London Turf Blog

  • Getting the best from winter pruning while producing garden compost

    The keen gardener will want to take every opportunity that the sometimes harsh British winter seldom affords to keep their gardens well maintained. They will also be fully aware that there is always something to be done and winter can be a great time for essential pruning and for creating some fresh garden compost.
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  • Landscaping bark - One of your four secret gardening weapons this winter

    Winter gardening seems like something only a hardcore gardener would commit to. When most of us think of winter, stepping into an icy cold garden likely ranks far behind things like snuggling up with a hot chocolate in front of the fire! Neglecting winter maintenance though can wreak havoc on a garden, even a low maintenance one. Here are our top four winter weapons for your garden this winter.
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  • The Essential Nutrients in a Good Quality Topsoil

    The mark of a top quality topsoil is the correct ratio of sand, silt and clay. Soil types vary more than most people realise, even between garden beds at the same property. A combination of 60% sand, 15% clay and 25% silt results in a nutrient-rich product for mixing with garden soil or creating the ideal growing environment in planters.
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  • 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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