Artificial lawns – the pros and cons

Artificial lawns – the pros and cons

Is it worth getting an artificial lawn? There’s quite a lot of interest these days in artificial lawns. At first glance, having an artificial lawn can sound like an attractive proposition, with many benefits suited to today’s fast-paced lifestyle. Just install it and...

Forty shades of brown

Brown grass does not equal dead grass As you’ve no doubt noticed, unusually hot, dry weather has a very noticeable effect on lawns. It’s quite unusual in this country to see grass turn brown and stop growing. But brown grass looks worse than it is. Just because the...

Lawn in the shade

One of the big problems with lawn in the shade is lack of sunlight. To be nice and healthy, lawns typically need an average of 5 hours sunlight each day – overcast or not. If you are laying a lawn that is largely in the shade, you do need th think about grass type and...

Growing flowers for picking

Should anyone be growing flowers for picking? A lot of gardeners regard it as a bit of a crime to pick flowers from the garden. As far they are concerned, flowers belong where they have been planted, and if you pick them, you are helping to ruin the beauty that they...

Lawnturf: it ain’t just ‘grass’

What kind of lawnturf? OK, you’re all set to create a fabulous new lawn and you’ve made the sensible decision not only to buy rollout lawntuf for an instant lawn, you’ve also decided to use Ireland’s leading supplier – Summerhill Lawns....