Why Wildlife is Good for Your Garden

As we approach the end of spring and the weather (hopefully) begins to get warmer, we’re likely to spend more time in our gardens and outdoor spaces.  By doing this, you’ll notice that we share our gardens with a whole host of furry friends who are more likely to come out and say hello during […]

Creative driveway designs

Driveways that are fully tarmacked may be super easy to look after but they are largely dull and do nothing for your home’s charm, so it’s time to dismiss function over form and find the perfect balance between the two. Simply follow our guide to get your head around blending soft and hard landscaping techniques […]

How To Create a Vegetable Patch?

What’s more wholesome than being able to grow and harvest vegetables in your very own back garden? If you’re interested in reaping the benefits of a vegetable patch, then read on and find out how to prepare your vegetable patch and when to grow and harvest, to ensure the freshest of produce. The benefits of […]

How to Care for Potted Plants?

Having plants around the home is known for boosting our moods and increasing productivity and creativity, so it’s no wonder that more and more people are enjoying the presence of potted plants inside the homes and outside in their gardens. Not only that, but plants are well known for cleaning the air we breathe by […]

How to Organise My Garden Shed

Organising our homes is troublesome enough but what about when it comes to our sheds? Old paint tubs, brushes, solvents, power tools, gardening tools and goodness knows what else, can make shed arrangement an arduous task. So for a methodical way to sort through awkwardly-shaped bits and bobs, follow R&J’s tips below and, together, we […]

Why Garden Maintenance Is Important

gardening & garden maintenance

If you’re a lucky homeowner who isn’t part of the 2.6 million people in the UK without a private garden – then it’s time to make the most of this luxury – if you don’t already. Gardens are good for multiple reasons: they’re known to improve health, relieve stress and help you to save money […]

What Food Waste Can Be Composted?

food waste in compost bins

It is becoming more and more essential to look at what you’re using and wasting in your home. Food waste can replace the standard chemical fertiliser that you use for your garden and growing produce. Many people compost, which is the process of decomposing organic matter for the purpose of using it as a fertiliser. […]

Blend Hard & Soft Landscaping to Create the Perfect Garden

Having a garden or just a small outdoor space is a luxurious extension to any home and shouldn’t be taken for granted. An outdoor area gives us the opportunity to grow our own plants and herbs, build a zen garden, eat outdoors, host intimate catch ups and even settle down with your favourite book… the […]

What should I avoid planting together?

Gardening can seem like a complex job or hobby, for those with rich knowledge, who understand the ins and outs of hundreds of different plant species, who are able to reel off when it’s the best time of year to plant X, Y and Z – but you too could be a green-fingered individual. Follow […]

10 Simple Landscaping Ideas to Dog-proof Your Garden

R&J Landscapes understand that for some, a house becomes a home when it’s shared with with a family pet, but sharing your lovely landscape with a fun and feisty dog isn’t always kind to your garden. This month, R&J Landscapes are here to share some dog-proofing landscape ideas that will keep your furry friend happy […]