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Setts & cobbles make a fantastic alternative to block paving and can be used either to pave a driveway or garden patio or path. They are typically more expensive than blocks but the Marshalls Cobbletech paving system is very reasonably priced considering the quality of the finish and will certainly give your property a unique curb appeal. TheRead More..
Plant diseases are caused by microscopic fungi, bacteria or viruses that float around in the air or are carried by insects and develop wherever they find suitable conditions. At the first signs of disease, a plant should be treated immediately to avoid a serious outbreak that could affect the rest of the garden. Depending on the type of disease, there are various things that can be done to cure any affected plantation. • Always remove damaged leaves and dead flowers tRead More..
If you have recently had a new lawn laid then there are a few things to bear in mind to ensure that the investment in your property lasts well into the future. There is no reason why a newly laid lawn shouldn’t last a life time as long as you take good care of it during the early growth stages. Whether your new lawn was laid using turf or grown from seed, here are few tips to remember after the lawn as been laid: • You should need to water a new lawn only if there is no rain for seRead More..
A compost heap is considered the most valuable means of improving the soil as it is an ideal independent creator of humus. The word humus refers to any organic matter that has reached a point of stability, where it will not break down any further. Humus significantly improves the structure of soil and contributes to moisture and nutrient retention. Humus can be created at no expense at all and you can apply as much as you like to all plants, except for those hating lime if Nitro-chalk iRead More..
A lawn can be a major element of a gardens design and acts as the perfect foil to show off flower beds. The key to creating a quality lawn is by properly preparing the ground beforehand; this requires time and effort to get right first time around as it wiRead More..
The first gardens were not man made but were more likely to have been found by man. However after the emergence of the first major empires, wealthy people began to design and build gardens purely for aesthetic purposes. The first evidence of man-created gRead More..