Outdoor Living

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BBQ Cheat Sheet

With the warmer weather upon us, what better way to celebrate than to get out into the garden and throw a barbecue for your friends and family? It doesn’t get much better than getting everyone together, enjoying refreshing drinks and indulging in some alfresco dining. However, outdoor eating has its hazards – you need to be mindful of the fire risks throughout your barbecue including how to safely dispose of coals and fuel at the end. Taking small but practical steps can minimise […]

Anyone for Cocktails?

Kettler has just launched their which is full of inspiration for turning your outdoor space into an extension of your home. Find out how to turn a summer house into a beautiful, useful living or entertainment space and then discover how to make the best use of it by hosting your own garden party; they even provide the cocktail recipes using ingredients from your own garden! As well as providing lots of interesting extra touches for the perfect garden, the […]

Three Reasons for Investing in Outdoor Lighting

Outdoor lighting is an increasingly popular buy, as people love to entertain and advances in technology have meant that we can now move outdoors, even in winter months. The minute we have a clear evening or some sun, it’s an excuse to get out the garden furniture, but there’s no point unless you have the right lighting for the occasion. There are lots of uses for outdoor lighting, but we’ve narrowed it down to three main examples of how it […]

How to Choose a Garden Shed

Need a garden shed? There are lots of things to consider before you make your choice. Check the following points to make sure you’ve got it all covered. What size Size is important. You need to consider the amount of space you’ve got to accommodate it, as well as what it will be used for. Is it for a garden? Do you want somewhere to store a lawnmower and other equipment? Maybe it will be for an allotment. Consider all […]

Why a Garden Building Could Enhance Your Life

Winter is approaching, which means your garden may feel a little redundant as the cold, dark nights draw in. So why not make the most of the space, and add some value to your property at the same time, by installing a garden building. There are many ideas that can be explored, other than the trusty shed. Keep Fit without Having to Queue for the Cross-trainer According to a recent article gym memberships are a waste of money. We all […]

Shed Delights

Create Visual Appeal in Your Garden When people talk about enhancing their outside space, they usually mean by landscaping, setting up a rockery, sinking a pond or adding golden fish. All of these methods are successful because they can improve the look and feel of a garden by adding height, colour and texture. Add Depth and Dimension with a Stylish Shed Traditional British gardens can often lack visual appeal. The common rectangular lawn can be more of an eyesore than […]

Furnishing Your Garden: What’s Your Style?

Furnishing your garden and creating a relaxation area can encourage you to spend more time outdoors in the warmer months. If you’re not sure what type of furniture to go for, here’s a guide to some of the most popular styles. Comfortable and contemporary If your house is decorated in a contemporary style, then continuing this into your garden will give your property a sense of seamlessness ranging from the interiors out to the exteriors. Rattan garden furniture, like the […]

Creating a relaxation area in your garden

With the weather set to improve any day now and real summer conditions soon to arrive many are turning their attention to the garden. On a hot summer’s day there is nothing quite like sitting out in the garden with beautiful surroundings enjoying the sunny weather. Creating the ideal conditions for relaxation in the garden can take a lot of effort but the end result is well worthwhile. Once created, with minimal maintenance this environment can be enjoyed year after […]

Why Brits should consider taking their work outdoors

New research released today shows over a quarter of us use our gardens as a retreat from the world, more so than any other area of our homes, while over a third say their outdoor oasis is where they find the opportunity to refresh and revive their spirits. Just under half de-stress best by enjoying the tranquillity in their garden as opposed to unwinding with a drink or chatting to friends and family.

Bring your garden into the 21st century

Two thirds of us only give our tired old gardens a makeover every five years despite spending an average of £982 annually on redecorating and updating our home’s.