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Types of Soil: How to Test Your Soil for Acid and Alkaline

January 29, 2013

The concept of the pH factor is important in understanding how to properly cultivate your soil. The pH scale measures the reaction of the soil according to acidity and alkalinity. There are 14 points on the pH scale. The most acidic is represented by the value pH 0, which is hydrochloric acid. The most alkaline is given the value of pH 14, known as potash. In between the two extremes, is pH 7, the neutral point. The most acidic condition which plants like or can tolerate, is pH 4.1-4.5, which iRead More..

Lawn Care: How to Maintain Your Lawn

January 27, 2013

Gardener in Chelmsford

  Keeping a lawn in tip-top condition doesn’t need to be hard work but it will take more than just the occasional mow. To ensure your lawn looks at it best throughout the year, it will need the occasional feed and the ineRead More..

How to Improve Drainage in your Garden

January 26, 2013

Gardener Chelmsford

  A garden should have good drainage as an overly wet landscape can create problems as its unhealthy for plant life aRead More..

4 Tips to Boost Plant Growth

January 25, 2013

Gardener-Chelmsford   Are your plants struggling to grow as quickly as you would like? Well, we have a few tips to help boost plant growth in your garden:   1. Use a proprietary rose fertilizer with added magnesium to boost the growth of all flowering plants and not just roses. The fertilizer will encourRead More..

What are the Benefits of a Healthy Lawn?

January 25, 2013

Lawncare Chelmsford   Our garden maintenance packages include a professional lawn care service that ensures your lawn remains at its best throughout the year. There are many benefits of having your lawn under our professional care including:  

Aesthetic appeal

The main advantage to our Read More..

How to Water Your Garden

January 25, 2013

How to water your garden

  Used carefully and correctly, water is a great source of life for the plant growth in our gardens – which being artificial man-made creations, could not manage on natural rainfall alone. Good gardening and the proper use of water are very closeRead More..

Why Drainage is Important for Paving

January 24, 2013

Linear Drainage System

  Many contractors don’t make provisions for driveway drainage; which in some cases is in fact breaking the law. There are many reaRead More..

Types of Patio Paving

January 24, 2013

Garden Paving   Paving is a vital part of a garden’s design as you need hard surfaces to walk on as well as being used to create features such as patios. Patios are a great place to relax and entertain guests with barbecues and garden parties dRead More..

Types of Block Paving

January 24, 2013

Block Paving Essex

  Block paving falls into 2 main categories: concrete and clay. Both come in different styles, which can be classed as either standard, tumbled oRead More..

How to Care for a Newly Planted Tree

January 24, 2013

How to Care for a Newly Planted Tree

    Once a tree has been planted it should not just be forgotten about as it will still need care and attention in the early stages of growth. Trees will easily out live a human giveRead More..

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