Making the Most Of Your Garden With Stairs Access

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When's the last time you stepped out in your garden? When we surveyed a number of people and asked this question, we got a lot of surprising answers. Overwhelmingly, we found out that the garden space is under-utilised.

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Five Common Garden Lighting Mistakes

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At last, temperatures are starting to rise and there's a definite feel of spring in the air. At this time of year, your thoughts might turn to your garden and any improvements you can make to ensure its shipshape for all those upcoming summer parties and barbeques. One great way to give your outdoor space a facelift is to introduce some lights.

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An Aerogarden Review

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Starting off utilising hydroponics might be quite daunting as depending on what you would like to produce there may be a great deal of information to gain. A pain-free and simple way to begin gaining knowledge in hydroponics and trying out whether it is for you is the Aerogarden.

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How To Make Your Garden Into A Summer Haven

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After March's hot weather, people are looking forward to the summer and wondering what they can do to make sure they make the most of the sunshine. Many gardens across the UK will have suffered the wrath of a cold winter, leaving plants dead and paving stones damaged.

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On Planning Compliant Log Cabins

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From late 2010, the local planning regulations in relation to our door structures were changed to include garden sheds, log cabins and summer houses. This was mainly due to the fact that in the the UK we have seen a lot of out-buildings being converted to illegal living accommodation - basically bits of sheds and garages have been turned into bed sits! Apart from being unsightly, they look down-right dangerous. Who knows if the wiring has been installed correctly or that the plumbing and waste water is not being dumped into some one else's property ? So to combat this blight on the landscape the local planning regulations were changed to try and make it simple to understand what you can and can not do with an outside structure such as a log cabin. Although it all sounds rather complex, don't worry it is not.

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The Different Types Of Lawn Mowers

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There is a huge selection of lawn mowers on the market, with a wide variety of sizes, types, and price ranges. There are lawn mowers for industrial lawn care and there are mowers for residential use.

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A Few Interesting Facts About Log Cabins

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It's often said that the simplest of things perhaps have the most stunning stories behind them. The same is proved true by the incredible tale of the log cabin.

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A Guide to Garden Fencing

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Whether it's keeping intruders out, or pets and children in, fencing has long been viewed as an essential feature of British gardens. In 1856, celebrated lumber baron, Henry Cleveland, declared that 'though the fence ranks among the minor matters of building, it is far from being unimportant.

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A Primer to Get You Started on Garden Decking

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Decking is a type of outdoor flooring structure commonly used in gardens. You will find decking is gardens of various sizes and in commercial properties as well as in residential gardens.

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Cleaning Up Our New Home Garden

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We recently moved into a beautiful old house in the downtown neighborhood of our city. The house is everything we were looking for, but it was built in 1905 so it has its share of problems.

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My First Attempt at a Kind of Farming

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"Farming" is the grand term we like to use for our first effort at growing a square-foot vegetable garden. My husband and I moved into our cookie-cutter home two years ago.

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How to Get Rid of Slugs from Your Garden

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Ugh! Slugs! Surely one of the grossest aspects of gardening. Not only are they slimy and yucky, but they will also eat your plants.

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The Beginning of My Gardening Odyssey

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Recently I stopped at a flower tent along side the road I was driving on. Not being in a hurry to get home I decided to stop and browse.

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Get Leftover Granite for Landscaping and Pathways

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My fiance used to work in the granite industry, and still has some friends doing that work. Sometimes we can get a lot of free leftover pieces, which we’ve been using in the garden for landscaping.

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Garden Centres

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Garden centres came into being about fifty years and originated in America. Before the concept caught on in this country we bought our plants from local nurseries.

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On Telecommuting From the Bottom of My Garden

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Being a telecommuter isn't for everybody, yet I would suggest that for those who have a career in a design-orientated area, do seriously consider doing your work from home if it's possible to do so. So, why? Creativity isn't a nine to five thing - you could be creative at anytime of the whole day, not just 9 to 5.

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Where are the gardening hotspots around the UK?

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Do you live in a UK city with optimum conditions for growing plants, fruit and vegetables and working in the garden? If so, read on. A new infographic from garden supplies and ericaceous compost retailer Compost Direct has analysed the various components of successful gardening to establish where in the UK is best for green-fingered gardeners. To find out how your city fared and more about the gardening hotspots, view the infographic in full. .

