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]

Quick DIY Fixes To Do This Summer

Photo:unsplash  Summer really is the best time of year. If you have children, then you can share in their enthusiasm for it. Every kid looks forward to the summer holidays and being there with them to enjoy it is one of the great pleasures of being a parent. It is also a great time to go away on holiday. You spend all winter and spring looking forward to escaping the everyday pressures of life and kicking back for a while. But if you are going to really start your summer off properly, you need to make sure that you finally… [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]

The Value of Garden Maintenance and Looking After your Trees 

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In order to get the most out of your garden, you need to ensure that it is well maintained. When it is a bright, pristine and attractive space, it can be a fantastic area to spend time during the warmer months of the year. Whether you are entertaining guests, playing with the kids of simply relaxing with a good book; your backyard should be an area where you can completely unwind and enjoy your natural surroundings. Garden Maintenance Unfortunately, many homeowners do not put enough thought or care into maintaining their garden. Not only can this make it not as… [Read More]

Garden makeover for summer

With summer fast approaching I am really looking forward to using the garden. My wife has already made a start on growing some vegetables as she’s started to sow some seeds with our twin girls. One of their favourite things to do is to water them, although sometimes they can get a bit carried away! I have four year twin girls and they love being outdoors. We have a lovely enclosed garden for them to play in as the weather improves. It really is lovely to start being able to use the garden at night time as well as during… [Read More]

New home, new outlook!

If you’ve read my post from earlier today then you’ll know that we’re soon going to be moving house.  It’s not something we really wanted to do, but sometimes in life these obstacles are thrown at us for a reason, even if I’m still yet to discover that reason! However, I really do believe that everything happens for a reason. Something my wife also strongly believes in. Aside from the upheaval of moving house, packing everything up and settling ourselves and our almost four year old twins into a new house, I am trying to look on the bright side. It’s… [Read More]