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  1. Cheap Alternatives to Garden Lighting

    A candle in a lantern burning in the evening. In summer, as the days get longer and the sun decides to shine a little brighter, there is no doubt that garden lighting is the perfect solution for a smooth outdoor transition from day to night. Unlike natural light, garden lighting can be artificial without compromising on style or ambience. Turf Express have collected a few outdoor lighting ideas which are cost effective and atmospheric. These lighting options could be used as a way to jazz up a summer garden party, or to simply enhance your enjoyment of a balmy summer night surrounded by those you love. Continue reading →
  2. Can Your Garden Recover from Weedkiller Damage?

    dandelions-932115_1280 When it comes to weeds, they are never straight forward. They pop up uninvited all over the lawn, spreading into the tiniest crevices, leaving long, relentless roots that refuse to meet their maker. It is a force of habit to reach for the weedkiller and spray haphazardly at the offending plants, however, if used incorrectly this can lead to disastrous consequences for your lawn and flowerbeds. Continue reading →
  3. How to Choose A Patio Umbrella in Northampton

    How to Choose A Patio Umbrella in Northampton Having the correct outdoor patio umbrella can be both, enjoyable and satisfying for your home in Northampton. Not to mention, it can also increase value to your home, with its beautiful aesthetic appeal. With the correct outdoor fabric for your umbrella, you can protect guests from unwanted UV rays, which could potentially cause skin cancer. The umbrella industry has grown overtime, where home design and garden enthusiasts portray patio umbrellas as a huge fashion statement. With so many different materials available, it can be challenging to choose the right patio umbrella for your home in Northampton. Here at Turf Express, we have provided an easy and useful guide on finding the right patio umbrella that suits your needs. Continue reading →
  4. Tips on Building Cheap Raised Beds for Your Garden

    Cheap raised beds for planting vegetables in your garden Raised garden beds are an increasingly popular option for gardeners, and it’s easy to see why! They provide a secure, controlled area in which to plant your flowers or vegetables, are easier to maintain, and don’t disturb your existing garden any more than you want them to. There are lots of options online for purchasing raised beds, or kits to make your own, but if you’re interested in building your own cheap raised beds then this is entirely possible. For a fraction of the cost, and a little extra hard work, you can fashion your own cheap raised beds to whatever bespoke specifications you’d prefer. Here’s some tips on going about this DIY project: Continue reading →
  5. 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 →
  6. 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 →
  7. 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 →
  8. Cheap Ways to Throw a Garden Party in Northampton

    Cheap Ways to Throw a Garden Party in Northampton Summer is nearly approaching and the days only seem to get warmer, which means only one thing: throwing a wonderful garden party in Northampton. When you are throwing a garden party, there are so many to-do lists to tick off, and they can end up costing you a fortune. Our garden party ideas will help you to stay on budget, without having to spend too much time or money. Take a look at our very quick and easy tips on how to create the most wonderful garden party for your friends and family in a cost effective way. Continue reading →
  9. 3 Ways to Save Garden Water in Northampton

    3 Ways to Save Garden Water in Northampton It can be easy to waste a lot of unnecessary water in your Northampton garden without noticing it. Conserving as much water as possible is important for two key reasons. Firstly, it can save you a lot of costs if your home runs off a water meter. Secondly, 70% of water is used in gardens during the summer peak times. This causes many concerns for the environment. Gardeners in Northampton can still achieve a fresh, healthy and wonderful garden by simply using less water. Take a look at our great guide on ways to reduce the amount of water you use in your Northampton garden: Continue reading →
  10. 4 Ways to Fix a Broken Lawn Mower in London

    4 Ways to Fix a Broken Lawn Mower in London As the season begins to get much warmer, you may start to broken lawn mower again in your London garden, only to discover that it is not turning on after months of storing it in the shed. It can be a challenge to maintain a lawn mower before it is stored and put away for the winter season. There are a number of problems that can occur for when your lawn mower does not start. One of the common problems is the cold temperature’s that can leave the ethanol fuel in your lawn mower to thicken up in a gel texture. This thick texture can clog up the carburettor. This is why we have created a useful guide on ways to fix a broken lawn mower. Continue reading →

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