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Blue Slate Chippings For The 'Lazy' Gardener

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. 

The Origin of Slate Chippings

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.

Slate Chippings - Adding A Touch Of Glamour To The Garden

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.

Cheap Topsoil is Essential for a Healthy Garden

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.

Cheap Topsoil - Ensuring Quality At A Reasonable Price

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.

Bark Chippings - Landscaping For Less

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.

Adding Raised Garden Beds To Your Garden With Cheap Topsoil

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. 

Recycled Cheap Topsoil And The Global Food Crisis

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.  

Is Rock Salt Worth Its Salt?

There are many reasons why the purchase of rock salt could get overlooked in the months leading up to the depths of winter, and with Christmas on its way, the weather’s not always our primary concern until it’s often too late. Winter is the UK’s coldest time of the year and the period when ice and snow are most likely to wreak their havoc on the roads and on people’s drives and pathways. Most of us are aware that windscreen de-icer and anti-freeze are important purchases, but how many of us consider buying rock salt as a necessity?

De-icing Salt - Protecting Your Car

Winter is the time of the year when many of us worry about the effect that the gritters’ de-icing salt will have on the bodywork of our cars. But need we be concerned today as we once were?

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