The Owatrol Blog

For the Yard

Take a look at our garden archives for all things garden related. Here you will find tips and advice on how to keep your yard looking its best

All Articles

Deck after Deks Olje D1

Take a look at our favourite decking transformations from the Owatrol community using Owatrol products. It might help you decide on which product is the best option for you! Wood oil finishes We have a wide variety of oil-based wood finishes available. Our most popular ones are Deks Olje D1, Textrol and Aquadecks. Deks Olje […]

After Net-Trol and Textrol

Sadly, it’s all too common to see what was once a beautiful wooden decking, transform into a cold, dark and gray decking due to an inferior product being used to finish it. This customer’s decking was finished with a low quality oil which lasted only 3 months before turning their beautiful new deck into a […]

Outdoor furniture covered in snow

Fall is the perfect time to start thinking and planning how about how you intend to protect your garden furniture come the harsh Winter months. Storage If at all possible you should consider storing your furniture in a shed, garage or any other outbuilding over Winter. This will drastically improve the risk of any moisture-related […]

Wooden hot tub

Hot tub buying guide

Posted on in For the Yard, Woodcare

Hot tubs or spas are a great addition to any outdoor space. Whether you are looking for a basic inflatable or an ultimate luxury model with all the bells and whistles it can be a little daunting as to which is right for you. This handy guide will explain the various types and features available […]

Oak yard decking

Today we are going to be answering our top 10 decking questions to help assist you with the decision of installing a deck, or by offering advice for the care and maintenance should you already have one installed. Installing and correctly maintaining a deck can be a great idea for many reasons. It creates a […]

composite wood decking

Deciding on a new deck is something that you may be struggling with. There are so many different types and prices that it can be confusing. One of the biggest questions people have is whether to use timber or composite wood decking. So, today we are going to be answering some of the most popular […]

Lifting deck board

Repairing a deck may seem like a daunting task, but depending on the task, it can usually be easily done. We are going to cover some of the most common problems people come across when owning a deck. Replacing loose or popped nails Naturally, wood shrinks and expands when exposed to fluctuating weather and moisture […]

Rocks painted with a Christmas theme

How to paint rocks

Posted on in For the Yard, How To Guides

Painting rocks has become very popular – especially in recent years. It’s an activity that easy to do and fun for all ages! Although you can paint rocks for personal use, it has also become a community game. You may have noticed some brightly colored rocks around when on a walk in your local parks […]