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Spring Garden Tips
23 Mar

Spring Garden Tips – Top 10 Spring Garden Ideas

1. Your Lawn Let’s start with your lawn (of course)! If you already have an artificial lawn, give it a good clean with soapy water, a firm bristled brush and then rinse with a hosepipe. If you have a natural lawn, give it a mow (if needed) and trim the edges. You should also think about putting lawn feed down for any patchy areas. If you have lots of patchy areas, now might be the time to consider getting a free quotation for an artificial lawn. 2. Spring Cleaning Clean out and wash your greenhouse. Think of it in the same way that you would a general spring clean inside your home. Clean up flower beds ready for planting and remove and replace any protective mulch ready for your spring daffodils, snowdrops and other perennials. 3. Furniture & Ornaments Bring out your garden furniture and any ornaments and give them a clean too. Also consider waterproof coverings for furniture. We all know how unpredictable the British weather is! 4. Pruning Prune trees and shrubs. This helps younger plants to establish a good shape. Remove damaged or diseased wood, as well as any branches that cross each other and chaff. This also concentrates the plant’s energy and the invigorating boost of sunlight that comes with the spring season in the right areas. 5. Spring Garden Tips for Planting Plant nectar rich plants for bees and butterflies. Watching them busy at work pollinating the garden is a thrilling site. Of course, they are also critical in enabling plants to reproduce and critical to the entire environmental infrastructure. 6. Water Collection It’s a great idea to install water buts to collect rain water. This way, you are effectively recycling water, saving the environment and your water bill at the same time! 7. Spring…

Low Maintenance Lawn
23 Mar

Looking for a Low Maintenance Lawn? Ecograss Has the Solution

With busy lifestyles now the norm, a low maintenance lawn could be the perfect answer. Artificial grass is low maintenance, but it still gives you a relaxing space to entertain friends/family and enjoy your downtime. What About the Weather? With British weather so unpredictable, a perfect looking natural lawn is hard to achieve and takes time and effort. Spring showers and summer sunshine make a natural lawn muddy in some areas, often with dark brown patches and a propensity for weeds. If this is what you are looking for then this is fine! But f you are looking for a low maintenance lawn that looks great all year round, get in touch with Ecograss today for a free, no obligation quotation. Artificial Grass Maintenance Ecograss artificial lawns are environmentally friendly and perfect for pets. No mowing, watering, feeding, weeding or re-turfing is required. An artificial lawn has excellent drainage and is durable throughout the seasons. Even in the coldest winter, artificial grass remains a beautiful shade of green – complimenting all of your autumnal garden colours and winter flowering plants. Wildlife Care It is also worth considering that not everybody wants the wildlife associated with a natural lawn (at least not the creepy crawly kind that normally lurk in natural grass!). An artificial lawn is completely safe for animals and insects – in fact, it is more environmentally friendly due to the lack of chemicals used/required (lawn feed, slug pellets etc.). You can also attract more wildlife to your garden by installing a bird feeder or two, to help birds through the winter months as well as attract many different species. Other Low Maintenance Lawn & Garden Ideas A few other ideas to help you to maintain a beautiful, low maintenance garden all year round include: swapping hedges for fences;…

Artificial Grass Sutton Coldfield
25 Feb

Looking for an Artificial Grass Installer in Sutton Coldfield?

Looking for an Artificial Grass Installer in Sutton Coldfield? If you are looking for an artificial grass installer in Sutton Coldfield, Ecograss can help. We are the number one supplier of artificial lawns in the Sutton Coldfield area. We are competitively priced as we buy our artificial grass directly from the manufacturer. This enables us to pass savings on to our customers and provide a second to none service. Suppose you have a lawn that repeatedly gets muddy in wet weather or suffers from scorching in sunny weather. In that case, an artificial lawn is an ideal solution. We know from some of our customers in the Sutton Coldfield area that localised flooding is a common problem. If you’ve spent time and effort tending to your garden and lawn, it is devastating when the weather causes problems. Sutton Coldfield is ideally placed for fabulous weather in summer but flooding in spring (which is becoming more and more common). As a result, the quality of your lawn can quickly deteriorate. An artificial lawn is a great solution. The integrated drainage system will also help maintain the rest of your garden and plants. With Ecograss, your garden can look fantastic with minimal effort! Ecograss is a family-run company. We have been operating in the Sutton Coldfield area for many years with loyal customers. Take a look at the images below, which demonstrate a garden transformation we recently provided to one of our valued Sutton Coldfield customers. This customer continually struggled in summer due to scorched grass, which often followed localised flooding in the spring months. When they contacted us, this was the picture they sent (below). They asked us to work our magic, and we obliged! The Results… The team of lawn installation experts here at Ecograss sprang into action and contacted the customer to arrange a visit and take measurements. Our expert…

All Weather Artificial Grass
24 Feb

Artificial Grass is a Winner – Whatever the Weather!

