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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

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Wooden hot tub

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 […]

Pergola in a garden

Building and installing a pergola in your garden isn’t as complicated as it may seem. We will take you through step by step and show you what you need and how to do it. What is a pergola? Planning Materials Tools Installation Step 1 – Fixing the upright posts Step 2 – Fixing the main […]

multi-levelled raised garden bed

Have you ever wanted to build a raised garden bed but are unsure of how to go about it? Well we’re here to show you how! Building anything from scratch can seem a little daunting, but we’re here to show you just how easy it is to build your very own raised garden bed! There […]

grey wood pool deck

Owning a pool is an amazing luxury that when looked after will last you years and years. Whether you choose to use yours for keeping fit and getting in those laps, or you just want somewhere to cool off the main element of pool ownership should never be forgotten; maintenance. If you do not maintain […]

hardwood decking finished with D1 Pro

Having a garden deck has now become extremely popular and due to its popularity, a variety of materials are now available to suit everyone. Hardwood decking was the number 1 material for many years, but as times have changed so have people’s needs and budgets. To get a fair comparison of the two, we need […]

How to strip wood

We’ve been tackling the difficult process of stripping wood. Whether you’re stripping wood oils from your decking or paint from your garden furniture we can help you to find the most appropriate stripper and teach you how to use it. Here we are going to cover: The Owatrol Wood Stripper Range Why The Previous Coating […]