National Allotment Week: How to kick start your allotment

Garden Inspiration | Posted on August 16, 2019 at 10:48 am by

National Allotment Week 2019 is still running for three more days, and it’s a great opportunity to learn more about growing your own fresh produce, whether in a rented allotment plot, your own back garden, or even a window box. The week-long event invites members of the public to visit their local allotments, many of […]

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The Grass is not always Greener on the Other Side…

Lawn Care Tips | Posted on August 6, 2019 at 2:13 pm by

When it comes to growing green grass, the team at Carbutts know a thing or two, as we always make sure the freshly cut turf we deliver is lush and green and ready to lay. So if you’re wondering how to make your lawn greener naturally, you’ve come to the right place. Knowing how to […]

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Lower your carbon emissions with a robot lawnmower

Lawn Care Tips | Posted on July 30, 2019 at 1:00 pm by

Some people actually enjoy cutting the grass, but for the rest of us, robot lawnmowers are rapidly becoming a reality. Just like the Roomba revolutionised vacuuming floors, the Husqvarna Automower is doing the same for natural grass lawns. Best of all, it’s an eco-friendly way to keep your grass trimmed, making the robot lawnmower an […]

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Vintage Lawn Games to try out this Summer

Garden Inspiration | Posted on July 23, 2019 at 1:00 pm by

Traditional lawn games are a great family activity and can also be great fun at a summer party for friends. We’re big on family here at Carbutts and we like to be nostalgic. So we had great fun making up this list of traditional lawn games and we thought it was a good idea to […]

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Fertilising your lawn – When, How, Why, and with what?

Lawn Care Tips | Posted on July 16, 2019 at 1:00 pm by

Always a tricky question for the hobby or casual gardener and normally something that gets overlooked. Most of us tend to ‘Hover mow’ the hell out of it and leave it at that. But feeding your lawn can make all the difference between having a short, brown, weed-filled square, or a lush and green carpet […]

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Things to do with your kids in the garden this summer.

Garden Inspiration | Posted on July 9, 2019 at 1:00 pm by

We know we’re making a huge assumption that there will actually be a summer, but let’s think positively and look forward to playing with the kids in the garden. Of course, the little angels will need entertaining over those long school holidays, and other than some nice seaside days away to your favourite beach, the […]

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How your natural lawn is keeping your air clean

Garden Inspiration | Posted on June 20, 2019 at 11:00 am by

June 20th is National Clean Air Day and in honour of that fact, we’re taking a look at how to reduce air pollution with a natural lawn. Clean Air Day is a UK initiative that aims to educate people about common air pollution causes and the simple steps we can all take to reduce air […]

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Unwelcome visitors to your lawn and how to avoid them

Lawn Care Tips | Posted on June 17, 2019 at 4:32 pm by

We all love a pest-free lawn, but healthy grass – and healthy turf – is a haven to all kinds of creepy crawlies and some even bigger pests too. Here are some of the usual suspects and how to deter these unwelcome visitors to your lawn so you can enjoy your lush grass undisturbed.   […]

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How to bring wildlife to your garden without letting your lawn go to meadow

Garden Inspiration | Posted on May 24, 2019 at 10:23 am by

Letting your lawn go to meadow is the latest ‘in thing’ in gardening, and people everywhere are leaving their grass to get overgrown and full of weeds in the hope of attracting wildlife. Unfortunately in many cases you’re more likely to end up ruining your lawn and making your house look abandoned. The potential pitfalls […]

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How to stripe a lawn

Lawn Care Tips | Posted on May 15, 2019 at 10:48 am by

When customers buy a new turf lawn they often ask us how to stripe a lawn, and whether it’s anything to do with the direction you lay your turf. In fact it is not the direction of the turves that matters, nor is it achieved by using different types of grass in each stripe, but […]

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