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  • Let your lawn go wild

    As a grounds maintenance team, we should probably be encouraging you to mow your lawn to within an inch of its life (quite literally), every week to achieve that immaculate green carpet that many people aspire to. It is true …

  • Beating blackfly the natural way

    Many of you will recognise the clusters of 2mm long blackfly, setting up colonies that rapidly develop on fresh young shoots and leaves of vegetable and other plants during spring and summer in years gone by, but this year seems …

  • Gardening tips March to May

    As the weather starts to get warmer it’s important to protect plants and newly emerging shoots from pests such as slugs. This can be achieved by two different methods; chemical and non-chemical. Non-chemical methods of slug control Beneficial nematode (such …

  • Gardening tips, February

    Spring is just around the corner and there are plenty of things you can be doing in the garden in readiness: Chit seed potatoes ready for planting (allow them to start sprouting shoots to give them a head start when …

  • Gardening tips, January

    January, the wolf-month1 (according to the old Saxon tribe), now rolls into our daily lives making its presence known through low temperatures and dismal weather. Along with preparing for this in general, we must help and guide our gardens through …

  • A productive and fruitful year at Grounds & Gardens

    The main grass cutting season has come to an end and although we’re still very busy and in demand with numerous jobs, it’s also time to reflect upon the growing success of the project and our full order books. Long …

  • Gardening tips, May

    Summer is well and truly on its way but be watchful and keep an eye on the weather forecast; the occasional frost can still occur at this time of year. Don’t plant out tender bedding plants until the middle of …

  • Gardening tips, April

    Spring has sprung! Here are some things you can be doing in your garden during April. Keep weeds under control by hand weeding or herbicide. It’s advisable to hand weed early season as the weed growth will not be as …