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..
For many of us, the garden becomes a place for making memories during the summer months. Whether that is by holding family BBQ’s, summer parties, dining alfresco or just watching the kids enjoy hours of fun during the holidays. But we know these memories will be remembered much more fondly if your garden is looking its best.We’ve decided to put together some quick and easy tips and tricks to spruce up your garden, all of which can be done over one weekend. Follow our guide to leave your outdoor space looking refreshed, eye-catching and ready to host more summer celebrations.Now this might not ..
By the time Christmas flies around the corner, there’ll only be around 12-14 weeks until our gardens wake up from their long, wintery sleep. Our green-fingered relatives and friends will be waiting in anticipation for the first sign of life and the moment they can get back to their little green haven. The thought of tending to early plants and vegetables is never too far away, even in the middle winter, so give them the gift of new ornaments, tools & gadgets to get excited over. Santa’s little helpers (A.K.A. our team of bloggers) have put together a comprehensive list..
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..
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, ..
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..
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..
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 care First 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 be..
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..
So it’s nearly here - what an earth are we going to do to keep our little ones busy for a whole six weeks?Although it’s great that children as young as two use iPads and computers for learning and games, it also has its downfalls. It can sometimes mean that children are more reluctant to get outside and play, meaning they aren’t always getting enough vital Vitamin D or exercise in during the day.So, how can you prise your little cherubs away from their electronic devices and entice them into the garden to reconnect with their friends, siblings and nature? Well, we’ve devised a guide to help yo..