DJ Turfcare supports retailers with five-day delivery & RHS endorsed organic rangesIf the Covid-19 pandemic has shown us anything, it is that gardening has an important and valued role to play in the physical and mental health of many of us. As such, we are witnessing unprecedented sales of gardening products with demand continuing to outstrip supply. With many retailers struggling to achieve even minimum stock levels, one leading supplier, DJ Turfcare, is welcoming new customers aboard thanks to its speedy delivery and market-leading organic fertiliser ranges. With delivery available for its Viano range from just five days, DJ Turfcare is continuing to lead the way, and has proudly done so throughout lockdown. The company reports that its UK customers are enjoying uninterrupted supply, which means the tills can continue to ring as consumers enjoy the fruits of their labour in their gardens, allotments and vegetable patches long into the summer season. DJ Turfcare’s David Jenkins said: “I appreciate that times are hard for many suppliers, working with skeleton staff and being limited by raw material or manufacturing delays. However, these issues are incredibly difficult to explain to consumers and retailers are being left with no alternative but to seek new supply partners. We’ve already welcomed several new customers and are ready to welcome more, all whilst not compromising on our fast delivery to store. Five days is all it takes to receive orders, with the long-term picture looking strong as our Belgium-based manufacturers, Viano, continue to increase production and UK bound delivery.” DJ Turfcare offers UK consumers access to one of the most respected lawn care product portfolios available on the market today. Endorsed by the Royal Horticultural Society since 2018, the range delivers high performance results, whilst also setting a new standard for environmental responsibility and sustainability with its 100% organic-based products. It is this organic message which David believes will stand retailers in good stead for the long term. He added: “Our organic-based fertilisers provide a real and tangible alternative to existing chemical-based fertiliser ranges. Many of our retail customers are telling us there is a natural move towards organic products as consumers look to minimise their impact upon the world in light of the Corona pandemic. Couple this with the fact that our customers are telling us there is an issue with supply of traditional chemical-based ranges, and it becomes a clear choice for retailers who may have previously been considering moving to a more environmentally responsible supplier. It’s a win-win for all parties, with the planet winning most of all.” DJ Turfcare’s flagship product – and the one that continues to top the bestsellers list – is Mo Bacter, an organic-based, slow-release fertiliser for lawns, which destroys moss by secondary action. It is easily spread, contains no chemicals, is pet and child-friendly, and completely harmless to garden plants. MO Bacter has legions of dedicated customers, all returning year after year to give their lawns a much-needed boost. The second product in the portfolio is Recovery, which is praised by customers for its ability to completely transform tired, dry and brown lawns. Recovery contains the unique ingredient, Humifirst, which creates biological activity and acts as a plant growth stimulant making it perfect to use before laying turf, seeding, after drought or as an autumn lawn feed. Like Mo Bacter, Recovery has a proven track record for delivering expert quality results and is used by consumers who want to create a pristine lawn without the professional price tag. Finally, Bio-Lime completes DJ Turfcare’s RHS endorsed offering. Created to combat black layer and all the acidic and sour conditions that can provide an ideal environment for moss to thrive, Bio-Lime essentially ‘sweetens’ the soil to raise its pH. Benefitting from almost year-round application usage, Bio-Lime is praised for its chemical-free formulation, making it an environmentally friendly solution to existing chemical-based products, and the perfect choice for the growing ‘green’ gardening sector. Find out more DJ Turfcare’s RHS endorsed product offering can be purchased from www.djturfcare.co.uk, as well as from a wealth of UK garden centres. ENDS Words: 665

If the Covid-19 pandemic has shown us anything, it is that gardening has an important and valued role to play in the physical and mental health of many of us. As such, we are witnessing unprecedented sales of gardening products with demand continuing to outstrip supply. With many retailers struggling to achieve even minimum stock levels, one leading supplier, DJ Turfcare, is welcoming new customers aboard thanks to its speedy delivery and market-leading organic fertiliser ranges. Continue reading

2018 GIMA Awards sponsors confirmed

*Hornby Whitefoot PR is proud to support client GIMA at the association’s 2018 awards gala dinner.  The team will be at the event, serving magnums of champagne to the winners’ tables and announcing category winners on GIMA’s Twitter feed as it happens.

