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Landscaping your garden to make it low maintenance

Many people get lots of pleasure from tending their gardens throughout the year but as they get older it may become more difficult to carry out some of the more strenuous tasks that need to be done such as digging over and weeding large areas, mowing large expanses of grass and pruning hedges and shrubs. It is for this reason that some people look at how they can make their garden low maintenance whilst still being able to enjoy the benefits of having an outdoor space. The first thing to think about is whether you want to keep a lawned area in the garden. If you do then consider making it smaller to making mowing easier or contemplate replacing it with artificial grass. Bedding areas are often very time consuming... Continue reading

Decorating your garden for Christmas

With Christmas only just round the corner and everyone wanting to put a bit of extra effort in to their decs this year, you need to start planning now if you haven’t already. Although we have been in lockdown, many of the shops and garden centres that sell Christmas decorations and lights have been able to stay open. This means that people have already been making their purchases and there is not a massive selection left in many of the shops. When it comes to your garden, it is nide to have some decorations that bring some festivity to the street. You may decide to go all out with inflatable Santas and moving LED light projectors or you may decide to simply put some lights up in the windows or... Continue reading

How to make your garden wildlife friendly

Many of us love to see wildlife in our gardens and as the colder weather is approaching, looking after the wildlife, and giving them food and shelter is even more important. Having a bird table is a great place to start. Be sure to regularly fill it up with bird seed and nuts to keep the birds coming back. If you notice after a while that they have stopped coming, you may need to give the table a good clean, replace any food that may of gone off and even move it in to another position. Bird boxes will also attract birds who are looking to nest. They often start to look for a home to nest in during the early spring or possibly late winter if the weather is... Continue reading

Adding a water feature to your garden

Water features come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Choosing the right water feature for your garden will depend a lot of where you want it to be positioned and the size of the garden. You may want your water feature to be a focal point in your garden but you do not want it to look out of place. There is quite a big price range for water features from less than a hundred pounds upwards of a thousand pounds. Think carefully about where you want to position the feature. If you have a seating area you may want it near to there so it can be admired when you are sat outside but not too close that it would be loud if you are trying to have... Continue reading

Using your garden to grow your own produce

The opportunity to grow your own food in your garden is a dream that a lot of homeowners have but it is not difficult to make that dream a reality and save money at the same time. Even if your garden is small it is still possible to grow some food producing plants throughout the year by using raised beds and other innovative ideas. The first thing to do is to research the type of vegetables that can be grown in each season as some can be planted in autumn to produce a crop throughout the winter. Plan out the best areas in your garden to dig over and make sure that the soil has been enriched with a good quality compost as this will give your plants a good... Continue reading
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