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..
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 ..
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..
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.
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..
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.
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..
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..
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 months to come, now is a great time to give your garden a spring clean and bring it back to its original shiny self!
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..