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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

July 20, 2017

For Rubbish Clearance Hire a Skip

Filed under: DIY,Gardens,Services,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , — needahand @ 5:12 pm

For Rubbish Clearance Hire a Skip – If you have a lot of rubbish gathering in your garden, or perhaps you are planning some home improvements and are likely to generate quite a bit of waste, it might be a good time to think about ordering a skip so that you can get all that crap taken away and dumped. If you have a decent sized car, then you might be able to chuck some of the rubbish in there and take it to your local tip, but this always seems to mess up the car, with dust and muck everywhere, so it takes hours to clean it afterwards. Anyway, hiring a skip should solve all your problems and you can get an awful lot of stuff in there, in fact you might be running around looking for more stuff to dump. If you do decide to hire a skip make sure you use a company who tip their waste responsibly, because you don’t want them fly-tipping it just down the road and it getting traced back to you, because you could end up with a hefty fine, which wouldn’t be great news. A responsible skip hire company will actually recycle most of the rubbish, so very little of it should end up in landfill, which is of course good for the environment.

July 16, 2017

Find a Good Gardener

Find a Good Gardener – If your garden is getting in a mess and you simply don’t have the time in your busy life to attend to it properly, it just might be the time to call in some expert help. That help would come in the form of your friendly professional gardener, who can help you with all aspects of your garden and get it looking beautiful once more. Even better, if you get him/her to visit on a regular basis (maybe once a month), they will be able to keep it looking fantastic, allowing you the time to enjoy it, entertain in it, and also look and admire it. Gardening is jost one of those jobs that you either love or hate, and if you hate it, you are going to put it off for as long as you can, meaning the garden just gets more unmanageable and overgrown, making it even more unlikely that you will tackle it any time soon. A professional gardener will soon get to grips with it and will know exactly what needs to be done to get the best results, he/she will sort out the lawn, tidy up your hedges and shrubs, trim and prune trees, mend the gate and fencing, clean your patio and put up that new garden shed that you have been promising yourself for years.

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.

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.

March 17, 2017

Time to Get Your Garden Straight

Filed under: Gardens,Services,United Kingdom — Tags: , , — needahand @ 9:19 am

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.

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.treesurgeon4u.uk/index.html

July 18, 2016

Block Paving for a Great Driveway

Filed under: Gardens,Services,United Kingdom — Tags: — needahand @ 2:09 pm

Block Paving for a Great Driveway – If you are considering installing a new driveway on your property you may be wondering which is the best material to use for the job, with a wide choice available and many different styles. One style and material that you might consider, especially if you are looking for an attractive end result is block paving. Now block paving has the look of something quite expensive but relatively speaking it is not much different from the much uglier concrete option, and it is somewaht easier to put right if an error occurs in the installation. You should of course find the right block paver from the start, someone who you know will do a proper job and prepare all the surfaces correctly before commencing.

http://www.blockpaving.trades-search.co.uk

July 14, 2016

Tree Surgery

Filed under: Gardens,Services,United Kingdom — Tags: — needahand @ 7:10 pm

Tree Surgery – If you have trees in your garden it is especially important to get them checked regularly for safety and disease. Now in order to do this, you need to get in a specialist, not just any old handyman/gardener. A qualified tree surgeon will have all the necessary knowledge and expertise to give you the proper advice and suggest what does and does not need to be done in both the long and short term. He should also be able to treat your trees in a manner that is benficial to the trees’ health and well being.

To find a decent local tree surgeon look here: http://www.treesurgeons.trades-search.co.uk

February 5, 2016

Garden Decking

Filed under: DIY,England,Gardens,Scotland — Tags: , — needahand @ 1:44 pm

Garden Decking – With the Spring fast approaching you might be thinking about getting some new decking installed in your garden. This is a great way to spruce up your outside space while giving you a nice spot to entertain guests or simply relax on those warm days. This might be a job you could tackle yourself if you are a confident do-it-yourselfer, though most people would probably choose to get in a proper deck builder, carpenter, garden expert or handyman, all should be capable of doing the job. Make sure you do all the correct preparation and know exactly what you are getting before you start.

http://www.deckbuilders.expertsz.co.uk/

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