Lawn Care and Garden Advice

How to Stop Slugs and Snails: Keep Your Plants Safe and Wildlife Happy

How to Stop Slugs and Snails: Keep Your Plants Safe and Wildlife Happy

2nd August 2022
Slugs or snails eating your favourite plants? If, like us, you want to remove the pests from your veg without causing any harm to wildlife, the options can seem limited – save spending your evenings hunting down those slimy pests and physically moving them away (which we’ve done).At Sherborne Turf…

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Weed Grasses in your Lawn

Weed Grasses in your Lawn

12th July 2022
What are Weed Grasses?Weed (or course) grasses are types of grass that appear in your lawn that are a different colour and texture to the rest. In some cases, these can be an unattractive, and unwanted addition that makes your lawn appear patchy.What are the Causes?There are several possible causes…

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Mushrooms in your Turf

Mushrooms in your Turf

25th November 2021
Are you noticing strange growths appearing in your lawn? At this time of year, you are not alone. As the weather cools and the damp increases during autumn and early winter, the conditions become perfect for the appearance of fungi.New or recently laid turf?It is particularly common for mushrooms to…

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Don't Make a Mountain out of a Molehill

Don't Make a Mountain out of a Molehill

11th November 2021
Having issues with molehills appearing in your lawn? If you have a dog, they will definitely have sniffed them out (and possibly dug furiously at them if you have a terrier). Though it’s unlikely that you’ll see the culprits responsible for this unsightly disturbance, they will definitely make their presence…

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Garden Pests - Leatherjackets

Garden Pests - Leatherjackets

1st September 2021
Over recent years the winters have become gradually warmer and wetter, with only one small cold snap, usually at the beginning of spring rather than throughout the winter months like in times gone by.  This change, along with the reduction of licensed chemical control, has seen an increase in garden…

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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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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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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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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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