With the annual GIMA Awards just weeks away, final preparations are now underway. This year Glee – the leading trade exhibition for the garden retail sector – has been confirmed as the headline sponsor for what is set to be another exciting evening celebrating the best the industry has to offer.

 Matthew Mein, Glee Event Director said: “We’re so pleased to confirm our sponsorship of the 2018 GIMA Awards. Celebrating the amazing innovation, dedication and teamwork that make the garden retail industry one of the most varied and exciting markets there is, is a huge part of what Glee stands for, so it was an easy decision to align ourselves with such an event.”

The gala dinner is also being sponsored by a number of other garden industry companies, including Bord na Mona who has generously agreed to sponsor the table drinks during the awards ceremony.  Before guests arrive at their tables they will be treated to a pre-dinner drinks reception, supported by both Gardman and Smart Garden.

Diners will sit at beautifully decorated tables by Kelkay and La Hacienda, and enjoy the Glee sponsored main event consisting of a three-course meal, entertainment and the awards themselves.  Some categories have individual sponsors – the GCA has sponsored the Supplier of the Year Award, the HTA has sponsored the Plants Seeds and Bulbs Category, and Gardenex will once again sponsor the Export Achievement Award.  Award winners will receive champagne delivered to their tables by Hornby Whitefoot PR, and those that didn’t win will still get the chance to enter a grand raffle provided for by More People.  The marketing for the event is sponsored by CM Ventures.

 Garden Centre Update, Garden Trade News, Gardenforum and Garden Radio are all confirmed as media partners of the 2018 event.

GIMA director, Vicky Nuttall, said: “As always our thanks go to all our sponsors for their continued support. The event is nothing without your support, and I know that the attendees at this year’s event – 12th July, Celtic Manor – will greatly appreciate the effort of all sponsors that will go a long way to creating another incredible night of celebration and networking.”

 

To find out more about how to book one of the few remaining seats at the GIMA awards 2018 please visit http://gima.org.uk/gima-awards/. Why not also join in the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #GIMAAwards18.

 

For further information on this press release please contact:

GIMA Press Office: 01959 564947 or info@gima.org.uk

LifestyleGarden® revamps showroom to help retailers maximise sales in 2020 and beyond

Whether it’s staycationing or just wanting to spend quality time with friends and family this summer, there is no doubt that sales of garden furniture will continue to flourish. LifestyleGarden® – one of the UK’s leading outdoor leisure brands– is taking significant steps to ensure that retailers can maximise this sales potential, including a complete revamp of its showroom to help fill the void left by the cancellation of several trade exhibitions. Continue reading

Meet Neudorff’s Famous Five – the planet-friendly way to help your garden flourish this summer

The UK is experiencing a green gardening revolution as gardeners shun chemicals in favour of organic, natural and vegan plant feeds and pest controls. As gardeners plant out flowers and veg now that the danger of frost is over, Guy Jenkins, of Neudorff’s UK distribution partner DLF Seeds, reveals how Neudorff’s ‘famous five’ are gentle to people, pets and the environment – helping gardeners to achieve bloomin’ brilliant results. Continue reading

Banish lawn burn and enjoy a green sward to be proud of this summer with Dog Rocks

It is often said that an Englishman’s home is his castle, and whether that castle is a suburban semi-detached or a beautiful country cottage, no castle is complete without a bowling green-style lawn. For dog-owning gardeners, however, that dream can often prove to be far from reality, with formerly lush, green swards blighted by yellow patches as a result of four-legged friends using grass as their toilet. Continue reading

GIMA is pleased to announce that they are hosting a virtual Meet the Buyer session with Homebase to be held on Thursday 25th June 2020.  This speed networking event will allow potential suppliers to meet with key garden retailer buyers in timed 20-minute appointment sessions.  Continue reading