Cheap Topsoil and the Great British Summer

One of everyone’s favourite things about the great British summer is the beautiful flowers on display up and down the country. Both professional and amateur gardeners are eager for their flowers and plants to look their best come summer time. Topsoil is essential for making sure that your plants thrive and are the envy of […]

Blue Slate Chippings for the ‘Lazy’ Gardener

The vast majority of us who have gardens as part of our property will want it to look as tidy and well kept as possible; there is nothing more relaxing than sitting amongst the trees and plants on a nice day.  However, not all of us are quite as willing to spend the time that […]

Cheap Topsoil – Without Compromising On Quality

The old saying ‘you get what you pay for’ applies to most things in life, and it goes without saying that cheap topsoil is not necessarily going to be the best quality topsoil you could use. Equally however, you’d not necessarily be right to say that cheap topsoil is always detrimental to your garden. Regulated cheap topsoil […]

The Importance of Choosing ’Safe’, Fertile, Consistent Topsoil

Topsoil is an important, fundamental resource. Without it the human race could not exist. We rely on topsoil to provide a growing medium for all our food and environmental resources. Living matter – plants, trees and grass cannot sustain or survive without it. Soil, naturally, is separated into layers called horizons. These horizons are described […]

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: What am I using them for? How many do I need? If I purchase empty bags, where will I source the sand and how will it be delivered/collected? How much sand do […]

The Benefits of Bark Chippings as Garden Mulch

Some of the many questions that novice gardeners ask are what is mulch, what benefit does mulching have and what kind of materials or products should I use as a garden mulch? The last question is a lot simpler to answer because one of the most popular and commonly used garden mulches is bark chippings. […]

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

Natural wood products such as wood chippings and bark mulch are a popular addition to most gardens due to their versatility and the fact that when used as a mulch they naturally break down over a period of time, providing added nutrients to the soil; which isn’t the case when using inorganic mulches such as […]

How to measure your garden for a new lawn

Rectangular or Square Lawns Measuring the area for your new lawn correctly is vital to ensuring you order sufficient turf for the job. If you order less turf than you need, this could result in having to supplement the shortfall with turf from another supplier or DIY store – which is unlikely to match your […]

How do I mow my new lawn?

Golden rule of mowing your lawn 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. […]

How often should I water my new lawn?

Now that you’ve finished laying your turf it’s time to give it a little TLC while it establishes in its new environment. Turf can lose moisture quickly, sometimes in under 2-3 hours after being laid, which is why it’s important that it is watered. Water stimulates the roots to grow and spread which is why […]