Month: July 2015

Looking After Your Greenhouse

greenhouse

Greenhouses are a great addition to any garden as they allow you to grow plants with protection from the inevitably cool and wet British weather. However, it isn’t necessarily as simple as putting the plants into the greenhouse and leaving them to grow- you must take care of your greenhouse and the plants within it…. Read more »

Tips on Keeping Your Garden Free of Weeds

dandelion

Weeds are a nuisance to any whose garden they appear in. Unless treated correctly, they will continue to grow in the garden, ruining the appearance of the garden on which you have spent valuable time and money. In order to reduce the number of weeds that grow in your garden, you should install some preventative… Read more »

How to Make the Perfect Decking Area

decking

A decking area is a great alternative to having a patio area in your garden. Because they are usually raised, a decking area can add extra depth and texture to your garden through the creation of another level. As a perfect place to relax in your garden during the summer months, you will want to… Read more »

Creating an Ideal Pond

pond

A pond can be a lovely addition to any garden, you can make them as big or as small as you like, making them incredibly versatile. You can also decorate them to your taste, making them a wildlife haven if you love animals, or a pretty focal point if that is what you would prefer…. Read more »

Tips on Using Plant Fertiliser

plants

We are often told about the importance of using plant fertiliser in the garden to give our plants a bit of a helping hand to reach their fullest potential. However, a lot of the time, we are unsure of how to use them properly, or why some fertilisers are better used in different situations to… Read more »

Recycling Ideas for the Garden

compost

We are constantly told about the importance of recycling and reusing materials in our homes and there is no reason that this can’t apply for our gardens, too. The abundance of garden furniture and equipment available means that it can just be easier to buy them, but there is nothing quite like the satisfaction of… Read more »

Tips on Making your Garden Child Friendly

play frame

As much as you want your garden to look beautiful and be as relaxing as possible, if children also use your garden regularly, it can’t be perfect until it is child friendly and safe for them. This doesn’t mean that your garden can’t look great, but it does mean that you should perhaps keep a… Read more »

Gardening Tasks for August

summer garden

Once again, a new month means new jobs to carry out in the garden. You might be going away to get some sun, or just hoping to enjoy some relaxing sunny days in the garden, but it is still important to keep on top of your gardening. However, if you are unsure of what needs… Read more »