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A patio pathway for your garden

Posted on November 30, 2013 at 2:16 pm

Depending on the size of your garden, it’s always nice to be able to walk from the top to the bottom without hassle, and a patio pathway can be just the trick. If you have a largely mature garden, mainly made up of shrubs, trees and lawn, you may need to put on your wellies.

This is not the case for patio pathways and they are set into the lawn, allowing you to walk down to the bottom, perhaps to your summer house. Many garden have patio pathways and it can be important to choose the right one. Patio pathways don’t have to be completely joined and running the full length of the garden. Some o the most attractive are merely patio stepping stones leading down to the garden.

Today there are many designer and decorative patio pathway stepping stones that lead down to the garden, and it’s important to choose a design that suits your garden, because once the stones begin to sink into he lawn, there shape will last a long time, meaning it’s not just as simple as removing them.

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Clearing your Garden Clutter

Posted on November 28, 2013 at 9:46 am

Clutter in gardens builds up over time, especially during autumn and winter. To make sure that yours stays at tidy as possible, we’re providing you with a few tips.

  1. Clear fallen leaves quickly and frequently – Leaves are always going to be falling down to our gardens, especially during Autumn, and it can seem like a never ending process but clearing these leaves frequently makes the process easier. Instead of letting leaves build up, they are less likely to go soggy with frequent removal.
  2. Cleaning your patio or your decking is also another important aspect. Winter often means more dirt and more grime, and it’s important to make sure your patio decking is in good shape before the bad British weather begins.
  3. Cutting the grass before the weather strikes is also beneficial. If grass is long heading into the winter period, you will be leaving yourself with a monumental job when the weather picks up during spring.
  4.   Trimming your hedges and shrubs will neaten up any garden, and it can be quite astonishing to see how much they have grown throughout the year.
  5. Finally clearing your shed is important. As we head into winter many people may forget about the items they posses and store in a shed. If they can be damaged by cold weather they should be removes or perhaps even covered up because cold breezes can easily find their way through a wood panel shed.

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Closing down your garden swimming pool

Posted on November 26, 2013 at 12:42 pm

Each winter, many people will have to close down their garden swimming pool and there are various steps you will need to take to make sure the job is done correctly.

First check the alkalinity and calcium hardness of the water in the pool, and add pool chemicals if they are required. Cleaning the water is vital and it can prevent your garden swimming pool from getting stains. If you haven’t; done so already, dropping the water level is important, and cleaning your filters will certainly be an important aspect.

Once your water level is down, you should place a winter cover over the top; this is probably the most important aspect of closing down your garden swimming pool. We would recommend a safety cover as it prevents contamination and it can actually save lives, to stop children, pets, and even adults falling in. Before you pull out the Christmas tree, make sure you haven’t forgotten about your pool, and prepare it for winter.

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Garden furniture that’s built to last

Posted on November 24, 2013 at 7:15 am

Many gardens with hold some kind of Garden furniture, whether it’s a table, a stool, chairs, a bench or a even a garden sofa, and to make sure you choose garden furniture that’s built to last, we’re providing some garden furniture material options.

Metal is always going to be considered one of the strongest materials, especially for gardens, and purchasing steel benches tables and chairs can be a good option, they are likely to last a long time, but they may require maintenance to stop rust damaging their tables and chairs.

Opting for wooden garden furniture can also be a relative good decision, wood does rot over time, but again, its life will be extended if it’s given regular maintenance. However, wrought iron is likely to not rust as much as steel and it’s certainly going to last a lot longer than wood and normal metal.

Iron is heavy, difficult to move, and because it’s so strong, it can resist bad weather. And for this reason alone, we make it our number one material for garden furniture, yet it’s probably best to get it delivered because it really is quite heavy.

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Having a colour themed garden

Posted on November 22, 2013 at 11:15 am

Gardens can sometime be viewed like a room in a house, and it’s not just bathrooms and kitchens that can have colour themes, a garden can too. A colour themed garden often begins with the types of flowers you have, and by carefully selecting flowers of various colours you can start to set the tone for your colour themed garden.

Furniture should also be of a similar colour, and the same can be said for your outbuildings. For example, if you had a blue summer house, you should look at buying of finishing your garden furniture in the same or similar blue colour, whilst having blue coloured flowers.

A colour themed garden is not for everyone but they can be quite stunning if they are created with careful considerations, and these are some of the garden features you will need to think about before you create a garden of few colours.

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