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June 4, 2020

Awnings

Filed under: DIY,Gardens,Services — Tags: , , — needahand @ 4:56 pm

Awnings – A fantastic accessory for your home and backyard an awning can supply you with a little pleasant outdoor space while shielding you from the sun and rain. Getting a patio awning fitted to your dwelling will provide you with a protected area where you’ll be able to have your dinner outdoors with your loved ones or invite guests in the summer evenings. Awnings really need to be fitted professionally thanks to the severe pressure that is put on the supports whenever it’s gusty. Subsequently you need to make certain that you retain the services of a qualified awning installation provider and not that bloke next door who does a few odd jobs. When fitted properly your canopy or awning should give you several years of pleasure and the sheltered space established will become a part of your living area, as your property opens out into your back garden, enticing you outdoors whenever there is an opportunity. You will find there are several kinds of awnings and canopies to select from with variations like shade sails, motorised awnings, gazebos, carports, freestanding awnings, fixed awnings and retractable awnings available to buy.

To find out everything you need to know about awnings look here: http://www.awningz.uk

April 30, 2020

Grass Cutting and Lawn Care

Grass Cutting and Lawn Care – Now I realise that cutting the grass is just one of those jobs that we all love to hate, but unless you want your garden to end up looking like a jungle, you are going to have to tackle that grass sometime soon. A well-kept lawn looks really smart and actually encourages us to go out in the garden, so if you don’t have the time to get out there and cut the grass yourself you might need to call in some help from a local grass cutting specialist. There are certin to be several companies near to where you live who provide lawn care and grass cutting services, and they will have all the power mowers and strimmers to get the job done in double-quick time, leaving you to get on with your day. Book them in on a regular basis and you will have your lawn looking great all year round. Spring is the time when you need to first think about sorting out your lawn and as soon as those April showers start, the grass will start growing like crazy. Your local grass cutting specialists will not only be able to mow the lawn but also get rid of weeds and moss, sprinkle on some weed and feed, cut the edges to make them neat and even do some watering if you need it.

More details here: http://www.lawnwize.uk/

February 15, 2020

Garden Pond Installers

Filed under: DIY,Gardens,Services,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , — needahand @ 7:03 pm

Garden Pond Installers – If you are trying to get a quality pond builder in your area, there are numerous ways in which you can do that. You could possibly have a word with friends and acquaintances, check local newsagents notice boards, search in you local classifieds, or check out Checktrade, Rated People or My Builder. But in order to make your life more straightforward you can simply choose to mosey along to our pond builder website where we will give you all of the info you need with regards to finding a pond builder and exactly what to think about when you’ve got pond installation chores to do in your business or home. Locating an outstanding pond builder isn’t always easy therefore it really helps to have some guidance and advice with this challenge. A situation that you certainly need to avoid is getting lumbered with a dodgy pond builder who’ll just mess up the task and leave you having to bring in somebody else to put it all right. Depend on our expertise to set you on the right path so that you will shortly have a very good pond builder getting work done on your pond and you will have a nice new fish pond before the week is out. The vast majority of dependable pond builders are going to have a backlog of work, so if a pond builder seems eager to come right away when you phone, you ought to be a bit dubious since excellent pond builders are hardly ever without work and you should expect to have to wait a while before they can begin work.

For more information on installing garden ponds and to get a quote from a pond installer look here: http://www.pondwise.uk

May 24, 2018

Getting Help With Your Garden

Getting Help With Your Garden – If you are old, disabled, lazy or just too busy you may find it hard to keep up with your garden maintenence. Especially at this time of the year the garden can get overgrown pretty quickly. Once your lawn gets to a certain length it can become difficult to trim with a standard lawn mower. Maybe the time has come to call in a local gardener to help you with the major tasks. Sometimes it is enough just to get a gardener to get your garden straight just the once and then it becomes easier to keep it in order. But if you don’t think you will be able to give it the attention it needs then booking in regular visits by a gardener is a better idea. Discuss with your gardener how often your garden needs doing to keep it in good order, for some people it may be once a week, for others it might be once a fortnight or even once a month, though grass and weeds can grow pretty quickly in the summertime when rain followed by warm weather provides ideal growing conditions for these plants. A garden that is properly looked after is a blessing and you can get lots of pleasure from enjoying it and using it to its best advantage. It is nice to sit outside to have a cup of tea or even breakfast, when the weather is fine, and of course enjoy a barbeque. Summer barbeques are ever more popular in the UK and whenever the weather is fine there is a rush to the supermarket for all those burgers, sausages and chicken wings. Get the most from your garden and call in a gardener to look after it.

