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Resin Bound Gravel or Resin Bonded Gravel? What’s the difference?

December 18, 2017

Resin Bound Gravel or Resin Bonded Gravel? What’s the difference?

  Resin bound driveway installation essex Resin bound gravel is becoming an increasingly popular way to pave driveways, paths and patios throughout Essex. There are many reasons why its popularity is increasing at suRead More..

8 Reasons to Install a Block Paved Driveway in Essex

December 15, 2017

8 Reasons to Install a Block Paved Driveway in Essex

  Driveways Essex After 2 The popularity of block paving is well documented. Many properties up and down the UK have had block paved driveways installed in recent years and with such a long list of benefits, there is little wonder why. Block paviRead More..

How to Install Artificial Grass In Essex

June 14, 2017

How to Install Artificial Grass In Essex

  Artificial grass has grown in popularity throughout Essex and the rest of the UK at rapidly increasing rate. With today's technology, artificial grass has come along way since the stuff you used to see covering the shelves at your local greengrocers. Its now very difficult to tell the difference between real and fake grass. There's also a long list of benefits that having an artificial lawn brings. Its low maintenance, it looks amazingRead More..

A Beginners Guide to Garden Design

January 8, 2014

Garden Design   One looking to plan the picture-perfect garden is going to want to take a look at a number of different key “phases” in the design and development process to ensure certain aspects and features don’t get left out of the finished design.   A common mistake budding gardeners make is to dive heRead More..

How To Make A Compost Heap

December 27, 2013

[caption id="attachment_2193" align="aligncenter" width="534"]Compost heap Compost Bins Are Easy To Make[/caption] A compost heap is a great way to recycle waste products. The compost that is created as these materials decompose can be used to drastically improve soil; making for ideal growing conditions. Making your own compost is easRead More..

How To Use Pesticides Safely

August 11, 2013

If you are looking to use pesticides on your garden you will need to take certain precautions as the chemicals used for spraying plants can be poisonous to both humans and pets, especially in their undiluted form. Every time our staff use chemicals we adhere to strict rules to eradicate themselves, as well as anyone else who comes into contact with pesticides, from any potential harm. If you are looking to use pesticides yourself, here is a list of safety precautions you advised to keep to, to Read More..

Lawn Care: A Yearly Maintenance Checklist

June 18, 2013

Turf Chelmsford

  Below is a list of seasonal maintenance tasks that will ensure your lawn stays looking in tip-top condition all year round.  

Spring

  • Rake to remove thatch and moss. Do not rake too vigorously as it may damaRead More..

Block Paving: Clay or Concrete?

June 14, 2013

Driveway Block Paving In Essex

There is now a wide range of block paving available on the market from various manufacturers such as Marshalls, Brett and Bradstone. It can now be quite a difficult task in choosing the correct type of block paving that suitRead More..

What Can Cause Plant Damage?

June 2, 2013

There are many causes of plant damage and not just those caused by pests or disease. Sometimes it can be due to natural causes such as wind or frost and other times it may be that your plants are being incorrectly fed or watered. In this article we are going to explore a few different causes of plant and tree damage in your garden.  

Over/Under-Watering

  One of the most common causes of damage to plant pots is either by under or over watering. It can be difficult to diagnosRead More..

What To Consider When Planning A Water Feature

May 26, 2013

Even the smallest of spaces can include a self-contained feature to bring water into the garden and extend the range of plants grown. However, water features can sometimes be difficult to maintain. When planning a garden water feature, the following factors should be considered:  

Location

Site a pond in a sheltered, sunny spot well away from deciduous tress whose fallen leaves will pollute the water in autumn. Usually informal ponds are best located in depressions or low points, Read More..

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