Are you garden ready?

  • 24/03/2021

With the colder, darker and shorter days behind us and the chance to see friends and family at home is in sight – are you garden ready?

Patios, decking, vegetable patches, beautiful flower arrangements and water features all come up on top of the list when it comes to working on the appearance of our gardens. Yet, for most of us, the main focus when it comes to our back garden is the challenging upkeep of the lawn.

Tips to care for your lawn

There are many ways you can maintain your lawn. Regular lawn mowing will help promote lush, green growth and giving the lawn an edge will ensure it stays clean and tidy. Nipping out weeds, such as dandelions, as soon as you see them and before they create a deep root is a great way to ensure a weed free garden. If you are beginning to see bare patches, scatter grass seeds and use stored rainwater to water your lawn during dry summers.

When the colder months approach us once more, be sure to spike the turf with a fork to aerate trampled areas and rake out dead growth during the autumn.

Artificial grass as an alternative

We know you'll be spending a lot of time getting your garden ready to welcome visitors. As we've discussed, the lawn might be your biggest challenge, particularly if you have limited time. But don't worry, there is an alternative you may not have considered... artificial grass!

No mud, no mowing, no watering, suitable for pets, safe for children plus a warranty! Artificial grass is one of the best ways to transform your garden quickly with ease. Don’t feel you have to stop at the lawn when it comes to artificial grass, you can also add it to a flat roof as a great way to make sheds, garages and outbuildings look brighter and more at home in the garden. Whether you’re covering up a felt roof or want to update a roof terrace or balcony, you’ll get great results with artificial grass.

With a range of styles and colours to choose from, you can quickly get the garden ready for the summer and we’ve got a promotion to help you on your way!

Namgrass landscaping promotion

Enjoy 10% off all Namgrass products when you spend £200 or more in our New Milton branch.*

*T&Cs apply and can be found in store. All Namgrass products are on a two-day lead time.


Awards Season

We are really excited to share with you that not only have we been nominated for finalists in the Builders Merchant Awards - Hard Landscaping Display of the Year, but NMSB has also been shortlisted as finalists in the prestigious Hampshire Business Awards, for Contribution to the Community, and Business of the Year. As well as qualifying to be included in the Solent SME Growth 100, and subsequently being nominated for the Leadership Team of the Year Award.

1920m3 of Concrete Delivered for New Windfarm Project

We are very proud to have supported Knights Brown with their project at the new windfarm in Wareham, by supplying and delivering the concrete required for the bases, creating a strong foundation for the wind turbines.

We are finalists! Hard Landscaping Display of the Year

We are very pleased to announce that our Builders Merchant division has been shortlisted as one of the three finalists for Hard Landscaping Display of the Year in the BMF Builder's Merchant Awards, for our landscaping display at New Milton Builder's Merchants.

Wildlife Walk and Activities for Oakhaven Hospice

On Saturday 30th September, we hosted a fundraising walk and series of wildlife activities at the Downton Jubilee Walk to raise money for Oakhaven Hospice – part of an ongoing challenge to raise as much money as possible for the local charity. To date, NMSB have raised over £21,000 for the local charity through a series of fundraising events since 2016.

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