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Finding the Right Trampoline for Your Section

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Do you feel up in the air about which trampoline is right for you? Trampolining provides great exercise and entertainment for young children right through to the elderly. However, choosing the best one to suit your needs can be challenging, as there are many different types of trampolines for sale.

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Preparing Your Garden For Winter

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With Winter approaching, it's time for your garden to go to sleep and refresh itself ready for spring. Here we highlight 5 top tips to prepare your garden for winter. Water ButtsThroughout the year, your water butt can accumulate quite a lot of dirt and grunge, never mind rotting leaves in the downpipe from guttering.

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A Look at the Benefits and Costs of Owning a Greenhouse

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Greenhouse gardening has become very popular in recent years. What's lead to this growth in demand for greenhouses? Well, let's look at the benefits of owning a greenhouse:-you can grow plants, fruits and vegetables that are impossible to grow outside of a greenhouse in your countryyou can extend the season for the plants, fruits and vegetables you can grow in your countryit's a warm haven for you in a cold winterit's not just a barrier between the weather and your beloved plants, fruits and vegetables - it's also a barrier preventing squirrels and other pests from being a nuisanceyou can fully control the environment - a gardener's dreamIt's easy to see what's driving the popularity behind greenhouses, but they do come with disadvantages too :-plonking a greenhouses somewhere in your garden can disrupt the aesthetic appeal of your gardenit's not cheap to both build and heat a greenhouseExpect bigger water billsthey require a lot of your time to maintainHaving said that, most gardeners anticipate those drawbacks, and so it's a lot easier to budget for such a project when you know the kinds of running costs involved.

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You Don't Need Green Fingers to Create a Stunning Garden

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Who doesn't want a spectacular garden? A sanctuary for lazy summer afternoons and a stunning location for dinner guests to relax and unwind. But the reality is that many people will be put off by the amount of effort required to create and maintain an entire garden. If your current garden is lacking a little lustre and needs some care and attention, these tips will help you to breathe some life into the space with minimum effort and maintenance, so you can spend your summer days relaxing rather than weeding. Don't Water So MuchIf the thought of watering plants every few days during the summer is enough to put you off, simply don't do it! Unless you are preparing seeds or there is especially hot weather expected, most plants are surprisingly capable of fending for themselves by seeking out moisture in the soil, resulting in longer roots and stronger plants, meaning that you will only need to water every two or three months.

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The Benefits of Using Artificial Grass

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Let's take a look at some benefits of installing artificial grass in your garden over using natural grass. Save on WaterIt seems in the summertime, you have two choices with your natural grass garden - you can either let it take on that second-week-at-Wimbledon look (yellowing), or you have to water it a lot to keep it that lush green. In recent years, we've seen we can't rely on the weather (wherever you are in the world! ) to water our gardens for us.

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Cost Effective Ways to Extend the Lifespan of Your Garden Strimmer

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With the summer round the corner, our thoughts turn to those neglected gardens. Before tackling gnarly hedges and lawns, though, you may want to tackle the forgotten garden power tools in the shed.

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The Importance of Maintaining your Chainsaw

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They were great movies, but don't copy them in real life. The way they treated those chainsaws in Chainsaw Massacre and The Evil Dead was a disgrace - not once did they check the oil. In real life chainsaws are something to be proud of.

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Declutter Your Wardrobe With These Simple Tips

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A large number of shoes, jackets and shirts must have accumulated in your wardrobe after years of hoarding, and you must've been dreading to even set a date of when you'll organise your pile upon pile of clothing. But if you're tired of being constantly greeted by heavy stacks of clothes toppling over you, it's time to roll up your sleeves and declutter your wardrobe. Evaluate What You NeedIt is hard to let go of your personal things, especially clothing, but you need to either donate or sell the stuff you're no longer using.

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How to Get Rid of Problematic Japanese Knotweed from Your Home

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Many weeds can spring up in the garden during the warm growing season and even the most experienced gardener will not always know what they all are. Usually, just pulling them up by hand or spraying them with weedkiller will do the trick and get rid of them for good.

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Why Your Garden Is The Centre Of Your Home

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Nature is the gift from God, and I enjoy the beauty of nature in my garden. We have formed a very big garden around our home.

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What are Fiberclay Pots?

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Beautiful and fashionable pots are a decoration of your interior and a convenient small house for your plant. The pots have many shapes, sizes and volumes, but you can select a special modern material - fiberclay.

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