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The latest trends and key components of good patio design

Not so many years back, the word ‘patio’ would’ve probably made people think of a small square slab of concrete or pavers on which you placed a rusty looking BBQ and a few discoloured PVC chairs. Oh how times change… Over the last decade, at Lazy Susan we’ve seen first hand how British homeowners have…

Advice and ideas on choosing your new garden furniture

Cycling legend, Sir Chris Hoy recently admitted that his father-in-law thought he’d purchased tickets to watch him at the 2012 Olympics but ended up paying for garden furniture instead. Hoy’s entire family applied for tickets to try and watch the three-time gold medal winning cyclist in action at London 2012, but knew their hopes were…

How to paint your old patio furniture

At a time when we all need our money to go that little bit further, what better way to do it than to recycle and reuse our old patio furniture? Make do and Mend may seem old fashioned, especially as the term was first coined during World War II, but since the recent financial troubles, doing…

The best way to clean your timber decking

If you’ve recently had fitted or you’re thinking of installing timber decking, then be prepared… It will need a little care and attention from time to time in order to keep it looking its best. Like anything made from wood, be it a garden shed or fencing, decking is a long term investment, so by…

How to protect your metal garden furniture

Cast Aluminium Garden Furniture Maintenance

One great reason to choose a metal garden furniture set made out of aluminium, is that it does not rust. We would still recommend covering it with a garden furniture cover to give it some added protection and also to keep it clean. Another great thing about aluminium is that it is also very light,…

How to Plant a Container Garden

In the second of this month’s always excellent eHow videos we wanted to showcase on the Lazy Susan blog, Yolanda Vanveen shows us how to plant the perfect container garden.

When planting a container garden, make sure the plants get enough sun, water and heat, and that you provide adequate drainage. Keep container garden plants covered or inside during the winter and follow the great tips from a sustainable gardener in this free video.

Container gardening gives you the ability to enjoy a wide array of flora and foliage without committing to keeping the plants in the ground as part of your landscape. Container planting is also ideal for people who live in apartments and don’t have access to large areas for gardening in the ground.

Small container gardening is easy, does not require soil or bark dust and can contain different plants in the same pot for different blooming times. Although small container gardening is easy, small containers can’t hold a lot of water, so learn when to water container gardens with tips from a gardening specialist in this video on plant and flower care.

How to Revive Wooden Outdoor Furniture

Wooden outdoor furniture can be revived by wiping it clean, sanding it smooth with various grades of sand paper and adding a coat of sealant, followed by a coat of varnish; this procedure should be done once a year. Bring new life to old wood outdoor furniture by following the refinishing tips in this free…

How to arrange plants on your patio

Last month we looked at arranging garden furniture, but it is also important to take a little time and carefully consider the arrangement of your plants and containers too. Simply put, flowers can transform a patio, turning it into a colourful and inviting part of your home. We always tell our customers to treat their…