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

Blog | 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, so here’s our rough guide to some of the most common surfaces to lay a new lawn […]

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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?

Garden Inspiration | 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

Blog | 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. Gardening has a huge […]

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How to get children interested in gardening

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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. Involving the kids in gardening is a great way to get them outside in all weather, as well as give them skills that will stand […]

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Games to play with children in the garden

Posted on May 19, 2020 at 9:37 am by

Whether you’re home schooling or just hanging out, the garden has become the go-to place for exercise, relaxation and entertaining the kids this summer. Most children love spending time outdoors, especially in nice weather, so with the limitations imposed by COVID-19, that means you’re likely relying even more on your garden. Almost any game or […]

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Birdwatching during self-isolation – a beginner’s guide

Posted on May 14, 2020 at 9:29 am by

Birdwatching is a popular hobby at the best of times, but during social distancing and self-isolation, even more of us are paying attention to the feathered friends outside our window. If you have a garden, then you have more options to attract new species of birds to within a good viewing distance, but you don’t […]

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How to use your garden to the fullest during COVID-19 lockdown

Garden Inspiration | Posted on May 7, 2020 at 9:10 am by

The social distancing rules – better known to most of us simply as ‘lockdown’ – have meant that gardens have become the first choice to spend time outdoors, rather than going beyond your own boundary. In fact when lockdown was announced, SunLife surveyed over-60s and found that over half (57%) planned to spend the weeks […]

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How to set up a gym in your garden

Posted on May 4, 2020 at 10:00 am by

A garden gym is a great way to keep fit and healthy, especially if you’re spending a lot of your time at home due to self-isolation, social distancing or because you’re in the high-risk ‘shielding’ category during the COVID-19 pandemic. But even once the virus has passed, building an outdoor gym will give you a […]

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What has the UK been up to in their gardens during COVID-19 lockdown?

Garden Inspiration | Posted on April 30, 2020 at 4:36 pm by

One of the things that has helped many households to cope with the COVID-19 lockdown rules has been the weather, with most of the UK basking in sunshine for much of March and most of April too. That has meant individuals, couples and families have all been able to make the most of any outside […]

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