Friday the 9th of October 2015 — Wrote by Deborah Clark
I know many of you will be like “what are you talking about – it’s only October!!!” and that’s true, October doesn’t really fill one with Christmas cheer but with only 10 Fridays to go – Christmas is coming and fat man red, knows if you’ve been naughty or nice!
The older I get, the quicker time seems to go – 8 weeks ago, I was lying on a beach in Cyprus in 45 degree heat, in another 8 weeks – the Christmas tree will be up, thermals on and sleigh bells ringing.
Now, as a horticulture site (and as a reader), we recommend purchasing real Christmas trees. To get the most out of your Christmas tree, you could use topsoil (we wrote an article on topsoil here. Topsoil will keep the tree hydrated and stop it from dying, making the branches green and full of life – bringing Christmas cheer to all that see it.
If you do not keep your Christmas tree hydrated and ensure it is getting the nutrients it need – well, it may not actually survive to see the big festive day and we hate to imagine sad faces on young children, expecting to sit around a topsoil rich, green Christmas tree only to be confronted with a branch less weed!
Wednesday the 9th of September 2015 — Wrote by Deborah Clark
It should be no surprise that topsoil Bromsgrove can bring you a myriad of healthy, green and lush grass (and is fantastic for planting!) and anyone that has the pleasure of being able to spend an extended amount of time in the garden will tell you – the well being benefits of a great looking garden or allotment is unmeasurable!
Topsoil can help plants such as the peace lily, aloe vera and spider plants grow tall and healthy. These kinds of plants are excellent at breaking down airborne toxins and putting oxygen back into the atmosphere within your open space. It’s also well worth considering how the plants are arranged as well thought out landscaping adds to the overall aesthetic of any garden or allotment.
So how does topsoil help?
Well – good quality, screened topsoil is full of nutrients and can help any lawn or soil that is poor or infertile to grow lots of green grass and lush vegetation and plants. It contains all the vitamins and nutrients that your grass, lawn and plants require for sustained, healthy and vigorous growth!
There are many places on the internet that you can purchase topsoil from but our personal favourite is valleycontractors.co.uk. Offering same day topsoil delivery throughout the west Midlands including Birmingham, Redditch at topsoil Bromsgrove and starting at only £78 for a bulk bag, it is both great quality and an excellent price! They also provide express delivery nationwide!
Arrange your garden for maximum impact
Mixing flowering plants with ferns or other foliage plants and putting sculptural plants in a prominent position will create a variety of focal points which will break up what would otherwise be a bland, almost lifeless garden space. Some plants such as a large, established yucca work perfectly in solitude, and coupled with some well placed lighting can cast some wonderfully shadows across the grass.
With a little imagination and a lot of plants you can create a landscaping design which will completely change the look and feel of your landscape. By creating a more pleasing and healthy outdoor environment will have a positive effect for the time you spend outdoors.