Since legislation disallowed the filling of landfill sites with old used car tyres, businesses have been clever enough to spot an opportunity and diversify into an area that was the domain of bark chippings – decorative mulches and playground floor coverings. But, given the choice as a gardener, which would you choose?
Concrete is one of the surfaces that is most susceptible to a build up of ice and more and more people are purchasing de-icing salt to use on the wood surfaces that they have around their homes – such as decking and patios. You can buy de-icing salt online in a quantity to suit your needs.
The vast majority of us who have gardens as part of our property will want it to look as tidy and well kept as possible; there is nothing more relaxing than sitting amongst the trees and plants on a nice day. However, not all of us are quite as willing to spend the time that it takes to keep the garden looking its best. Some of us just simply don’t have the time that it can take to keep on top of our garden. Read on to discover how blue slate chippings could help to reduce the time you need to spend maintaining your garden.
Most gardeners will, at some point in their lives, have used them; decorative landscape designers will have used them too but in quantities so huge you’d need several dumper trucks to move them and anyone who has ever visited a garden centre will have seen them stacked in sacks in the outdoor section – that’s right, we’re talking about slate chippings.
There are many ways that gardeners can create beauty and of course choosing complementary plants, flowers and shrubs is the first priority. There are other means however that can be used to add a touch of glamour to the garden which don’t necessarily need to come from vegetation. Slate chippings are one example.
There are a plethora of reasons why you might need cheap topsoil; but ultimately it will boil down to you wanting a healthier, better looking garden. There are many reasons you may want a nice garden – your garden may be your escape after a long day at the office, or you may be trying to out-do your neighbours.
More people today are being affected by financial burden than has been the case for many years and because of this, many people are having to tighten their belts. Everything it seems is being affected and it has often been the case that people’s regular pastimes have taken the hit on spending quicker than in other areas of expenditure that are considered essential, such as food, heating and clothes.
There are many ways as a landscape gardener to create beautiful vistas that can inspire and enthuse, however, your options for creating a piece of landscape horticulture worthy of any praise can be severely depleted once you've realised that the size of the budget available is less than might be favourable to you goals.
The sight of raised garden beds and flowerbeds is a common sight in gardens across the UK. Yet some may be put off installing raised beds by the cost of undertaking such a task. Here we look at the benefits provided from having raised garden beds and how cheap topsoil can greatly reduce the cost of installation.
It may not be apparent to most people in the West but it is a fact that many scientists and food industry commentators are claiming the start of a worldwide food crisis. With natural disasters that are capable of destroying agricultural land seemingly on the increase, fresh water in shorter supply and the ever rising price of oil, it is small wonder that food prices remain volatile.