What Do You Need to Consider Before Building a Garden Shed?

If you constantly find yourself running out of storage space for items like tools, and gardening equipment, or if you just want somewhere to relax in the summer, a garden shed is a great solution. And, if you have successfully completed any DIY projects in the past, you should easily be able to build one from scratch. But what do you need to build a garden shed, and do you need to consider anything before buying your blueprints? Keep reading for some ideas. Royalty free photo What Will Your Read more [...]

3 Incredible Outdoor Tips For People With Green Fingers

Do you love nothing more than spending your free time in the garden? Do all your friends refer to you as “the one with green fingers?” If so, you’ll be happy to learn the weather is going to pick up soon, and so you can get back to your favorite hobby. 2015 looks set to become the perfect year for gardeners. While the temperatures might be a little too cold at the moment, most experts are predicting we will have the hottest summer on record. For that reason, you need to start planning ahead. Read more [...]

Creating A Garden For The Whole Family

When it comes to your home, it stands to reason that you are going to want somewhere that the whole family can be happy. Of course, every family is different so there are no set rules for what is considered perfect. Instead, what you need to do is think about the needs of your family and create something perfect. One of the biggest things to take into account is the garden and what you are going to do with it. If you have young children then it is important to create a space that is the perfect Read more [...]

Look After The Wildlife In Your Garden, And They’ll Look After You

Thanks to Ryan for the image Sometimes, we are too quick to bemoan the garden wildlife visitors. In particular, the pests can be a major problem when growing plants and vegetables. However, it is important to remember that your garden is an ecosystem. No matter how small, it is the home to certain animals, wildlife and insects. It is in your interests not to disrupt the natural ecosystem too much. In fact, you should make it your goal to improve this ecosystem. By encouraging wildlife into Read more [...]

The Different Uses of Log Cabins

A log cabin isn’t just somewhere you stay when you’re on a skiing holiday in the Alps, you can have your own in your back garden if you want to! The stylish and spacious designs are perfect for adding a touch of class to the exterior of your home and provides a great alternative to the traditional wooden garden shed.   Log cabins are far from just alternatives to sheds, however. They have the potential to provide all kinds of uses around the home, many of which you might not have initially Read more [...]

Preparing Your Pond For Winter

It’s safe to say that winter is well on its way, so it’s time to prepare your pond for the colder weather. Put together a set of equipment, including a pond vacuum, plant scissors, tongs and maybe a net. This way you are well prepared for every season as it arrives. Plants and Trees First of all remove any delicate or exotic plants. They won’t be able to survive during a frost. Remove and wrap the roots in damp newspaper and then in bin liners or plastic bags. Keep in a heated shed or cellar Read more [...]

Heating the Pond

As the darker nights draw in, it’s important to make sure that you have the right heating system in your garden pond. After a summer spent cultivating and tending to your fish and plants, a cold winter can spoil the healthiest pond, costing you time and money. In the summer months, plants provide essential oxygen for fish, but as the weather changes and plants die off, the rotting waste releases toxic gasses. Add to this fish waste and other decaying matter and a lethal blend is created. If allowed Read more [...]

5 Essential Home and Garden Security Tips

We love and cherish our homes whether it’s a small one-bedroom flat as our first proper home after moving out, a cottage, small semi-detached property or luxury mansion in the country and we all want them to look their best and impress any family and friends who come to visit. The problem that we all have, especially when we have our own gardens, is keeping our property secure. We can spend hundreds, even thousands upgrading our homes and gardens into something we truly love, places we want to Read more [...]