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Landscape Gardening

Landscape gardening advice for your garden projects with insights from our Checkatrade vetted experts
Outdoor dining ideas

Landscape Gardening

An appetite for alfresco? Our top outdoor dining ideas

When the summer months arrive, it’s tempting to spend as much time outside as possible. And outdoor dining is a wonderful way to savour the warmth and peace of your garden or outside space. Whether it’s a quick coffee in the morning, a family picnic on the grass or an evening barbecue, dining al fresco...

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Garden landscaping ideas: Water features to splash out on

Water features can transform an outdoor space into a tranquil oasis, with their beautiful aesthetics and soothing sounds. From rock ponds and birdbaths to garden fountains and waterfalls, there are many different ways to add a peaceful garden water feature to your outdoor area. Why have a water feature in your garden? Water features offer...

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Flagstone patio ideas

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Flagstone patio ideas

Planning your next garden project? Have you thought about introducing a patio into your outdoor space? If so, consider flagstone, which is simply any flat stone cut to shape and laid as paving slabs. A classic choice for garden paving, you can achieve a wide range of looks and finishes with flagstone. If you’re planning...

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Creating a concrete patio

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Concrete patio ideas

Not just for driveways and garden paths, concrete is ideal for creating a patio space made for outdoor dining and entertaining. You might assume a concrete patio is simply a dull slab with the odd crack here and there, but there are plenty of ways you can landscape concrete to make it stylish and tailored...

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Creating a raised patio

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Raised patio ideas

A raised patio is perfect if you want to add an extra element to your outdoor space that’s functional and visually appealing. As well as adding interest to your garden layout, a raised patio is also low-cost and low maintenance. Often used to create a dedicated recreational area or as a focal point in an...

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Building a shed

Landscape Gardening

How to build a shed on the cheap

Having a shed in your garden is a great way of adding extra storage space. A garden shed is ideal for locking away everything from garden furniture and lawnmowers, to tools and outdoor equipment. On other words, anything that won’t fit in your home or already overcrowded garage. As the weather improves and we’re all...

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Garden design ideas for any garden

Landscape Gardening

Garden design ideas: Create a landscaped garden in any outdoor space

Your garden should be a space you love to spend time in, regardless of its size, shape or natural features. Having an outdoor area to call your own is a wonderful thing, so why not make the most of it by creating a garden design that really works for you? Whether you want to create...

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Low maintenance gardening ideas

Landscape Gardening

Easy-going gardening: Low maintenance garden design ideas

With the long-awaited summer months just around the corner, now is the perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy outdoor living. For some of us, that means a much-relished opportunity to roll up your sleeves and get gardening. But what if you’d rather relax in your outdoor space than spend precious time and energy making...

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Sloped garden ideas

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Garden design ideas: Sloped garden ideas to fall for

Gardens come in all shapes and sizes. Not every garden is level, but even in a sloped garden, you can still create an inviting, functional and attractive outdoor space. From streams and water features through to scattered flowerbeds, shrubs and patio areas, it’s easy to transform a sloped garden into an inspiring space to enjoy...

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Mosiac paving

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Perfect that patio: Garden paving ideas

Summer is fast approaching. It’s the perfect time to get your garden ready for long summer days and outdoor dining. Garden paving doesn’t just look great, and it also adds a practical dimension to your garden. Hardwearing and accessible paths, walkways and patios mean you can enjoy your garden all the more when the sun...

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Someone is knelt on grass and gardening

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Escape the house: Get your garden ready for spring

During challenging times, it’s more important than ever that you take care of your health and wellbeing. One of the best ways to do this is to ensure that you remain active and get your daily fix of fresh air and plenty of Vitamin D. And, with spring fast approaching, many of us are already...

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garden lighting ideas

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Outdoor lighting ideas

Being a homeowner is delightfully satisfying, especially if it is something that you have been working towards for a while: but it can be a pricy business too. It can be all too easy for things like decorating that last bedroom or sorting out the garden to be left for a while until finances allow...

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