If you’ve got a garden, you’re blessed and should do what you can to get the most out of it. And yet, many garden owners take their own little patches of green space for granted, and fail to properly take advantage of the great opportunities presented by them. With increasing numbers of people living in cities, gardens – and areas of green space that can be used for personal leisure in general – are not as accessible as they once were for the average person. This is especially unfortunate when you consider the fact that there is research to indicate that people who spend more time outdoors, and in nature specifically, have significantly better mental and physical health outcomes than those who spend the majority of their time indoors.Read more
The weather is warming up and the sun is showing its face so that can only mean that it’s time to get your garden in shape for spring and summer.
If winter weather has been harsh on your garden, then there might be damage to your shrubs or trees. Make sure you clean up by pruning your branches as the winter could have damaged them. You’ll need to spend time cutting back dead leaves and branches so that new growth can take place. Look around your garden for any damage, and be careful and keep an eye out for Leylandii conifers which can often be common casualties in storms as they are tall and leafy and catch the wind. If you do have tall conifers, it might be an idea to take the tops out once the weather improves.Read more
Garden and outdoor spaces can often be a chore for some and delight to others. Depending on how you see it though, your outdoor area should be given the same amount of care and attention that you give to your indoors. So if you want to take your garden to the next level, then here’s how to do it. Read more
If you’re looking out into your garden and thinking that you really should make a start on getting it cleared for the spring planting session, you’re not alone. But, honestly, it’s still pretty cold outside and you would much rather be looking through your favourite blogs and magazines for inspiration.
We take a look at some of the minimal garden maintenance duties you can carry out to make you feel better for doing at least something but that won’t keep you out in the cold and wind for too long.Read more
A lot of people don’t have the time and energy for gardening. However, this shouldn’t mean letting your outdoor space become a jungle of weeds and untamed shrubs. By making a few investments, you can have a design that looks good and doesn’t require much upkeep. Here are just a few ways to create a low maintenance garden.Read more