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Garden Thefts Take Place ‘Every 43 Seconds’!

Once you’ve had your gardening in Lancashire sorted out, you’ll want to make sure it stands the test of time. There’s no point in splurging lots of money on it if you’re not going to keep it tidy, after all! No one will want to spend any time in it if it’s a mess, will they? But there’s another excellent reason for keeping your gardens and outdoor spaces as tidy as you can – theft! New research from SunLife Direct has just revealed that there is a garden theft every 43 seconds, with something being pinched 83 times every hour! And because the average contents in a garden these days has now reached about £2,000 it makes sense for homeowners to be as vigilant as they can and as careful as they can...

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...