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ZEBA Water Retaining Granules

ZEBA Water Retaining Granules

1st May 2021
The ground is drying up and recovering nicely from the wet winter and early spring months with plenty of moisture still in the soil it seems too early to worry about the hot summer months ahead; however, now is the perfect time to include ZEBA water retaining granules into your…

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Seeding and Overseeding for Weed Treatment

Seeding and Overseeding for Weed Treatment

1st April 2021
The difference between seeding and overseeding is that the former relates to starting a lawn from scratch whereas the latter is for repairing damage or sparce / bare patches in an already established lawn. It is important to first establish why your existing lawn may be failing and treat the…

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Mulching and Mulching Mowers

Mulching and Mulching Mowers

1st March 2021

Mulching is the process of recycling finely cut grass clippings back into your lawn to provide nutrients, moisture and resistance to pests and disease.  

It is a common misconception that mulching is just the same as not collecting the grass clippings after you have mown your lawn; however this is not the case.  

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Shrub Planting and Feeding

Shrub Planting and Feeding

1st February 2021
Traditionally trees and shrubs are planted anytime between October and April providing the ground isn’t waterlogged or frozen solid. Spring is the ideal time to fertilise shrubs just before the new growth begins as nitrogen fertiliser has the strongest effect on plants approximately one month after application. However, like most…

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Fruit Tree Pruning

Fruit Tree Pruning

1st January 2021
Winter may not seem a great time for getting out in the garden with cold, damp days making staying indoors very appealing but bright crisp days are welcome relief and an ideal time to prune fruit trees for the upcoming growing year!Fruit trees can be pruned in winter, spring or…

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Treating Hard Surfaces

Treating Hard Surfaces

1st December 2020
Treating Hard SurfaceThe cold and damp winter months are not indicative of the ideal growing weather unless of course you are one of the following – algae, lichens, moss or liverworts which thrive on the hard surfaces located in damp shady areas courtesy of the more frequent mild wet winters…

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Iron Treatments

Iron Treatments

1st November 2020
Autumn is the ideal time to assess and repair any damage to your lawn that may have been caused during the summer months. Although the weather may be cooling down, there is still residual warmth in the soil so grass will still be growing enough to take advantage of any…

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Aeration and Soil De-Compaction

Aeration and Soil De-Compaction

1st October 2020
What is Compacted Soil?Generally speaking, soils are made up of 50% solid ground and 50% pore space and soil compaction occurs when the pore space has been reduced. A reduction of even 10% will be enough to compromise the health of your lawn.This reduction in pore space not only inhibits…

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The Role of Fungicides for Lawn Care

The Role of Fungicides for Lawn Care

1st June 2020
A fungicide is a chemical or biological product that can be applied to grass to reduce the effects of unwanted fungal diseases. Common fungal lawn diseases include anthracnose, red thread, fusarium, take-all patch, brown patch, pythium blight, dollar spot, fairy rings, leaf blight, and rust. The term ‘fungicide’ covers a…

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