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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...

Why You Should Consider Conifers For Your Garden

If you’re investing in landscaping in Lancashire next year, you might be looking at what plants you’re going to have in your outdoor space. A growing number of top garden designers are singing the praises of conifers, and trying to get people to see this group of trees in a different light. Country Life recently spoke to some experts who want the British public to embrace these plants again. The news provider pointed out that the group of conifers contains an incredible variety of plants, ranging from cedars and gingkos to swamp cypresses. One of the main issues with conifers, according to the article, is that people haven’t been using them to their best effect, which means that many don’t look on them as a suitable addition for their garden. Fergus Garrett of Great Dixter told the...

What Are The Odds For A White Christmas?

While many of us love the idea of a postcard-perfect White Christmas, with a blanket of snow covering the horizon as we wrap up warm inside with friends and family, the reality can be far less enjoyable, particularly for those worried about their gardens. Even though green-fingered enthusiasts will want to protect their plants and flowers over the colder months, they might have to brace themselves for a very cold December, as weather experts have anticipated temperatures could plummet to -10C in some areas. According to weather maps from NetWeather.com, the Scottish Highlands and Inverness are likely to experience snow from this Sunday (December 8th). It is then likely to be seen in other areas of Scotland, followed by north England and Wales, the Express reported. The cold blast is expected to last a fortnight,...

5 Top Maintenance Tips For Wooden Fencing

Timber will always be a popular choice for homeowners keen to invest in fencing for their Lancashire home, as it looks stylish while providing both privacy and security. But you do need to make sure that you look after your investment so that it stands the test of time and weathers properly over the years. Do some research into the different oils, preservatives and stains you can buy on the market these days to help extend the life of the fencing. Paint now comes mixed with weather preservatives so you can have any design of fence you want while protecting the wood at the same time. Always make sure that your fence is clean before you apply your wood stain and wait for...