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Buying a Garden Shed: The Difference Between Overlap, Shiplap and Tongue & Groove
When buying a shed, you may be looking at the aesthetics, the price and its quality; however, it might be easy to overlook the build and cladding.Whilst cladding can often be mistaken as being a seemingly minor aspect of your garden shed, it can affect the strength, price and even what you can use it for. Therefore, it’s vital to know the difference between the different styles to help you find the perfect shed for you.Overlap, shiplap and tongue and groove are different building styles, with the wooden panels all locking together differently. Each type offers positives and negatives, so read ..
How To Get The Perfect Lawn
A lush, vibrant lawn is a pride for any homeowner. Not only does it enhance the curb appeal of your property, but it also provides a tranquil space for outdoor activities and relaxation. Achieving and maintaining a beautiful lawn requires dedication and consistent care. In this article, we'll provide you with seven essential tips to help you keep your lawn looking great throughout the year. 1. Regular Mowing Proper mowing is the foundation of a healthy lawn. Set your mower at the correct height (around 2 to 3 inches) and avoid cutting more than one-third of the grass blade at a time. Regul..
Gates and Railings: Expert Installation Guide
The external appearance of your home is just as important as the inside, and attractive gates or railings can present an elegant effect while increasing your family’s security. However, while many people have considered such an adornment, the rules around installation can sometimes appear off-putting.The reality is that gates or railings not only protect your property, belongings and loved ones, they can also improve your privacy and create a favourable first impression if trying to sell the house. To help you better understand the rules and regulations, we’ve created this comprehensive guide...
Your Guide To Pressure Treated Timber
Quality wooden gates, fence panels, garden furniture and garden buildings are an investment, so getting the best value for money means choosing a product that is going to have a long, low maintenance life. Wood that has been pressure treated should last a good 15 years, or more if they are well cared for. Timber products that are pressure treated won’t rot or decay anywhere near as fast as untreated timber would. Pressure treated timber is great for garden products that are expected to remain outdoors in gardens all year round, enduring everything the weather throws at it.What is a pressure-t..
Pond Life - It's the Only Life I Know
If you're hoping to spot more stunning UK wildlife near your home this year, the addition of a pond to your garden is a must. It is without a doubt the most effective way to lure a vast array of animals and insects right to your backdoor, varying from typically British amphibians to rare birds.Sadly, due to mankind’s increasing need for living space, natural ponds in the British countryside have diminished by around 70% in the last 100 years. Why not give something back? Ponds significantly enhance and enrich their surrounding environment, providing a permanent source of water, shelter and foo..
Gates are both an important aesthetic and practical component of any garden. If you’re taking the step of installing a gate in your garden, it’s crucial that the installation is both precise and high quality. With this in mind, we have created a guide to help our customers when they are installing any of the wooden gates in our range, to ensure that you get the most out of your purchase.TreatmentAll of our timber gates are pressure treated as standard, to provide superb protection against rot. This means that no further treatment is necessary. However, you can still stain or paint your gate in..
You’ve spent the summer enjoying your garden, now it’s time to clean and cover up, in order to make sure that you’ve got something to enjoy next summer. After all, winter is coming, so you need to prepare! In this blog post, we’ll take a look at different sections of a garden, and how they can be bested defended from the worst that the colder months will throw at them.Lawn careFirst things first, we’ll take a look at the lawn. There are a number of steps that you can take to ensure that, when your garden thaws out in spring, your lawn is ready to bounce back, looking better than ever. A few o..
Garden Oasis’ Definitive Guide to Composting
Autumn is a bittersweet season for us gardeners. As work winds down, the leaves begin to fall, and we witness a year’s worth of relentless effort and care, fade into a pile of wet leaves.But it’s not all bad… Admittedly, we could probably do with the break, and the fallen autumn leaves are a spectacular sight. Besides, work isn’t completely over yet. If used correctly, these beautifully rusty leaves (and other garden waste) have the power to enrich your garden and you can reap the benefits from as early as next spring.So all you do is collect your waste and add it to your compost bin, r..
Guide To Eradicating Rust & Restoring Metal Gates
Winter is here and is ready to attack your outside metalwork. So, here is our guide on rust and how to beat it by preparing for the harsh weather coming your way. During this time of year there is a larger risk of rust developing due to the increase in wet weather. It is important to know how to treat rust that has already formed and how to prevent it from happening again in the future, to keep your gates and railings looking their best.What is Rust?..
Gardening in the Greenhouse This is a major topic, we are giving you a taster here. There are estimated to be approx 3 million greenhouses in Britain. Tomatoes are a favourite to grow, as is raising seedlings etc. Pests will try to bother you and ventilation is important. Use compost or sterilised alternative, not garden soil. Air that is too dry encourages pests and poor growth, over watering and damp air encourages diseases. Ideally water in the mornings, but evenings is ok in warm weather. The rewards of seeing something you have tended blooming for many wee..
How To Be An Eco-Friendly Gardener
When working in your garden, the end goal is to produce a beautiful, lively space that can be admired and enjoyed as much as possible. However, at the same time, it's important to be aware of the environmental impact you may be having and how to reduce this to become an eco-friendly gardener. By gardening with a few eco-friendly practices in mind, you will be positively impacting the environment, local wildlife and your garden.Regardless of whether gardening is a new hobby for you or you're a seasoned gardener, you have acres of land or a small outdoor space, here are a few eco-friendly garden..
Not everyone has the luxury of a huge garden. Or maybe you do! Either way, a raised pond is the ideal solution to having a water feature in your garden from which you can enjoy everything from the sound to the wildlife it will attract no matter how much space you have. At Garden Oasis, we have a range of raised ponds to choose from. This document serves as a guide intended to give you the information you need to come to a happy decision on which pond is the right one for you. Size matters Of course, you need to know how big or how small you can go. Before getting into depth, ..
Gardening: The First Jobs of Spring
The warmer months are finally on the horizon, but it’s likely the harsh winter weather will have taken its toll on your garden. As you’ll be spending more time outdoors in the coming months, now is the ideal time to give your garden a spring clean and bring it back to its original orderly shape!Patio and greenery Use a pressure washer to hose down your patio and invest in a strimmer to trim around the hard to reach parts of your lawn. You could also look at buying some new plants and bulbs to spruce up your flowerbeds and add some colour to your garden!LawnFeeding your lawn with lawn fertilise..
Preseason Jobs: Things To Do Before The Arrival Of Spring
How is it so that the summer months seem to fly past yet the winter months seem to drag on and on and on? Well, at least we are nearly through the worst! Once gloomy January is over, the days will get lighter and longer and spring will soon grace us with its charming presence. We can’t wait!Although the winter months are considerably quieter in the garden, there are plenty of preseason jobs to be completed, from organising, planning and cleaning up your outdoor space. Ultimately, if you fail to prepare, you should prepare to fail, and Garden Oasis would hate to see that!1. Greenhouse prepAdmit..
Complete BBQ Guide
Regardless of the time of the year barbecuing provides a great excuse to bring the indoors outside and start grilling.In this complete guide to BBQs we share with you some of the most loved recipes for outdoor eating and take your existing culinary comfort zones to new exciting levels.If entertaining guests is your enthusiasm, we have the liquid refreshment secrets for alcoholic and soft drink cocktails to keep all your friends talking for months to come.Our quick BBQ tips will help you to enjoy barbecuing all year round and make the most from your grill of choice.For BBQ newbies we have how t..
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