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Create An Insect Habitat In Your Garden

The UK was once entirely covered by woodland, and wood has been the natural habitat for many diverse wildlife species. By the 1930s, half of that habitat had disappeared, and with it, the populations of vital insects are declining.

We can help reduce this decline in our own gardens by recreating the natural woodland world that these species love. A log pile can support a wide range of wildlife including moss, fungi, insects and many other invertebrates. It will also provide an ecosystem that attracts small mammals, reptiles, amphibians and birds that will visit to feed on the insects.

One simple pile of logs can quickly become a flourishing wildlife community, creating a whole nature reserve at the...

How To Enjoy Your Garden In Winter

Winter can be a quiet time in the garden, many of the plants are dormant, and it can be a bit too cold to sit and enjoy it even on the sunniest of days. Should your green fingers be itching to get out and spend some time in the garden, there’s still plenty that can be achieved. Lancashire gardening and landscaping experts have a guide for you. Country Life magazine has a month by month guide on all-year round jobs for the garden, but for now, let’s have a look at the winter months. When the snow and ice arrive, be sure to brush heavy snow from trees and shrubs, but allow the ice to melt on its own. Any damaged limbs should be pruned as soon as possible to prevent further damage and...

Gardeners Prepare For Big Garden Birdwatch

One of the many benefits of having a well-looked after garden is being able to watch nature from the comfort of your house. Indeed, many gardening enthusiasts do not just look after their plants and hedges, they fit bird boxes and bug houses to attract creatures to their backyard and watch nature flourish there. That is why many people are likely to be gearing up for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)’s Big Garden Birdwatch later this month. The event is taking place between January 25th and 27th, and people all over the country are expected to look out for their feathered friends over the three days. Half a million volunteers are expected to take part in the campaign, spending one hour watching birds in order to help the RSPB track different species...

Plant Trees In Late Winter

Gardening in Lancashire can be tough at the best of times, but particularly in the winter. You should be getting some well-earned rest right now, but if you want any trees to be planted in your garden then you should be looking at planting them as soon as possible. Trees are planted in the winter when they are dormant to prevent as much damage as possible to the root ball when they are being transferred. It also means they are in the soil ready for when the soil warms up so they can send out their new roots as early as possible. If you are planning on planting a tree this winter follow the following steps:
  1. Soak the root ball in a bucket of water before planting. Tres are sold with the root ball intact but out of the soil. Rehydrate them...

Gravel Driveways ‘Key To Home Security’

This is the worst time of the year for home security, as dark nights and homeowners going out more makes it easier for thieves to attack without being caught. What’s more, houses are now full of opened Christmas presents, which means burglars are able to steal brand new, expensive items simply by breaking into the living room and walking away with bags of pricey gifts. However, one way to deter thieves from targeting your home is to hire driveway experts in Lancashire to install a gravel path outside your house. According to SunLife, this is very effective at putting burglars off, due to the noise made when walking over gravel. “If it’s ‘noisy’ to enter your garden, that can also discourage would-be thieves, so putting down gravel can help,” the insurance provider stated. This would be a very worthwhile...