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Less lawn makes greener gardens

15. February 2015

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Less lawn makes greener gardens

Reducing the size of your lawn is the path to a greener garden.With increasing pressure on water supplies and the need to reduce carbon emissions,  reducing our lawns – or maybe getting rid of them completely –  is becoming an extremely topical issue. In the USA, 58 million Americans spend £30 billion a year maintaining […]

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How to Look after your lawn as climate shifts

30. September 2013

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36% GARDENERS REPORT THAT THEIR LAWNS GROW ALL YEAR 44% GARDENERS NOW MOW LAWNS A MONTH EARLIER IN SPRING (WRAP May 2007) Our poor lawns just do not know what is going on! Summer 2006 they were dry and parched from  drought. Summer 2007 they experienced monsoon conditions. Summer 2011 and 12  delivered a mix […]

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Grass free lawn in London park

11. June 2013

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The desire for a perfect weed free lawn is no longer set to be the ultimate garden statement. The latest trend in the garden is to use flowers and herbs to “bee” more environmentally friendly. One example of this is a beautiful floral, scented lawn, just planted in a west London park which is providing […]

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Fathers Day, Football and Lawns

16. June 2012

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Fathers Day, Football and Lawns

The  male population of the UK seems to have an obsession with neat and tidy lawns –  almost as annoying as the football mania which is affecting  most men in England at the moment. Maintaining a healthy lawn doesn’t have to involve using chemicals and artificial fertilisers .There are plenty of ways to maintain your […]

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Drought:fake grass replaces lawn

21. April 2012

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Fake grass  is proving more popular as gardeners despair of keeping their lawns green during the current hose-pipe ban. Experts suggest that in the future lawns will become a sign of ‘moral decadence’ as frequent droughts in the South East will make it unacceptable to use a huge amount of water for upkeep. As well […]

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Lawns and drought

28. March 2012

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Lawns and drought

An RHS curator says that gardeners do not need to water their lawns during a drought. Watering your lawn can negatively impact the environment if it is poorly managed, according to the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS). Colin Crosbie, curator of RHS Garden Wisley, argued on Radio Four’s Today Programme a year ago during the last […]

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Sheep lawn mowers munch New York Gardens

5. November 2011

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Heritage Lawn Mowin is a New York company that rents out sheep — yes, sheep — as a landscaping aid. For a small fee, Mr. Miller, whose official job title is “shepherd,” brings his ovine squad to the yards of area homeowners, where the sheep spend anywhere from three hours to several days grazing on […]

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UK drought challenges lawns

24. April 2011

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UK drought challenges lawns

Brown lawns are one of the pet hates for many English gardeners. Most lawns are tough and will survive long periods of drought, returning to their lush green colour as soon as we have some rain. The UK obsession with having a healthy lawn is something that will have to be reviewed as climate change […]

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How fast does your grass grow?

6. March 2011

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The grass in my garden seems to be growing again now the days are slowly getting longer. Grass can grow 2-6 inches a month but this varies depending on the temperature, humidity, amount of day-light and type of grass. Climate Change is having an effect on English lawns .It important to think about how to […]

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Wimbeldon grass court debate

28. June 2010

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Wimbeldon grass court debate

Wimbeldon is now the only major tournament in the world played on grass courts.The financial and environmental cost of keeping the courts looking immaculate is extremely high  – around 3,000 gallons of water are used during Wimbledon fortnight to keep them in peak condition. http://aeltc2010.wimbledon.org/en_GB/about/infosheets/grasscourts_general.html Wonder what will happen to Wimbeldon’s over-watered lawns in the […]

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