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20 10, 2018

Plants for Halloween

October 20th, 2018|

Before pumpkins were popular for Halloween, kids carved turnips and the large, orange roots of mangold. So, when you are choosing Halloween garden plants to include in your festivities, pick those as well. In yesteryear, Halloween traditions had more to do with divining the future than they do today. Garden plants and fruits used for [...]

21 09, 2018

One of our recent reviews

September 21st, 2018|

'Brooks Gardening Ltd are an Epsom based company covering all your garden needs. With over 10 years’ experience, fully qualified staff and an excellent reputation - our Checkatrade will bear testament to this. We undertake all aspects of gardening including hedge cutting, turfing, decking, fencing, general maintenance and clearance. Free, no obligation quotations as standard.' [...]

14 09, 2018

Looking after your lawn

September 14th, 2018|

Create a new lawn from turf or seed - autumn weather is favourable for good lawn establishment. Raise the height of your mower blades as grass growth slows down. Now is a good time to carry out essential lawn maintenance to avoid waterlogging and compaction. Try aerating your lawn with a garden fork, removing thatch from the surface with a rake and [...]

31 08, 2018

Things to do in the garden in September

August 31st, 2018|

Plant Narcissi, crocuses, Spanish and English irises snowdrops, muscari ,scillas and also most lilies. Sow grass seeds.  Grass seed will germinate well enough at any time in September ,though , other things being suitable sooner it can be sown the better Take cuttings of evergreen shrubs. Many hardy evergreen shrubs can be propagated quite readily [...]

23 07, 2018

Some July Tips

July 23rd, 2018|

      Try watering the soil around the base of plants rather than the foliage. By  making pools around individual plants so that the water is directed straight to the roots where it is needed. Water your containers and baskets thoroughly in hot weather. Collect valuable rainwater Use water butts instead of tap water [...]