Category Archives: Creating a New Lawn

Creating a new lawn is a very exciting task in the step of building a new garden. The lawn is the backdrop and the foundation for your whole outside space. Getting this step right is essential as your lawn may be there for decades to come. In fact the very best lawns have been tended for generations.

Find out the best steps to creating your new lawn in these blog pages.

Plastic netting in turf – A nightmare for wildlife and gardeners

By | 12/10/2020

Over the past few years I have noticed a worrying increase in the use of plastic netting in new lawns. This plastic mesh not only makes carrying out some lawn treatments very difficult but it can harm wildlife and increase plastic pollution in the environment. Find out why farmers are growing plastic embedded turf and how you can avoid this new environmental scourge.

Should I seed or turf my new lawn?

By | 05/05/2020

I am often asked by customers if they should sow seed or lay turf to create their new lawn. There are many factors to consider when deciding which method to choose. Find out the pros and cons to the different ways and find out which method fares better in the long run. Whether you are trying to grass a slope or building that beautiful lawn of your dreams.

A lawn regeneration example in Exeter

By | 01/02/2019

In the hot summer of 2018 I was called to a beautiful home in Exeter. The owner was having great difficulty with their lawn and had become thoroughly fed up with it. It needed a complete lawn regeneration treatment. This was the state of the lawn when I surveyed it in summer 2018: Problems with the lawn The… Read More »