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How to Keep Your Garden Healthy

Healthy Gardening Gardening is one of life’s greatest pleasures. That being said, in order to keep that space looking beautiful, you are going to have to do some regular garden maintenance. While many of us love gardening, unfortunately, our busy lifestyles get in the way. This often means the critical task of maintaining a garden gets overlooked or pushed back…

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Painters and Decorators – What Should you Look for?

Painting and Decorating Companies Everyone sees value in domestic and commercial painting and decorating companies differently. The choice to hire a company to take on the job(s) might seem very simple, one which entirely rests on the overall cost that’s quoted. While the price is a vital point to consider, this shouldn’t be the sole driving factor when it comes…

Tips for Maintaining your Garden Fence

Garden Fence Maintenance With Storm Ciara dishing out some brutal winds and ferocious rain across the UK, and with Storm Dennis on its way, it would be fair to say that many garden fences were left worse for wear. Not to mention the types of landscape gardens which undoubtedly felt the wrath of the storm. Extreme weather can be a…

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Maintaining a Resin Driveway

Resin Driveways What is a resin bound driveway? It’s a permeable type of driveway that has been laid with a surface material consisting of resin and aggregate stones. There are numerous benefits of resin driveways, the main advantages being that they are: Permeable Flexible Strong Incredibly long-lasting Low maintenance Not just that, but you can achieve many styles, textures and…

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Painting the Outside of your House

House Wall Painting With any house painting project, there is no job more important than ensuring you are properly equipped and prepared. Just one unprepared surface could lead to a multitude of problems; for example, if the wall has not been primed properly, it could mean that the house paint will not adhere in the right way. Either that or…

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Choosing the Right Driveway

Best Driveway Material For many homes in the UK, the driveway is one of the most important parts. It’s often considered the most noticeable part, and we all know first impressions go a long way as it pertains to our properties. The driveway design itself has a big impact in the overall look of the house exterior, so it is…

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Eco-Friendly Gardening Ideas (Part 2 of 2)

Sustainable Gardening Landscape gardening companies take great care with the materials they use when designing landscape gardens. For us here at DPM, creating beautiful landscapes and restoring the beauty in our customers’ gardens is always our main objective no matter what type of domestic or commercial project we take on. But it does help if products are responsibly sourced and…

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Eco-Friendly Gardening Ideas (Part 1 of 2)

Gardening for the Environment The environment is on everybody’s minds in this day and age. That being said, if you have a garden in your property, you actually have an excellent opportunity to make a positive difference to the environment. A landscape garden has the potential to be substantially more eco-friendly than you might realise; by simply taking a moment…

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Have you Considered a Rain Garden?

What is a Rain Garden? A rain garden is commonly mistaken as a water garden, or a wetland. Contrary to popular opinion, rain gardens are typically dry for the majority of the time. It will typically hold water only during and after a period of rainfall, but with an added bonus; they will typically drain within 24-48 hours. Rain gardens…

Landscaping – More than Just Gardening

Gardener vs. Landscaper “What is the difference between gardening and landscaping?” This is a question we get asked quite frequently, and while the answer may not be abundantly obvious to some, there is a very clear distinction between a gardener and a landscape gardener. Gardening is, by definition, cultivating and tending to a garden. The role of a gardener involves…

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