Can I just put gravel on top of my old concrete driveway?
Unfortunately if you do this, you will find that the gravel tends to move around, exposing the concrete underneath.
What’s the best type of stone or gravel to use for a driveway or path?
Crushed tile or decomposed granite are both popular types of stone for a driveway or path.
How do I prepare to lay new grass?
The best way to prepare for a new lawn is to lay a premium quality turf underlay.
Can weeds grow through pebbles?
Unfortunately weeds can grow through pebbles. To avoid irreparable growth, spray them with weedkiller at the first sight of them.
How do I know how much soil / mulch I will need?
Measure the width of the area, multiply it by the length of the area, and then multiply by the depth of filling.
How do i control the weeds in my garden?
Lay a weed mat in your garden. This allows the weeds to only grow into the matting which means the weeds are very easy to pull out.
How long will my mulch last?
It depends on the type of mulch that you use. Leaf mulch breaks down within a year or so, but wood chips can last a few years.
What is ‘Soft Landing’?
This is a fine, soft pine mulch, designed for use in playgrounds and under trampolines.
Does mulch help my soil to retain moisture?
Yes, mulch will help keep your soil dark and cool. The thicker the layer, the more effective it will be.
Is any specific type of mulch better at stopping weeds?
Most mulches will deter weeds if thick enough. Using a depth of 75-100mm (7.5-10 cm), you’ll stop most types of weeds.