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13 August 2012
Turfgrass Growers Association ‘aghast’ at gardening writer’s advice to concrete over lawns
Tim Mudge, Chief Executive of the Turfgrass Growers Association, says he was dismayed to read comments by Amateur Gardening columnist, Bob Flowerdew, suggesting that lawns should be ripped up and...
18 July 2012
Study finds 3.5 million British homeowners have paved over front lawns in last 20 years
Concrete has replaced grass and flower beds in 3.5 million homes over the past two decades, bringing the total to seven million, according to a study by the RAC Foundation. Read the full article,...
9 July 2012
Four remaining water companies lift their hosepipe bans
The four remaining companies with water restrictions in place – Sutton & East Surrey, South East Water, Veolia South East and Veolia Central – have reported a significant...
13 June 2012
Three water companies to lift their hosepipe bans from 14th June
Thames Water, Anglian Water and Southern Water have announced that they are lifting their hosepipe bans from Thursday 14th June...
7 June 2012
Thames Water Press Release
Hosepipe ban set to be lifted 'sooner rather than later' for Thames Water customersThames Water expects to be able to lift the hosepipe ban for its customers sooner than expected –...
1 June 2012
Turf and Landscape specialists look at water efficiency
Landscape and Turf Bodies seek to enshrine water efficiency credentialsAs a result of the recent positive engagement with the water industry over Temporary Use Bans, landscape and turf professional...
1 June 2012
Water companies explain exemptions
Sutton & East Surrey and South East Water have written to the TGA with explanations on how the 28 day exemptions will work in practice.Your can view each letter by clicking on their...
21 May 2012
Water companies grant 28 day exemption for newly laid turf laid by professionals
The seven water companies which imposed 'hosepipe bans' from 5th April have granted a new 28-day exemption for newly laid turf and plants carried out by professional...
21 May 2012
Telegraph reports the effect of hosepipe ban on turf growers
Reporting news of the new 28-day 'hosepipe ban' exemption today, the Daily Telegraph has published an article which highlights the effect that the ban has had on turf growers: ...
11 May 2012
Thames Water rules out drought orders after recent rainfall
Thames Water confirmed today there is no longer a possibility of more serious water restrictions being needed for its customers this year but expressed continuing caution about longer-term...