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

Tips to Relieve Hay Fever
Posted on April 25, 2017

Tips to combat hay fever

Hay fever affects roughly one in four people in the UK, and although there is no definitive cure, there are a number of precautions that can be taken to help relieve symptoms. Take a look at our tips to combat hay fever this spring/summer: What causes hay fever? An allergic reaction occurs when your body […] Read more

Five creative ways to bring the outdoors indoors
Posted on March 31, 2017

Outdoors indoors

Gardening isn’t for everyone – many of us don’t have the time, the patience, or even the skill to garden well. And that’s totally fine. But it doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the beauty nature has to offer in your home. Here are five super-creative and easy ways to bring the […] Read more

What to plant and sow in March
Posted on March 1, 2017

Grow your own strawberries

Have you ever grown your own strawberries? How about making a Sunday roast using only home-grown veg? Even in the coldest parts of the UK, a wide variety of fruit and veg can be grown in your own home/garden. Here are Wonderlawn’s recommendations for what to plant and sow in March: Grow your own strawberries! […] Read more

Can artificial grass save you money?
Posted on February 18, 2017

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We’ve discussed in detail in the past about the practical and visual benefits of installing artificial turf. But those arguments aside, how does Wonderlawn stack up from a financial point of view? Can installing artificial turf save you money in the long term? Improve the value of your home Experts estimate that good landscaping can […] Read more

Maintain the garden of your dreams into old age
Posted on January 27, 2017

Artificial grass in a showhome garden

On average, 87,000 people are admitted to hospital every year due to gardening-related injuries. And that’s just the serious injuries – it doesn’t take into account all of those trips, bumps, and scrapes! Unfortunately, it’s the elderly who are particularly at risk of sustaining injury when gardening – and even the basic gardening chores like […] Read more

Start faking it in 2017 – and become the talk of the street!
Posted on December 20, 2016

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In a recent blog, we discussed the fact that Brits are particularly happy to fake it in their front room at Christmas time in the shape of artificial trees. But we think it’s time for Brits to start faking it outside, too – all year round. We believe that 2017 is the year to finally […] Read more

Artificial grass care during winter
Posted on December 13, 2016

Artificial turf winter

While the elements may be a concern for conventional artificial lawns, Wonderlawn breezes through the winter months! Although waterlogged gardens caused by rain and melting snow can be an issue for some artificial lawns, it ‘snow’ problem for a Wonderlawn. Our unique infill not only allows water to drain away into the earth but also […] Read more

Don’t just fake it at Christmas…
Posted on November 28, 2016

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Here in the UK, faking it can be a touchy subject. Even though there’s less fuss, less effort, and less mess when you fake it, sometimes you can be negatively judged for doing so. But at this time of year, faking it is less of a taboo – in fact, the festive period is when […] Read more

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