Every gardener will have problems at some stage with moss on the lawn. Not only does it look unsightly, it can also be the result of poor growing conditions. Moss can be kept at bay by improving your lawn’s health and keeping it in tip-top condition.
Most of us take grass for granted and don’t give it much thought in our day-to-day life. When we look out of the window or leave the house, it’s likely we’ll see a beautiful lawn, or grass verges at the roadside, but we don’t attach any great importance to them.
Scientists have expressed concerns that insect populations are plummeting, with around 40% of insect species now in decline, according to new research.
While insects are viewed as a nuisance by many people who possibly won’t care whether there are less “creepy-crawlies” about, their decline is of great significance to the future of our planet.
The birth of the lawn mower in 1830 changed the face of gardening in the 19th century. The revolutionary machine replaced the scythe, which was time-consuming and cumbersome.
Gardening took off in a big way in the 1830s, largely due to new technologies that made it easier and the availability of more diverse plants.