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Top Tips To Take Care Of Your Lawn

Now that you’re spending more time at home due to the lockdown as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, you might want to use the time to get your garden ready for the summer. If your lawn is looking a little worse for wear after the winter and you can see weeds popping up all over the place there are a few things you can do to get the situation under control. The Express recently shared some top tips for removing the weeds from your lawn. One of the best places to begin is by using a specialist weed removal tool to pull out as many of the weeds in your lawn as possible. Make sure that you pull the roots out as well as the part of the plant you can see. They’re also...

More Brits Growing Own Produce During Lockdown

The country has been turned upside down since the government announced lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. As a result, many supermarket shelves have been cleared as customers hoarded essential goods, and lots of people have been forced to stay at home in total isolation if they have symptoms or fall into a vulnerable category. This has left many Brits unsure of what to do with themselves, as well as uncertain about how they will acquire necessary fresh food to keep them healthy, particularly as online deliveries are now booked up weeks in advance. As a result, lots have turned to producing their own fruit and veg, according to owner of North Walsham Garden Centre Ben Youngs, who told Eastern Daily Press 24: “Everyone is growing stuff.” While most of these stores have had to...

3 Gardening Jobs For April

Social distancing and self-isolating may well take a bit of getting used to but it’s essential that we all stay at home in order to save lives and protect the NHS… but there is a small silver lining to all of this and that’s the fact that you can all now prioritise lots of jobs at home that may have been put on the back burner because of other lifestyle pressures. With the weather improving, now’s the perfect time to get out and about in the garden. You may not be able to go to work or spend time with family and friends outside your own household at the moment, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get lots of fresh air and vitamin D while you garden. There are lots of...

Plant Bulbs To Help Relax This Spring

The last few months have been dominated by negative news in the media, which is why many of us might need a bit of a lift to cheer ourselves up. One of the best ways to stay positive is to get back to nature, with mental health charity Mind recommending this as something that will help deal with the stresses and anxieties of this difficult time. Being outdoors, watching flowers grow, and focussing on an immediate task are also ways to practice mindfulness, which will enable people to better cope with the uncertainty and anxiety about the future impact of coronavirus. This is why getting out in the garden and planting some bulbs over the next few weeks could be a great idea. Not only will the act of gardening help you be more mindful...

Have You Heard Of A Rain Garden?

Much of the UK has experienced heavy rain recently, with some parts of the country suffering from extreme flooding due to the sheer amount of water that’s fallen in recent weeks. While you can’t do much about extreme weather events like this, there are some small steps you can take around your home to prevent your garden from becoming waterlogged in the wet, winter months. Which is where a rain garden can come in. Country Living shared the concept, and the reasoning behind it, in a recent article. The basic idea behind rain gardens involves planting rain-tolerant plants that can help to absorb some of the excess water. The concept was tested by the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, which found that using carefully selected plants in a special mix of soil, gravel, compost and sand...