Great ways for families to use a garden room

AD | Collaborative post In recent years, the garden has become a more sociable place than ever and personally, we use ours a lot more than we ever did before. Not only is it a place to play for Erin but somewhere we can see our friends and family and have BBQs or picnics. We’re really lucky that we have a large garden with lots of space. Lately, we have been thinking about what we could do with the space and what would benefit us in the long run. Something I think we all agree on is that garden rooms

Which lawnmower should I choose?

AD | Collaborative post It sounds like an easy question but there are many important factors to consider before making your choice. The best lawnmower for you and your garden is not as simple as you might think. The wrong one could seriously compromise the quality of your lawn. In this post, I will help to guide you and answer the question, “Which lawnmower should I choose?” Types of lawnmowers Before making a decision, it is important to understand the options available. Electric The benefit of electric lawnmowers is that they are light and easy to operate. Electric lawnmowers need

How to give your garden an uplift

AD | Collaborative post I wish we could have sunny summer days all-year-long. The kids could play outside and discover the wonders of all garden bugs and insects, and I could watch them play while sunbathing and relaxing. Sounds like a dream… Well, it is. Unfortunately, we can’t enjoy really enjoy our gardens and outdoor spaces during the winter and autumn – everything is grey, dull and cold.  What if I told you this is the best time to give your garden an uplift? A quick and simple refresh to prepare it for the wonderful summer and spring days. Today,

9 Essential Steps For Gardening for Beginners

AD | Collaborative post People have different hobbies to pass the time. You need to have a couple of hours to yourself relaxing and unwinding from a very busy and stressful day. Some prefer to listen to music, read a book, play an instrument, and even do gardening. If you have a big enough yard for a beautiful garden, maybe you should consider creating one from scratch. During spring and summer, any flower, plant, or tree looks gorgeous.  However, if you haven’t done gardening ever, there are specific steps that you need to follow in order to succeed in creating

5 Fun Ways For Children To Play Outdoors

AD | Collaborative post Ever since Erin was little we’ve got outside as much as possible. We’re very lucky to have a large back garden as well as a park only a couple of minutes walk from our house. Sometimes though, especially in the colder weather, it can be easy to stay indoors if you think there’s not much to do. I wanted to share some of our favourite ways to play outside, no matter what the weather is like. Tuff Trays It took us a while but we’ve really grown to love our Tuff Tray. We tend to use

Tips for Creating a Winterproof Garden

AD | Collaborative post When autumn/winter comes around, it can be tempting to close the patio doors, lock the windows and pretend that your garden doesn’t exist… for a little while anyway. Sooner or later, your garden will thaw and there will be weeds, damage and jobs to be done if you want it to look its best for spring. You can avoid all of these problems by creating a winterproof garden! Here are our top tips to help your garden survive the harshest temperatures. Choose Strong and Durable Materials If you want to create an outdoor space that can

Garden Makeover Ideas For 2021

This year we did quite a lot of unexpected work on the garden. It wasn’t so much because of lockdown but more because we had certain opportunities come up that we couldn’t say no to. I don’t think we ever would have done anything had our next door neighbour offered us a shed. It was the perfect opportunity to knock down ours and replace it. This was something we’d wanted to do since we moved in but just always found better things to spend money on. However, now that we have a lovely area at the back of the garden

Creative Ways To Learn Outdoors

AD | Collaborative post Although a lot of us are looking at children going back to school in a couple of weeks that doesn’t mean that learning at home has to stop. We are always looking for ways to play with Erin at home with some kind of educational aspect attached, even if she might not realise it. Here are some of the things we do with Erin, both at home and while out and about. Scavenger hunts Over the course of lock down we spent quite a bit of time at our local woods. It was somewhere to escape