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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...
Your gardening buddy is making magic underground

Your gardening buddy is making magic underground

“Without the work of this humble creature, who knows nothing of the benefits he confers upon mankind, agriculture, as we know it, would be very difficult, if not wholly impossible.” Charles Darwin Today we’re talking all about earthworms. Invertebrates, insects,...
Pitch perfect for the Rugby World Cup

Pitch perfect for the Rugby World Cup

The dramatic finale to the Rugby World Cup is just two days away. But organisers have been consulting with global turf experts since 2015 to ensure they were pitch-perfect for the tournament. The World Cup is running during Japan’s typhoon season too, so severe...
Be the moss boss

Be the moss boss

Now is a good time to talk about moss – a common garden inhabitant that many gardeners dedicate time to battle with. We recommend dealing with moss in the autumn and spring so you can keep on top of it. Mosses (or Bryophytes) are thought to be 450 million years....