Making The Most Of The Garden That You Have

Don’t feel content with your garden and how it looks? If you’re not as happy with your family garden as you could be, then it’s time to make some changes. Regardless of how big or small your garden is, you should make the most of the outdoor space that you have. Believe it or not, any outdoor space can be made into a nice place to spend time in, regardless of the size, shape, and location. It’s just a case of being willing to get creative with it and do some out-of-the-box thinking, that’s all. To make the most of… [Read More]

Spring is here! Time to Get Birdwatching!

Now that winter is well and truly behind us, it means that those of us who love nature can get back outdoors. Whether that’s sitting in the garden and watching the local wildlife, going on bug hunts with the kids or sowing some seeds to grow your own vegetables.  For us, we enjoy bird watching. As a dad of five children, I’ve tried to encourage all of my children to spend time outdoors and to enjoy it. My older three children enjoy playing football, whereas my five year old twins love to dig in the dirt, sow seeds and watch… [Read More]

How to light up your shed

Throughout the winter months, my wife and I have continued to enjoy spending time in our garden. Whether this be watering the plants that we’d planted from seed back in March of last year, to tidying up the borders or simply sitting outdoors wrapped up warm with a hot cup of tea and watching the sun go down!  Usually though, our time in the garden often goes into the night. This is mainly because we have five year old twin girls so when we’re in the garden with them, we don’t actually get much done aside from soaking the patio,… [Read More]

Top DIY Tips for Avoiding Injuries 

Image source  It’s not uncommon that people end up in A&E because of injuries they’ve sustained while undertaking some DIY. When making improvements to your home, you’re not only potentially putting yourself at risk of harm, but your property too. Here are some top tips to follow to make sure everything runs smoothly.  Heavy objects Over 15% of DIY injuries are caused by falling objects, so it’s worth protecting both your head and your feet with the correct attire. Depending on your task, wear a hard hat, and a pair of steel toe capped Dickies boots to reduce the risk… [Read More]

Your Garden Is The Great Outdoors 

Image source So many people take incredible care over their gardens these days. They spend our cutting the grass so that the vertical stripes bring about an added dimension. They prune the trees and hedges and spend entire days at the garden center getting flowers in the exact shade they require to make their verges sparkle. They spend thousands on water features and statues until it looks just the way they want it to look. But then when you go out to enjoy it with the kids they freak out. It is insane. Gardens aren’t just for displays, to look… [Read More]

Designing A Family Friendly Garden 

Image source  There are few things quite as enjoyable as spending a sunny day in the garden with your family around you as you soak up the sun, cook steaks on the barbecue and indulge in together time. Of course, that is only possible if you have a nice family garden in which to hang out. The good news is that creating a family-friendly garden is easy as can be if you put just a little thought into the needs of each family member. Relaxation and Entertainment Adults will primarily want a place in the garden where they can relax… [Read More]