How to Create the Ultimate BBQ Garden

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When summer comes, many of us like to take the opportunity to head out into our gardens, and a BBQ is a sure way to share in some fun times. A BBQ can be a fantastic idea to get friends and family together.

You can combine this social aspect with the chance to impress others with your cooking and hosting skills. Therefore, in the event that you need to build an outdoor BBQ area in your garden, follow these suggested steps which require little DIY know how.

Where Should I Zone My BBQ Garden?

This is the first thing to consider when trying to figure out the best spot to set up your BBQ garden. You have to find that spot that does not pose a fire risk to your house, vegetation or sheds.

Avoid locating your BBQ against flammable walls, underneath power lines or near low-hanging trees. The ultimate

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How to Breathe New Life Into Your 2019 Garden

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It is common for people to fall out of love with their garden, leaving them wanting to give it a new lease of life. With these tips to refresh your garden, you’ll be excited to invite your friends round as soon as the weather warms up! It is easy to update your garden without having to spend ridiculous amounts of money or hours and hours with your gardening tools. Before you start, have a look at the garden and see what you have. Look at your furniture, fire pits or ornaments and move them around, making sure you utilise your space. Have a look at a few of these tips which will help you feel proud of your garden and what you’ve achieved.

Spring Clean Your Terrace or Patio

You’ll be surprised how much of a difference a clean patio can make, and don’t worry, you don’t have to invest

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Keeping it Green-Lawn care tips for Dog Owners

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Fido, your my best friend. We relax together, take walks together, but man, you are ruining my lawn!! Why is my grass dying?

We love man’s best friend, and we want them to be house trained to keep our floors and carpets top notch. But what about our lawn? Why do we have areas and patches of grass dying and how can we save our grass from this?

Dogs and Lawns go together like oil and water. They just don’t mix. The concentration of your dog’s urine is just like bleach, killing your grass and turning it brown. Urine is more problematic than feces since it goes on as liquid fertilizer. With feces, you have the option to clean that up, as it disintegrates slowly. So, what can you do to fix this, because well, when Fido’s got to go, he has got to go right? Some people may turn … Read the rest

4 Ways to Care for Your Lawn in Fall

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Autumn may be just around the corner, and you’ve been taking great care to ensure that you’re ready for it.  The Christmas list is already filled out and ready to head to the store, the thermostat has been adjusted to make sure your home is warm, but the bill isn’t stifling, and the car has been winterized but have you done anything for your lawn?  With the winter months encroaching many people forget that their homes and vehicles aren’t the only things requiring special care during this time of year.  If you want to make sure your lawn continues to look its best year-round, follow these tips.

Don’t Cut Back on Cutting the Grass
Even though the season has cooled down and your grass isn’t growing as quickly, don’t think it doesn’t need to be tended to or no longer needs watering.  Your lawn is keying up for a long … Read the rest

3 tips on making your outdoor garden signs last longer

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Garden signs are a worthy investment but the only problem with them is they are not that durable. Since they are placed outdoors, they have to bear the wear and tear of the weather. Even if you have followed the right tips to purchase the outdoor sign for your garden, if you don’t take care of it, it is never going to last long.

As these signs are mostly made out of wood, it is tricky to make them stand up to humidity, the rays of the sun and rain, of course. Take a look at the 3 tips below to them durable:

  1. Use water-repellent preservative

Before your outdoor garden sign is ready to the placed outside, apply a coating of the water-repellent preservative on it. This will increase its resistance to not just the weather outside but it will add life to the paint too. However, you will have … Read the rest

When in the Best Time to Lay Turf?

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So you’ve decided you want a new lawn and turf is the way forward you’ve chosen. You’ve decided that traditional turf is the best choice for your unruly and boisterous family and are ready to get things underway. Wait a moment before you make your order, because while it can be laid at any time of the year you can expect better results, with less initial effort, if you lay it from the beginning of autumn right up until early spring.

The Best Time to Lay Turf

Ask any turf supplier, for example Greenvale, about the best time for laying turf and they will all agree that the best time for this easy garden makeover job is mid autumn. Other times of the year are also possible but a little extra care and attention will be needed. It has to be a time when the soil is not too wet … Read the rest

How to Decorate Your Backyard for the Perfect Summer Party

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If you have a large enough backyard and want to host a summer party, your friends and family will be grateful for the invitation. After all, summer parties are some of the best things about the season. From relaxing barbecues with your family and friends to big pool parties with all the young people that you know, there’s nothing quite as nice in the summer as spending time cooling off outdoors. However, you can’t just have people over to sit around in your backyard. Here are some tips to help you get your yard ready for the perfect summer bash.

First of all, decide what kind of party that you want to have so that you can plan for it appropriately. If your party is going to be during the day, and if it is going to be sunny that day, you don’t have much to worry about. If it’s … Read the rest

Creating an allergy-free garden

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For those who suffer from hay fever and other outdoor-related allergies, the warmer weather and spending time outside can quickly turn into what can only be aptly described as a living hell.

While their allergies may make it almost impossible to go outside without first taking an anti-histamine, this doesn’t automatically mean that people with allergies hate gardening and enjoying the outdoors.

It is possible, however, to create an allergy-free garden, which may come as a very welcome surprise to some of the allergy sufferers out there who very much want to get stuck in and use their gardening supplies create a beautiful garden area.

Being Aware of Hay Fever Season

Even though people who suffer from a pollen allergy will want to do everything they can to avoid having to deal with a hay fever attack, many don’t understand when hay fever season starts, peaks and ends.

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9 Tips For Achieving A Green Lawn Without Using Chemicals

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Homeowners often overapply fertilizer and pesticides to their lawns when looking to achieve a healthy, green lawn. A healthy lawn is able to resist disease better. Fortunately, it does not have to be difficult to cultivate a green lawn without using any chemicals. All you need are a few changes to keep it looking healthy and green without the need to worry about its impact on the environment.

Here Are 9 Tips for Achieving a Green Lawn Without Using Chemicals

  1. Regular Mowing

Mowing is one lawn care task that’s easy to put off. However, not mowing your lawn regularly is bad for the grass. The taller it grows, the more of it you will have to cut off when you eventually mow. The more you cut off, the more you will ‘shock’ the grass. This weakens the individual plants and results in other problems later on.

  1. Raise the Height of
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Hiring A Professional Landscaper Adds Value To Your Home

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If you want to add value to your home and increase its curb appeal, you’re going to want to hire a professional landscaper. There are plenty of people in most areas that you can work with to make sure the landscaping around any kind of building looks nice.

A landscaping service that you hire is going to have to be staffed by professionals. That is why you want to do some initial research on them before you pay them to do any work for you. Try to find their website, to start with, so you can read over it and find out more about their business and how long it has been around. If they don’t have a website, then you should see if you can find a profile they have built on a social media site to learn more about them.

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