The Ultimate Guide To Giving Your Garden An MOT

Image  So here we are, pretty much in the height of summer. The great British weather might be unpredictable, but we’re still getting a few days of glorious sunshine that we want to enjoy here and there. But, when your garden isn’t quite where it should be, you can often feel like you’re got no way of enjoying it. However, it’s not too late to start. If you got sidetracked from starting or were just putting the work off, now’s the time to get out into the garden and give it a good MOT. That way, not only will you… [Read More]

12 Months Of Gardening

There’s no doubt that gardening is a never-ending task. There will always be another harvest to collect, another weed determined to flourish, another pile of leaves to be swept away. Keeping on top of all the different tasks that come with maintaining a garden can be a difficult proposition, especially when you’re trying to live your life and have other hobbies at the same time. Staying on track is one of the most important ways of ensuring your garden is always exactly as you need it to be. If you want to try a more organised method of maintenance, then… [Read More]

Six Super DIY Tips To Get The Kids Interested In Gardening

Whether your little one is a princess or a superhero, getting them out in the garden for some fresh air and exercise can be a very healthy activity. But how can you encourage an interest in gardening and growing things in you kids? Well, the trick is to make things as fun as possible, so read on for some suggestions on just how to do that. Create a bug hotel Number one on the list of making the garden as fun as possible is creating a cool project together like the bug hotel you can see at http://www.bbc.co.uk/. It’s designed… [Read More]

Crafting The Garden Refuge You And Your Family Deserve

Flickr As DIY Dads, it’s tempting to improve our houses in any way we can deem appropriate. DIY is addictive once you become well versed in it, and it’s hard to not lend that creative eye to every avenue of the home space you have. You might have purchased a new home, and can see that the last tenant had a tenuous grip on what ‘DIY’ meant to say the least.  This is often most apparent in the outdoor space, as people often neglect their gardens in favor of their indoor comfort. This does make sense to a degree because… [Read More]

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]

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]

My wife and the girls gardening

First of all I hate gardening with a passion! I even get my mate who is a gardner to mow the lawns for me! Since we moved into our home about three months ago my wife has more room to do some gardening and has started to grow vegetables and fruit. She’s involved the girls all the way from planting seeds to re-potting and watering all the plants. The girls have really taken to gardening especially R. She loves to count the plants as they pop up through the soil. It is so wonderful to watch the girls with their… [Read More]