Archive for the 'Gardening' Category

Giving Your Garden Furniture a New Lease of Life

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Whilst having beautiful wooden garden furniture to relax on throughout the year is a wonderful asset to any home, items can quickly become tired and worn.  Unlike household furniture, items left outside are left to face the elements, with wind, rain, sun, and frosts taking their toll on once lovely furniture.  However, you can easily [...]

A Room with a View - Garden Gazebos

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

How to make the most of your Gazebo with our decorating tips A patio Gazebo makes a great feature for any home. On the other hand, with the popularity of gazebos on the rise, it may be the ideal time to make sure that your outdoor space stands out from the crowd. To make your [...]

DIY Tree Removal

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

Cutting down Unwanted TreesCreating an ideal garden can often revolve around creating the right amount of space.  Gardens are often divided into parts: lawn, flowerbeds, vegetable patch, seating area or patio.  Trees can function in this space by acting as natural dividers or as border markers.  On the other hand, refashioning the space into the [...]

Laying Paving Slabs

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

You have a huge choice when it comes to choosing paving slabs, as they are available in all sizes, shapes and colours and in a wide range of materials and finishes. When preparing the site, use a line strung between pegs to delineate the area you intend paving.  Dig out the soil, clearing it away [...]

Why choose a Garden Room?

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

You may want extra space for a home office, children’s play room or even a gym, but planning permission can take a long time and might not go through; that is why many people are having extra rooms built in their gardens called garden rooms. A garden room can provide much needed extra space which is [...]

How to Build a Cold Frame

Friday, October 29th, 2010

Gardeners who like to plant in early spring or late autumn love their cold frames.  By using a cold frame it is possible to create a microclimate that is warmer than the outside environment.  A cold frame is simply a window frame propped up on wood to provide space for the plants.  They are easy [...]

How to Repair and Hang Gutters

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Gutters and downspouts are designed to carry rainwater away from a house or structure.  However, over a period of time gutters can fall into a state of disrepair, as does anything exposed to the elements. If you have removed your gutters to inspect them and repair any holes, now is a good time to clean [...]

Gazebo Storage

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Proper gazebo storage is something that a lot of owners overlook. A badly stored gazebo can become damaged quickly, which results in much wasted time and money. It is important that if you do not have a permanent gazebo you should tidy and store all of the necessary parts correctly. This will make the job [...]

A Gazebo as a Play Area

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Even if your gazebo is not a permanent structure it can provide the ideal play area for children.  Using a gazebo as a play area has a number of benefits; for example, it will encourage the children to be out in the fresh air rather than in the house watching television. They will, therefore, be [...]

The Advantages of a Wooden Garden Gazebo

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Adding a wooden gazebo can really enhance the use and fun you get out of your garden.What are the advantages of a wooden gazebo, and what accessories can you include? * A wooden gazebo provides you with an extra outdoor room, adding value to your property. * A wooden gazebo can be used all year [...]