Landscaping

Wrought Iron Style Metal Garden Railings: Substance and Style

Posted on January 30, 2021 at 9:51 pm

When choosing garden railings to enhance your property, wrought iron style railings are some of the most popular. This is because they offer both beauty and functionality in abundance, so they are an excellent decision for your property, whatever it is that you need to get from them. Wrought iron style metal railings are both classic and modern all at once, with a minimalist design but one that will never go out of fashion – and indeed, one that has already been in fashion for many years. If you want different designs with more decorative scrollwork, or you want something that is pared back and isn’t too exuberant, there will be an option for you. Metal railings can be used to form property boundaries, or they can be used to fence off particular areas of a garden in landscaping design, or they might just be used for creating an elegant entrance when coming into a property – first impressions are very important.

Why are Metal Railings a Good Option for your Property?

Metal railings can be used for both traditional and contemporary properties very successfully. Anything that you want from them, you will be able to get, as long as you choose high quality railings from a good supplier known for giving you the best value for your money.

These are some of the benefits you can enjoy through the use of metal garden railings:

  • They will give you more privacy when used at the entrance to your property or in the garden/outdoor area
  • They can help to improve security, especially when used in conjunction with brick walls
  • They have a solid metal frame to enhance their security and durability, as well as any infill bars and decorative elements
  • They look stunning, supplied with either a zinc plated powder coated finish, or available with a black primer
  • They are very good value for money compared to other security and decorative products

Choosing the Right Metal Garden Railings for your Property

First, you need to simply do your research and decide on the style of metal railing you want for your home. This will mainly come down to aesthetics, at least initially – your first lot of research should simply help you to decide what you want your railings to look like.

Then, once you are clear on the appearance of your railings and what you want to achieve with your property, you can begin to think about the practical elements too. This will include their installation, the way that you want them to be installed (alongside other fences, gates and walls) and the size that you will require. Some metal garden railings will be made to measure if you can’t find the right fit for your property.

Choosing Quality Metal Railings for your Property

If you want to find the highest quality metal railings possible, make sure you do your research, find a good supplier and ensure they can be delivered efficiently. Also make sure that they come ready to install so they will be easy for your to fit.

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Design your outside living space ready for the summer

Posted on January 26, 2021 at 3:40 pm

We are all looking towards the summer in the hope that all the restrictions will be lifted, and we can get back to socialising with our friends and family once again so why not spend this time redesigning and planning our outside living spaces ready.

The first thing to think about is how the outside space is used. Do you enjoy eating outside during the warmer months? If the answer to this question is yes, then think about having a table and chairs set that you can sit at to eat your meals instead of having to balance them on your lap. If on the other hand you prefer to sit out in the evenings with a drink to relax then garden furniture sets that include sofas and coffee tables may be more suited to you and your guests.

The sound of running water is always a lovely sound to hear when relaxing in the garden so think about installing a pond or water feature. Do not worry if you have a small garden as even a small water feature can bring a sense of calm and serenity to a seating area.

Plants are an essential part of any outdoor living area so think about planting aromatic flowers and herbs nearby which will give off a wonderful aroma in the space.

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Cheap Wooden Garden Fences

Posted on November 19, 2020 at 10:43 pm

There are various styles of garden fences that you can get, primarily made of either metal or wood as the two most common materials. Most people have a clear preference based on aesthetics – if your preference is for a wooden garden fence, then you will probably want the looks without having to pay over the odds.

Is it worth it to buy a cheap wooden fence for your garden? If a fence is too cheap, it may be flimsy and poorly made. From a reputable supplier or manufacturer though, a cheaper wooden fence should still be well made. Look at reviews, assess the quality of the products and find out whether they are the right ones for you. Balancing cost with a practical design and an attractive appearance is very important and with a little research, you will come to your own conclusions regarding wooden garden fences and their cost.

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An Overview of Gladioli

Posted on May 2, 2019 at 10:34 pm

The gladiolus is is a part of the iris family, which might also be known as the sword lily. It is a tropical flower from hot climates, primarily Asia and Africa, so it will need some careful looking after if you want to grow gladioli successfully. You should also buy gladioli bulbs from good gardening sources and plant them at the right time of year if you are going to get the most out of them and give them the best chance of flowering happily and successfully for as long as possible in your garden.

If you are new to gardening, or you haven’t grown gladioli before, then there are some things you will need to know to give you the best chance of success with them. Here is a general overview of gladioli, and how to care for them:

What do gladioli look like?

The gladiolus is a distinctive flower, tall and spiked in shape. They can come in many different colours, from pinks and reds through to purples and yellows. You can get all varieties in the UK, including medium flowering gladioli, dwarf gladioli and a mixture of other kinds.

Planting your gladioli bulbs

You will need to plant gladioli when there is no danger of frost anymore, usually between March and June depending on how mild the weather has been and how warm the soil has become. The warmer the soil, the better ,as you don’t want your bulbs to be in danger of getting too cold and becoming damaged. This could mean that the shoots don’t begin to grow.

You should plant the bulbs around 4 inches deep into the soil and make sure the pointed part of the bulb is facing upwards. This means the plants can take root effectively. You should dig the holes a little deeper than this though, and fill them with some compost or manure first, to make sure the bulbs have all the nutrients they need when they start to grow.

Selecting the right position to plant your gladioli bulbs

As with any type of plant or flower, gladioli need the right conditions to grow. Remember that these flowers come from much warmer climates, so you need to give them plenty of sunlight and warmth if they are going to grow successfully. Place them in a sunny spot where they will be able to catch as much of the day’s sun as possible. Try not to have them in the shade of a wall or other plants.

If you are growing your gladioli for cut flowers, it’s usually best to plant them in rows. This makes it easy to reach all the flowers so that you can cut them easily without damaging the plants. If you are growing them as a perennial, plant them in small clusters. This is the best way of making the most of those spiky, unusual flowers. When you have planted the bulbs, keep the soil moist but don’t over-water it. Gladioli will like well-drained soil best.

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Cladding for a Shed

Posted on April 29, 2019 at 9:04 pm

Cladding can be used to make any outdoor area appear more rustic, or more modern – whichever the case may be. Cladding is generally applied to sheds and wooden outbuildings/garages to help them blend in with their surroundings and to give them some extra protection from the weather as well. If you have cladding on your home, you can match the cladding of your external buildings to that on your home so you can ensure you have continuity throughout.

There are various styles of cladding you can choose, including waney edge and feather edge. They are installed similarly – unless you opt for a tongue and groove option where the cladding will slot together to form a neater appearance on completion. The look you choose is entirely up to you, depending on what you prefer for your home. You can choose different types of timber, like oak, cedar, redwood, spruce and larch.

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