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How to maintain a zen garden

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Zen Gardens (sometimes known as Japanese rock gardens) are a distinctive style of garden originating in Japan. They usually have a minimalistic style, consisting of fixtures such as rocks, water features, pruned trees & bushes, with raked gravel/sand also being used. They’re usually quite small when compared to other types of gardens, and have been […]

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How to service a ride on lawn mower

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A ride-on lawnmower is a great addition to your garden care machinery. It makes mowing your grass a whole lot easier and provides you with an efficient way of keeping your garden looking tidy. As such, it is crucial to have your lawnmower in excellent condition at all times. Proper maintenance practices will enhance its […]

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Do vertical gardens require a lot of maintenance?

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A vertical garden is a type of garden where plants are grown on a vertically suspended panel via the use of hydroponics. Vertical gardens have a long history dating back to the ancient world. These unique structures can last for decades, making them very popular. The distinctive nature of such a garden can raise a […]

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Can I leave grass cuttings on my lawn?

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What to do with your grass cuttings is one of those perennial garden questions that horticulturists are regularly asked. What will happen to your West Lancashire lawn if you regularly leave your grass clippings to rot down rather than collecting them as you mow? Are grass cuttings bad for your lawn? Some people believe that […]

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How to make lawn grass grow faster

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A well-maintained lawn can be the perfect finishing touch to a garden, but waiting for it to grow can be agonising. Luckily, we’ve compiled some tips and tricks to help you get your dream lawn in less time! Using the right seed Before you consider taking care of and maintaining your grass to speed up […]

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Ideas to keep your cottage garden low maintenance

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The definition for a cottage garden can differ, but it usually includes elements of informal design, traditional materials, dense plantings, and a combination of ornamental and edible plants. Maintaining a cottage garden can be hard and costly even for the most budding of gardeners, however, there are many ways in which you can maintain your […]

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Picking the right robotic mower to maintain your lawn

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Although most people still tend to think of lawnmowers as machines that you have to push along or ride, nowadays, robotic mowers are becoming more popular. After all, West Lancashire can get pretty cold over the winter, making a mower that does the job for you all the more appealing. But what should you know […]

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What is lawn scalping? And how do you avoid it?

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If you’re a keen gardener, you’re probably in the habit of regularly trimming your grass to keep it looking fresh and verdant. However, if you’re not careful, you could end up “scalping” it. In this post, we take a look at what scalping actually means and what you can do to avoid it. Read on […]

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3 reasons clearing paths is essential over winter

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Every homeowner knows how crucial regular garden maintenance is and also the challenges winter weather brings. One job to bear in mind if the snow or ice has arrived is clearing your paths. Let’s take a look at a few essential benefits of clearing your paths over winter. Keeps paths safe to use This is […]

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How well do you know your garden?

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If you are a good gardener, you should be able to identify the unique features of your garden. Depending on the geographical region you live in, your plot can have distinct soil, moisture level, and weather exposure. It is no surprise that the type of plants that thrive in Hesketh Bank may differ from those […]

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