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..
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...
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 ..
With the end of summer soon upon us, it’s time to start thinking about the garden once again and how to prepare it for autumn. Spending a little time in the garden this time of year will ensure it’s ready for when autumn and winter hits. It’s one of the most important times for gardeners and there are a few tasks that need completing so that the garden is fully prepped and ready for when the spring arrives. Here’s how to prepare your garden at the turn of the season. Pruning When it comes to your shrubs and trees, you should prune any unruly branches to improve their overall shape, as well ..
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?..
If you’re planning to start growing your own produce this year, raised beds are a must.With so many amazing benefits for plants and veggies, as well as for your health (goodbye bad back!), they are a necessity for any keen gardener, whether you’re a beginner or a growing veteran! Garden Oasis have created this guide on raised beds to help advise our readers on the best raised bed for them, to give them some helpful tips and pointers and to reveal all of the incredible benefits and reasons why 2018 just has to be the year that you invest in one.Well… where do we begin? Obviously the most i..
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..
It’s that time of year again! With Christmas just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about presents. Here at Garden Oasis, we have a large range of products to gift this Christmas, including furniture, ornaments, gardening tools and much more. If you have a gardening enthusiast in your life, you’ve come to the right place to find the perfect gift just for them... If you know anyone who enjoys observing the birds in their garden, then we have a couple of different bird feeder options that a wildlife fan would love. The Teacup Feeder in Polkadot Yellow (£9.95) is a ..
After spending time caring for your garden, you want to ensure it is thriving whatever the season. Summer is the time we can enjoy our garden the most, with long days and warm evenings, however, no matter how much you enjoy your garden during the sunny months, a heatwave can be deemed harmful to not only your garden but for the wildlife that is living in it. Here are some tips and advice to ensure your garden is flourishing even during a heatwave. Pond maintenance As with other parts of your garden, your pond will need regular maintenance. One of the things you need to keep an eye on is the ..
We are lucky enough to have professional gardener and organic growing enthusiast Matt Jackson MCIHort join the team at Garden Oasis. In the video below Matt reveals how to give new life to your garden by producing a effortlessly rejuvenated, non-patchy Wimbledon lawn.As a horticultural writer and journalist for platforms such as The Telegraph and BBC Radio Kent, Matt has over 20 years experience and has gained a huge amount of knowledge along the way. He has also written his own works, ‘Lunar & Biodynamic Gardening' published by CICO. Drawing on his wealth of knowledge, complime..
Garden Oasis is lucky enough to have professional gardener Matt Jackson back on the team again this week, and this time he shows us how to install a cement (and hassle) free patio in your garden.In his three-part guide, Matt demonstrates how easy it is to lay a secure and attractive patio all in a days work - and without having to get the builders in!Part one of the guide focuses on the materials and tools, and how to prepare the area before laying your chosen slabs. Most of these tools you’ll have in your garden shed, but it’s always best to check before you start!T..
A healthy, green lawn is a highly desired garden feature. With the arrival of longer evenings and the warmer months, you’ll soon want to be outside enjoying your garden and you’ll want a beautiful lawn you can be proud of and appreciate. To help, we’ve created a guide on how you can get a perfect, healthy-looking lawn this summer. Remove Existing Weeds Before you start to work on your lawn, the first thing you should do is remove existing weeds. A few weeds are inevitable on most lawns, but they only take a few minutes to eliminate. You can do this by either pulling the weeds out by hand or us..
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..
Quality wooden gates, fence panels or garden furniture are an investment and that means, they have to be looked after accordingly to ensure a long-lasting life. Wood that has been pressure treated should last a good 15 years, or more if they are well cared for. Our timber products are pressure treated to the highest standards, meaning that they won’t rot anywhere near as fast as untreated timber would. Pressure treated timber is great for garden products that must endure the elements.What is a pressure-treated timber?Pressure treatment is a preservative process that enhances the timber’s prot..
This time of year is the perfect opportunity to get in the garden before the real winter chill hits. You may think it's time to slow down when it comes to your garden; however, there are still plenty of tasks and jobs that are best to be done now, to ensure a beautiful and vibrant garden for spring. Here's how to prepare your garden for winter in four stages.Clean your lawnmower and oil your toolsIt’s essential that you take some time to care for your tools before storing them away for winter.As your lawnmower is one of the most expensive and important pieces of gardening equipment you own, it..