Category: Landscaping

Garden shelter ideas: how to choose

Designing your garden around built structures can add a whole new dimension to both the look and way you experience your green space. Functionally, of course, you will gain somewhere to sit out of the rain or – hopefully – in the shade. But you’ll also gain a striking design statement – dividing your garden…

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23 Sep 18

Using AVS sleepers to build raised beds for your garden

One of the core products we’ve supplied to The Famous Five Garden project at BBC Countryfile Live on the grounds of Blenheim Palace are ​sleepers​ for raised planter beds. Sleepers are ideal for landscaping projects of endless varieties, balancing versatility with robustness for a flexible gardening solution which you can trust will last. At BBC…

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04 Aug 18

AVS materials used at BBC Countryfile Live 2018

AVS Fencing have been working with Hachette Children’s Books, the publisher of children’s book series The Famous Five, to supply all the materials needed for the build of their themed garden at BBC Countryfile Live 2018, on the grounds of the magnificent Blenheim Palace. To give you an insight into what goes into a project…

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03 Aug 18

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