I have recently moved into a house built approx 14 years ago. It is in a development with houses behind and at each side. I have a soggy and uneven garden. I have two young children and would like to put my garden to better use. I am a first time gardener! I am considering … read more

I’ve been seeing these strange little mud piles everywhere recently, and I’m wondering if they are earthworm castings? They seem to appear where the ground is particularly wet or muddy. They don’t seem to be anything like any castings images I can find on the internet. Do you know what they are?!

A number of ridges have appeared on part of the lawn in early Spring. Approx 3 meters long and 1cm wide. What could have caused this and whats the best way to restore it back to an even surface.

Should I spread lawn sand on patches of my garden that can retain rainwater. The garden has been established over the last 5 years.

I have a resonably healthy lawn apart from many bumps due probably to over enthusiastic hurlers using it in damp conditions. Would you recommend rolling it? I realise that a very heavy roller would probable do more harm than good but maybe a half filled water roller would do the job?

Hi Gerry, My 75sq m garden is 4 feet below the level of my patio area: there’s a retaining wall at the end of the patio… and a 4 foot drop to grass. many Thanks Bill

Hi Gerry, I put a feed and weed killer on my lawn 6 weeks ago, the lawn looked healthy and 2 weeks ago i put an inch of multi purpose compost on the grass to feed it as we have bad soli underneath. i have noticed that the grass around the edge of the garden … read more

How do I drain the soil in my back garden it seems to hold on to the rain water, when you stand out on it you can hear the water in it. Also I cant get the grass to grow properly it is very patchie with moss and little weeds. My house and garden are … read more