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If you have just started looking into your screening options then you will have undoubtedly been overwhelmed by all the different options out there. Luckily for you, I have gathered together my favourite garden screening ideas into this one complete article so you can find the ultimate solution for your individual privacy needs. Quick Growing Trees The all-time popular choice, a screen created from trees. Seen as though you are here though I will guess…

A cold frame can be a useful tool for gardeners, allowing you to extend your growing season at both ends of the year. They are incredibly helpful for UK gardeners where we have shorter seasons than other parts of the world. A cold frame is usually a simple timber box, sometimes metal. Fixed into this frame are plastic or glass panels. They are essentially a mini greenhouse and used for many of the same purposes.…

Acidic soil is usually caused by an abundance of decaying material, for this reason, forest floors usually contain very acidic soil. The best way to test the pH level of your soil is by using a soil testing kit. The more acidic your soil the fewer plants will grow well there. In general, most plants like fairly neutral soil but there are some varieties that will only grow in acidic soil, read on to find…

The pH of the soil is the value given to how acidic or alkaline your soil is. If you can remember back to high school science pH is on a scale of 0-14 0 = most acidic 7 = neutral and 14= most alkaline. Your soils pH level can have a massive impact on plant growth, some plants will thrive in acidic soils while some will only grow in alkaline soils. pH level affects some…

As a way to add extra colour to your outdoor space, painting your fence is one of those simple things that anybody can do. While keeping your garden fence maintained might not sound like a lot of fun, but painting or staining your fence or garden gate every few years will improve its appearance, preserve it for years, and keep the neighbours happy! But when it is time to add a new lick of paint,…

It’s one of those things that adds an extra layer of style to any garden. If you are looking to create that feeling of cosiness or a rustic sensation reminiscent of a campfire into your backyard, patio, or deck, a fire pit is one of those things that easily creates intimacy. A fire pit provides a warm and homely focal point in a back garden where family and friends can relax. While many public spaces…

If you have flower beds or are working on a vegetable garden, a garden fork is an essential tool every amateur or experienced gardener needs. One may be forgiven for thinking that a garden fork is just one simple tool, but not all garden forks are the same.  If you need to dig around a vegetable bed, dig undisturbed soil, or dig heavy soil such as clay, a garden fork is ideal. A good one…

For most people, keeping your lawn looking healthy could be quite a hassle. These days, this doesn’t have to be the case. Having an electric lawn rake can really help keep everything in working order by removing dead grass and moss. As most people need the grass cut on a semi-regular basis, this is only one piece of the puzzle. If you want the lawn to look healthy it may be worth getting an electric…

A cordless strimmer can be used for garden maintenance such as tidying lawn borders, trimming tall grass, tackling overgrowth, and getting in those hard-to-reach areas where wires would usually hold you back. There are different sizes available to match the size of your garden, making them ideal for anyone who wants to keep their garden looking neat and tidy. They come with a built-in lithium battery which makes them really easy to manoeuvre in comparison…

As all keen gardeners know, it’s not always easy getting those damn plant to grow. Sometimes it feels like no matter what you do, you can never quite achieve the growth you expected. The good news is that no matter how bad things may seem, there are always things you can do that’ll push things in the right direction. It’s just that sometimes you’ll need to dig a little deeper.  For example, did you know…

There’s nothing better than looking out to your back garden and seeing a lawn of fresh, luscious green, healthy grass. However, as most homeowners soon realise, actually achieving this suburban dream can be pretty difficult. Thankfully, there are many products out there that can help you to grow and maintain lush grass. Perhaps the most satisfying option of all is seeding since it delivers excellent results but also requires some work. If you’re a hands-on…

The Best Lawn Scarifier The Einhell cordless is our best lawn scarifier. It uses 2x 18v batteries and has more than enough charge for medium-sized gardens. Please note batteries and charger are an added extra but do work with other tools in the power x series. The handle height can be adjusted using the quick-release levers, and there are also three different working depth settings. You can set up the scarifier just the way you…

The Best Gardening Spades A good spade will last you years, maybe even decades, that’s why it’s important to pick the right one if you are thinking of making a decent investment in a new spade. We have taken the time, effort and money out of this problem for you and examined the best garden spades currently on the market. Let’s jump in. Best Digging Spade Burgon and Ball have been making steel in Sheffield…

Small Garden Cultivators Cultivators are a great tool, even for small gardens. Cultivating soil is back-breaking work, work that some gardeners don’t want to do and work that unfortunately, some gardeners are no longer able to do. But do not worry, this is where cultivators and tillers come in. These petrol powered pieces of gardening machinery have rotating metal blades that when powered by the petrol engine did up the ground. Don’t get me wrong,…

Welcome to our guide on growing vegetables. We hope to turn this page into a repository on all things veg! Keep checking back as we keep adding to the long list of veg. Vegetables [elfsight_logo_showcase id=”1″] Carrots One of the most popular vegetables grown in Britain. When planned correctly, you can harvest carrots for month after month. Forced Carrots sown early in the year, generally around February are often referred to as forced crops. These…

When it comes to our gardens, there can be one problematic area that we want to bypass after the winter months. It can be a vast expanse of space. Be covered in a considerable amount of moss, grime, and dirt. It can even be a slipping hazard. Have you guessed the area we are discussing? That’s right, the patio area. In your garden, a patio is a well-used space in the Spring and summer. You…

Use Quick Sprouting Seeds We all know how easily distracted young children can be, they don’t have the patience to wait months to finally see some seed growth. That’s why quick sprouting seeds are a great way to get children interested in gardening. They can see results quickly without too much waiting. Some recommended seeds are cress and salad (such as rocket). Get some mini tools Mini garden tools are a great way of getting…

Cutting wet grass is an exercise in patience. For much of the year, your garden is constantly growing regardless of whether conditions favour its maintenance. In a perfect world, grass would grow at a steady pace every day, and there would be set times to cut the grass during which all of the many variables that come into play align perfectly. But we know that’s not how it works. The grass will grow slowly and…

There are not many sights more daunting to a gardener than a completely overgrown garden. Weeds growing out of every possible nook & cranny, brambles sprawling out from the undergrowth, the stuff of nightmares. Whether moving to a new house, taking over an allotment plot or simply tackling your own garden after a bit of neglect we have all faced this challenge at some point. If you’ve found this post then most likely you have…