Find local gardeners here: http://www.gardenery.uk

March 7, 2018

Visit Cornwall

Filed under: England,Gardens,Travel,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , , — needahand @ 2:37 pm

Visit Cornwall – One of the most popular places to visit in the United Kingdom, especially during the summer months, is the county of Cornwall. Literally Cornwall has it all, wonderful beach resorts, stunning scenery, historic castles and country houses, beautiful gardens, surfing, fishing, hiking, camping and much much more. It enjoys some fabulous weather conditions and is a great summer holiday destination. Located in the temperate South-West of England, Cornwall juts out into the Atlantic Ocean like a giant’s leg dipping its water into the sea. At its tip is Land’s End, the southernmost tip of England. Popular towns to visit include Penzance, St Austell, Newquay, Bodmin, Perranporth and the capital Truro. Tourist attractions include Dartmoor National Park, the Eden Project, the Lost Gardens of Heligan and Pendennis Castle. The coastline of Cornwall is rugged and beautiful and the famous South West Coastal Path is one of the finest walking routes in the World, attracting many thousands of visitors each year.

Find maps of Cornwall here: http://www.cornwall.mapamundo.uk

June 28, 2017

Handyman Services

Filed under: England,Gardens,Scotland,Services,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , — needahand @ 10:15 am

Handyman Services – If you have lots of those annoying odd jobs that need doing around the house and you don’t have the time or the inclination to do them yourself, you might need to look for a local handyman to do those jobs for you. A decent handyman can do a wide range of jobs around the home and will cost a lot less than a tradesman. Plenty of those odd little jobs do not need a great deal of skill and there are plenty of building, carpentry and plumbing type jobs which do not really require the services of a proper tradesman, so hiring a handyman could be the perfect solution. It is not only in the house itself that a handyman will be in his element, he will also do most of the jobs that you need doing in the garden, such as lawn mowing, fixing fences, laying decking, clearing rubbish and jet washing the patio. And he may also be able to do some simple jobs on your car, like changing the oil, putting on new brake pads, changing tyres and fitting new windscreen wipers. So you can see that having a good handyman in your contacts list is a great idea, enabling you to contact him whenever you need stuff doing. Why not look around right now and find a suitable handyman in your local area.

More handyman information here: http://www.handymanner.uk

May 18, 2017

Garden Clearance Services

Filed under: Gardens,Services,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , , — needahand @ 4:41 pm

Garden Clearance Services – When you don’t have enough time to deal with your garden and it is starting to look a bit like a jungle, you might want to consider calling in a professional garden clearance service to help you out. Clearing your garden and getting rid of all the rubbish is not always the easiest thing to do, especially if you only have a family car to use. Proper garden clearance services use vans and trailers and can therefore clear much more rubbish than you would be able to with your car. They will also have all the proper tools to do the job and deal with any dangerous waste such as asbestos shed roofs and sharp metal fencing and barbed wire. Apart from the usual garden waste, these services will also take away old furniture, white goods and builders rubble. A decent garden clearance service will get your garden looking tidy and dispose of the rubbish ethically. This is important because local authorities now have the power to fine fly-tippers instantly without needing to go to court, this means getting a proper clearance specialist is best.

Get gardeners and garden clearance specialists here: http://www.gardenerably.uk

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March 17, 2017

Time to Get Your Garden Straight

Time to Get Your Garden Straight – With the winter fading and the better weather arriving, it is a good time to start thinking about getting your garden straight. Bad weather, winter storms and months of neglect, may have left you garden looking somewhat dishevelled. With our busy working lives taking up most of our waking hours it is not always easy to find the time to spend on your garden, and even when you do it seems like 3 weeks later it lokks just as bad as before.

Perhaps you should start thinking about getting in a professional gardener to take over the hard work for you. Book on in for a regular visit and your garden should be looking in tip top shape before you know it. You can then spend your leisure time enjoying your garden rather than working on it. Ask a friend or family member to recommend a gardener, don’t just pick the first and cheapest one that comes along.

Many so called “gardeners” are not gardeners at all, just individuals trying to earn some pin money by mowing lawns, trimming hedges and clearing up dead leaves. If that is all you want done then fine, but it is better to employ a gardener who knows his stuff and can deal with problems as they arrive, having a knowledge of what will grow in your garden, what needs doing and when and understands the effects of the seasons and weather on your plants and green spaces.

Keeping your hedges in order is especially important, so keep them trimmed and neat during the spring and summer so that they are dense and compact and doing the job that they are meant to. Don’t forget to check for bird’s nests, you are not supposed to cut hedges when birds are nesting and breeding.

Hedge cutting services here: http://www.hedgewise.uk

February 23, 2017

Finding a Tree Surgeon

Filed under: DIY,Gardens,Services — Tags: , , , , — needahand @ 1:37 pm

Finding a Tree Surgeon – When you have trees that are getting overgrown in your garden or on your property you should normally not try to do this by yourself. While you might think you will save money by doing it yourself you could easily cause injury to yourself, your trees or others if the task is not carried out correctly. Employing a trained tree surgeon to do the work would be your best option and you can look in local newspapers, the Yellow Pages or online to find the best person for the job. Be sure to get someone who is fully trained, not just a guy with a ladder and a chainsaw (who will likely do more damage than you would do yourself). Professional tree surgeons will know pretty much everything about trees, how they grow, pests that can affect them and what is the best ways to trim and manage them. If you value your trees, their good health and how they look, you should certainly call in a skilled tree surgeon when you need these kinds of services. No matter where you live in the UK, there should be decent tree surgeons nearby who can help you.

Find tree surgeons here: http://www.treewize.uk

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