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Benefits of Gardening for Mental Health

Benefits of Gardening for Mental Health

There are many benefits of gardening for mental health. Leading studies such as those done by the Mental Health journal show that 90% of adults reported improved mental health and wellness after taking part in gardening sessions. They also showed signs of increased motivation and confidence. Gardening is not only a great way to unwind and de-stress, it is also a good form of physical exercise. The Physical Effects of Gardening Physical exercise is a fantastic way to boost mood….

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How To Design A Garden

How To Design A Garden

Winter is the best time to start preparing a re-design of your garden. By planning early you have a better chance of booking a garden designer and contractors if required. Additionally you will have time to organise your planting schedule. Do you need a garden designer? We recommend employing one if you have a large area to renovate or if you have very limited experience of gardening. A garden designer can take a lot of the stress out of the…

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How To Use Slate In Your Garden

How To Use Slate In Your Garden

If you are looking for a versatile, low maintenance landscaping product then slate could be your answer. A wide range of slate stone products are available including Slate Chippings, Paddlestones, Mini Mulch, Rockery, Monoliths and Feature Stones. As slate is a recycled product it is also more environmentally friendly than most aggregates. We offer slate products in 5 stunning colour tones, Blue, Plum, Green, Charcoal and Rustic, ensuring you will find something to suit every garden design. Slate Ideas Pathways…

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Small Garden Design Ideas

Small Garden Design Ideas

If you’ve only got a small one, showing it to people can be embarrassing. Mortifying, even. Especially if they look it up and down, offer a weak smile and say ‘Yeah, yeah it’s nice,’ then go home smirking. The question is: how can you impress with something so small? How do you stop people laughing at it? It’s true – impressing with a small garden (yes, garden) can be difficult. Especially when every gardening magazine assumes you have the space…

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Why Choose Porcelain Paving?

Why Choose Porcelain Paving?

Not only does it look beautiful but there are many benefits to using porcelain paving. Listed below are our 5 favourite things about this product. Durability Porcelain paving slabs aren’t as porous as other paving and absorb less than 0.5% of water. This means they are harder and more durable. Therefore porcelain is an ideal product for areas that receive high volumes of foot traffic. Low Maintenance As they don’t absorb water, porcelain slabs are really easy to clean. Water…

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Water Feature Ideas – Feature Stones

Water Feature Ideas – Feature Stones

Looking for water feature ideas for your garden? Creating your own backyard Zen needn’t be a massive undertaking and you don’t need a large space in which to implement a stunning water feature. Even the smallest of gardens can accommodate one and often it can actually make your garden look bigger! So if you want to sit and relax in your outdoor space, whilst listening to the soothing sound of water, read on for some inspiration. Slate Paddlestone Stacks These…

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How Big Is A Bulk Bag?

How Big Is A Bulk Bag?

We are often asked how big is a bulk bag? Most bulk bags (also called dumpy bags, tonne bags and jumbo bags) sit around 80cm to 90cm high and around 75cm to 85cm wide. This is dependent on the weight of the product in it as the size can vary. Additionally bulk bags are often standing on a pallet which is normally around 1m by 1.2 metres wide with the pallet itself being around 9cm high. These sizes relate to a…

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Get your garden ready for summer!

Get your garden ready for summer!

The long cold days of winter are behind us (yay!). Therefore it’s time to start getting your garden ready for summer, but where to start? Check out our top tips below for summer garden ideas and help on rejuvenating your outdoor space! #1 Start planning Do you want to create a relaxing space for entertainment or a budget friendly plot? Or do you have a large garden that you want to transform, perhaps you want to make the most of…

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How To Lay A Gravel Driveway

How To Lay A Gravel Driveway

Using gravel on your drive is an attractive and cost effective solution. Additionally a gravel drive helps reduce the risk of flooding as water can drain away freely unlike concrete or tarmac drives. Creating your gravel drive is relatively simple but can be hard work! We have put together a useful step by step guide to assist you through the process. Step 1 – Remove the existing base. This is probably the hardest part of the process as potentially involves…

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Installing your gravel grid

Installing your gravel grid

Using a gravel grid under your gravel will help to keep it in place and is especially useful if your drive or garden is on a slope. You can buy the gravel grid from us as an addition to your order of gravel. Gravel grids are suitable for use on drives, paths, car parks or access roads, anywhere really that will be walked or driven on. Our driveway grid has been tested to withstand the weight of 428 tonnes per…

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