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Small garden ideas that cater for the whole family

As a family, a priority when buying a house is often the size of the garden – which should be functional for long summer days where children can run around and facilitate some grown-up areas for relaxation. However, for those living in cities, a garden is a luxury, with many of us forced to live...

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small garden low maintenance

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Low-maintenance garden solutions

In those few days of British sunshine, having access to a garden makes a big difference. That’s why two-thirds of British homeowners say it’s what they want most from a home. While everyone loves their garden, not everyone loves gardening. Especially in rental properties, where most tenants prefer low-maintenance outdoor environments that require little upkeep....

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Victorian tiled path

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Looking for garden ideas? Think about bringing the inside outside

It’s the time of year when we all start to move outside, isn’t it? We spend a lot of the year desperate for some extra living space, and as soon as the weather warms up, we start to make plans on how to best use our outside areas. Why are outdoor spaces important? It’s a...

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Artificial grass

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What are the benefits of artificial grass installation?

Summer has officially started, which means once again, many of us will begin the process of deciding whether it’s time to finally sort out the garden. Creating the outdoor environment of your dreams is one of the most common desires for British homeowners, but restrictive budgets or poor weather can frequently get in the way....

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Is my landlord responsible for trimming trees?

Not all rental properties come with a garden, but when they do, it’s often something that tenants really cherish. While everyone enjoys spending time outside, not everybody enjoys the maintenance that comes with upkeeping an outdoor space. However, many landlords believe that it’s a ‘given’ that residents will take care of this for themselves. It’s...

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fence panelling

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Fence panelling – don’t sit on the fence!

With summer just around the corner, many of us will begin wondering whether it’s finally time to make those changes to our garden. For those looking to make an upgrade, there’s a number of simple alterations that can make a big difference. However, for those looking to transform their garden, more significant action might be...

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Uplighting Plants for Garden

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Light up my garden

Often when looking to renovate a property many will instinctively head indoors. Revamping the internal décor of your home is always a worthwhile investment, but often there’s as much to be gained by making simple changes in the garden. Updating a home’s exterior can help unlock a new living space, allowing you to get the...

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artificial grass installation

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Cost for laying artificial grass

Tired of constantly mowing the grass? Worried about your lawn’s appearance? Artificial grass has been growing massively in popularity in the past five years as more homeowners recognise the benefits of low-maintenance, consistently beautiful lawns. They can save countless weekends mowing and significant amounts of water and other products involved in lawn maintenance. Clearly, of course, there is an argument that replacing a naturally grown lawn with artificial grass will reduce the attraction of nature to your garden - something that you should look to offset through additional planting elsewhere.

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Braod beans taken from your garden

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Want to love your garden all year round?

If you love your garden but don’t know what to do with it in the winter, we have some ideas to keep you enjoying your outside space all season long. If you have the room, why not start by growing a vegetable patch? There are all sorts of vegetables that can be planted in the...

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preventing decking from decaying

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How to prevent your decking from decaying

Prevention is better than cure when it comes to preparing your garden decking for the change in seasons. Repairing or replacing damaged decking and broken sections can be a big and costly job, so if you can prepare and preserve your panels, you’ll be well on your way to looking after your wood for winter....

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