Gardens

6 quick wins to become a greener landlord

Rental platform LettingaProperty.com has shared its top tips for a greener rental experience. From tips for landlords to those that require proactive tenant engagement, the company has outlined six quick wins.

The tips come as research from BCG finds that 67% of people in the UK believe that environmental issues are either equally concerning to, or more concerning than, health issues....

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How to accessorise your garden for autumn

With autumn now here, green-fingered Brits are being advised on the best ways to accessorise their garden.

The gardening experts at GardenBuildingsDirect.co.uk have given their top five tips for creating a seasonal space the whole family can enjoy.

With the summer colours in the garden slowly beginning to fade away, gardeners up and down the country are being told to ditch...

property with wild meadows and veg patches garden

Ban the home garden, homes should only come with wild meadows and veg patches

New properties should only come with wild meadows and veg patches

Concrete Britain: Do you actually DESERVE a garden?

Have a look at your back garden, what do you see - is it mostly covered over with an artificial lawn, a patio, or sad looking grass? And out the front – it’s been concreted over for a car.

Then, according to one waste and recycling company, your...

Could allotments help solve the housing crisis by providing 600,000 new homes?

England’s allotments could provide space for over 600,000 new homes, according to the latest research by the estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk .

GetAgent’s research found that there are an estimated 4,554 allotments across the nation containing roughly 177,606 plots, each at an average size of 250 square metres. That’s a potential 44,401,500 square metres of allotment...

Tips and tricks to giving your garden a fresh update

The summer is here, and we are outside more than ever. While you might be satisfied that your garden is tidy and useable, it could be leaving you feeling uninspired. It might be the right time to give your garden an update that will help you love this space again. Here we offer some neat tips and tricks to help you give your garden some TLC and a hint of style.

Build a fire pit

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Hedgehogs

the Experts in Property launches 'Hedgehog Friendly Property' initiative

the Experts in Property , the South West’s network of independent estate agents, is delighted to launch their ‘Hedgehog Friendly Property’ initiative, a new campaign designed to support the plight of our endangered prickly friends.

The hedgehog first evolved around 15 million years ago and is one of the oldest mammals on the planet. In the 1950’s, hedgehog population around...

Garden Pod

Housebuilder’s stylish garden pod offer

Bovis Homes is offering homebuyers a contemporary new garden pod when they reserve a new home this summer!

Worth over £12,000, the seven-seater garden pod rotates 360 degrees to ensure homeowners can relax and entertain in their garden, while enjoying the sun, shade or breeze. And the pod can be used all year round thanks to a front canopy.

The roof is built from stainless...

Bonfire

Insurer reveals 29% spike in garden-fire claims during lockdown

  • Home insurance data reveals garden-related fires increased by 29% across all three UK lockdowns
  • Admiral saw 32% more garden fire claims in the latest lockdown compared to the same time period the previous year
  • Admiral is urging homeowners to be safe as warmer weather continues

David Fowkes, Head of Household Underwriting at Admiral, said: Over the...

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ONE IN 10 GARDENS BROKEN INTO IN THE UK

Victims of theft from gardens, sheds, garages and outbuildings report more than £350 worth of items stolen, on average

With summer just around the corner, keeping outdoor spaces secure should be top of mind for Brits as new research finds nearly one in 10 (10%) gardens have been broken into in the past.

According to the research by Confused.com , victims of theft reported that more...

Fun in Garden

How to kickstart your garden into spring and create the ideal space

SPELLBROOK, England (May 2021) – The grey days of winter are finally fading away and we’re stepping into the glorious and much-needed sunshine of spring. Many of us will be taking a proper look at our gardens for the first time in months, and perhaps realising there’s a bit of work needed on a few areas. If you're wondering how to get started with turning a blank canvas into a thriving space...

How to choose stone for your patio

How to choose stone for your patio

When choosing the most suitable stone for your patio, selecting the right stone supplier is a crucial step in the right direction.

However, that is just the beginning.

Should you do the work all by yourself or hire a professional to do it? What type of stone will complement the look of your home? How much is the entire enterprise going to cost you?

These questions...

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