Category: Landscaping

How to design your own landscaped garden

Not many of us have the skill or resource to build a home from scratch, but if you have a grand gardening design in mind, you can create something wonderful on your own. It will take some planning, and probably a fair deal of sweat, but you don’t have to spend a fortune to make…

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24 May 18

The lowdown on this year’s must-have gardening tools

Gardening kits can be very cheap and basic. You don’t need much more than a fork, trowel and rake to tend to most plots. But, just as no cyclist is happy without the latest lights and water bottles, gardeners love nothing better than a shiny new gadget. Product designers are always looking for ways to…

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24 May 18

North Lancing Primary School re-builds garden bug area

We’ve been taken aback by some of the amazing causes local community members are committed to helping. From swimming galas, summer fayres to school plays, there’s nothing more rewarding than a community getting together to better something. This is why we set up the AVS Local Community Fund.   THE AVS LOCAL COMMUNITY FUND  We…

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10 May 18

The AVS guide to laying artificial grass

Artificial grass doesn’t scream fake in the way that it used to. Now, the materials and tools for laying artificial grass as a DIY job is getting better and better: they are increasingly good quality, easy to use, and, most importantly, good looking. AVS’s range of artificial grasses provides durable, usable and affordable surfacing for…

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27 Apr 18

10 spring garden tips to get summer-ready

The only reliable thing about the British weather is its unreliability. But although the time when spring will be finally unsprung is a changeable feat, you can plan good spring garden to prepare for the season of seeds, spring cleaning, and maybe even some sunshine with these spring gardening tips.   1. Clean and replace…

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18 Apr 18

How to Make a Bird Cake

Making your own Bird Food In the lead up to National Nest Box Week 2015, we have our next instalment of bird friendly tips and tricks for you to try out at home or work. This time we are showing you how to make tasty bird cakes, especially for your feathered visitors… You can attract different species…

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28 Feb 18

Lawn Edging: Add Definition to Your Garden

Lawn edging solutions are an excellent way for keen gardeners to add interest and definition to their garden, while there are many different tools available to give grass a straight cut edge. Whether or not your landscaping includes flower borders or gravelled areas, or if soil retention is a consideration for you, there’s a functional and…

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21 Feb 18

Our Guide to Working With Post Mix

Post Mix is a versatile concrete product, useful for different DIY and industrial applications. Concrete provides strong foundations for your gate and fence posts, as well as the base of paving and pathways. AVS Postmix – £6.99 Per Bag What is Post Mix produced from? Post Mix is a concrete, made from a mixture of cement and ballast with…

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21 Feb 18

How to Create your Own Cottage Garden

If you’re looking to design and create a pretty and traditional cottage garden, there are a few things you should bear in mind. Cottage gardens should appear as if rules have gone out of the window and your plants and flowers have been set free from restrictions and boundaries. Your garden should be alive with…

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21 Feb 18

How to Convert Metric to Imperial

Metric to Imperial Conversion Our helpful conversion chart will assist you with measurements at the AVS Fencing online shop. Please note these are approximate and rounded for simplicity and not a legally binding part of our offer. The reason that we use both metrics is that there is quite a diverse audience buying garden fencing, which…

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21 Feb 18