Tag: gardening

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

Quick growing vegetables for easy gardening

There is nothing like growing and harvesting your own garden grown vegetables and it isn’t difficult to do. Even better is that many spring and summer vegetables grow and ripen quickly, so you don’t have to wait too long to reap the rewards! The other benefit of these quick growing vegetables is that you can…

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27 Apr 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

What Flowers Should you Plant in Autumn?

Forward planning is key when it comes to brightening up your garden with colourful and blooming flowers and plants. It might seem a little early to be planting bulbs and sowing spring and summer flowering plants in autumn but you are guaranteed to be rewarded by a wonderful early display if you do. Autumn sowing…

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21 Feb 18

How to Take Care of your Garden in Autumn

At this time of year, you may be starting to think about how to look after your garden, preparing for the coming winter months. September is a great time to start carrying out some maintenance on your lawn but it is best to wait until the end of the month to ensure the weather is…

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21 Feb 18

Grow Your Own – Create Your Own Kitchen Garden

Want to grow your own fruit and vegetables but not sure where to start? Check out these tips and your garden will soon be coming up roses. (Or onions, or runner beans… the choice is yours!) Allotments have never been more in vogue, but there’s an inevitable downside to that – supply and demand. Some…

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21 Feb 18

Geotextile Membrane: The Battle Against Weeds is Won

The installation of geotextile membrane is one approach you can rely on when it comes to the ongoing battle against weeds. Weeds can thrive beneath garden decking, often with plenty of room to grow and really take hold. You can try to deal with this at deck level, pulling out the portion of the weeds that finds…

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21 Feb 18