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Lawns can get compacted and waterlogged over the winter period, leading to waterlogging. Make sure you aerate and over-seed in spring, to reduce compaction and give your lawn a great chance of growing back to the healthy, green lawn you love!
Weeds can pop out of nowhere and grow very quickly. Some of them look like flowers, but don't forget they are unwanted guests in your garden! This is a list of the most common garden weeds in Britain and some handy tips on how to eradicate them from your lawn.
As we leave winter behind and enter the milder months, you will notice your lawn will begin to ‘spring’ into action! Your recently inactive garden will begin to sprout new buds, full of life and colour. Just like you would spring clean your home, it’s time to do the same for your lawn. A simple but effective lawn care programme will result in a lawn so attractive and healthy that your friends and neighbours will be green with envy! We have put together a few useful tips to help you to give your lawn the lift it needs this spring.
If you're looking for an interesting new gardening trend to get stuck into this year, why not give the popular companion planting trend a try? It is an organic and natural way of maintaining balance in the garden and growing plants next to each other which have benefits for each other. Certain plants that often suffer with bugs and pests can benefit from being planted next to others that repel those bugs. Get started with this guide and you'll have a beautiful, healthy garden in no time.
So you've invested in a good mower, you're raking the lawn of any fallen leaves and you water it regularly. You might think you've got the basics covered, but your lawn might be suffering from one key aspect - can your lawn breathe and absorb nutrients? Aeration is key to ensuring your lawn gets a good supply of water and air. If you are having treatments from Greensleeves, we can aerate your lawn, but you can read more here to learn the why's and how's behind this essential gardening task.
Hanging baskets are a great addition to any garden, especially if you don't have the biggest green space to play with. They add a splash of colour and a point of interest wherever you hang them. Certain plants can be chosen for winter or summer planting, meaning you can have fresh plants and colour all year round. Even if your lawn and garden are looking a bit drab in the colder months, they can give you a boost to remind you that spring is on its way! If you are wanting to get started designing and planting your first baskets, you'll need these 5 top tips.
If you are wanting to take your first few steps into the world of gardening, but aren't sure where to start, we are here to help you figure out exactly what you need in order to make your gardening adventures fun, easier and effective. There is no need to go out and spend hundreds of pounds on useless equipment that will probably end up collecting dust in the shed! Whether you want vegetable patches, beautiful flowers or a lush green lawn, you'll want to get a few tools to get you started. Here is your essential list of 5 fantastic gardening tools that will get you on your way to green-fingered greatness.
Scarification is a process best described as a mechanical raking of the lawn. Its main purpose is to remove excess thatch and moss caused by dead leaves and debris that has accumulated in the lawn. At Greensleeves, we use a high quality, professional scarifying machine that contains a series of sharp tungsten blades which rotate at a high speed to slice into the lawn in a vertical direction. This specialised machine should not be mistaken for the typical machine available on the domestic market, which is more of a lawn rake. Our intensive, industrial scarifying machine will result in a much more effective treatment than using a DIY tool.
As keen gardeners, we love getting outside and enjoying all our plants and bushes. But what to do when the weather is absolutely miserable and we don't really fancy being outdoors? We all know how winter can take its toll on gardens and lawns. House plants are a fantastic way to bring your garden indoors and they bring with them a whole heap of benefits. From purifying the air, to various health benefits, to tackling nasty bugs - we'll tell you which plants are easiest to keep alive and have the best benefits for your home.
The new year is a great time to make healthy resolutions and introduce some new exercise into your routine. But don't go straight to the gym and sign up to an expensive membership that you won't enjoy! Gardening and lawn care can be a great way to get out into nature and get your heart rate up in an enjoyable and satisfying way. 30-45 minutes gardening every day can strengthen muscles, raise your heart rate and give you a breath of fresh air without having to leave your back garden. With so many benefits, there really is no reason not to!