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Transforming a chicken pen with wood chip

If your chicken pen resmbles a mud pit or a giant dust bath, wood chippings can create a suitable flooring as our guest blog author discovered. 

When is the best time of year to lay turf?

Looking to replace the lawn in your garden, but wondering when you can lay new turf? Our article explains the best time of year and why.

Should I buy empty or ready filled sandbags?

Both empty and pre-filled sandbags are readily available to buy online, however there are a few questions to consider before making your purchase

Christmas Gin Recipe

Things are a little quieter in the garden as Christmas approaches, so why not try our Christmas Gin or Vodka recipe, then in a few days pop the fire on, sit back and enjoy.

How often should I water my new lawn?

Guidance for watering a newly laid lawn.

What is the difference between wood chippings, bark mulch and ornamental bark?

There are many wood products available online, so we've summarised the most commonly specified and their potential uses.

Why are there toadstools in my lawn?

Toadstools are a common sight in turf and are a great sign that your lawn is healthy. Our article explains more.

Patch repairing your lawn

You may need to patch repair your lawn due to excess wear from traffic, disease or nitrogen 'burn' from animal urine. This article gives guidance on patch repairing using seed and by replacing areas with new turf.

What is sod heating?

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. 

Attracting birds to your garden

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.

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