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Planning your Autumn Garden

We hate to say it, but Autumn will soon be upon us – did we even have a Summer? Either way, it’s time to start thinking about how to prepare your garden for Autumn. Now we’re at the end of August, you may think that all you have to look forward to is harvesting your…

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Gardening Jobs for August

August is quite a simple month in your garden. It’s a time for you to sit back, grab an ice cold drink and enjoy your surroundings – that is if the weather is behaving itself. In theory, August should be a great month in terms of the weather – but we do live in the…

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Gardening Jobs for June

June is a great time to make sure your garden looks great in time for Summer so Artificial Grass Direct put together a list of gardening jobs to keep you busy through the month. As we move into the warmer climate, you can say goodbye to the risk of frost and get on with planting…

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Gardening Jobs for January

General Recycle your Christmas tree by shredding it for mulch Brush heavy snow off hedges and conifers to prevent the branches from snapping. Hang fat balls and put out water for hungry birds. Get rid of slimy patches on the patio and paving by blasting with a pressure washer. Wash empty pots by scrubbing them…

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 10 Ways to Prepare Your Garden for Winter

Winter is well and truly on its way, there is a nip in the air and the days are getting shorter. Now is your last chance to carry out some final planting and to prepare the garden, before winter arrives to do its worst. Gutters, downpipes and drains – Check that gutters, drains and the…

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What to do in the Garden in October

October is a busy month in the gardener’s annual calendar as we prepare our gardens for the winter. Read on as we bring you some of the main jobs to be getting on with in the garden this month… Hedges Deciduous hedges require their last trim to keep them looking tidy until the spring. Bulbs Plant spring…

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10 Ways to Cheat at Gardening

Most of us would love a beautiful garden in which to relax and enjoy the summer months but many of us have neither the skills nor the inclination to spend hours maintaining it. Fortunately, we have a few tips we can share with you to reduce the time spent on gardening and increase the time…

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Top Gardening Hacks

Now summer has arrived we are all spending more time outside and enjoying our gardens. Here are a few tips to keep your plants blooming and your gardening looking beautiful. Soaking your seeds in warm water for 24 hours before you sow them helps them to germinate and develop strong roots. Fill a terra-cotta with…

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Physical and Mental Benefits of Gardening in the Summer

As the weather gets warmer and summer seems ever closer, most of us will at least consider joining a gym to shed a few pounds. But did you know that gardening can be just as good for you?! Here’s why you should consider taking up gardening to get fit this summer… If you haven’t been running in a few…

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The Perfect Vegetables to Grow in June

If your garden is looking bare and dull, don’t worry, as it’s never too late to grow your perfect vegetable garden! Even though certain vegetable plants should be in the ground now, many plants actually grow better in June and July due to the temperature of the soil. Many vegetable plants come alive in the Springtime. They not…

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Preparing the Perfect Garden for Summer

After a wet and cold winter, and an unpredictable Spring, everybody is waiting for 21st June to arrive when summer officially begins! With summer only one month away, now is the perfect time to help your garden come back to life. Create an enviable lawn Your lawn probably took a battering from wet and frosty weather throughout the…

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National Gardening Week (11-17th April)

“Make the most of your garden in National Gardening Week” The Royal Horticultural Society launched National Gardening Week five years ago and since then it has become one of the biggest celebrations of gardening in the UK, with thousands of people and organisations like retailers, charities and heritage groups getting involved. Throughout the country there…

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