Turf War: The Pros and Cons of Natural and Artificial Grass

(This is a guest post from Anthony Gallagher, Managing Director of Easigrass.) A lot of people still tend to scoff at the idea of artificial grass, but others are starting to realise just how much fake grass has improved. It is now being seen as a genuine, worthwhile alternative to natural grass for a range of domestic and commercial settings. Artificial grass offers some genuine advantages, but also some drawbacks. Deciding which is best for you requires the careful consideration of a number of important factors. Appearance The big objection most people have to fake grass usually relates to its …



South African Meadow at Wisley

Pictures of the South African meadow at Wisley in 2014 – anyone notice what’s gone wrong? Wisley may have had a few problems this year, but to give you a hand on your meadow making journey, these books are well worth a read… Making a Wildflower Meadow Meadows


The Big Tree Plant

Funding has been secured from DEFRA through the Big Tree Plant programme to plant 17,000 trees in Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk over a period of two years. Over 8000 trees were pplanted last season and there are another 9000 to go from this October 2014 to February 2015. What do you need to do? Provide a site which will take a minimum of 200 whips at 1m spacing. Provide a site that is publicly accessible. Encourage the local community to get involved in the planting and (ideally) the upkeep too. What will Groundworks Essex (who secured the funding) do? Help …