How to Plant a Bare Root Beech

How to Plant a Bare Root Beech
Beech hedging is a very popular choice of hegding and for good reasons. One down side that I hear from time to time is that beech hedging, which is semi evergreen, looks ‘dead’ in the winter months! unfortunately there is little I can say to convince people of otherwise and so for those who don’t ...

Why use Irrigation Systems

Why use Irrigation Systems
On occasions our summer weather can throw up some surprises. Last summer we had a long period of dry weather and it wasn’t long until we were out with the watering cans, trying to keep on top of things. Without an irrigation system water stress can kick in very quickly on certain garden plants. If ...

Using a Lawn Scarifier to Remove Moss

Using a Lawn Scarifier to Remove Moss
Moss can build up on lawns for a number of reasons. The condition of your soil is the most common factor in moss growth. Poor lawn management will also cause moss growth. For an ideal lawn and healthy grass sward your soil should be light and free draining. Grass only requires around 2″ (5cm) of ...

Wigwam Cane Grips for Plant Supports

Wigwam Cane Grips for Plant Supports
Plant supports are an essential tool in every gardeners tool box. Not only do they keep plants up off the ground and looking neat and tidy, but they also help to maintain a plant’s health and prevent the development of mould and rot on plant’s fruits or vegetables. Plant supports come in a range of ...

Planting Spring Flower Bulbs Late

Planting Spring Flower Bulbs Late
Spring flowering bulbs such as daffodils, snowdrops, tulips, bluebells and crocus are best when bought and sowed during autumn. The earliest you can buy these spring bulbs is generally the end of September and these early bought bulbs are the best you can get as they are fresh, firm and free from disease and mould. ...

Lawn Repair with Lawn Seed

Lawn Repair with Lawn Seed
Lawns can look the worst for wears after a long winter and come spring one of the first tasks on gardeners mind is to give their grass some TLC. There are a number of things that you can so throughout the year to improve & maintain a good healthy lawn and spring time is when ...

Lawn Care Maintenance Guide

Lawn Care Maintenance Guide
This guide can help you to plan out your year in regards to Lawn Care & maintenance. Over the course of the year there are many tasks that can and should be undertaken you optimize grass growth and ensure a lush green lawn. Whether you want to keep your lawn looking good or give it ...

Why Use a Tree Stake

Why Use a Tree Stake
The wind is back and if you haven’t staked your trees by now, then they are most certainly looking to worst for wears. February is also a windy time of the year as warm and cold fronts meet off the Atlantic coast The strength of the wind is determined by: The variation in pressure between ...

Plant Profile – Echinacea Purpurea

Plant Profile - Echinacea Purpurea
Echinacea Purpurea Aka Cone Flower, Purple Cone Flower SEE IMAGES OF ECHINACEA: Echinacea Shape & Size Final Height: 100 m- 150cm Final Spread: 30cm – 50cm Growth Rate: Moderate / fast Can Reach final size within 3 years  – When planted from Echinacea Roots Type: Herbaceous Perennial – No woody stem, dies down in Winter, ...

Weed Control Fabric Can Prevent Land Drains Blockages

Weed Control Fabric Can Prevent Land Drains Blockages
With all the rain washing around the place lately much of the land is soaked to the bone. In many cases fields, gardens, parks and playgrounds are completely inaccessible due to flooding or just soft ground. Atlantic storms have been battering Ireland since the start of the year and at the moment don’t appear to ...