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Hot Trend: Rooftop Gardens

It can be hard pursuing an interest in gardening if you live in a big city. Space can be hard to come by and, even if you do get Lancashire landscaping experts in to help you transform what outdoor areas you do have, chances are that you still feel as though you could do with more big green spaces at home. One of the hottest trends to have emerged for city dwellers in recent times has to be the rooftop garden, the perfect way to indulge your green thumbs even if you don’t have that much room at home. In London, for example, there are all sorts rooftop farms that are now springing up that could prove to be just the inspiration you’re looking for where your own gardening is concerned. According to a...

Top Tips Offered To Garden For Bees

We all know that bees are having a difficult time right now and that every little thing we can do in our own gardens to help them out is a good move. Earlier this month, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) offered gardeners some tips about how to make their outdoor space bee-friendly, and the good news is that August is a great time of year to improve things for these important mini-beasts. For instance, you can add some bee-friendly plants to your borders, with foxgloves and sunflowers the favourite options for British gardeners, according to the RHS survey. Another great way to help wild bees is to let your lawn grow long, with 60 per cent of those surveyed saying they’d be happy to do so to help bee populations thrive. Monty Don pointed out that you...

Make Money ‘By Renting Out Your Driveway’

With household costs ever increasing across Lancashire, making a little extra money on the side is always helpful. If you travel to work every day leaving your driveway free, however, you could already be sitting on a small pot of gold. Thousands of people across the country are currently earning a bit of extra cash by charging motorists to park on their driveways. By undercutting the cost of expensive car parks, savvy householders can pocket thousands of pounds annually, Love Money reports. The publication recounted the experiences of householder Ann Hammill, who said that she joined parking site JustPark in 2015 and has benefited from her property’s proximity to the rugby stadium over the road, raking in £2,200 over the past couple of years. According to the publication, people letting out their parking spaces through JustPark...

Vertical Gardens: What Do You Need To Think About?

We’re increasingly realising how important having some green space is and even if you only have a small yard, there are still inventive ways for you to grow a range of plants and make it a more pleasant place to be. BT Lifestyle recently offered advice for anyone who’s planning to set up their own vertical garden, helping to utilise often neglected spaces. Of course, establishing plants in a vertical garden is a bit different to standard gardening, so you may want to get some help with your gardening in Lancashire to start with and ensure that the plants you choose are suitable for a vertical garden. If you’re going to start relatively small, you need to use plants that have shallow root systems so that they’ll grow happily in the shallow planters typically used...

How To help Your Garden Survive A Heatwave

If you want the perfect summer garden, then you might be interested in the best decking Lancashire has to offer as part of the final picture. However, with odd spells of extreme heat expected this summer in the UK, keeping your garden looking its best might be a tall order. Ham & High Property has offered up some expert tops tips for maintaining the perfect garden all summer long. With plants growing quickest and thriving in the summer months, the intense heat can cause potted plants and hanging baskets to dry out much quicker than you’d think. Consider moving pots to more shady parts of your patio and if hanging baskets are struggling too perhaps reposition these to an area with less direct sunlight, as this will help to avoid rapid evaporation. If you...