Tag Archives: front garden

What does your front garden say about you?

What does your front garden say about you –  more importantly does it say what you want it to say?     We believe that everyone can have a lovely front garden even if you can’t afford to spend very much. We have always tried to show you how you can achieve a gorgeous garden with only a small amount of

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How to get Low Maintenance Planting for Pots

Low Maintenance Planting for Pots This is a bit of a misnomer;  planting in pots will always more labour intensive than planting in soil as plants never evolved to grow in a pot! Plants were not designed to grow in a pot and so will be more demanding. There are ways to reduce the time you spend tending to your pots.  

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What is a Low Maintenance Garden – part 2

How to actually create one! We all love the idea of having a low maintenance garden, it conjures an image of lazy summer days spent in your garden watching the bees buzzing and you just relaxing. The reality though, generally involves you spending far too much time on mowing the grass, trimming the edges, weeding paths and taming the triffids! But with a

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Good Garden Advice for Selling your Home – part 8

Good Garden Advice for Selling your Home – part 8 My garden isn’t peaceful or quiet   It would be lovely for buyers to step out into your garden and only hear the birds singing away in the trees, lucky for some eh? So if your garden is not the peaceful tranquil oasis you would like, what can you do to

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Good Garden Advice for Selling your Home – part 7

Good Garden Advice for Selling your Home – part 7 The garden is a really awkward shape   Many gardens have ‘dead space’ areas that are awkward shapes and they usually end up as dumping grounds for all your garden stuff or your garden is a really difficult shape to have a garden at all – so how can the garden help

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Good Garden Advice for Selling your Home – part 6

Good Garden Advice for Selling your Home – part 6 The garden is a little unloved…!   If your garden is a little unloved you are not making the most of one of your properties biggest selling features, it won’t probably put people off buying the house, but it won’t help get you the best sale price either.   What message are you

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Good Garden Advice for Selling your Home – part 5

Good Garden Advice for Selling your Home – part 5 I have a boring view or there is no view!   Whilst we would love to look out of the window and see rolling hills and green fields many of our domestic views are a little less inspiring! You can make a very boring view a whole lot more interesting – but you

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Good Garden Advice for Selling your Home – part 4

Good Garden Advice for Selling your Home – part 4 There is a distinct lack of privacy!   Most modern gardens are overlooked by neighbouring windows, and it can be quite a turn off for prospective buyers -we would all love our gardens to be totally private, but if they are not, what can you do to minimise the impact of the

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Good Garden Advice for Selling your Home – part 3

Good Garden Advice for Selling your Home – part 3 Creating a more interesting garden – cheaply!   OK, you are trying to sell your home and you think the garden is looking a little dull and uninteresting – it won’t stop you selling your home, but it won’t help to encourage a buyer to buy either! How to make your garden more interesting…

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Good Garden Advice for Selling your Home – part 2

Good Garden Advice for Selling your Home – part 2 Making your garden fences less obvious!   Most gardens have fences but all too often when you view a garden all you see is fence, fence and more fence.  Also, many gardens are planted with borders centrifuged around the edges, which only emphasises the fences and won’t make your garden an

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