Essential Garden Seating

Much like seating in a living room, seating in the garden is also important and without the right kind of seating your garden will not be suitable for guests. A garden should be enjoyed and it’s nice to make the most of a private outside space.

Garden seating can include wooden benches, outdoor beanbags, wicker chairs and even steel seats, so there are certainly plenty of options in terms of material and designs today. If you want have guests over in the warm months then we’d recommend loungers while benches should always be a fixture of a garden with a garden table, because it can create a nice area to sit down and have a cup of tea, whereas a lounger is more suited to those wanting to sunbathe.

If you want to get more use out of your garden and enjoy it a bit more then consider some new garden seating. There are so many options out there today and you’re bound to find.

Solar Lights for Cost Effective Garden Lighting

Solar lighting is extremely important in many gardens today and it can give a garden a good amount of light, and it won’t run up your electricity bill.

Led Solar lights are a good option and some of them can last for up to 10hours after a full charge. The positioning of the lights are important if you want them to attract a good amount of light and charge properly.

Solar lights can come in sets, and they look great when they’re installed onto your garden fence, while individual solar lights can be placed in different areas of the garden, if you wanted more control over the areas that you want lit. They tend to include a rechargeable Lithium ION battery to provide a good amount of light, and it’s quite often a case of the better the battery, the better the bulb, the stronger the light will be.

Getting Lawn Stripes with a Petrol Lawnmower

Lawn stripes can be a superb addition to a garden, and that’s because they give a typical lawn more appeal, and it is actually all that complicated to get a lawn looking great, especially if you have a petrol lawnmower.

Lawn stripes often tend to relate to light and dark stripes of turf, and to get this look you just have to plan the direction of mowing. Not many people know this but the colour of the tripe often tends to be dependent upon the direction of which you are mowing, and that means that each stripe should be mowed in the opposed direction.

If you want to create a better style than make sure you follow this technique. It’s extremely simple but you just have to make sure your stripes are even and ideally the same width.

Putting up your Own Garden Shed

You don’t’ actually need a ‘garden fence specialist’ or a landscaper to put up your garden fence. You can buy all your equipment from a gardening store or timber supplier, and go ahead with the installation yourself.

You should measure and line up your wooden posts, and these would be buried into the ground, as far as they can go. Remember to measure and calculate the spike lights, otherwise you could find it too short or too long.

You then need to calculate the panels you require and this is easier when the posts are in. Treat the below area with weed killer before you start and then fix your posts in concrete, make sure they stay upright and start fixing the fence panels to the posts. Then it’s time to relax sit back and admire your good work.

Dealing with a Waterlogged Garden

Due to the heavy rain and storm that’s attacked various parts of Britain, many people are left with waterlogged gardens, and this can really cause issues with your soil.

Water can kill, and it can prevent any oxygen from reaching the roots in soil, which will obviously prevent root growth, and leave your garden completely and utterly destroyed. There is not a great deal you can do when the water has made its way onto your garden, but we need have a few pieces of advice.

  • Firstly never walk on it. Why? Because it can damage the soil further, and worsen compaction.
  • Potted plants should be taken out and replanted; otherwise they’re essentially going to be left to die.
  • All dead or dying roots shoot be remove in a garden, and then you can pave the way for new ones.
  • Drainage is always important with soil, and some lime-free sand can ensure a lot of the water is absorbed and drained.

Using Railway Sleepers in your garden

For a number of jobs which may arise in your garden, from bordering a garden plot, to making a pathway, building a fence, or deck construction, using railway sleepers is a great choice for these for a number of reasons. Railway sleepers are typically bought in bulk, for pretty cheep prices. Resizing them is also simply done with a saw, so you can fit them to the purpose that you decide is ideal. In case you didn’t know what railway sleepers were already, I should probably tell you that they are the bit of wood which bridges the gap between the two separate railway lines. Wood is used in this instance because it is more flexible, and is subject to less decay than most metals. It is also cheaper, which is why, as a layman, using them is a great way to intuitively construct whatever you want to. treating wood is also very easy to do, both to weather proof, and to paint it to your ascetic style.

Welcome to Outdoor Living Designs

Welcome to, where we discuss the various methods that you can undertake to improve the design functions, and ascetics of your home and garden. There are a number of little known factoids which may be useful to you, which we will elaborate on. Outdoor living designs intends to become your one stop resource for advice on how to accomplish what you want, from advice on what products are useful, luxurious, or cheap, to what manufacturing techniques are used in making these, right down to their affects on the environment. We will also talk to you about the trade secrets of the business, giving you all of the time efficient techniques which will allow you to do what you want, by yourself, if you so choose.

  • Garage Doors

    Garage Doors are an important decision for any home owner. The type of door that you choose will come to define what you use your garage for, and how suitable it is for the task.