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  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 Attract Honey Bees to Your Garden

    Honey bees feeding from a flower in a garden. Creating a space where wildlife can live freely is a fantastic use of your garden, and it doesn’t mean you have to let it run ragged during the warmer months. Honey bees play an extremely important part in the pollination cycle, which is why we felt it would be beneficial to outline simple changes we can all make to our gardens to accommodate our stripy visitors. Continue reading →
  3. How to Avoid a Sun Scorched Lawn

    grass-tufts-941736_1280 This year, we are meant to have the hottest summer in the UK for over 40 years, which is why it is really important to understand how this could impact your lawn. Sun scorch occurs when your grass turns brown due to the sun and heat. During dry and drought periods, grass is more likely to be damaged. Reduction or restrictions on water usage, such as a hosepipe ban, can also make it more likely that your grass will be scorched. Continue reading →
  4. How to Care for Your Lawn during Drought

    summer-336664_1920 It might be hard to believe right now, but the sporadic nature of the British weather means that in a matter of weeks we could be faced with spells of harsh, drying heat. Although we fully embrace these warm spells, we need to make sure that we look after our gardens during the changing weather. Continue reading →
  5. 10 Interesting Facts about Turf You Never Knew

    10 Interesting Facts about Turf You Never Knew
    Before investing in new turf, it is important to make sure you know the ins and outs of what you are getting yourself into. Anyone can find out which type of turf will best suit their lifestyle, however, have you ever wondered about turf as a wider subject? We thought it might be interesting to collate a few fun facts about turf on a wider spectrum, going into a bit more detail about the intricacies of the product that is our namesake. Continue reading →
  6. 4 Health Benefits of Gardening

    Every autumn, the culinary benefits of growing your own produce fill our kitchens. However, there are many other benefits to gardening throughout the year, with one of the main ones being the health benefits. Whether your garden is just a small raised bed, or a group of plant pots on your patio, or a huge garden for you to play...
  7. The Environmental Benefits of Turf

    Green_Grass Here at Turf Express, we are often discussing the benefits of turf for your garden, but what about how it can help the environment. Nowadays, it is more important than ever to be environmentally aware, and that’s why we have put together a guide on the positive impact turf has on the environment. We hope that this influences your future gardening plans! Continue reading →

    Often hailed as the nation’s favourite friendly garden bird, robins are a delightfully merry sight to behold in the garden. They are in fact present in almost 85% of our gardens all year round but we tend to notice them most in the winter, as they are one of the few birds that still sing in the colder months. Both males and females are incredibly easy to identify as they both boast a bright red breast. Currently, the males will be marking out their territories for the coming breeding season and it is a little known fact that males are fiercely territorial! If you wish to attract this charming bird to your garden this winter then take a look at the list below, we’ve compiled some simple steps that you can carry out to encourage robins to visit. Continue reading →
  9. How to Build an Insect Hotel

    [caption id="attachment_303" align="alignnone" width="537"][/caption]   How to Build an Insect Hotel   Even though creepy crawlies don’t look very pretty, they are very important when it comes to your garden’s ecosystem, let alone on a wider scale. Many species of bee, wasp, ladybird, butterfly and moth hibernate over the winter, and it can be difficult for them to find safe and warm places to hide away until the weather starts to warm up again. Continue reading →
  10. 5 of the Weirdest Things Found in Peoples’ Gardens

    Fossil 1) Historian Stephen Davis from England was researching the history of his own property, when he came across a reference to an ancient stone that marked a burial plot from the Bronze Age dating back to about 2,500 B.C. After searching, he found the stone covered in ivy. The stone was declared to be a “scheduled ancient monument” by the Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England. Continue reading →

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