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What to do in the garden in September

…to help trap in heat overnight. This will ensure your plants crop for as long as possible. Looking after your lawn * • Create a new lawn from turf or seed - autumn weather is favourable for good lawn establishment. * • Raise the height of your mower blades as grass growth slows down. *…

Plants for Shade | Plants for a Purpose

…will stand out and gleam in the border. Dark flowers will disappear in the gloom. * If you would like a lawn, make sure you choose a seed mix or turf which is suitable for shady areas. * Use texture to make the border more eye-catching. Incorporate different leaf shapes such as ferns, Hostas and…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 25th January 2013

…or Miniature Narcissus. The easiest method for planting small bulbs is to peel back sections of turf and fork over the soil underneath to loosen it. Plant the bulbs and gently firm the turf back into place with your hand. If a period of dry weather follows then water your lawn to help the…

How to grow mushrooms

…most successful in soils that are rich in organic matter. Lift 25cm (10 inch) square pieces of turf to a depth of 4cm, with each square set about 60cm (24in) apart. Loosen the soil beneath the turf squares with a garden fork, adding extra organic matter such as well-rotted manure or garden compost…

How to Grow Plants in Raised Beds

…fill the beds and then fill the paths with gravel or bark chips. If you have had to remove turf in the process of laying your raised bed, place the turf at the bottom of the raised bed before filling it - the turf will add organic matter and nutrients to the soil as it decays. Plants for raised beds…

How to plant and grow bulbs, corms and tubers

…the soil settles. If you are planting large numbers of bulbs then it may be simpler to lift an entire piece of turf with a spade and arranging the bulbs beneath it before relaying the turf. Planting depths for bulbs and tubers Bulb planting depths vary depending on their size and species; but as a…

What to do in the garden in October

…Try aerating your lawn with a garden fork, raking thatch from the surface and repairing dead patches. * • Fresh turf can still be laid now. Autumn rains should ensure the turf settles successfully. From your armchair * • Take stock of this years garden and make a few notes or sketches for…

Top ten Autumn tips to prepare your garden for Winter

…in afterwards, followed by an application of autumn lawn feed to prepare your lawn for the cold winter months. Autumn is a great time to lay new turf too, giving it plenty of time to establish before next summer. Make leaf mould Leafmould adds structure and organic matter to your soil. Most leaves…

What to do in the garden in April

…lawn * • Sow lawn seed now on well prepared soil and keep the soil moist whilst the seed is germinating. * • For an instant lawn, lay new turf now and ensure it is kept moist until established. * • Repair any bare patches in your lawn. * • Apply a high-nitrogen fertiliser to your…

What to do in the garden in March

…maintenance easier. * • If your lawn needs mowing choose a dry day to complete this. Ensure the blades are set higher than usual. * • New turf can be laid if the ground is not frozen or waterlogged. * • If you'd rather grow your lawn from seed, prepare the soil now to allow it time to…

Coleshill School Gardening Club | Club in the Spotlight

…who turned up to help on working party days. A bramble covered copse was cleared and a mix of flower and vegetable beds were formed, along with a turfed area. The timing of the project also coincided with the formation of an after school club, which introduced some of the children to gardening and…

What to do in the garden in July

…lawn with a special lawn fertiliser to encourage healthy green growth. * • Water your lawn during hot weather, particularly newly seeded or turfed lawns. Do not allow new lawns to dry out. * • If you are experiencing prolonged dry weather, set your mower blades higher to reduce stress on…

What to do in the garden in June

…weather, set your mower blades higher to reduce stress on the grass. * • Water your lawn during hot weather, particularly newly seeded or turfed lawns. Do not allow new lawns to dry out. * • Warm weather encourages rapid weed growth - apply specific lawn weed killer to tackle this problem.…

What to do in the garden in May

…lawn with a high nitrogen fertiliser to encourage healthy green growth. * • Water your lawn during hot weather, particularly newly seeded or turfed lawns. Do not allow new lawns to dry out. * • Sowing lawn seed and repairing bare patches can still be carried out in the early part of the…

Facebook Question and Answer Session 13th June 2014

…you could dig out that area of soil (from beyond the outside of the ring, and to a depth of around 30cm) and replace it with fresh topsoil and turf. However, if you have lots of rings then this would be very expensive and make a horrible mess of your lawn. Being realistic, you may have to learn…