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Laying Turf Correctly

| April 9, 2015

Arrange for your turf to arrive no more than 1 day before you plan to lay it. When it arrives, if the weather is hot and dry, soak the outside of the pallet with water, making sure to apply plenty water to the ends of rolls that are showing. You should order an appropriate pre-turfing […]

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Laying Wall Foundations

| April 9, 2015
Laying Wall Foundations

Any wall not built on a solid surface must have a firm and level foundation. Standard wall foundations consist of a layer of concrete on a bed of hardcore, but if the ground is particularly firm, you can get away with just a thick bed of concrete.

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How to Clean and Seal Decking

| April 9, 2015
How to Clean and Seal Decking

Learning how to clean a deck properly will not only keep it looking good, but will also help to prolong the life of the timber. Deck cleaning can be a quick and easy process, as long as you do it fairly regularly.

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How to Build a Brick Barbecue

| April 9, 2015
How to Build a Brick Barbecue

Learn how to build a stylish brick barbecue that includes cooking, serving and storage areas. The build is easier than it may sound and should be achievable in a day or less. Although it may be initially more expensive than buying a steel barbecue, a brick barbecue will last for many years with little maintenance […]

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Installing a Water Butt

| June 30, 2014
Installing a Water Butt

It seems that no matter how much rain the UK sees throughout the year, a few weeks of good weather will see the threat of hosepipe bans hitting the news all too frequently. Being able to tap into your own supply of rain water for things like watering plants or washing the car has considerable […]

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Building a Garden Pond

| June 9, 2012

With a bit of forward planning and the right equipment, this DIY job shouldn’t cause you too many problems. Just be aware of the safety issues of having a pond with small children in the household.

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Laying a Gravel Path

| August 30, 2011 | 0 Comments
Laying a Gravel Path

Gravel paths can look very attractive and can also provide an extra security measure for your home (the noise it makes will prove a deterrent to intruders).

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Creating a Raised Bed

| March 11, 2011

Creating a raised bed in which to grow your vegetables is a great idea. Soil in a raised be warms up faster than the surrounding soil, meaning you can make the most of your growing period.

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