Things to do in your garden in autumn & winter
Posted on September 15, 2017

Autumn Winter Leaves

The barbecues may have retreated to the shed and the outdoor furniture may have been covered up – but that doesn’t mean your garden should go unused until the warmer and lighter months start creeping back in. Here’s what you can do until then: Build a hedgehog house When was the last time you saw […] Read more

Why does it always rain in the UK?
Posted on September 1, 2017


Ahh, the great British weather. The subject of almost all small talk on buses, in shops, and at work – and boy do we like to complain about it. Let’s take a look at the science behind why it’s always raining in the UK, and why our weather is so unpredictable… What causes rain? It’s […] Read more

Do conkers REALLY get rid of spiders?
Posted on August 24, 2017

spiders scared of conkers

If recent reports are anything to be believed, the so-called ‘spider season’ is coming to the UK early this year. Spider season usually begins around September/October, when the males start looking for a mate – which often leads them indoors. But is there any merit behind the age-old myth that conkers (or horse chestnuts) stop […] Read more

Is artificial grass slippery when wet?
Posted on July 31, 2017


One of our most frequently-asked questions is whether or not artificial turf is slippery when wet. We are often told it’s one of the top three factors the put people off making the switch. It’s an understandable concern, considering that most people have only ever been exposed to DIY-store roll-on artificial turf: poor imitations often […] Read more

How long does artificial grass last?
Posted on July 21, 2017

How long does artificial grass last?

Depends who you ask… If you’re talking about the cheap roll-on artificial grass that you can buy from most DIY stores, you might get a few years out of it at most. And that’s ignoring the fact that signs of wear and tear will begin to show after only a few months. Many consumers actually […] Read more

Tempted by artificial grass? These transformations will amaze you!
Posted on June 30, 2017

Grass transformation

The artificial grass market is really booming here in the UK, and every year, more and more people are taking the plunge and deciding to start faking it. If you’re still on the fence about upgrading to artificial grass, perhaps these incredible transformations will persuade you to get in touch with us! Before: Not the […] Read more

6 Essential Barbecue Gadgets
Posted on June 20, 2017

Essential BBQ Gadgets

Take a look at some of our favourite barbecue gadgets to grill with skill this summer: Weber chimney starter This device ensures that your charcoal briquettes get heated to cooking temperature within minutes, and also ensures that the heat is evenly distributed. The chimney starter is also ideal for locations where charcoal lighter fluid is banned, […] Read more

Natural ways to repel (not kill) slugs
Posted on May 31, 2017

Natural ways to repel slugs

While there are a wide range of slug pellets, repellents, and poisons available in most DIY and gardening stores, an increasing number of gardeners are uncomfortable with the cruel and inhumane methods of these products. Campaigners are even calling for slug pellets to be banned, which is perhaps unsurprising when you consider that cats, dogs, […] Read more

Should doctors prescribe gardening? Some experts think so…
Posted on May 17, 2017

Prescribe gardening

How would you feel if your doctor prescribed you gardening? Last year, a report from the influential King’s Fund think-tank urged the NHS that doctors should prescribe gardening far more often, particularly for patients with mental health problems, patients in the early stages of dementia, and patients undergoing cancer treatment. The benefits of social prescribing […] Read more

Artificial turf market booming – but what does the future hold for British gardening?
Posted on April 28, 2017

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Gardening is changing, as is the role of the garden in family life. New research suggests that of the 86% of UK homes with gardens, around three in four have removed part of the original lawn in favour of other surfaces such as artificial turf, or a patio. The research was carried out by Studio, […] Read more

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