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Common Potted Acer Tree Problems & How to Prevent Them

potted acer tree problems

Acer or Maple trees come in many cultivars with dramatic foliage in various shades and colours. Some grow very tall, whereas other species are suitable for container gardening, due to their manageable small size. One thing’s for sure, whether it’s a native Field maple tree (Acer campestre), Norway maple (Acer platanoides), Sycamore maple (Acer pseudoplatanus) or gorgeous Japanese maple (Acer palmatum), which can easily thrive in a pot, an acer tree can be always a beautiful focal point in your garden if you show it some TLC.

Acer species are relatively easy to grow, once established, but they do suffer from some problems, due to disease, environmental factors and in that sense, due to one’s lack of knowledge on the specific growing conditions a particular type prefers. On that note, our post will focus on the common problems you may encounter when growing an acer tree in a container, as well as on some general issues that could pose a challenge to your woody plant. (more…)

Artificial Grass Drainage Problems and Why They Happen

artificial grass problems

So, you got a new artificial lawn installed. Awesome, now you can enjoy a well-maintained and always green garden all year round. But wait… What is that water puddle in the middle of your garden?

Fake grass drainage problems are quite a common issue for many homeowners. The problem can lead to numerous unpleasant consequences like а wonky looking turf and the development of mould and mildew.

HELP! How to Level Soil Before Laying Turf

how to level soil before laying turf

We’ve briefly touched the topic on general site preparation before laying turf in our last turf-related post. With this one, we’ll focus on the key step of leveling the soil prior to the turf laying task. You’ll learn in more detail not only how to prepare the ground beforehand but also some specific leveling techniques, designed to get you to the best possible start with your lawn establishment. Last but not least, you’ll find out when you need to consider getting some topsoil, as well as what to do if your garden is not exactly flat, but on the sloppy side.


Can My Neighbour Put Up a Fence Without My Permission

garden fence

Dealing with uncooperative neighbours is never a pleasant task, especially in terms of house boundaries. Let’s say you wake up one day and the same annoying Mr Whatshisname has installed a huge and ugly fence without bothering to ask you. Before you surrender to the urge of tearing down the wall with your bare hands, hear us out: There are a few things you can try in order to find justice in this situation.

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