Cat poop is definitely not something you want in your garden so how can you stop stray cats or even your own pampered puss from doing their business on your lawn?
Moss on your lawn? Some weeds, too? Lawn sand could help you control them while also acting as a grass feed that makes your lawn greener.
Planning to turn a bare patch of earth into a beautiful lawn? Forget about turf. You can create a new lawn by manually sowing grass seed. But to get it right, there are a few steps you shouldn’t skip.
If you discover yellowing patches of grass in your lawn, it’s possible that leatherjackets (crane fly larvae) are the culprits. Find out how you can successfully remove the larvae from your lawn.
If you have kids or curious pets, make sure to identify lawn mushroom species in your backyard. Here’s what you need to know.
Reviving a scarified lawn means dealing with thatch, weeds, and moss, and then aerating it. The result can be the best lawn you’ve ever had.
Almost every lawn will include areas of moss. In this article, we’ll take a look at the steps you need to take to remove moss from your lawn and how to keep it at bay.
Hover or ride-on, petrol or electric, all lawnmowers are notoriously noisy – but is there a legal time to mow the lawn and a time when it’s a definite no-no?
Lawn stripes happen when bent grass reflects light. You don’t need any special equipment to create them, so find out how to stripe a lawn the easy way.
The last grass cut of the year is a hot topic. The best time to stop mowing will depend on where in the UK you’re located.
Seeding a lawn is quite simple and can be done from around mid-March to late October. There are a few factors that will influence this timeline, however.
One of the great joys of gardening is walking out onto a beautifully green, weed-free lawn. We’re here to talk you through the best times to weed and feed your lawn for optimum results.
Well-stocked flower pots can look amazing, but do you know how to get one ready for your plants? If you don’t prepare a flower pot correctly, you might end up with some sickly plants.
Few things in this world are more relaxing than the sight and sound of trickling water. If you don’t have a garden fountain, why not try building a flower pot fountain?
We’re all aware of the need to reduce household waste and reuse anything when possible. Here are some fun ideas to transform some of the items in your waste or recycling bin into flower pots.
If your windowsills are packed to the brim with young seedlings or you’ve got one houseplant too many, a hanging plant pot holder could be the answer to your plant storage problems.
Flower pot towers offer gardeners a chance to showcase a colourful array of plants from fuchsias and clematis to sweetpeas and petunias.
There is an assumption that cacti aren’t very picky when it comes to their planting conditions. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case. If you’re wondering how to properly plant and care for a cactus in a flower pot, keep reading.
Take inspiration from our winter hanging basket ideas and plant up a bright and blooming display to last all through the colder months.
When it comes to choosing flowers for drying you’re spoilt for choice, most flowers can be dried in the right conditions and if well looked after, they can last for years. Here’s our pick of the bunch for drying.
Choosing a pot for your plants is more than just a matter of looks. A pot should be the right size for the plant’s root system, a suitable shape, made from quality material and have adequate drainage.
It’s often difficult to throw out a much-loved chair but maybe it’s time to accept it’s destined for another purpose. Here are some fun and creative ideas for how to use an old chair as a flower pot.
Big flower pots can eat bag after bag of soil. Soil expenses aside, your pot can also become a burden to move. What you put in the bottom of your flower pot makes all the difference.
Well-prepared flower pots with good drainage and lining will keep your plants happy. Preparing your pots well will also help to protect them from the elements so you can continue using them year after year.
Have you set your eyes on a stylish ceramic or terracotta plant pot? Make sure to check that it has drainage holes as using a flower pot without them can put your plant at risk.
If you’d like to make your own wooden flower pot at home, this article will help you with the basics. We’ll be discussing the tools and supplies that you’ll need to make a simple, wooden cube planter.
If you love creative DIY, this project is just for you! We’ve put together a few ideas for making your own flower pot using different materials.
After a particularly wet winter, you often notice small mushrooms growing on the top of the soil in plant pots. Find out why they are growing in your planter and some suggestions to banish them for good!
There are a few tricks to removing ants from your plants, let’s look at the most effective ways to get rid of ants’ nest in flower pots.
Beautifully decorated flower pots are the perfect way to set off your plants but they can be expensive to buy. In this article, we’ll take a look at how to paint a terracotta flower pot and give you some design inspiration!
All plant pots need a solid surface to stand on whether they’re indoors or outdoors. You can make a stand from natural materials, leftover building supplies, unused toys, and even chicken wire.
Here are some ideas to pep up your plant pots and brighten your patio or windowsill. Release your inner artist and learn how to decorate a flower pot with 4 clever, crafty ideas.
Planting a flower in a pot is fun and easy. You only need a planter, some potting mix, and the flower you want to grow. Give it some sunshine and water, and your potted flower will bloom.
Good drainage is extremely important if you want to keep potted plants healthy. Without drainage, plants can develop a whole range of problems.
Watering your garden in spring is not as straightforward as it seems, especially if you live in an area with unpredictable rainfall during this time of year. To understand how much water your garden needs, there are a few things you should be aware of.
Re-using tyres to make flower pots in your garden is an excellent use for a resource that is difficult to recycle. Discover new ways of using tyres, how to cut them, what soil to use, and whether they are safe to use as planters.
Would you like to create a tall planter box for your garden? These planters are perfect for deep-rooted, trailing and larger plants.
From show-stopping festive door wreaths to more subtle half-decorated vine wreaths, these easy-to-make decorations have never been more popular.
Triangular planter boxes are very unusual and they’re an easy shape to construct. Triangular planter boxes often seem to be made of wood but there are plenty of ceramic, metal, and plastic versions available too.
Corner box planters can be used indoors and outdoors to fill an under-utilised space with foliage and bright colours. Find out how to make your own.
If you’re after a cheap planter box and are up for the challenge of building your own, consider making a plywood planter box.
Thinking of adding a new planter to your collection? Why not try making a square wooden planter box? They are quite easy to build if you’re thinking of doing it yourself.
Building a gazebo roof? It’s crucial to join the rafters of a gazebo roof between themselves and to the posts properly. Read on to find out more.
In this post, we’ll take you step by step through all the stages of building a four-sided gazebo roof. You don’t have to be an expert craftsman to pull this project off, having decent DIY skills will do.
Are you thinking of creating a permanent brick planter on your patio or in your garden? Brick planters are fairly simple to build as long as you follow a few critical instructions.
Tired of straight lines and average planter boxes? You could build an angled planter box instead. In this article, we’ll show you how to build a simple angled planter box from readily available materials in just a few hours.
A bit of greenery never hurt a railing. Building your own DIY railing planter box is a good way to reinvent an old railing or adorn a new one. You can grow flowers or herbs in it and enjoy it for years to come.
Building a tiered planter can be a fun DIY project and, with some planning, it’s quite simple to do. You can even get your kids to help you out. If you’re up for the challenge, follow our guide to building your own tiered planter box.
If you want healthy and happy plants, giving your planter boxes drainage holes is a good idea. They prevent water from pooling in your planter boxes and reduce the risk of rot.
Decking boards are usually made from pressure-treated wood, cedar or redwood – tough woods that will last for many years. If you’ve finished a decking project and have some spare deck boards, why not make your own planter box?