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The Secret Life of Plants

Plants are crucial to our existence on this planet, providing food and oxygen to humans and animals. To provide us with these necessities they need to complete the process of photosynthesis to ensure they can keep themselves functioning properly. In this article we will take a look at what keeps scientists so interested in plants and discuss some of the need-to-know plants facts.  How does photosynthesis work in plants? Plants need enough energy to keep themselves alive. They do this by removing carbon dioxide from the surrounding atmosphere and water from the soil, and absorbing sunlight through the chlorophyll which what…

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How to Clean and Maintain Your Patio

No matter the size or style of your patio, if you leave it to fend for itself it can end up looking weary, inundated with encroaching weeds and layered with dirt and dust – not the most welcoming look for a relaxing seating area. Leave it too long and it can really begin to drag the rest of your garden down, so this month we’re taking a look at some of the ways in which you can clean up and maintain your garden patio to help it look fresh and beautiful all year round. Weeding The job that never truly ends,…

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Tips for Shady Gardens

Shady spots in your garden might not fit in with the ideal sunny summer garden motif, and can provide quite the challenge to any gardener,  but when you embrace the shade, you can greatly enhance your garden and make it much more varied in both look and atmosphere. This month, we’re taking a look at some of the things you can do to take advantage of the shade in your garden and create the perfect relaxing garden retreat. Pathways One of the best ways to take advantage of a shady garden is to install a path which routes through darker areas…

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How to Maintain Your Grass for a Healthy Lawn

The summer months can be a trying time for your lawn, but there are plenty of ways to help keep it healthy and let it thrive. This month, we thought it would be helpful to take a look at how to achieve and maintain a healthy and fresh looking lawn throughout the coming months. Deal with existing weeds Every lawn will have at least a few weeds. You might be able to deal with them by hand if there aren’t many, but if there are more – or if they are particularly stubborn – use a handheld hoe or weeder to…

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What is a Tree surgeon and what do they do?

A tree surgeon is responsible for the planting, pruning, felling and general treatment, care and maintenance of trees. A tree surgeon has many responsibilities and is one of the most dangerous occupations in the world. A tree surgeon will offer many services relating to the management of trees in a variety of locations and for a wide range of clients. Tree surgeons must be physically fit, proficient in a number of power tools and able to work outdoors in all conditions. What does a tree surgeon do? The many responsibilities of a tree surgeon means the services they offer are varied….

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Soil: Its Importance In Your Garden and the Environment

We all know soil is important. Even though we often take it for granted we know that good soil in your garden is crucial to planting success. By deconstructing the basic elements that make ‘good’ soil we might better understand the importance of sustaining this vital resource for both your garden and the wider environment. Let’s start from the beginning; soil has four basic components: 1: Rock particles. Over many thousands of years, soil particles are formed from rock fragments eroded from a variety of means, including glaciation, river formation and weathering, and deposited on the surface. These range from the…

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The Benefits of Artificial Grass

Although originally restricted to sports pitches, artificial grass has become an increasingly popular choice for domestic use, thanks to the benefits outlined here. Perfect Aesthetics Probably one of the most well known benefits of artificial grass, yet nevertheless an important one to mention; laying artificial grass guarantees a lawn that looks perfectly maintained and nourished, year-round. This means that no matter the weather, your lawn will always look attractive, thus improving the kerb appeal of your home. Artificial grass is available in mixed shades to ensure that the lawn looks authentic and fresh, and no one will know any better unless…

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The Perfect Patio Base

Patios are a great addition to a garden, providing a level and solid grounding for a seating or dining area, as well as reducing the amount of maintenance your garden needs. When installing a patio into your garden, you need to ensure that the base is structurally sound to make certain that your patio looks and works right. You will need: Pegs String Spirit level Tape measure Spade Sub base/aggregate Cement Sharp Sand These products will be available at any good garden centre – why not visit Court Farm Garden Centre for affordable prices and a wide range of products? Method:…

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Landscaping tips when buying a new home

Potential homeowners are thorough and precise when inspecting every inch and crevice of properties for sale. The garden, however, is usually overlooked or given a general once over to consider the basic aspects, such as size and material, without visualizing how an unkempt lot could be transformed into a garden paradise. Court Farm Garden Centre are here to offer our assistance, providing you tips on how to landscape a basic lawn to be more suitable for your needs. Designing Firstly, consider what aspects of your garden you want to retain and what you would like to get rid of. If you’re…

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