How To Guides

  1. Tips on Garden Friendly Ways to Use Your Grass Clippings

    A lawn mower cutting the grass and throwing out grass clippings With the weather certainly warmer, we’re all out in our garden lots more. This means that your lawn mowing may not be getting neglected quite as much as it does in winter! Lots of people simply bag up their grass clippings and dispose of them. However, have you ever considered using them in your garden? Turf Express has! Grass is full of nutrients, and even the clippings can be used to help your garden thrive. Continue reading →
  2. How to Get Rid of Ants Using Essential Oils

    ant-1203494_1280 Summer is notorious for all the the creepy crawlies that come out to play as the weather warms up. It can be difficult to know how to tackle an invasion of ants, let alone in a way that doesn’t harm the environment or the people in your home. We have collated a few natural repellants that will work in your home and garden to deter any annoying ants this summer. Take a look at our guide below and get cracking! Continue reading →
  3. Steps to Help You Spring Clean Your Garden Pond

    Steps to Help You Spring Clean Your Garden Pond
    Although the weather can’t seem to quite make up its mind, we have it on good authority that it is spring. Whilst a lot of information about how to spring clean focuses on jobs you should do around the house, the garden also often needs more attention than just the standard planting and pruning. If you have a garden pond, the chances are that there will have been some build up of debris and such over the chillier months, and we won’t blame you for not having tackled that in the cold winter weather. However, now that the weather is (sometimes) warmer, you have the perfect excuse to get outside and spring clean your garden pond. Continue reading →
  4. How to Design Your Garden When Your Land is Sloped

    grass-932779_1280Sloped outdoors areas are fairly notorious for being hard to both build and maintain a garden, but that doesn’t have to be the case. With some simple pre-planning and a little extra knowledge, sloped gardens can really be a very special thing. Due to the seeming constraints, a little extra inventiveness needs to be employed. This leads to some wonderfully imaginative and clever outside areas. We’ve compiled some tips on how to work with your sloped area to achieve the garden you want. Continue reading →
  5. How to be an Organic Gardener

    food-healthy-vegetables-potatoes It is easy to assume that any way of gardening is good for the environment, however that is not true. In order to ensure that you are not causing any damage to the environment as you create the perfect garden, you need to adopt organic gardening techniques. These avoid the use of man-mad chemicals, thus protecting the wildlife in your garden, as many chemicals can disrupt the natural food chain in your garden. Continue reading →
  6. How to get Your Garden Ready for Spring Planting

    garden garden Even though it may still feel like the middle of winter, now is the time to start thinking about how your are going to prepare your garden for spring. I know it feels like we’ve only just tucked the garden up for the winter, but now it’s time to get back outside and start gently waking your garden up so that it is ready to bloom in the spring time. Continue reading →
  7. How to Protect your Garden from Pests and Diseases

    It is an unfortunate fact that no garden is completely free of pests and diseases. There are however many preventative steps that you can take to help protect your plants as much as possible. These are natural and nontoxic ways to keep deadly diseases and problematic pests at bay! Continue reading →
  8. How to Stop Your Pond from Freezing in the Winter

    first snow on leaves in the garden As the temperature has dropped quite considerably over the weekend, we thought it was important to advise you on how to keep your pond and it’s inhabitants happy and healthy. A frozen pond can harm the wildlife in and around your pond, therefore it is important to take particular precautions during the frosty season. Continue reading →
  9. How to Protect your Garden from Frost

    Fantastically frosty mornings and cold crisp evenings often make the winter months worthwhile. Whilst frost may be beautiful to look at it, it can cause an incredible amount of problems for gardeners across the country. Frost causes the water in plant cells to freeze, ultimately damaging the cell wall. Frost damaged plants are often easy to spot as their growth becomes limp, blackened and distorted. Some plants can protect themselves from frost damage; they have the ability to allow their cell contents to ‘superfreeze’. This means that the cell contents remain liquid even though they are below freezing point. Yet to do this plants must experience several days of cold weather before the freeze. This explains why even hardy plants can be damaged by a sudden bout of frosty weather. Most often frost damages plant growth as well as killing tender plants. Frost damage can be spotted immediately following freezing but unfortunately that is not always the case. However, there are many ways of minimizing the damage of frost and these simple steps should help you protect your plants. Continue reading →

    The upcoming months are going to be the toughest for the wildlife found in our gardens. The cold weather combined with scare amounts of food can prove challenging for a variety of creatures so we are urging our readers to do all they can to help. These actions are small, easy, and inexpensive and will help wildlife to thrive rather than just survive. It will also significantly increase the diversity of creatures that will visit your garden, meaning you can watch wildlife even in the smallest of gardens. Continue reading →

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