Category Archives: Garden

Spray your fence before winter

Man cleaning the back yard with high pressure washer

Spraying or painting your fence is a fairly basic DIY job but one that can be quite time-consuming, so the still-long days of autumn are the perfect time to cross that job off your ‘to do’ list. Treating your fence will help to protect it from the elements – the harsh UV rays of summer, Read the full article…

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Top tips for building a treehouse

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What better way to encourage your kids to put down the iPad and get into the garden than by building them their very own treehouse? Not the easiest of DIY projects by any means, it’s definitely one of the most rewarding. Because every tree is different, it’s impossible to provide a detailed plan for building Read the full article…

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How to install decking

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Who doesn’t dream of whiling away summer evenings in their garden with a cool drink in their hand? There are few better places to sit and relax than on wooden decking that you’ve built yourself. Decking is a fairly easy DIY task that can be completed in half a day; just follow our step-by-step guide Read the full article…

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How to make your garden look good for less

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There are few things more relaxing – or rewarding – than sitting in the sun, enjoying a beautiful garden that your hard work helped to create. If you want to make some changes to your outside space this summer but don’t have a big budget, don’t worry – there are lots of improvements you can Read the full article…

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Protect your garden this winter

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As the days get shorter and the weather gets colder, it’s easy to forget about your garden. But if you neglect your outdoor space during the cold winter months, it may not survive til spring. Make sure your oasis is ready and waiting for you come April by taking a few steps to protect it Read the full article…

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Get creative with railway sleepers

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Beautiful, rugged and versatile, railway sleepers are a fantastic way of adding character to your home or garden. A great alternative to stone and brick, the natural look of timber suits all types of spaces, and its hardy nature means it’ll last for years to come. If you’re short on inspiration, fear not: here are Read the full article…

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Artificial Grass Buying Guide

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It’s amazing to see the difference that a well manicured lawn can make to an outdoor space; however, it takes time and effort to keep it healthy, tidy and clear of debris. If your lawn is looking a little worse for wear and you’re looking for a low maintenance way of keeping your garden looking Read the full article…

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