Category Archives: Weird & Wonderful

How to Have a Spooky Outdoor Halloween Party

Who doesn’t love a Halloween party? It’s the perfect excuse to get out the dressing up box, put in your vampire teeth or cut eye holes in a white sheet! Turning your garden into a gory graveyard or haunted house is the perfect way to enjoy some messy Halloween games, and avoid getting fake blood on your sofa! Here are some of our favourite ideas for throwing a spooktacular outdoor Halloween party. Loo Roll Mummies Games can keep the kids entertained, and put the adults to shame too! Work in teams to see how fast you can turn guests into […]

5 reasons why you should start a herb garden

Growing your own is a great idea, but if you don’t have the space or time to manage a vegetable plot, how can you get in on the latest trend? Well we’ve got an easy, simple recommendation…Start a herb garden! Herb gardens can offer a lot and don’t take much effort. Just take a look at five of the reasons you should start one in your garden: Top 5 Reasons: Ideal for containers Herb gardens grow really well inside pots or containers, which is ideal if you have an artificial grass lawn, decking or patio, or if you’re just a bit short […]

What to do with your sample pack once your lawn is installed

Have you got a Trulawn sample pack you don’t know what to do with, now that you’ve had your Trulawn laid? Well don’t just throw it in the bin! There are plenty of things you can do with all those little pieces of grass. Here are some practical, some quirky and some downright ridiculous ideas for what to do with your sample now that you’ve had your lawn installed. Keep it as a reminder of your grass (just in case you want some more and can’t remember) If you want to match your front to your back garden, if your […]

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 […]

Trulawn help out at Bugfest!

Trulawn were happy to help out with a local children’s event. We donated our Trulawn Luxury grass for a very special sort of festival, a bug festival! RCS Services is a community organisation, working in Hampshire, that offers support and activities for families and children of all abilities, as well as providing necessary resources for parents and educational opportunities for adults. They planned to create a Bugfest in honour of Love Parks Week to be displayed in the Basingstoke Discovery Centre and came to Trulawn to see if we could add that little bit extra to their exhibition.   The colourful insects were all […]

Insights into Installation: UK’s Largest Urban Garden

We love it when our grass is installed in interesting places, especially ones with a scientific spin! You can now find our Trulawn Continental grass inside the UK’s largest urban garden, the sort of place that may become the future of farming. Urban farming or urban gardening is the practice of cultivating, processing and distributing food in or around a town or city. Urban agriculture is becoming increasing popular, with companies in the UK, and across the globe, using innovative new technologies to grow plants in unusual spaces. The urban garden is located at the flagship headquarters of East End Foods, […]

Fantastic Ideas for An Outdoor Wedding Reception

Lots of people choose to have part or all of their wedding outside during the summer. The sun is shining, the trees are green and guests are dressed in their summer best. Whether at home or at a venue there are a fair few things to think about when organising an outdoor wedding. Here are a few novel ideas to make your garden wedding that bit extra special… Flip flops for guests Have a bucket of flip flops ready for when your guests want to take their shoes off. It will be a relief for those wearing heels, and for […]

7 Things you Might Not Know about Roses

Roses are the national flower of England but they’re probably more synonymous worldwide with romance! How much do you know about why they’re so popular, and their particular association with love? Here are some facts that you might not know about roses… Did you know there are over 100 species of roses with over a 1000 cultivars? One of the most famous rose grower in England is David Austin who has won countless medals from the RHS over the years for his beautiful varieties. England is synonymous with the red rose because of the ‘War of the Roses’. It became the […]

5 Tips for Saving Money on Your Gardening

It’s National Gardening Week, and what better way to celebrate than some super easy tips for on gardening! You don’t have to be a pro to take advantage of these, in fact they’re perfect for beginners. If you don’t have the time to go to garden centres, and would like to save money at the same time, these might be useful for you… Plant the food you don’t eat. We’re guilty of wastage in the UK, with tonnes of food going in the bin rather than being eaten. If you’ve got a sprouting potato, or some fruit that’s gone a […]

5 of the Most Interesting Gardens in England

Whether you like huge sweeping vistas, small intimate spaces, or educational locations: there’s a garden for everyone on this list. Gardens are a great place to feed the soul and get that all important exercise! They all have an individual character to them, with lots to see for people of all ages.  Chelsea Physic Garden – London This garden is the second oldest botanical garden in Britain, and was established in 1673 as the Apothecaries’ Garden. The name ‘physic’ refers to the science of healing, as it was initially used to grow medicinal plants and train young apprentices in their […]

5 Egg-straordinarily Fun Games for this Easter

We’ve got some egg-celent games for you to play this Easter and they’re perfect for the whole family. For those who might be worried about sugar overload, some of them don’t even involve chocolate! Easter Egg Hunt Kids all over the world take part in Easter egg hunts, with one particularly famous hunt taking place in the White House Garden. It’s truly a game the whole family can get involved with, and you’ll be surprised to find how competitive it can get when there’s chocolate involved! Egg Painting Another fun idea is to decorate chocolate eggs with icing and sweets. […]

Super Spring Cleaning Tips

It’s the first day of spring this week, and what better way to celebrate the new season then with some cleaning! Yes, we sure know how to have fun here at Trulawn. But seriously, now is a great opportunity to get your home and garden back in shape for the spring/summer seasons. Sort the grass out It might be the first of many times cutting the grass this year, as the weather improves so does the rate at which the grass grows. If you’re dreading the thought of getting out a lawnmower, as well as carting the clippings to the […]