Anthony Marcella

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Grass help

Posted: 07/03/2017 at 07:47

Hi Magicabdab, grass is starting to grow now and what you could start off my doing is applying a weed and feed mix and in about 2 weeks give it a right good scarify to lift any dead grass / moss up. 

I would then suggest to aerate it and apply a top dressing with a mixture of hardy rye grass (as you've got dogs). This is what I do every spring and get really good results.

There are some fantastic guides in YouTube that you can use for reference should you get stuck 

True lute

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 17:33

I borrowed one from work (I work at a football club) and it was fantastic to use when I was top dressing earlier thus year. They are a little on the steep side for what they actually are but definitely worth a try to get good results. 


Norwegian Pine

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 15:36

I'm not quite sure Em. I bought mine in December as a 2-3ft potted xmas tree and hardened it off for 3 weeks in January before planting it in the garden. By the looks of things yours is doing very well just like mine.

Norwegian Pine

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 14:14

Same thing is happening to mine Emma and its starting to look great! Have you noticed any brown needles deep inside near the trunk?

Spruce needles

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 19:14

Hi nutcutlet. There is no brown on the surface at all, infact it's a fresh, bright and new growth. I was thinking that if there is a problem then this new growth wouldn't be coming through as vibrant and rapid. You can see the brown deep down without parting the branches but the surface is healthy

Spruce needles

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 18:01

Evening guys. I planted our potted christmas spruce mid January in our garden as it seemed a shame to throw it out and it has always looked great. Just recently the ends of the branches have started new green and health growth except the needles towards the centre of the tree have turned brown and have died. Is this normal as there is new growth coming through? Thank you.


Posted: 06/06/2013 at 19:25

Defo worth it Verdun. Good luck with the sprinkler hunt!


Posted: 06/06/2013 at 18:21

Evening guys. Just bought a sprinkler for £10 at Aldi and what a buy! I came across it purely by accident and I'm throughouly impressed with it. It has many different speeds and settings and at the moment whilst repairing some major lawn patches it's a god send. 


Posted: 15/05/2013 at 22:03

The most effective method of removal of bamboo is to dig out the entire root and rhizome mass as thoroughly as possible, including fragments. To make the job easier, water the area deeply a few days before digging. Start on the outside of the clump or grove and work your way inward. The roots generally do not grow deeper than 6-18 inches and you usually can chop them into chunks and pull them out piece by piece. 

Sounds like a big job so get those sleeves rolled up and good luck! Ant 

Overseed first then top dress?

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 21:11

Thanks guys. I had an inkling but you just helped me decide. fingers crossed for some warmer weather now 


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