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...

Creating a mature garden

A mature garden can suit a variety of homes, and by mature we do not mean it should look outdated, we mean mature in terms of its plants trees and shrubs. Creating a mature garden is not easy, and it can take time, but the right selection of plants can certainly speed up the process. Mature gardens are lively and green, and it usually involves a lawn or separate laws surrounding by thick bushes and trees. Thick hedges can be beneficial to a website and they can quite easily be cut to a certain shape, making your garden as a howl look a lot more presentable. A mature garden should combine countryside with privacy. The shrubs and plants may be within fenced boundaries, but it is important that they are...

Designing garden borders

To make a garden something of pure beauty it can be important to focus in on various aspects, one of which should be your garden borders. Of course, we’re not just talking about the wood panel fencing; we’re talking about what’s just inside of that border. Many people will opt for flowerbed borders, yet while they can be quite beautiful, they are not the easiest to maintain. One that is perhaps not as pleasing on the eye yet is easy to maintain can be pebble borders or even wood chippings. This can potentially mean the only thing you need to maintain in your garden is the lawn every once in a while. Borders can play a part in shaping your lawn, and they can certainly provide more style but a...

Garden trends – Essential garden furniture for 2014

As 2013 comes to a close, it’s fair to say that we were treated by the weather this year, well, the summer weather was good enough for the United Kingdom. You may already be thinking about 2014 and next summer, and with this in mind, we’re providing you with a few must have essentials for your garden if you want to keep up with the garden trends. A weatherproof garden sofa Rattan and glass coffee table Vintage style deck and beach chairs Garden pods Summer houses Stone garden benches These are just a few of the latest trends in garden, so to make sure yours doesn’t fall behind in terms of garden trends, use this guide to inspire your next garden design.