Why we love natural turf more than artificial grass

Garden Inspiration | Posted on April 22, 2019 at 10:00 am by

There’s no denying that artificial grass has become much more popular in recent years as an alternative to laying a new lawn using natural turf. It’s also used widely in some sports, and 4G turf football pitches can now be found in every town and city, especially on training pitches rather than for competition. Earlier […]

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Five causes of stress to your lawn and how to fix them

Lawn Care Tips | Posted on April 15, 2019 at 1:41 pm by

This Stress Awareness Month, we’re taking a moment to understand some of the causes of stress to your lawn and how to fix them. Lawn stress can leave grass looking yellow, dry or patchy, and in the worst cases can leave you with completely bare patches of earth. Here are five causes of lawn stress […]

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What to know about laying turf on existing grass

Laying Turf | Posted on March 6, 2019 at 5:05 pm by

What to know about laying turf on existing grass Ask the internet “Can I lay turf on existing grass?” and the answer is generally a resounding no – but of course it’s more complex than that, so here’s what to know about laying turf on existing grass for the best results.   Why not to […]

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Carbutts Lawn Care Calendar

Lawn Care Tips | Posted on at 5:03 pm by

Lawn Care Calendar Whether you’re caring for newly laid turf or your lawn is already established, there are some important times of year on the typical lawn care calendar. Here we look at some of those landmark moments both for new turf aftercare and for general lawn maintenance in order to keep your grass looking […]

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Preparing to lay new turf

Laying Turf | Posted on at 4:58 pm by

Preparing to lay new turf Preparing to lay new turf takes a little time and effort but it’s worth it to give your turf direct contact with fertile soil and good drainage – it will root faster and better, and should look lush and greener for a long time to come. The key things to […]

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The Surprising Health Benefits of Gardening

Garden Inspiration | Posted on March 5, 2019 at 12:01 pm by

The Surprising Health Benefits of Gardening The health benefits of gardening are nothing new – researchers like Rachel and Stephen Kaplan have been publishing papers about the positive effects of the natural world since the 1970s. In their early work, they found exposure to nature helps to overcome mental exhaustion, makes office workers happier and […]

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How to Edge Your Lawn

Lawn Care Tips | Posted on at 11:59 am by

How to Edge Your Lawn If your lawn meets your flower beds with an exposed edge, it’s likely that you will need to know how to edge your lawn occasionally to keep everything looking neat, tidy and healthy. Here we take a look at the tools for edging a lawn, the different methods you can […]

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Scarifying Your Lawn: The Beginner’s Guide

Lawn Care Tips | Posted on at 11:58 am by

Scarifying Your Lawn: The Beginner’s Guide Scarifying your lawn is not about aerating the soil, it’s actually about removing organic material like moss and compacted grass growth so the new blades of grass can grow in more easily. In this guide we’ll look at scarifying an old lawn, regular scarifying for a healthy lawn, and […]

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How to Reseed Your Lawn

Lawn Care Tips | Posted on at 11:55 am by

How to Reseed Your Lawn There are a few different factors that affect how to reseed your lawn, starting with the condition of the existing lawn – are you looking to thicken some already healthy grass, or sow a different variety, or do you have large patches of bare earth to contend with? In this […]

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