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Autumn lawn care

With the temperature still warm enough to stimulate grass growth, autumn is the perfect time to give your lawn some well-deserved attention and get it in top shape before winter. Mostly focused on repairing general wear and tear, your first task will involve the help of a spring-tined rake. Regular raking, otherwise known as scarifying,…

Time for a makeover?

It seems that the dry weather is now behind us and muddy paws will quickly become the next big thing! For those of you with canine friends, you’ll be very familiar with the endless paw cleaning, leg drying and tummy rubbing tasks that are performed each and every time your pet comes in! But what…

Renovate your garden fence

Generally, the better you look after your fence, the longer it will last. With wet weather on the forecast and winter on its way, now is the perfect time to give your fencing some well-deserved attention and an added splash of vibrancy to your garden! If unpainted or unstained, wood can develop a very dull…

Feeding feathered friends

For those of you that read last week’s blog, you’ll know all about the wonderful variety of birds that can be spotted in British gardens. With those lovely creatures in mind, we now turn our attention to the ways we can encourage them into our own garden and, you guessed it, this usually revolves around…

Guide to garden birds

The great British garden is home to a whole host of interesting and entertaining bird species, and there is no better soundtrack than birdsong to accompany you while getting stuck in with everyday tasks such as weeding or hanging out the washing. Big or small, these birds play an essential role in the wider environment…

Planting for next year

Want a garden filled with vibrant colour and beautiful blooms next year? Get ahead and go for bulbs! One of the easiest and most hassle-free ways of planting, bulbs make wonderful additions to any garden – and there is an option for every gardener dependent on their soil type, space and style. Before going ahead…

Pesky pests

Small, annoying and tricky to spot, fleas and ticks make for very unwelcome hitchhikers! Out in force in the summer, they are hiding everywhere and anywhere – in homes, parks, gardens and on other animals. Rather than learning how to treat infestations, which can take months of time and discomfort for your pet, it is…

Beat the heat

While many of us love nothing more than basking in the sunshine with a good book, our pets don’t always feel the same. Spending too much time in the sun can be uncomfortable as well as dangerous for our pets so it is our role as responsible owners to make sure they have as much…

Keep your harvest fresh

You’ve gotten to the end of your garden harvest and your counters are overflowing with fresh fruit and veg! You’ve managed to eat a year’s supply of strawberries in just two weeks, your friends and colleagues are starting to refuse the bags of apples and boxes of beans you’re so desperately trying to get rid of,…

A beginners guide to chickens

  How do you like your eggs in the morning? Boiled or fried? With bacon and toast? Now imagine if they were hand picked by you, from the bottom of the garden, freshly laid by your very own chickens. Sound too good to be true? Nonsense – owning chickens is simple, rewarding and a great…