Artificial Grass is a Winner – Whatever the Weather! Artificial grass is a hardy beast, but you may have concerns about the changeable and unpredictable nature of the weather here in the UK. It might surprise you to learn that an artificial lawn is generally much easier to manage regardless of the weather conditions or temperature. Artificial grass is hay fever friendly in the summer months and UV stabilised. In contrast, an artificial lawn will tolerate far more extreme weather conditions than the natural alternative when the inevitable cold weather and storms arrive. Artificial grass is an all-around winner!  Whether the weather is wet or dry, Ecograss will help! We will alleviate the worst of your weather worries.  If My Garden is Susceptible to Flooding, Will an Artificial Lawn Help? On average, one square meter of an artificial lawn will drain around 50 litres of water per minute. Even in the UK’s heaviest rain – this is more than substantial. Your location will determine the options available, and we will go through everything with you during the planning and installation phase. Rainwater simply syphons away when we install an artificial lawn. All Ecograss artificial lawns are installed with drainage in mind with a sub-layer of porous sand/limestone or both. We fit artificial grass by first levelling the base and we also remove any debris. This results in a sustainable and beautiful artificial lawn that lasts for years to come. A more extensive drainage system may be required in more extreme circumstances, but these situations are uncommon. We will always ensure the best outcome with minimum fuss and outlay. How Will My Artificial Lawn Fair in Snow and Icy Conditions? If your artificial lawn becomes frozen, like any grass or surface, it may become slippery so take care! Remove as much…

Artficial garden and plants
24 Jan

Planning Your Perfect Artificial Garden

Do you love being out in your garden but don’t have the time or hate the maintenance? Having an artificial garden, plants, and all could be your saving grace! You can significantly reduce the need for weeding, no need for pruning, and leave it to the UK’s weather to do the watering! Your garden will always look great no matter how busy your life gets. Below are some ideas when planning your perfect artificial garden. Make a plan Before you go all guns blazing buying artificial plants and lawn, you need to have a plan. Draw out your garden on paper, keeping it roughly to scale. This helps you know how many plants to get and where you want them. Also, keep in mind existing trees or plants you may want to keep. Patio areas Patio areas are the perfect place for potted plants. It makes the area warm, inviting and visually pleasing when entertaining. Do you find yourself not having the time to pot your favourite plants for the right season? Or do you feel a need to change the colour scheme or choice in plants after a while? With artificial plants, you can buy them ready-made in pots or purchase artificial potted plants and create your own. You’ll soon have a patio area flooded with non-stop colour. Think about your borders The best part about having artificial plants in your garden and along your borders is giving a natural look. You’ll be surprised at how many people will be shocked that your plants are artificial instead of the real deal; they’re that good!You can buy your artificial plants in the sizes you need or want them in, and when planted into your soil, you won’t need to worry about how far apart you plant them as they won’t…

spruce up your balcony
08 Dec

Spruce up your balcony

During the Covid-19 pandemic lockdowns, we were only allowed outside for essentials and exercise. Many people flocked to their local parks or gardens to get their fill of fresh air. Many people living in flats or apartments didn’t have a garden area to tend to or relax in, making them feel more isolated than most. If you were in this situation and you now want to spruce up your balcony area and make it your haven, we have some ideas you can do to create your garden getaway. Artificial grass Artificial grass can be made to fit any area. There’s no mowing, weeding, raking, or trimming to be done, so it’s the perfect option for a small area, low maintenance, green space such as your balcony. Maybe you only want it under a small seating area so it’s cushiony underfoot, or around the edge of your balcony for your potted plants. You could even have half and half; half of your balcony concrete, the other artificial grass, giving you the best of both worlds. With artificial grass being so versatile, you can be as creative as you like! Not just floor space With such a limited floor space on a balcony, you need to use the area around you. Add shelving to your balcony walls for your potted plants or outdoor trinkets. Use hanging rail planters! They come in many different shapes, styles, and colors, so you’re bound to find some that will suit your wants and needs. Use your balcony ceiling! You can screw some eye hooks into your balcony ceiling, and with some metal rods, you can create a cascade of terracotta pots, and the best part is when you water them from the top, you’re saving water as it will drain down to the ones below. Depending…