Are you feeling a little cooped up? Once spring has sprung, we all think about spending more time getting fresh air. Today’s world of digital devices and constant work also finds us yearning for a natural landscape. However, this doesn’t mean that furniture is out the window. Here’s how you can enjoy your garden more often with the best outdoor furniture.… View Post
So, you just moved in and you’re not sure where to start. That’s alright, it’s pretty typical to be overwhelmed by your new digs. But there is one obvious challenge to tackle first: your lawn.
The first thing your neighbors will see is your lawn. Is it brown? Green? Is the grass cut? The answers to those questions might determine what the neighborhood thinks about the rest of your property. As the focal point of your property, your grass says a lot about you. It is a window into the rest of your home. A good looking yard often times means a well-balanced house with a pride of ownership.… View Post
Many people overlook the importance of outdoor decor in the modern design world. The interior is king, naturally, as we spend all of our time indoors when at home. However, forgetting or foregoing the outdoor is as short-sighted as it is tragic. The outside of your house is the surface seen by the world. It is what you gaze lovingly at from your back or front yard on a warm day in spring, and it is important for these reasons.… View Post
It is great to have a garden. For kids, having access to a private outdoor space is very beneficial. Numerous studies show that spending time outside playing is good for their physical, mental and emotional health.
So, if you have a garden it makes a lot of sense to make the most of it. Installing some outdoor lighting can really help you with this. Potentially, you and your children will be able to spend every evening in the garden. … View Post
There’s something really satisfying about growing stuff but when that “stuff” is food, it’s even moreso. Growing your own vegetables is not only satisfying but it’s also part of a really healthy lifestyle. If you’re serious about growing your own vegetables the best way to do so is a purpose made polytunnel. Polytunnels are vital in protecting your precious crops from the elements whether this is rain, snow, wind or just very low temperatures.… View Post
Your garden is an important part of your home. It is a place that not only your entire family can use, but it is the part of your home that can often be seen from the outside. One of the only downsides about gardens is that they come in a variety of shapes and sizes, which means that whilst some have plenty of space, others can feel a little short.
The thing to remember when it comes to your garden is that style doesn’t have to be linked to space. In fact, there are a number of garden design styles that you can choose which are ideal for a variety of gardens.… View Post
When planning a new patio it is best to consider the colour scheme beyond just the colour of the paving slabs. If you want a patio garden, then you will need containers to grow plants in. Try to be sure that you can obtain containers or planters which blend well with the colour of the slabs. For example, light brown paving slabs above may look very nice, but are not so easy to blend in naturally with surroundings, or find complementary planters for.… View Post
If you struggle to find enough space in your home, then you’re not alone. Many of us struggle to live comfortably within our homes, especially with a growing family. If you’ve got to the point where your home is feeling more like a storage facility and you’re struggling to enjoy family time, you may be considering your options. But if moving or carrying out major expansion work are out of the question, then what can you do to increase living space?… View Post
A conservatory can increases the size and value of your home, offering a unique space that can be used for a number of purposes. Conservatories can be used as living rooms, dining rooms, reading rooms and even as gyms. They are used a lot by all the members of the family and therefore, you must make necessary efforts to protect them against accidents and the wear & tear that time brings.… View Post
It might seem a crazy idea to spend time sitting in the garden when the misery of the winter weather is upon us. But, with these simple ideas, you can enjoy the winter and your garden, a unique but still beautiful environment.
As soon as October ends, we retreat indoors. And no wonder, the gloom, the grey overcast skies, the rain, the wind and the dark evenings force us to retreat to the warmth of the living room.… View Post
Well, winter is here once more, and if you’re like me you might just be staring out at your garden longingly, wish you could get your hands dirty. While winter is never the right time to start gardening and sink your hands into the soil, this doesn’t mean you can’t think about what you’re going to do to your garden. We’ve got some great ideas too and ways that you can certainly make your neighbours more than a little jealous.… View Post
So, the nights are drawing in, it’s pretty dark when you get the kids up for school and the temperature has definitely dropped a few degrees! We all know how to get our homes feeling cosy and warm, whether it’s bringing down all the extra throws and blankets from the loft, buying some new rugs or investing in a new kettle for all the hot drinks we’re going to enjoy!
But what about your garden? … View Post
Your garden is somewhere you go to relax and unwind – the beauty spot of the house. But could your garden be harbouring an extremely hazardous material? Asbestos is well-known as a very dangerous substance and it is most commonly associated with industrial buildings. But this is not necessarily the case at all – in fact, asbestos isn’t just possible in your garden, it might even be likely. Let’s take a look at where you might find asbestos in your garden and exactly what you should do about it.… View Post
Ever feel like the house is overrun with kids’ stuff or clutter? Dream of the oasis of an adult’s only room where you can’t stand on Lego, no creepy dolls eye-balling you and the only snacks on offer are cheese & wine?
As a parent, it is hard trying to grasp precious moments to yourself, with your partner or entertaining friends, but we know you deserve it.… View Post
Part of building a kid-friendly environment in the garden is choosing the right plants to put in. Adding hedges to your garden is a great way of creating zones and privacy areas, and also encouraging some wildlife into your garden throughout the year. Hedges are also a little more resilient (and less likely to be trampled) then some of the smaller plants. Planting hedges can mean the garden is a little more inviting as a play area than if you install a collection of easily smashed potted plants or even a greenhouse. So what hedges are best for kids?… View Post