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A Gardener’s Best Friend? Eight Surprising Facts About Slugs and Snails

A Gardener’s Best Friend? Eight Surprising Facts About Slugs and Snails

12th July 2021
After all the recent rain, you may have discovered a large influx of gastropods weaving their merry way across your lawn. I’m talking, of course, about slugs and snails: that great nemesis of your clematis or harasser of your hostas, but could they actually be beneficial for your garden? According…

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For Peat's Sake

For Peat's Sake

8th July 2021
Peat is a layer of soil that is made up of not yet fully decomposed organic matter. Areas with this layer of soil are called peatlands and, while they can be found all over the world, in at least 169 countries and on all the continents, they only make up…

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Brilliant Uses For Aggregates In Your Garden

Brilliant Uses For Aggregates In Your Garden

24th June 2021
Aggregates are not just a pretty face. With the recent changeable weather, they can be a huge help in your garden, dealing with issues such as excess water by improving drainage, as well as aiding your garden to deal with drought. This surprisingly versatile material can be a fun, and…

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Red Thread

Red Thread

15th June 2021
Red ThreadRed Thread is a lawn fungus that commonly occurs twice a year: May/June and again in August/September. This type of fungus is caused by humid conditions and is much more common than you might think. Most lawns are likely to have experienced it at some point every year, possibly…

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Your Turf Calendar from Sherborne Turf

Your Turf Calendar from Sherborne Turf

15th June 2021
Your Turf in JuneTo do list includes:Weed ControlRegular MowingWateringFertilisingDealing with Pests and diseasesIt’s important that, while you’re out in you garden (hopefully) enjoying the lovely June sunshine, you still maintain your lawn in order to keep it looking a lovely, healthy green. This month, it will need to be mowed…

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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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