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'National Allotments Week' takes place between the 7th and 13th of August this year, and the STIGA team have the tools you need to get your allotment ship shape for sowing, growing and harvesting!
The hedges of our gardens hide a fascinating secret world, where plants and animals give life to precious ecosystems. Here's how to take care of it, protecting biodiversity, without disturbing the guests who find shelter there.
I get asked by so many people "What’s the secret to achieving a fabulous-looking lawn with the amazing lawn stripes so coveted by everyone who loves gardens?" I always start off with my main mantra- “cut it little and often!” But as you would probably expect, it’s not quite so simple!
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Lawns form the heart of most gardens. Most lawns are made up from intricate mixes of grass varieties. But from a pollinator perspective lawns are a monoculture and although some grasses are larval plants for some moth species and grass does make pollen, grasses are wind-pollinated and not ideal food plants for most insects. However, the other plants that grow within a lawn, that you might detest, or class as weeds, are actually vital early spring food plants for our pollinator pals.
Edging your lawn after mowing makes a significant difference to how smart your garden looks. From tools to tips, follow our guide for a perfectly manicured result.
Whether you’re getting to grips with a new plot or rethinking the layout of your current garden, it all comes down to clarifying your goals and working in harmony with the space. Design your dream garden with our simple guide.
Struggling to know which grass seed to select? With so many to choose from, it can be overwhelming to know where to start. We’ve put together a guide to help you sow the best grass seed for your climate and cultivate a thriving lawn you can be proud of.