London Turf Blog

  • Artificial grass and your pet

    People with pets, particularly dogs, will know what havoc they can wreak on your garden, and especially your lawn. If you're thinking about artificial grass in your garden, you might be wondering how your pets would react. Our experience has been that pets love playing and lying on artificial grass so you really shouldn't have anything to worry about.
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  • Top tips for artificial grass maintenance in autumn

    Making the switch from a real lawn to artificial grass represents something of an investment, so it pays to keep your grass properly maintained. Although an artificial lawn is low maintenance, some work is required to keep it looking its best. A regular schedule of tidying, raking and rinsing will keep your lawn looking lush and green through the dark days of autumn and winter ready for use in the spring.
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  • Artificial grass versus the real thing

    There’s no doubt that artificial grass has many advantages for the busy householder; it looks great all year round and requires far less maintenance than the real thing. That’s all very well, but surely real grass is much better for the environment than the ‘plastic’ stuff?
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  • How to green-up your shed roof with artificial grass

    In recent times garden sheds have become the focal point of many gardens. Here’s how to use artificial grass to give your shed a great new look that’s sure to make you the envy of all your neighbours!
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  • 3 ways using topsoil can enhance your garden

    A common misconception about topsoil is that it is all the same. Yes, all topsoil is made from a mix of sand, silt, clay and organic matter; however, varying proportions of these elements can be mixed to form different types of topsoil that will work best in the different areas of your garden.
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  • How much topsoil do I need for my garden?

    Topsoil is like black gold for your garden, creating a stable base for hard landscaping, giving a newly laid lawn the best start, encouraging the growth of beautiful blooms and boosting the productivity of your fruit and veg patch. But not every garden has the ideal soil composition that allows for good drainage while capturing essential nutrients and micro-organisms. Over time, topsoil can become eroded or depleted, and if you live in a new build, the topsoil may have been stripped completely during the build process. You need to replace the topsoil to work with your existing subsoil, but just how much do you need?
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  • Using topsoil for successful bare root transplanting

    When you buy hedging plants and shrubs from a wholesale nursery, they often come as bare root transplants, rather than potted. This makes them lighter and less bulky to transport, which makes life much easier for you if you need to purchase hedging plants in large quantities. But how do you should you go about planting and caring for your bare root transplants?
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  • A guide to applying topsoil to your lawn and garden

    The health of your garden's topsoil is essential for healthy fruit and vegetables and beautiful blooms. However, if your gardening on what was once a construction site or your soil has become compacted, it might be time to order some quality topsoil and start creating a lovely and productive garden.
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  • Increasing your topsoil's food production potential

    Any self-sufficient home is going to need to produce home-grown food. But what if you don't have a lot of gardening knowledge? Well now's the time to learn, with handy gardening tips that will not only make growing food easier, but that will cut down on waste too due to the reusing and recycling of materials.
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  • Topsoil and compost: what's the difference?

    Most gardening advice gives great tips on how to create and use garden compost, but not everybody understands the difference between this and a high quality topsoil. We explain exactly what topsoil is and why buying topsoil is a good alternative to costly and time-consuming compost making. Continue reading

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