Weekends are precious for the avid DIY enthusiast and there is nothing worse than approaching stumps at 5PM Sunday with plenty
There are many reasons why concrete or clay pavers should be your first choice when it comes to surface finishes
Of course lawns, just like all the other greenery in your garden need water I hear you say. But the question is are you doing it right? Do your sprinklers work? Do you use a hose or a movable sprinkler? Have you got irrigation installed? Depending on how you water will really dictate how long you should water for and how regularly. Did you know that you can over water your lawn? Too much water can leave the leaves and stems of the grass weak and soft which mean they can get easily damaged simply by walking or playing on an area. Too much water can even drown the roots cutting off the vital oxygen need for survival.
Over the recent years a lot of synthetic grasses have come onto the market and gone are the days of the cheap astro turf! Some of the new 'species' are so realistic looking that it's hard to pick the difference until you get up close or walk across it in bare feet, especially if you're a bit short-sighted or perhaps a few too many drinks!
Coming into the Christmas break you may be planning a trip to the beach, overseas or simply keep busy by entertaining at home. All of these may lead to your garden being neglected or even overlooked. Who has time to get in the garden when there is much food, drink, family and friends to be consumed and enjoyed?