Category Archives: In the garden

Are you looking for garden style inspiration?

Are you thinking about updating your garden with a brand new design but not sure what style to go for? There are lots of options out there, each with their own benefits. Take a look at some of the styles of garden you’re likely to find in Britain with some of their most common features… Mediterranean Garden This is becoming an increasingly popular style in British gardens as more people look to use their gardens as an outdoor living environment, incorporating food and entertaining needs in the design. The warm climates of the Mediterranean are also something a lot of us […]

From Day to Night: Making the Most of your Trulawn this Summer

Summer is great because the days are long, the weather is good, and you can have fun outside! But if your garden struggled through the winter and barely got through spring, your lawn might not be in the best condition for a summer’s worth of activity! Artificial grass transforms worn out lawns into areas that can be used as much as you like, day and night. Here are some of the ways it could make a difference to you this summer… Play away those long summer days… Kids can play to their hearts content Artificial grass is extremely durable for playing games on. […]

More Brits take inspiration from the Mediterranean

The Express re-iterated recently that 3 in 4 homes in the UK with a garden have had a part of the original lawn removed and replaced with some other form of landscaping surface as part of the changing lifestyle needs of the Great British public. An accompanying survey conducted by studio.co.uk also showed an increase in people buying garden furniture, parasols and barbecues as items to improve their gardens rather than your standard plants and flowers. It comes as more people in the UK are choosing to turn away from traditional English gardens in favour of the al fresco garden […]

10 Things to do in the garden this Spring

At last, it looks like Spring has finally arrived! We’ve had some glorious sunny weather and early flowers are starting to come into bloom. So, what should you be doing in the garden this month to make the most of the season? Keep on top of weeding As the weather gets warmer, weeds will start to spring up in you garden. Regular weeding is important, and much easier whilst they are small! Pull them out by hand, or use a spade. Be aware of late frost Keep a close eye on the weather during April, as frosts are still possible. Flowers […]

10 Top Tips for an Epic Easter Egg Hunt

Easter is just around the corner, and the sun is finally out, so it’s a great time to get out in the garden! To help you have an eggs-cellent time this Easter holiday we’ve put together our top tips for the perfect egg hunt! It’s a great way to keep the kids occupied and enjoy the outdoors, as well as a sure fire way to have a cracking time with friends and family. 1. Keep it fair If your hunt involves several children, avoid arguments by colour coding the eggs and letting each child look for a particular colour. Remember to […]

Simple Solutions for your Shady Garden

Do you have a garden in shade that you don’t know what to do with? Are the straggly plants and struggling grass getting you down? There are a few things you can introduce to perk up any shady places, just take a read of the following and see if any of these solutions might suit your garden… Contrasting colours Brightly coloured plants add colour to an area and bring light into dark spots. If you are planning any type of hard landscaping, perhaps choose a light coloured tile or stone that will contrast against the dark greens. Terracotta pots, and […]

Why you should plan your garden redesign in Winter!

Plan your garden this Winter and enjoy it all Summer long. It’s usually in the Summer months, when the sun’s shining and you’re making the most of being outdoors, that you start to think about changes you’d like to make in the garden. But Winter is in fact the perfect time to rethink the layout of your outdoor space, while the plants are dormant and the ground is clear. Not much needs doing outside at this time of year, so take the opportunity to plan out how you’d like your garden to look for the year ahead. Here’s why it […]

Make a fresh start with a fresh look lawn

It’s a new year and a new opportunity to change your life. If you’re thinking about how to cut down on the time it takes to maintain your lawn, or want to be able to use your garden without worrying about wrecking the grass, then look no further than Trulawn Artificial Grass! Why is artificial grass so popular? Trulawn Artificial Grass is durable, realistic-looking alternative that can cut down the time spent doing extra work when all you want to do is relax! An artificial lawn can really help you devote your time to doing the things you love in […]

10 Things to know about Artificial Grass and Snow!

It’s not all that often we get snow here in the UK, but it does happen. If you have a Trulawn, or are thinking about getting artificial grass, then you may want to know what to do when there is frosty, icy or snowy weather. Well don’t panic, we’ve put down the ten main things you need to know, all in one handy list:  Generally artificial grass will cope just fine with the wintry conditions experienced in the UK. The colour of your grass won’t be affected by frost or snow. It’s fine to play on the grass when there is a […]

8 simple ways to protect container plants from cold weather

One of the best ways to compliment a Trulawn is with container plants. Brightly coloured pots and plants can really add warmth and dynamism to a garden and are typically pretty easy to take care of. If you’d like to make sure your plants survive cold weather than we’ve got eight simple tips to bear in mind…   1. Terracotta pots are susceptible to freezing. Non-porous containers such as plastic, concrete or metal are less so!   2. Larger pots with a greater volume of soil will protect the plant better.   3. Plants with established roots will have a better chance […]

5 Ways You Can Help Your Garden Wildlife Throughout Autumn

Having a Trulawn means no more mowing, no reseeding and no muddy patches.  With all that time saved you can think about all sorts of other things. This Autumn why not turn your attention to the wildlife that lives in your garden? Take a look at these five simple ways to help nature out through the colder seasons. Leaves It’s important to sweep up leaves from your Trulawn, as decaying debris can affect the drainage holes in the grass backing. However, if you have a flowerbed or other area outside your lawn, rather than get rid of them, a pile of leaves, sticks and dead wood will make a […]

How to make your Trulawn a classic striped lawn

People often ask us, how do you get those stripes in the lawn? To tell you the truth it’s not some big secret, in fact you could do it too if you want to give it a go. How does it work? Stripes are created by encouraging the pile to face in two different directions. Blades that face towards you look differently to those facing away, with ‘darker’ and ‘lighter’ colours created. This perception is simply down to light reflection. Tools you will need: A stiff push brush Or if you’d prefer… A power brush, for example a kombi engine with […]