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Garden Decorating Tips For This Summer

If there is one thing that we have learnt from the Coronavirus pandemic is just how much time people spent in their gardens last year. With nowhere to go but their gardens, people started to spend more time maintaining and decorating their outdoor living area. Which has been fantastic to see.

As I write this, the UK is currently in our 3rd, and hopefully the last lockdown we thought now would be a great time to give you some tips on how best to decorate your gardens for the coming spring and summer seasons. 

Mirror, Mirror, On the Fence

Mirrors are an excellent decoration to have in a garden and have the ability to transform the space around you. A well-placed mirror can open your garden up, adding new dimensions and increasing the sense of space around you. This is especially handy if you have a small to medium-sized garden and really want to make it look as if you have that extra bit of space.

However, be careful where you place the mirror. We’d advise you not place the mirror anywhere the mirror will reflect drainpipes or air ducts into your line of sight. This won’t be the nicest thing to see when you’re trying to relax in the garden this coming summer.

We’d also like to advise that if you are lucky enough to live in a hotter part of the world like Spain or Greece we’d advise you not hang a mirror in your garden as this would be a major fire hazard.

Invest In a Greenhouse

Now depending on the size and the space that you have within your garden, investing in a greenhouse would be a great benefit to you and your family. With more and more people becoming aware and wanting to reduce their impact on the environment and reduce their own carbon footprint. A greenhouse is a great place to start.

Perhaps the most important benefit you’ll gain from your investment in a long growing period. Due to greenhouses being a controlled climate you’ll benefit from a prolonged period of growth after the season is up. If you get extra adventurous you could always look to grow fruit and vegetables from further afield. Fancy something more exotic? Due to the humid temperatures of a greenhouse, this is possible, so long as you understand the conditions that your plants need to grow.

Let There be Light

Most people love to sit out in their gardens well into the evenings during the summer season. Yet, even though the night gets lighter ultimately the sun will set leaving your garden in the dark. This can be changed with just a few lights here and there. Now when it comes to lighting you have two options. Solar or wired lighting. 

Solar lighting draws its power from the sun and does not use any electricity. Fantastic right? Especially if you’re wanting to reduce your carbon footprint as we discussed earlier! However, there is a downside to solar-powered lighting and that is if you have any lights where the sun doesn’t quite get enough coverage they’ll either not power on due to not getting enough light, or they’ll flash on and off due to low power. Not an ideal solution when you’re trying to enjoy your garden late into the evenings. 

Another option would be to have your garden lights wired in, this is perhaps the more ‘messy’ option. Depending on your garden you may have to have to dig part of your lawn to hide these messy wires! We’d always recommend you consult a qualified electrician for any work of this nature. But the results can be fantastic! Not to mention you won’t have to deal with any flickering lights!

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Frequent Frost and Potential Snow, How to Maintain Your Lawn This February – Lawn Seeds

The winter season is a tough time for us passionate gardeners, with very little maintenance needed for our gardens. With frequent frosts and potential snow, we have to reside ourselves to being indoors more. Something that’s not so easy given the current nationwide lockdown.

However, if you’re eager to get out into your garden there are things that can be done.

Frozen Lawn

First things first it’s never a good idea to walk over your lawn if it is frozen. When your lawn is frozen the grass becomes rigid, when walked on the leaf cells will rupture and the blades of grass will be damaged. You will be left with footprints all over your lawn and can take months for this to disappear. Our advice, if your lawn is frozen stay indoors.

Clearing Leaves and Debris

If, however, your lawn is not frozen you can start by clearing away any fallen leaves and debris from your garden. Throughout the Autumn and Winter seasons, plenty of leaves will fall. Using a light rake or a brush simply sweep these to one side. Once all the leaves have been collected deposit them in your garden waste. If leaves are left on your lawn, they will trap moisture within the lawn and could potentially attract diseases and worms.

Mowing the Lawn

Realistically chances of mowing your lawn this month are slim. Instead, if you haven’t done so already, we would advise giving you lawn mower a good clean and service. This will help prolong the life of your mower.

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Making Sure Your Children Stay Safe In The Garden

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In these difficult times that the world is facing it is more important than ever to check in with yourselves and take some time to reflect. Due to the current UK stance on the Coronavirus (Covid-19), The people of the United Kingdom are no longer allowed to leave their homes. Except for exercise and essential shopping. When the weather is nice and you’re lucky enough to have some open space then it’s important to remain safe in the garden.

Meaning there is a drastic increase in people working from home, children being homeschooled and people finding they have a lot of spare time on their hands. 

With schools being shut this is no doubt a highly stressful time for parents, especially considering that many of you now have to fill the position of your child’s teachers. However, if you find that you and your child need a break and some fresh air, now would be the perfect time to introduce your young ones to gardening.

Getting yourself and your children out in the garden will be a great way for you to avoid being stuck indoors. Which is why the Lawn-Seeds team have put together some do’s and don’ts for making sure your children are safe when you are gardening.

What Not to do When Gardening With Children

  • It’s very important that you never leave your children unoccupied in your garden. There are numerous gardening tools and hazardous chemicals in your garden, which is why it is vital that you do not leave your children alone. 
  • We would advise against using any type of power tool in your garden when there are young children nearby. However, if you must use one we would definitely recommend you invest in a circuit breaker. 
  • When you have finished using any type of power tool or hazardous chemicals we would store them high up out of reach from children, preferably in a garden shed, or garage and be sure that these are locked!

What to Do When Gardening With Children & Being Safe In The Garden

  • If this is the first time introducing your children to gardening then we would suggest giving your child their own little plot of land. Here you can teach them how to plant certain plants, and teach them about the various types of soil. Think of this as a little project where your children can see the progress they are making throughout the next few weeks and months.
  • Carefully teach your children how to plant seeds correctly, always keeping a close watch on them. Making sure that they do not swallow the seed.
  • Educate your young children on bees and other insects that could potentially sting them and how they can avoid being stung.

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Congratulations to Cori ‘Coco’ Gauff On a Terrific Wimbledon Performance

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From everyone here at Lawn Seeds. We would like to give a massive round of applause to Cori ‘Coco’ Gauff on an incredible performance at Wimbledon this year. The American teenage tennis prodigy had become the youngest ever player to qualify for Wimbledons main draw. Unfortunately she lost out to Simona Halep. Who holds the No. 7 ranked women’s player, defeating her 6-3, 6-3 on Monday. Needless to say it has been an incredible achievement for young star who has a bright future ahead of her.

Born 2004 she is only 16 years old, Coco is an American tennis player and is the youngest player to be ranked in the top 100, she currently ranks number 42 in the doubles and number 49 in the singles.

Cori ‘Coco’ Gauff Ensure the Lawns are perfect

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We’re sure that the groundskeepers are going to be very busy over the next few days making sure that the lawn is in perfect condition for Sunday’s finale.