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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Games to play with children in the garden

Things to do 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 playing with your kids outdoors 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 […]

Read More

Birdwatching during self-isolation – a beginner’s guide

Garden Inspiration | 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 and other sorts of wildlife outside our window. If you have a garden, then you have more options to attract new species of birds to within a good […]

Read More

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

Things to do in the garden | 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 […]

Read More

Older Posts