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....

Sod grass: when should you lay it?

When you invest in quality sod from Summerhill Lawns, you must make sure you take great care with preparation and the actual laying. One of the very best times to lay sod is in the spring, because the cooler temperatures and rainfall will help it to root. You can also...

Grass – it’s not just grass

More information Summerhill Lawns lawnturf grass You’d expect us to say this, but we’ll say it anyway: ‘grass is not just grass’. There are many varieties of lawn turf, for a wide range of purposes. When you’re shopping for a new grass lawn it’s important to have a...