Awnings from Markilux Brand – Four Wonderful Choices for You

Do you want to find the best awnings on earth? If so, you should check out Markilux awnings. Produced by Markilux, the largest producer of awnings in Germany, these products are elegant, innovative, functional, safe, and dependable. For more than a quarter of a century, Markilux has been making life on the patios and balconies more comfortable and pleasant. Marklilux is now an international brand. Its presence is felt strongly here in the UK and elsewhere in the world. Besides owning a dedicated team of master craftsmen and designers, Marklilux also uses materials that meet the highest standards of quality. If you intend to add an awning to your outdoor area, there are four main types you could choose from Markilux awnings collections. Each is briefly discussed as shown below.

Gardening Jobs for January

Trees and Shrubs Remove dead and untidy branches. Support any shrubs which have become loosened by the wind and stake them if need be. Hedges Tough, deciduous hedges like privet and hawthorn can be hand pruned in mild weather. Fruit Prune apple and pear trees. Feed trees and bushes and also strawberries with sulphate of potash. Force rhubarb plants by covering the crown of the plant with an upturned bin or bucket. This will force the pink stems to grow and they should be ready in about 8 weeks time. Annuals and Biennials If this has not already been done, then prepare beds for Spring sowing. After a severe frost, firm biennials which were planted in the Autumn. Dahlias and Begonias Inspect stored tubers for rotting, mould and for drying...

How To Clean A Patio

It’s coming to the end of summer, so it’s probably best to give your patio one more clean before winter creeps up on us all. The job can be time-consuming , depending on how big/dirty the patio is. Here’s a few tips to help. First make sure to declutter your patio. If there’s something that doesn’t belong there or has lost appeal in your patio, then get rid of it! Clean the patio area and get rid of all the dirt, debris, leaves etc. If you have annoying weeds, then use a kitchen knife to remove them. You can also pour salt or use weed killer to get rid for good. To start cleaning, make a solution with a cup of bleach and bucket water. Use a stiff brush to...

How to Properly Maintain Wooden Garage Doors

Wood garage doors are mostly popular with homes that have a more traditional style; they look great especially on house’s that have a ranch, colonial or Victoria style. Even though garage doors made from this type of material are the most aesthetically pleasing as you can customise the appearance to your whim – they can be stained, painted, or even engraved – however, this doesn’t come without drawbacks. If you have decided to purchase a wooden garage door then it’s important to understand how to properly care for it; this will ensure that the door stays in good condition throughout the years and that you don’t waste your money purchasing a replacement. By following the tips outlined below you can make sure that the material of your garage door stays...

Best soil for plant growth

Each different type of soil is better suited to different types of plants. The only bad soils are sand, clay soil and alluvial soil. Sand has too much drainage and plants just blow away as there is no substance to bind the soil together, sand also has very little nutritional value to provide plants. Although squash and corn grows well in clay soil. Clay soil struggles to absorb water naturally, it also requires extensive labour to prepare clay soil for planting. Corn also grows well in alluvial soil but that also lacks nutritional value and it dries out quickly. Alluvial soil was the soil involved in the “Dustbowl of the 1930’s.” Loam is the best soil for plant growth because it retains nutrients well and retains water while still allowing...