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How To Keep Your Lawn In Tip Top Shape

Saturday, June 18th, 2011

Look After Your Lawn

There are many jobs we have to do to keep our homes and gardens looking clean, neat and tidy, some of which we hate going
but let’s be honest… if we keep on top of them they are much easier to do.   lawn4

Keeping your lawn in tip top shape is one of them. Weather permitting I mow my lawn twice a week, every Wednesday and Saturday. Call me boring but I do find it quite relaxing and very often enjoy doing it. If I miss a week or at worse two weeks then it can be hard work.

Mow your lawn on a regular basis and it will reduce the time it takes in the long run and keep it looking in tip top condition. Ensure you change the direction and the way you mow it every few weeks.

It is important to feed and weed your lawn at least twice a year to give it the nutriants it needs and to get rid of the weeds and the moss otherwise they will take over and destroy your lawn which in the long run will cost you more money to repair it. I always use a product that does it all in one go.

After a few weeks if any bare patches appear simply repair them with any lawn restorer product that will restore the places that the weeds may have taken over or that may have been worn away by the kids and family pets.lawn-care2

Treating your lawn in this way will help it to breath more and thicken up, giving it the that perfect look your neighbours will be envy of.

Keeping on top of looking after your lawn on a regular basis will allow you the time to enjoy it. Trust me…. as much as some of us hate DIY looking after your lawn it well worth the effort. You can if you prefer hire someone to do it for you.

Don’t forget to trim the edges and borders of the lawn for a neat and tidy finish. This really does make a big difference.

Enjoy ! ( weather permitting)

Yours truly



Love Your Garden

Sunday, June 12th, 2011

Alan Titchmarsh’s New ProgrammeUntitled

I have to say that I rarely find the time to watch T.V. these days but whilst having dinner, I did manage to watch Alan’s new ITV show, ‘ Love Your Garden’. What I loved about the show was it’s simplistic approach to a variety of things that can be achieved with any garden.

As the co-owner of Derwood Homes that specialises in gardening projects around Cardiff and Bridgend, one of my favourite topics is designing,  creating and of course transforming peoples gardens within South Wales. Call me boring but there is something tranquil about the garden even if you do only use it to Sunbathe or play with the kids… Either way we all one way or another love our garden. Alan brings a modern approach and feel to gardening and makes the programme which is on Fridays well worth watching.     

Yours Truly