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!Read more...
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.Read more...
Have you just purchased a new property? Does the front yard and lawn look a mess? Or have you neglected the front of your home for too long, trying to avoid the cost of doing it up and leaving it to fall into an unsightly state?
Not only will a well-kept, attractive front lawn make it easier to sell the property further down the line, but it’ll make your home so much more welcoming too.
To help you revitalise that front yard space we at Mainland Aggregates have put together the ultimate front yard make-over guide. We know that you might not have the cash to splash and so have kept in mind a tight budget when putting together our guide!Read more...
Having a basic understanding of your garden soil and it’s pH level will not only help keep your garden healthy, but will give you a better understanding of the plants that will and won’t flourish within it.
Many amateur gardeners are put off about learning the ins and outs of ‘gardening science’, thinking it might all be a little over their heads. But the reality is that getting to grips with garden soils isn’t particularly difficult, and can help you take your gardening skills to the next level.
Here we’re going to look in detail at gardening soils, covering everything you need to know in an easy to understand and digestible way.Read more...
Getting to grips with gardening and landscape gardening takes time. It’s a lengthy process that many describe as a labour of love. And if you want to get involved in gardening and cultivate your very own labour of love, you’ll want a little advice.
The best place to start? The internet.
But there are hundreds of gardening and landscape gardening blogs out there making separating the wheat from the chaff tough work.Read more...
We only have one planet, and taking care of it is everyone’s responsibility. We all know that we need to be more eco-friendly and live a greener life for the future of our planet, but often we don’t know how to live a greener life.
A lot of people have the same attitude when it comes to going green: how much impact can I really have on the environment? Well, the answer is: a lot!
In this post we’ve put together 101 tips to help you make small changes in different areas of your life, which will all start to add up to one big reduction in your carbon footprint. If we all implement these changes, together we can make a difference.Read more...
A paved patio area in your back garden provides the perfect space in which to enjoy your garden, indulge in some al fresco dining, entertain guests, or simply relax with a good book.
A patio is also easy to care for; paving stones can be swept to keep leaves and dirt at bay, and can be cleaned with a pressure washer to keep them looking their best. Having a paved patio area also reduces the amount of grass in your garden, thus cutting down on the time and energy that goes into keeping grass in good condition.
If you're looking for ways to jazz up your patio and inject some new life into it this summer, we've come up with nine top tips to help you pimp up your patio!Read more...
All types of paving need maintenance in order to preserve their looks and qualities. Cleaning the garden paving on a regular basis may sound daunting but is, in fact, simple to carry out. Once you know the ABCs of basic maintenance, you can rejuvenate your garden paving by yourself.
There are a plethora of cleaning products on the market that promise to make your paving look like new again by eliminating growths and stains. However, the golden rule when it comes to maintaining your garden paving in its top shape is regular maintenance.
This guide is meant to help you understand the requirements of paving cleaning and maintenance. It will walk you through general advice on dealing with dirt, debris and weeds and it will teach you how to tackle stains and organic growth.Read more...
It is always refreshing to see lush green sceneries, particularly if it’s your own lawn or garden. Grass seeds are usually planted to achieve this tranquil and invigorating ambiance. Little did most people know that keeping grass lawns green could be high maintenance—constant moving, watering, and fertilizing is a requisite. A pain in the grass indeed! It’s about time to consider these alternatives to grass for gardens.Read more...
Building your own wildlife garden is a fantastic way to bring a touch of the natural countryside to your backyard. Choose the right plants and features, and you can create beautiful and sustainable habitats for local critters like birds, foxes, hedgehogs, insects and frogs. With some of Britain’s native species in plight, it’s also an opportunity to do your own little bit towards conservation and build a safe haven for some of our most beloved wildlife
Resident wildlife can also help your garden to thrive. Encourage bees to visit and they’ll pollinate your flowers and plants, whilst birds and ladybugs will make short work of common garden pests like aphids. And if slugs are causing you grief, hedgehogs and frogs can keep the population under control. Plus, wildlife gardens are a great educational environment for kids, and a lovely place for anyone to enjoy a sunny afternoon.Read more...