Benefits of Repairing Garage Door by Yourself

Your home garage door in the UK might fail to function effectively at one time or the other. Just like your house door, the door of your garage is one of the busiest parts in your home because it is opened and closed on daily basis. This means that some of its parts including the springs, hedges and others have high chances of failing. When your door fails, there is a need for it to be repaired fast to prevent it from total malfunctioning. You have the option to do the repair by yourself or work with a professional. You can decide to work by yourself if you have the skills and knowledge on how a door should be repaired in the most effective way. There are a lot of benefits involved in doing the door repair by yourself instead of working with a professional. This article offers you some to advantages of doing the repair by yourself.  Continue reading

Ideal Summer Bedding Plants

May is usually the month when early morning frosts become incredibly rare or totally non-existent and it is possible to begin planting out bedding plants for Summer flowering.

For many householders, it’s also the time to prepare the hanging baskets and container pots which are lined up on the patio. From the beginning of May onwards, garden centres and nurseries and even local supermarkets have a plethora of bedding plants for sale.

For hanging baskets, plant a few trailing plants like lobelia or trailing varieties of begonia and petunia which will hang down attractively, bringing colour and adding interest to a wall or dull looking fence. Marigolds are easy to grow and are suitable for beds as well as containers. Osteospermums and gazania will produce daisy-like flowers all summer long, especially if you dead-head fading blooms once they have finished flowering, encouraging further growth. Fuchsia are good to plant in pots on the patio. They often won’t survive through cold, frosty Winter days but if you plant them out in pots then you can easily move the pot inside during the harsher days of Winter or into a more sheltered position in the garden.

Within a couple of weeks of planting out bedding plants, you will soon find a splash of vibrant colours appearing in your flower beds, pots and hanging baskets.

Tips for buying a shed

Do buy a shed from a reputable company or manufacturer. Although it is likely to be more expensive, consider buying a shed constructed from higher quality timber – red wood pine will last longer than white wood spruce. Make sure you construct your shed on a solid, level base and use strong tongue and groove boards for the floor. For windows, you may want to consider joinery-made frames and toughened glass. Joinery frames are less likely to leak and toughened glass is an added safety option, especially if you have young children around. A good shed will have the option of a door opening to the left or right. Do fit strong, stainless steel hinges which are less likely to rust. If you are considering storing large objects inside your shed, then you may need to fit double doors. Opt for a strong tongue and groove roof and make sure you cover it in heavy duty felt. Once erected, treat the wood with a preservative to prevent fungi and mould growing. You can then paint it in the colour of your choice. Finally, if you are storing valuable gardening equipment or tools in your shed then you will want to fit with good quality locks.

Electric Garage Doors – Ensure Home Safety

Are you fed up with having to escape from your automobile only to close or open the garage door? Are you tired of having to close or open the garage door for somebody else? Well, in either case, the solution for you might be garage door openers. These are generally motorised devices that are attached to the garage door and close and open it with just a push of a button. It will save some time, a fair bit of work, as well as a lot of trouble for you. These could make going out as well as returning home so much softer and more comfortable.

That is not to state that you can just mount an electric garage door in the home. It is possible to install them in your office garage, or maybe have these types of automatic marvels in a commercial setting. They will reduce times waiting for individuals to open the doors, as well as enhance efficiency.
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Jobs to do in the garden in April

There’s plenty to do around the garden this time of year, especially if it has been neglected a little over the cold, winter months.

Make sure you mow your lawn with the mower blades set at a medium height. Sow seeds wherever you have any bare patches. Apply a fertiliser to established lawns and then follow this up by using a selective weedkiller a couple of weeks later.

Prune lavender and forsythia.

Apply a mulch to roses and a weedkiller if necessary.

Remove any faded blooms from rhododendron bushes and mulch with peat or garden compost.

Support taller perennials with bamboo sticks or some other support. Plant dahlia tubers and harden off chrysanthemum cuttings. Feed carnations and pinks with general fertiliser.

Finish sowing hardy and half-hardy annuals. Move seedlings from earlier sowings to a cold frame.

Dead-head early spring bulbs which have finished flowering and plant gladioli bulbs and acidantheras. Support lilies as buds start to form.

If you have a pond, then now is the time to plant water lilies and other pond plants. Overgrown lilies can be lifted and divided.