Gardening to Stay Fit and Healthy

Recent research has suggested that 4-5 hours a week of gardening can help reduce the risk of kidney stones, and it has made us think differently about gardening, and its healthy benefit’s Gardening is a large term, it’s pretty much of the same scale as ‘cleaning’; there are so many different tasks within the term gardening, including: Digging Planting Weeding Watering Mowing Painting (sheds and fences) Trimming shrubs Each of these tasks can help improve body strength and fitness. You can increase your flexibility, strengthen your joints, decrease cholesterol levels, lower the chances of diabetes and increase stamina. We recommend gardening as valid workout for any individual, plus your garden is going to look better in the process.    

Getting Green, Green Grass

Annoyingly grass is not always as green as we want it to be. There’s nothing better than looking out over your garden to see a really vibrant green lawn, looking healthy and fresh. To get the lawn you dream of or to transform your existing discoloured lawn, make sure you follow our pieces of advice. Mow your lawn regularly. This is an important factor, but your should also make sure your lawnmower blade is sharp, because you don’t want to tear the blade, you want to cut it precisely, and you should ideally stick to the general rule-of-thumb and cut the grass down in size to between 3 and 4 inches. Lot of water will also help make sure your grass stays green. If you water deeply the soil will...

Are Garden Pods the next best thing to Summer Houses?

When garden pods came on the market, not many people knew what to think. They are basically round balls that you and your family or guest can sit in, whilst enjoying 360 degree views of your garden. The frame is usually built with wood and glass, and it’s extremely weatherproof and easy to maintain, but the cost could put a few potential customers off. Depending on the size, they can be priced between £5,000 and £20,000. Inside they are not the most spacious, especially at the top and the bottom where the sides come in, however, the sophisticated style is quite remarkable, and they’re certain to be in trend for many years to come. Garden pods are different than summer houses, they obviously both provide a space for people to...

Are Summer Houses worth the Cost?

Today many British gardens contain summer houses so the demand has certainly increased, mainly because of how cheap summer houses are in today’s market. They can often seem like sheds with windows, and furniture inside instead of junk. However summer houses can actually be a lot different. The wood used is extremely thick and strong, while they are often well insulated, making them ideal for British summers and not just the summers in Spain or Greece. One benefit of summer houses is that you do not require planning permission, unless it covers half of the garden, which is not usually the case. Summer houses can be great spaces for gym equipment or your own interests or hobbies like photography or art, and they can be built to last. If you...

Cleaning up your Garden Leaves

If there’s any time where a garden can look messy it’s during winter and especially Autumn. If your garden is surrounded by trees, your lawn certain to be hidden by browning leaves; it can make your garden look untidy. There are a few steps you need to take to keep your garden tidy from Autumn into Winter, and firstly it is important to wait. There really is no point in tidying up heaps of leaves to find the next day there are more. There is going to be an untidy period, and you have to accept that. Then once the trees are extremely thin or perhaps even bare it’s time to collect the garden leaves. Of course hand collecting leave scan make it a quick and tiring process. Leaf blowers...