Welcome to Features by Hortlands. Here you will find updates on what we have been up to, hints and tips on all things horty, and general advice for your garden needs. Updated by our specialists, you will get an insight into our world, expert guidance, and a chance to surround your mind with nature.
If you enjoy bringing the outside in, there is nothing more satisfying than gathering a few flowers from your own garden. Whether it be to pop in a vase on the kitchen table, to adorn a side board or two, or dress the dinning table for a special dinner party.
Our customers love their lawns and always want them to look their best. Good lawn care practice covers many aspects of our work and here we consider the benefits of one of them; raking and scarifying. If you have a fine grass or ornamental lawn, raking and scarifying should become a necessary task within the annual maintenance work schedule.
For newly laid turfed lawns, begin mowing after 2-3 weeks when the roots have anchored the turves into the soil. After the winter, the first cuts on established lawns should not be too short as it is important to reduce the height of the grass slowly over the first few weeks. For most lawns it is generally best practice to never mow lower than 15mm.