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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.

    The Benefits of Artificial Turf: Pros and Cons of Installing Synthetic Grass in Your Garden

    Posted on June 1, 2023 at 2:30 pm

    The grass is always greener with artificial turf. Artificial turf has become increasingly popular in recent years due to its low maintenance, long lifespan, and cost-effectiveness. It’s the perfect choice for homeowners who want a lush green lawn without all of the hassle that comes along with traditional grass lawns. In addition to being easy to maintain and financially viable, installing artificial turf can also help reduce water consumption by up to 70%. This is great news for those living in areas where water supplies are limited or in drought conditions. Furthermore, synthetic turf does not require any fertilizers or herbicides like natural lawns do, so it’s a much better choice for the environment. One downside of using artificial turf is that it can become hot in direct sunlight and... Read More »

    Its time to tidy up the garden

    Posted on October 14, 2022 at 8:46 pm

    For the majority of people who have a garden, autumn is the time when it can start to look untidy as summer plants become faded and past their best and shrubs need a good pruning. If the weather is still dry then it is a good idea to get the jobs done in the garden before the winter arrives when it is harder to motivate ourselves to move outdoors. The first task is to remove any plants that have died or have become overgrown. It can be tempting to think that perhaps they will come back next year but apart from hardy geraniums the majority of bedding plants will not survive the winter and if they do they will take a long time to flower so be ruthless and clear... Read More »

    Create a stunning display of succulents in your garden

    Posted on June 23, 2022 at 4:01 pm

    Succulents can add a wonderful touch of the tropical to any garden whether in pots or rockeries and are very easy to grow and care for. They can be grown as an indoor plant or as an outdoor plant on a sunny patio. Choosing the right pot for your succulents will depend on the size of the plant and whether you want just one specimen plant in the pot or whether you want a few plants that complement each other in one shallow pot. Once planted, it is good to top the soil with fine gravel as this will make an impressive display and show off the succulent more effectively. Succulents come in a variety of colours, shapes and sizes and can create a wonderful display on a rockery in... Read More »

    Does your lawn need attention?

    Posted on May 31, 2022 at 6:55 am

    During the autumn and winter months we often forget about our lawns but when spring arrives and we start to spend more time in our gardens, we realise that the lawn desperately needs some attention. Weeds such as buttercups and plantains sprout up in the middle of the lawn and prevent the grass from growing in those areas or the lawn is overtaken by moss which again kills off the turf. There are many products available that proport to bring your grassed area back to a lush, green lawn but take care as some products kill off the moss leaving blackened areas on the lawn which need to be removed by scarifying. Although these treatments have something in them which should encourage the grass to grow, it can take a... Read More »

    How can I make my garden more low maintenance?

    Posted on April 25, 2022 at 9:48 pm

    Lots of people enjoy having a nice outdoor space to enjoy, especially as the weather starts to get warmer. However, with most people working many hours throughout the day it can be hard to find the time to put into maintaining your garden. So, how can you make the most of limited time and make your garden as low maintenance as possible? Large flower beds can take quite a lot of upkeep as you’ll get weeds growing in between your flowers and the soil needs to be regularly turned over and aerated to keep your plants growing well. An easier alternative would be plants in pots instead. These can be easily maintained and moved around to suit your outdoor space. Area’s of grass can be easily tidied up if you... Read More »

    Easy ways to declutter your garden shed

    Posted on February 22, 2022 at 11:15 pm

    Many of us cleared up our gardens before winter and probably the majority of garden items were put into the garden shed but if you cannot now get into the shed because it is so cluttered it may be time to think about giving it a declutter. It is better to wait until a dry day to tackle this task as the first thing to do is to completely empty the shed. It is possible then to see the items and be able to decide whether there is anything that is no longer needed. A good idea is to make three piles, things to keep, things that are broken and need mending or throwing away and things that are no longer needed and can be donated to a charity shop... Read More »

    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 »