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  1. The Ultimate Guide to Lawn Care

    A perfect, lush, green lawn is something that countless homeowners hope to achieve. But as modest as this goal may seem, don’t be fooled into thinking that it is easily obtained. If you’ve spent at least some Saturday mornings mowing and watering your lawn, you’ll know that a perfect lawn is actually a hard task. After all, the sun and the rain, key players in the grass-growing equation, are also major contributors to the appearance of lawn-damaging weeds, fungi and voracious bugs. So how do homeowners strike the perfect balance that leads to an impeccable lawn? 

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  2. Spring Gardening Workshop: 17 Renowned Gardeners Reveal Their Best Advice for Beginners

    With a patchy winter now all but behind us, it’s soon going to be time to get back out into the garden, if you haven’t already. We approached 17 renowned gardeners from the both UK and around the world to see what hints, tips and advice they might have for new gardeners.

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  3. Gabion Walls: What They Are and 10 Benefits of Using Them

    You’ve probably seen them in all kinds of places: wire baskets of stones piled up against slopes and rivers, or neatly dividing green spaces. Gabion walls have seen a resurgence in use and popularity lately, but they are far from new. Used by military and structural engineers for thousands of years, including on the banks of the River Nile, they form a time-tested and dependable structure that has countless benefits and uses. 

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  4. Seven Celebrities You Never Knew Were Horse Fanatics

    Everyone loves to hear about their favourite celebs and their pets. Especially if you are a pet lover yourself. But what about you horse fanatics out there?

    What A-list celebs consider themselves horse fans? You probably know some of them already – Katie Price, Martin Clunes, and Jennifer Saunders being three of the most famous - but there are some celebs you might have never have imagined to see atop a horse. Here we have put together a rundown of seven celebrities you never knew were horse fanatics.

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  5. Equestrian Arena Costs: New vs Recycled

    Constructing your own equestrian arena (or manege) can be a worthwhile investment, and is relatively easy if done properly - but it can be costly. We've compared the cost of buying new and recycled components for your arena so you can do your bit for the environment, as well as saving a bit of cash.

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  6. The Best Equestrian Blogs of 2016

    The web isn’t short of equestrian related websites, and so separating the wheat from the chaff can prove difficult. To help, we’ve compiled a list of the very best equestrian blogs of 2016 that all horse lovers should check out at least once.

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  7. How to Create a Low Maintenance Garden

    Gardens are alive, growing with each passing year and begging more and more input from their owners. That hedge grows a little wider, your vegetable patch grows a little longer, and your trees a little taller. And so it goes that many homeowners start to feel that achieving, and more importantly, maintaining, a beautiful garden is an impossible feat within their limited time and budget.

     

    But it doesn’t have to be that way. No garden can ever be a zero maintenance space, but it can be transformed into a low-maintenance space, giving you the freedom to focus on the areas that you find most enjoyable.

     

    Here we’ll explore ideas to help you create a garden that doesn’t bust the bank or break your back.

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  8. Ask The Experts: How Would You Use Slate Chippings In Your Garden?

    Slate chippings are a versatile aggregate that can be used in a variety of ways in the garden. But if you’re feeling a little lost for inspiration, we have asked industry experts to share how they would use slate chippings in their own garden.

    All of the responses we received we great and will hopefully provide you guys out there with some ideas on how best to utilise slate chippings in your own space!

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  9. Creating Your Very Own Beach Garden

    Beach gardens are known for their grassy greens, bright flowers, and striped deckchairs. They’re full of texture and can help bring a real sense of adventure into your backyard.

    But you don’t have sea views and you don’t live anywhere near the beach!

    We’re here to tell you that you don’t need the sea to make your backyard space a beach haven. You can create this fun and informal look in your own garden, with most costal plants able to thrive in many conditions.

    To help, we’ve created a guide on designing your very own beach garden, no matter where you are in the country!

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  10. Imaginative Ways To Store Your Firewood

    Correct firewood storage is important. Get it wrong and you could end up ruining your wood, and having nothing to keep your stove burning in the winter months. If you have just bought your first wood burning stove, or you’re looking for a few tips on how to source & store your wood, we’ve put together a detailed guide on becoming the ultimate firewood expert here.

    But generic firewood storage systems can look a little drab in the garden, often taking up more space than you’d like and becoming an eyesore in your otherwise beautiful Eden. To help get your creative juices flowing, we’ve compiled some of our favourite imaginative ways to store firewood here. 

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