While we understand that not everyone will ever need to know how to set up an equestrian arena, it’s nonetheless something that we’re occasionally asked about. Here’s our guide to making and filling an arena for you and your horses.
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Mulching Saves Water & Reduces Weeding!
When the sun is out & the weather is warm, the thoughts of gardeners turn to helping their plants to survive a potential drought! Brief showers are all very well, but don’t really provide enough moisture to help thirsty plants get through dry periods. And vegetables, especially cucurbites like courgettes, and other moisture-hungry plants won’t grow without plenty of moisture. So if you don’t water, you won’t get a decent crop. However, most of us are sensitive to the issue of using lots of water on the garden. So is there a more environmentally sound way of managing your vegetable growing without having to turn on the sprinkler every night?
Mulch, at its simplest, is a layer of material around the base of plants, which may be either organic or inorganic. In this context, organic is not used in the Soil Association sense to mean ‘without chemicals’, it simply means made of carbon-based material such as wood chip, bark chippings or compost. Inorganic, then, means made from stone, glass or anything else not carbon-based. A mulch can be as simple as a layer of pretty stones or glass pebbles on the top of a flower pot, around the base of the plant it contains, or as complicated as covering all the exposed ground around all the shrubs in your garden with bark chippings.
We supply alot of woodchip for use at festivals and events throughout the country, from just a few m3 to 10,000 m3 depending on the project and customer requirement.
Our latest project was for the LAMMA Show - The UK's Leading Farm Machinery and Equipment Show the show was held in January at Peterborough show ground.