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The environmental benefits of real grass lawns vs. artificial turf

Blog | Posted on June 11, 2021 at 1:21 pm by

Nothing beats a real grass lawn, but artificial turf has grown in popularity over the years as a supposedly low-maintenance alternative. While fake turf is a lot better than it used to be, can it hold its own in terms of environmental benefits? In this article, we’ll look at a few of the main differences […]

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Top 10 relaxing garden getaways for summer 2021

Blog | Posted on at 1:11 pm by

  We’ve all been spending more time in our own homes and gardens over the past year, but with international travel still quite locked down while domestic restrictions are relaxing, 2021 is yet another ‘year of the staycation’. If you’re planning to stay in the UK this summer but you want a change of scenery, […]

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Budget indoor & outdoor garden gym guide

Blog | Posted on March 26, 2021 at 11:17 am by

Many of us found lockdown challenging in different ways, including keeping fit at times when gyms were closed and we were asked to stay within our own homes and gardens as much as possible. Back in May 2020 we published our guide to setting up an outdoor gym in your garden. But for those of […]

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Getting ready for autumn: what needs to be done in the garden and what to look forward to

Lawn Care Tips | Posted on November 2, 2020 at 10:00 am by

As the autumn months set in, there are some annual tasks to take care of in the garden, and getting ready for autumn on time will leave you with plenty to look forward to in the run-up to Christmas. Autumn leaves The most obvious gardening task for autumn is to collect any fallen leaves, and […]

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10 autumn flowers to brighten up your garden at the end of summer (and when to plant them)

Garden Inspiration | Posted on October 30, 2020 at 1:48 pm by

Autumn flowers can keep your garden looking bright and cheery as the darker evenings draw in and the leaves start to fall from the trees. Here are ten of the best autumn flowers for some end-of-summer blooms, and the time of year you should plant them for the best results. Asters Asters are named for […]

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Laying turf on grass, soil and other materials: what to do and what not to do

Laying Turf | Posted on August 26, 2020 at 4:29 pm by

We’re often asked how to lay turf on different surfaces like soil, grass and hard materials like stone or concrete. The results you get will vary depending on what type of material is under your newly laid turf, and how you prepare turf before hand, so here’s our rough guide to some of the most […]

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Easiest things to grow in an allotment

Garden Inspiration | Posted on August 14, 2020 at 9:35 am by

The theme of National Allotments Week 2020 is Growing Food for Health and Well-being, so with that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the healthiest yet easiest things to grow in an allotment. Growing your own food in an allotment gives you good control over the types of fertiliser and pesticides your […]

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Where can Carbutts Turf be laid?

Laying Turf | Posted on July 29, 2020 at 2:34 pm by

When choosing the types of grass to grow at Carbutts Turf, we know you need your lawn to serve many different purposes. That’s why our Gold Standard Turf is designed to be visually appealing with lush green grass, but also hard-wearing underfoot so you can get good use from your lawn. Here we’ll look at […]

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Five ways that gardening is good for your health

Garden Inspiration | Posted on July 9, 2020 at 12:33 pm by

Most of us could use some extra exercise, but it’s not always easy to find time to get out of the house. But you don’t even need to go beyond your driveway to take in some gentle exercise and fresh air – it’s waiting for you quite literally on your doorstep. There are a huge […]

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How to get children interested in gardening

Garden Inspiration | Posted on at 12:30 pm by

There’s no age limit on gardening. Many of us enjoy maintaining our outdoor spaces into old age – but there’s also no limit on how young you can be, either. As a family, playing in the garden is a wonderful bonding activity. Involving the kids in gardening is a great way to get them outside […]

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