve taken a look at few of the options that are widely used.
First time laying turf? It’s something that even the most inexperienced gardener can handle. Plan ahead, follow our simple instructions and take your time; if you maintain your new lawn correctly once laid, it’s a project that you should only need to do once.
The process of mulching is one that can be extremely beneficial to our gardens and most experienced gardeners will utilise it to get the best results. However, for those that are just starting out in the world of gardening, mulching and the benefits that it offers are somewhat of a grey area. Here we seek to remove the mystery around mulching whilst using bark chippings as an example.