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  1. Why we’re rightly proud of our past projects

    We’ve had a busy year at Mainland supplying recycled, quarried and decorative aggregates for the public and private sectors. It’s been a hectic time but we’ve really enjoyed working on a variety of projects and we wanted to share them with you in this blog. 

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  2. Many Uses of Sand (infographic)

    Check out our latest infographic 'the many uses of sand'. This visual illustration accurately demonstrates how sand has helped shape our world over the last 10,000 years.

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  3. How to Lay Your Own Lawn: All You’ll Ever Need to Know

    Our latest guide takes your through from start to finish how to lay your own lawn - step by step!

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  4. Gardening Experts Share Their Top Summer Gardening Tips

    Gardening experts and bloggers share their number one gardening tips to maintain a happy, healthy garden in the summer.

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  5. The Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Firewood Expert

    Become an expert in all things firewood with our ultimate guide including how to source firewood, the different choices of wood on offer, how to chop firewood correctly, how to create kindling and the importance of seasoning and storing firewood.

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  6. 15 Growing Gardening Blogs That Will Inspire You

    Here we present our 15 Growing Gardening Blogs That Will Inspire You including a list of the webs most prominent gardening bloggers.

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  7. How to Build a Fire: The Ultimate Guide

    Building a fire is something that most people say they sort of know how to do, but they actually have no idea where to start. There is a primitive link between fire and man. This is exactly why I believe every man should know at least three distinct ways of building a fire without matches or lighters

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  8. The Ultimate Guide to Building a Vertical Garden

    At first glance, one might not think that small spaces and gardening are much of a match, but the revolutionary idea of vertical gardens is quickly changing that perception. When we say “nature”, “organic”, “herbs” or “vegetables”, we immediately think about large open spaces, bathed in sunlight, fields of green and enough land for tractors and ploughs. We also think about the countryside. But it doesn’t have to be like that. 

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  9. 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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  10. 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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