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Lovely ladybirds

Lovely ladybirds

This week we’re looking at ladybirds, a useful garden critter. How do they benefit your lawn? How can you can encourage them to call your garden home? Ladybirds may be considered by many to be nothing more than pretty insects, but they are efficient predators that...
The Great Survivor – How Does Grass Grow?

The Great Survivor – How Does Grass Grow?

It’s a little miraculous if you think about it. You mow and trim your lawn time and time again, and yet the grass keeps coming back for more. There aren’t many plants that would survive that. What is the key to its survival?  It’s all about how grass grows. Most...
Know your soil, know your lawn

Know your soil, know your lawn

This month we’re harvesting turf from our Suffolk site which benefits from sandy soil. Our growing site in Essex has clay soil which is currently wet and claggy. Attempting to harvest turf from it now would damage the turf and the land. Because sandy soils are free...
Did you hear the one about the sheep on the roof?

Did you hear the one about the sheep on the roof?

In recent years, architects have incorporated turf into buildings in beautiful and creative ways. There’s a growing movement around construction using grass (we’re saving that for another blog), but today we’re focusing on turf roofs. These have become more popular in...
Let it grow?

Let it grow?

A luscious lawn takes dedication. Weeding, feeding, watering, and mowing is constantly on your to-do list. In many gardens, turf has been swapped for gravel or astroturf. It’s an understandable decision, particularly if you’re a busy household, or struggle physically...