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  1. Making you own Weed Killer

    removing weeds by hand in a garden After spending winter and early spring planting bulbs, it’s a joyous day when we finally see our gardens starting to sprout again. However, this can be overshadowed by the unwelcome apparition of weeds that spring up every year with a vengeance. Removing weeds is often a timely and expensive endeavour, with product after product promising to free your garden, yet often having lacklustre effects. We have tried and tested several free and cheap weed removal strategies to give you (and your wallet) a break. Continue reading →
  2. Flower Bed Irrigation Systems

    Garden work being done transplanting celosia Restyling a garden doesn’t just mean laying new turf and trimming the hedges, but often requires paying our flower beds a bit of attention. After the hard work of choosing a new colour scheme, planting flowers and bulbs to spring up throughout the year, and making sure that the soil is mineral rich; our attentions then turn to maintenance. Continue reading →
  3. 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 →
  4. Don’t Struggle with Dry Patch this Summer

    stop dry patches in summer Dry patch is one of the main causes of grass appearing dead and yellowed, especially during the summer months. The hot, dry months cause the ground to turn brown, but this usually recovers quickly once rain returns. However according to the Royal Horticultural Society, there is no recovery from dry patch after rainfall, as the water cannot penetrate the soil. Continue reading →
  5. Staying Green at Summer Parties

    summer party As the days get longer and the count down to our summer holidays begin, our attention turns to our gardens and their potential over the Great British Summer. Continue reading →
  6. Cheap Alternatives to Paving your Garden

    cheap alternatives to paving Since October 2008, paving over five square meters of your garden or more not only requires expensive materials and tools, but also planning permission. Spring is the optimum moment to remodel your garden in time for summer the blooms, but with a hefty price tag it can seem like a daunting task. We have put together a list of cheap alternatives so your dream garden comes to fruition. Continue reading →
  7. How To Stop Weeds And Moss

    stop moss ruining your garden Here at Turf Express, our turf is cultivated to be weed free so by going with our product you are already a step ahead. Unfortunately, having a healthy lawn isn’t as simple as just laying new turf. Before long the weeds and moss that plighted the ground previously will begin to rear their ugly heads again. Luckily, there are a few simple precautions we can take to ensure our new turf stays as fresh as when it was first laid. Continue reading →
  8. Care Tips: How To Keep Your Lawn Healthy In Colder Weather

    Making sure your lawn doesn’t die a chilly death in the harsh snow, ice and sub-zero temperatures of the British winter can be tricky – and it can also be disheartening to see all your hard work undone from the summer months. So, that’s why our latest post here at Turf Express runs through how to keep it healthy throughout the winter. Firstly, you’ll need a pair of gardening gloves, a lawn aerator (or 'spiker') or garden fork, along with a lawn rake. Continue reading →
  9. The Importance of Lawn Mower Maintenance in Autumn

    During the autumn it’s tempting to retreat back inside, pop the heating on and avoid those darker evenings and cooler temperatures. But it’s important to devote a bit of time to getting your garden ready for the winter ahead – this can include jobs like pruning, weeding, and getting rid of any garden waste which may have accumulated over the summer. Continue reading →
  10. The Importance of Speed When Laying New Turf

    Laying new turf may sound simple enough, and indeed with the correct preparation, equipment and skill it can be, but it can easily go wrong if you don't follow a few simple rules. Continue reading →

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