Garden Advice

The pride and joy of any home - our gardens are the tranquil spaces we love and enjoy. Whether you’re meditating outside with a cup of tea in your hands, or playing ball with your child, gardens are the areas in our homes which require thorough attention if you want them to look good throughout the year. Regular maintenance is therefore a must, as is mowing, pruning, hedging and trimming. But these tasks aren’t always simple or easy. Sometimes, an expert's advice is what’s needed to get your lovely garden looking its best. That’s why we’ve created our series of blogs on garden maintenance - to help you make the most of your garden in a cost-effective way.

Most recent articles in Garden Advice

  • It’s a Jungle Out There: How to Clear an Overgrown Garden

    Having to deal with a jungle of a garden can be a blessing or an outright cause for despair. How you’ll look at it will depend on how much you love gardening and how much free time you have on your hands. Of course, having or lacking the skills and tools will be also at play in how you feel about the project - see it as a blank (or green) canvas that tickles your creativity and inspiration or as a dreaded nuisance of a job. So, this guide on how to reclaim an overgrown garden aims to help you get a clear strategy on where to start from, as well as understand all the important aspects that a garden clean-up process involves. (more…)

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  • Common Potted Acer Tree Problems & How to Prevent Them

    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…)

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  • Artificial Grass Drainage Problems and Why They Happen

    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. (more…)

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  • HELP! 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. (more…)

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  • How to Get Rid of Clover in Your Lawn

    Clovers - some people love and keep them in their gardens, sometimes purposely planting them, while others prefer a more uniform looking lawn. If you happen to be a part of the second group and you are looking for a way to get rid of plants for good, look no further. (more…)

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