7 Days 7 Roses

7 Days 7 Roses

This blog sets out a thread of posts we set out on our social media pages on Twitter and Facebook. The idea for the posts came about after we attended one of the The Great Get Together events held in East Kilbride. The event inspired us to say a big Thank You to...
Modern Lawn Care – a book review

Modern Lawn Care – a book review

Modern Lawn Care – a book review This is a review of the book Modern Lawn Care, by David Hedges-Gower, published in 2014. I was one of the first to purchase the book and uploaded this review on Amazon in October 2014. Here is the review: I run a garden...
Stihl RMA 448 TC – battery mower review

Stihl RMA 448 TC – battery mower review

Like many other garden maintenance businesses who carry out lawn mowing and grass cutting as part of the range of lawn care services they provide, we have been keeping an eye on the development of the professional range of battery powered equipment as a potential...
I stand like a greyhound in the slips

I stand like a greyhound in the slips

Every year, since starting our lawn care and garden maintenance business in 2013, I get excited towards the end of February.  I get excited because the weather starts to think about warming up after winter, and the grass on lawns begins to show the first...
There is a plant for everyone

There is a plant for everyone

I believe there is a plant for everyone.  This may be a fairly straightforward statement when applied to people who enjoy plants and who have begun to recognise how beneficial plants can be.  These types of people are very likely to have already realised the...
Gardening is good for you.

Gardening is good for you.

Gardening is good for you ‘Gardening is good for you’.  It’s a popular theme.  I carried out a quick internet search  recently and found numerous blogs with lists such as ’10 reasons why gardening is good for you’, 11 reasons, 12 reasons, 13 reasons,...
3 is a magic number

3 is a magic number

For thousands of years many people have believed that 3 is a magic number – omne trium perfectum – every three is perfect.  In our gardening business 3 is certainly our magic number.  We have used this long established theory of threes in our...
Grass Cutting verses Lawn Care

Grass Cutting verses Lawn Care

Grass Cutting verses Lawn Care: Some people think grass cutting and lawn care are the same thing.  For sure lawn care does include grass cutting, but grass cutting certainly does not include all the elements of lawn care.  This blog explain why grass cutting and lawn...
Gardening in winter

Gardening in winter

For some people winter and gardening are not two things that go together.  For sure, there are perhaps less gardening jobs to do in a domestic garden in the middle of a housing estate in East Kilbride in the middle of winter, and there may even be snow and frost...
How to grow a gardener

How to grow a gardener

In 2014 my story about my transition from a lawyer to a gardener featured in a book called, How To Grow A Gardener.  Click this From Law to Lawns link to read my story featured in the book. The book was a collection of stories recounting how 25 people became...