Five ways that gardening is good for your health

Blog | Posted on July 9, 2020 at 12:33 pm by

Most of us could use some extra exercise, but it’s not always easy to find time to get out of the house. But you don’t even need to go beyond your driveway to take in some gentle exercise and fresh air – it’s waiting for you quite literally on your doorstep. Gardening has a huge […]

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How to get children interested in gardening

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There’s no age limit on gardening. Many of us enjoy maintaining our outdoor spaces into old age – but there’s also no limit on how young you can be, either. Involving the kids in gardening is a great way to get them outside in all weather, as well as give them skills that will stand […]

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Games to play with children in the garden

Posted on May 19, 2020 at 9:37 am by

Whether you’re home schooling or just hanging out, the garden has become the go-to place for exercise, relaxation and entertaining the kids this summer. Most children love spending time outdoors, especially in nice weather, so with the limitations imposed by COVID-19, that means you’re likely relying even more on your garden. Almost any game or […]

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Birdwatching during self-isolation – a beginner’s guide

Posted on May 14, 2020 at 9:29 am by

Birdwatching is a popular hobby at the best of times, but during social distancing and self-isolation, even more of us are paying attention to the feathered friends outside our window. If you have a garden, then you have more options to attract new species of birds to within a good viewing distance, but you don’t […]

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How to use your garden to the fullest during COVID-19 lockdown

Garden Inspiration | Posted on May 7, 2020 at 9:10 am by

The social distancing rules – better known to most of us simply as ‘lockdown’ – have meant that gardens have become the first choice to spend time outdoors, rather than going beyond your own boundary. In fact when lockdown was announced, SunLife surveyed over-60s and found that over half (57%) planned to spend the weeks […]

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How to set up a gym in your garden

Posted on May 4, 2020 at 10:00 am by

A garden gym is a great way to keep fit and healthy, especially if you’re spending a lot of your time at home due to self-isolation, social distancing or because you’re in the high-risk ‘shielding’ category during the COVID-19 pandemic. But even once the virus has passed, building an outdoor gym will give you a […]

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What has the UK been up to in their gardens during COVID-19 lockdown?

Garden Inspiration | Posted on April 30, 2020 at 4:36 pm by

One of the things that has helped many households to cope with the COVID-19 lockdown rules has been the weather, with most of the UK basking in sunshine for much of March and most of April too. That has meant individuals, couples and families have all been able to make the most of any outside […]

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What is the government advice about going in your garden during COVID-19 self-isolation?

Blog | Posted on April 9, 2020 at 4:31 pm by

The headline advice from the government during the current phase of the COVID-19 pandemic is to stay at home – but what does that mean for people who have a garden? First of all it’s important to know the difference between social distancing, shielding and self-isolation: Social distancing: We should all be doing this. It […]

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How, why and when to top dress your lawn

Posted on March 25, 2020 at 4:25 pm by

Top dressing your lawn doesn’t mean adding grass seed, but instead is about sprinkling on a layer of mixed materials high in nutrients, that help it to stay healthy and retain the right levels of moisture. Some of the substances you might use to top dress your lawn include: · Soil (for well-balanced lawns). · […]

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Does aerating your lawn really help?

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Aerating your lawn pulls small plugs of soil to the surface through making small holes below the turf. This creates air pockets that allow essential nutrients to reach the roots of the grass. This includes things like air, water and the nutrients and minerals the grass needs to grow strong and healthy from the roots […]

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