Top Ten Quick Garden Makeover Projects

For those of us lucky enough to have some outdoor space at home, we’ve all come to appreciate our gardens and outdoor living even more over the past two years. It’s estimated that our spending on gardens rose to a staggering £19bn between 2021 and 2022 and the trend for investing in our garden space… Continue reading Top Ten Quick Garden Makeover Projects

Lawn Edging Like a Pro With Steel Edging and Tree Rings

Whether you have a small urban garden or a sweeping country estate, keeping the edges of your lawn in tip top condition can be a time consuming task. By adding lawn edging to your garden you can keep the edges of your grass defined, maintain crisp edges to flowerbeds or pathways, and protect planting areas… Continue reading Lawn Edging Like a Pro With Steel Edging and Tree Rings

What are Willow Hurdles and Hazel Hurdles?

Willow and hazel fencing hurdles are a centuries old method of fencing, still used in both traditional and modern garden landscapes to introduce a natural, rustic backdrop. Handwoven from coppiced willow or hazel, these sustainable and versatile panels have a multitude of applications in the garden. What are willow or hazel hurdles? Willow or hazel hurdle fencing… Continue reading What are Willow Hurdles and Hazel Hurdles?

Pressure Treated Timber vs. Dip Treated Timber

There are two main methods of applying preservative that are commonly used with fence panels and timber fence componentry – dip treated and pressure treated. Both of these applications are effective against water damage, insects and fungal decay but which should you choose for your project? When choosing timber for a fencing project you may be confused by the variety of terms and… Continue reading Pressure Treated Timber vs. Dip Treated Timber

What is ACO Drainage or Channel Drainage?

ACO Drainage, Channel Drainage or Linear Drainage is a method of draining surface water from hard surfaces such as tarmac or paving, using a long narrow drain covered by a grating which drains water along its entire length. You will have seen these long galvanised steel gratings in public areas such as car parks or shopping… Continue reading What is ACO Drainage or Channel Drainage?

What Are The Parts Of A Wooden Fence Called?

If you’re about to put up a wood fence for the first time it’s easy to become confused by the technical phrases used. Our handy glossary of the individual pieces that make up a fence will help you to identify fence parts and choose the fencing components you’ll need to finish your project.

Using Gravel, Slate and Decorative Aggregates in the Garden

Whether you’re a keen gardener or a landscape architect, gravel, garden slate and decorative aggregates have been a longstanding favourite for garden design, and have seen a resurgence in recent years in modern landscaping schemes. The use of gravel in the garden has come a long way since the rockeries or alpine gardens of the… Continue reading Using Gravel, Slate and Decorative Aggregates in the Garden

How To Lay a Gravel Driveway or Path

Gravel drives and paths continue to be a popular choice, especially for larger areas where the cost is considerably cheaper when compared to a paved or hard surfaced driveway. The installation of a gravel driveway is relatively straightforward, and well within the ability of a home DIYer if you have the time. What are the… Continue reading How To Lay a Gravel Driveway or Path

Using Top Soil, Potting Compost and Bark Chippings in the Garden

Top soil, compost and bark chippings are all essential materials for garden projects, from filling a garden planter to laying a new lawn or flowerbed. Here’s our handy guide to selecting the right product for your project. What is top soil? Top soil (or topsoil) as its name implies is the rich layer of soil… Continue reading Using Top Soil, Potting Compost and Bark Chippings in the Garden

A Guide to Closeboard Fencing

Closeboard fencing remains a popular way to build a solid boundary fence that will stand the test of time. Sometimes referred to as close board fencing, ship lap or featherboard, closeboard wooden fencing is constructed from overlapping vertical timber boards which are nailed to horizontal rails running between fence posts. You can buy pre-constructed Closeboard… Continue reading A Guide to Closeboard Fencing