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To turf or not to turf – that is the question

So it’s time to overhaul your garden, you have a bare patch of land that you have cleared and levelled and it’s time to decide what to do with it. If you are wanting a lawn area then your three main options are to lay grass seed, turf or use artificial grass and there are pros and cons to each method. If you choose to lay grass seed then it’s important you choose the correct seed for the area depending on how much sunlight the area gets and how much traffic the grass will need to cope with. Once laid grass seed takes around 14 days to germinate but a good few weeks to become properly established so you’d need to play the waiting game. Grass seed does also tend... Continue reading

Quality Hörmann Doors as an Alternative for Your Home

Finding the perfect garage door for your home can be quite trying, many contractors will recommend that you get Hörmann doors. Their popularity is perhaps due to the company’s wide range of wooden garage door models, which are best suited for home use. However, before driving off to the builder’s depot and picking out one that “looks nice,” there are a few practical things you should take note about your home and how the door will fit into the picture. Consider these tips: Take Some Vital Measurements This will help you decide on how the door should open and close. Some door models, particularly the swing-up types, will take up a certain amount space when opening and closing. A swing-up garage door will need some horizontal clearance in and outside... Continue reading

How long have I got to lay fresh turf?

Turf can usually last 2 – 3 days before it needs to be laid down and possibly a bit longer in the winter months. After this time, it will usually start to die and can be very hard to retrieve back again. If you have to keep turf before laying it down properly then you need to unroll it and ensure that it gets plenty of water, It will also need sunlight but not too much as it can scorch it. Ideally you want to get it laid as soon as possible so make sure you only order it when you are ready to put it down. Once it is laid down, ensure that it is watered regularly if we have not had much rain and try not to walk... Continue reading

Garages and Exterior Design – The Sectional Solution

Sectional Garage Doors are the most popular garage doors and are widely chosen for their style, security, safety and their ease to use. These doors also provide a versatile garage door system. They are named so because they the basically open and close in separate individual sections which operate vertically. There is no swinging out of the door from the structural opening and tracking mechanisms and because of this feature, their operation can be installed in practically any type of garage opening including the arched and angled corners. Other manufacturers produce high quality sectional doors made from different types of wood including hardwoods like the European Oak, Hemlock, Mahogany, Iroko and Cedar wood, which are made designed to standard quality and can measure up to 5,000mm in width. The doors... Continue reading

Landscaping

Landscaping is an activity in which you change the visible features of any area of land, though it is often used in reference to the redesigning of a garden plot. The changes which can be made to a garden are significant, and the activity can really help you to gain your ideal garden. Having a good landscaping company allows you to make significant changes to your gardens environment, whether that be to the terrain of the plot, or using their massive chain of supply to radically change the plant life of the garden. A large percentage of the most impressive gardens in the world have gone through a process of landscaping. Unlike a normal gardening company, a landscaping company are true connoisseurs of the trade, able to completely revolutionise your... Continue reading