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What Is A Pollinator Garden?

Before you have your turfing in Lancashire sorted out, why don’t you stop and think about whether or not a pollinator garden is the right one for you? You should always come up with a few designs for your outdoor spaces before you start work or hire a contractor – and pollinator gardens can do an awful lot of good at the same time as looking incredibly beautiful. Quite simply, a pollinator garden is just one that has been planted with pollinating insects in mind, so flowers that provide good sources of nectar and pollen are favoured. Of course, there are a few rules of green thumb that you need to follow in order for your garden to be a success but you’ll be pleased to hear it’s not too complicated – and even the least...

Landscaping Your Lancashire Garden ‘Can Conserve Energy’

Exploring professional landscaping for your Lancashire property not only brings the perfect garden to your home, but can have added energy-efficiency benefits. This is according to an article in DailyProgress.com, which encourages property owners to consider how landscaping could lead to more natural light coming into the home, therefore using less electricity for artificial lighting and how the infiltration of a breeze could limit the need for fans and air conditioning. Moreover, plantlife can help to insulate your home and protect your garden and house from the elements. If your home is bright enough, then you might consider landscaping for shade, which has the knock-on sustainability benefit of protecting your home from the harshest cold temperatures, resulting in a reduced need for heating. In summer, a well-shaded house benefits from feeling cooler. Landscaping is also recommended...

UK’s Approach To Gardening Has Changed

There have been a number of changes to the way in which we use our gardens over the years, not to mention to their size. Construction Global revealed that the average garden in the UK has shrunk from 168 square metres in 1983 to 163.2 square metres in 2013. That means more of us are having to make do with restricted space when we’re planting and thinking about landscaping in Lancashire. But the size of our gardens isn’t the only thing that’s changed according to the news provider, the materials and tools we use have too. It highlighted the evolution of lawnmowers, from hand tools to cylinder mowers that were powered by pushing, and finally the electric models we have today. The materials seen in gardens around the country have also changed. Stone, timber, soil and...

Is Your Fence Ready For The Winter Weather?

We all know that the chances of stormy weather increase as we move into autumn and weather, but one organisation is predicting a particularly stormy few months for the UK. According to AccuWeather, the final months of 2017 are likely to be the stormiest on record, with the meteorologists predicting that no fewer than seven named storms will hit the UK by Christmas. Last year, we had three named storms in the UK before the festive season, and the year before there were five. If AccuWeather is right, we could be in for some periods of heavy rain and strong winds - all of which can wreak havoc with our garden fences. So, now is the time to assess the state of your fences and to get some help with fencing in Lancashire if you don’t think...