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    Gardens can at times get a little bit out of hand and maintenance is needed to ensure it looks good all year round. There are many different features that can make a garden really stand out, whether it’s a vibrant lawn, desirable furniture or even the latest gardening techniques. Landscapers are experts when it comes to getting the most out of an outdoor space; they can incorporate themes, open out spaces, and create different areas for different purposes. Seating areas can give people a place to relax, while lawns and flowered borders can be nice additions for enthusiastic gardeners. Transitions into houses, garages and other garden areas are also important, including pathways, patios, doors and steps are always important aspects.

    How to attract birds into your garden

    Posted on January 13, 2022 at 5:34 pm

    There is something very peaceful about sitting in your garden or living room and watching birds flying around. You may want to attract more birds or other animals in to your garden but are not sure exactly how to go about it. If you have a cat or a dog which is good at catching animals then you may want to think carefully before trying to attract them. Most birds are quite used to having to contend with other animals but if you encourage them to nest then you may have baby birds around who are not quite as good at getting away! Firstly, a bird table is a great addition and the first step in welcoming in wildlife. There are a number of different types of bird tables you... Read More »

    How easy is it to build a rockery?

    Posted on December 13, 2021 at 5:14 pm

    A rockery is the perfect solution to convert and unused area into something beautiful. Lots of people like the idea of having a rockery but really don’t know where to start. A rockery can look great in the corner of a big garden, or as a centrepiece for a small garden or courtyard in fact most gardens can include a rockery if desired. If you don’t want the hassle of having to weed a huge open flower bed then having a rockery can make the job simpler. You first need to gather together some rocks. These ideally need to be quite large and if you do not already have some in your garden then you may need to go and buy some. It is always worth asking around in your... Read More »

    Do you still need to maintain your garden during the winter months?

    Posted on November 2, 2021 at 7:26 pm

    With the colder, wet weather now upon us many people are wondering what level of gardening they need to maintain during the winter months. If you are not an avid gardener, you may well think that you can now leave everything as it is until next spring but if you really want to look after your lawn and flower beds then there are a few things that you should continue to do. This colder period of weather is the perfect opportunity to make good progress with building the garden you’ve always dreamt of. During the winter months, things grow a lot slower, lawns don’t need cutting as often and weeds are not coming back with vengeance like they do in the summer. This allows you more time to concentrate on... Read More »

    Creating a winter wonderland in your garden

    Posted on October 20, 2021 at 6:03 am

    Although some people are still dubious to use the word Christmas, there is no hiding from the fact that it is now only a couple of months away and will soon come round. If you like to put up decorations at Christmas, you don’t just have to put them up inside. Why not let the rest of your community enjoy them but putting some decs up outside or that can be seen from outside. Lights around roof pitches or windows often look lovely at that time of year. You can opt or have multi coloured lights or you may decide to stick to a theme such as blue and white or red and green. You can often pick up some fantastic deals on Christmas outdoor decorations, if you are willing... Read More »

    Doing a gardening course

    Posted on September 29, 2021 at 1:47 pm

    Do you struggle with your garden? Are you one of those people that just hack back everything come the autumn as you are. It sure what should be left and what should be removed? If the answer is yes then it may be worth you investing in a gardening course. You don’t have to be an avid gardening to go on such a course as there are a number of different ones out there. Try and find a course that is aimed at beginners who are looking with help to maintain their gardens not ones that want to create a garden to enter in to the Chelsea flower show! If you cannot find any courses local to you then why not ask around on social media or in your local... Read More »

    Securing your garden ornaments and furniture

    Posted on August 6, 2021 at 1:44 pm

    It is a sad fact that in some areas in particular, you have to be very careful about leaving your garden ornaments and furniture on display. Theft is in the increase and lots of people are looking for a way to make a quick buck. Sometimes criminals will steal items to order or to sell on to others but other times you may just fall victim to vandalism. If you have items in your garden that you want to protect them you may wish to anchor them down using a chain or bolting them into the ground. Having items of value in easy reach of the kerb is never a good idea. Ideally you should try and put them in the back garden or as close to your house as... Read More »

    Looking after your garden during a heatwave

    Posted on July 18, 2021 at 9:11 am

    It is important that when we experience hot weather in the UK, you think about your garden and what you need to do to look after it. If you only have patios and grass then investing in a cheap sprinkler that attaches to the hose pipe or watering your garden with a hose at the end of the day may be enough to keep on top of it. If you have lots of plants in your garden then you should water these on a daily basis. It is important to only water your plants in the evening time or very early morning. If you water the plants in the day then they may get scorched by the sun. If you are not great at remembering to water your plants then... Read More »

    Have you got the right sort of grass for your garden?

    Posted on June 7, 2021 at 12:19 pm

    When it comes to choosing turf or grass seed you need to ensure that you pick the right sort for your garden. Not all gardens are the same and therefore the type of grass that you plant needs to be specific to the conditions found in your garden. Some grass is better in bright sunlight and requires little water. Other grass is more suitable for shady areas and those with little sunlight. It is important to chose correctly as this can have a huge impact on whether the grass grows successfully or not. You may even have to plant different sorts of grass seed in different areas to combat this issue if parts of your garden are exposed to the sun for long period of time and others are not.... Read More »

    Is your garden getting out of control?

    Posted on May 26, 2021 at 1:12 pm

    It is so easy to leave your garden to grow and before you know it, it has gotten out of control. As we have been having a lot of rain and some nice sunny days in between, it is likely that the grass and plants have been growing super fast and so no soon had you mowed it, it needed doing again. If you leave it until it is too long it becomes a much bigger job and you may find that your lawn mower struggles to cut it properly. If you can adjust the height you may have to cut it in the highest setting first then drop it down and cut it again. Weeding is another job that often needs doing regular, but if you are not a... Read More »

    Working as a gardener

    Posted on April 29, 2021 at 9:30 pm

    If you enjoy a bit of gardening an like being outdoors then you may decide to take your hobby a bit further and start to do gardening as a job. If you can combine your hobby and your job then you are on to a winner as it is very important if you can find a job that you love to do. There are a number of different types of gardening jobs that you can apply for. If you are happy to go self employed then you may decide to set up your own gardening business. You can then start to advertise your business in local papers, on social media sites such as Facebook or Twitter or often through word of mouth. It may not take long for you to... Read More »