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

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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?

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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 […]

Top 10 plants that bloom in spring and summer

  After what feels like a year of winter, peering out onto a drab and dull garden – we’re raring to embrace the beauty and warmth that spring and summer bring back to our landscapes. With this in mind, it’s time to find out the top 10 plants you should be planting, to ensure an […]

Why lawn care is important! 4 Tips for Greener Grass

  A neglected and unhealthy garden can deteriorate quickly, the grass can become discoloured, patchy, dry and even catch a disease regardless of the season. Not only does it make your home look tired but it can deter you and your family away from enjoying the fun the outdoors offers. Maintaining your lawn should be […]

What can you do for your garden in November?

  You may be wondering what you can do to ensure your garden stays healthy during the cold winter season, which is why the experts at R&J Landscapes have put together a quick guide for our important customers. Help maintain your garden when it needs it most, to guarantee a lush, beautiful landscape across all […]

The Top Garden Design Trends for 2017

  Every new year brings about fresh trends predicted for every area of our lives, including the home and garden, with a focus on different features, decor and accessories. With summer truly over, the new year is a great time to prepare your garden for the months ahead, creating your own space that’s not only […]