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How to repair a wooden fence panel

  Wooden fence panels are something of a British garden staple, being a cost-effective and attractive means of marking out your territory and, if they’re high enough, giving you a bit of privacy from your neighbours. Brilliantly designed for their job, as long as they’ve been properly treated before installation, they should be able to withstand most of the worst the British weather can throw at them for years on end.  Nevertheless, like all wood, over the years they can inevitably yield to the combined effects of wind and rain or even the unwanted interest of insects. And, of course, they…

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What is the Difference between Hardscaping and Softscaping?

Probably everyone will have a fair idea of what landscaping is in the context of gardening. Basically, it’s the process of designing and forming a new layout for an outside space.  Fewer people, however, are likely to have come across the related terms ‘hardscaping’ and ‘softscaping’, although once you do realise that they are related, it’s relatively easy to work out what they might encompass. This month, then, the team at Home View Landscapes will be taking a close look at the difference between these concepts, and how they can be combined to create a beautifully balanced garden. Softscaping At its…

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Great Decking Ideas for Small Gardens and Spaces

Decking isn’t just for those with large outdoor spaces to play with. As a low maintenance area that can be used for socialising, al fresco dining and growing plants in pots and planters, not to mention simply lazing about on a warm summer’s evening, you don’t have to think big to make the most of all that decking has to offer.  Here are a few simple and practical tips on how to get the most out of decking in smaller gardens. Focus on what you want to use it for We’ve already mentioned some of the things people like to do…

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How to Make My Driveway Look More Appealing

Fed up with your driveway looking unfinished? We’ve got you covered! Find out how to make your driveway look more appealing with just a few tips and tricks from the professionals at Home View Landscapes. Pressure wash your driveway The most affordable way to give your driveway a facelift is to pressure wash it. Old driveways can look brand new after a hose down as it will lift stains, mildew, mould, moss, dirt and wash away weeds too! Pressure washing takes a lot less time than scrubbing your driveway and gives you great results, fast. Repair broken pavers or bricks and…

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Garden Design Inspiration

Having an outdoor space away from news alerts, notifications, emails and calls is said to offer multiple health benefits and we can see why! With proven results that the great outdoors can help to relieve stress and boost esteem, there’s no time like the present to get to work on your outdoor space. That’s why, this month, Home View have put together an article about the things to consider when designing a new garden, as well as the materials you can use to create your very own tranquil oasis. So let’s get started and breathe some character into your garden. Research…

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The 6 Vital Steps For Cleaning Artificial Grass

Artificial grass is extremely hardy, and it needs to be, as it takes quite the beating too – what with months of the glaring sun, chilling frost and pouring rain – it doesn’t fail to impress us with its stable coverage and luxurious all-year-round colour. That said, although artificial turf is well-known for being extremely low-maintenance, there are things you can do to ensure your artificial lawn’s longevity. By following our simple how-to clean artificial grass steps, you will be well on your way to being a guest star in the Good Housekeeping magazine.  A step-by-step process of cleaning artificial grass:…

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Welcome to Home View Landscapes!

The team here at Home View Landscapes would like to welcome you to our brand new blog page. This will feature regular posts updating readers on the latest news and advice from our company, as well as the wider industry. Check back here regularly to have a read through the latest posts we’ve been sharing – in the meantime, have a browse through our website to find out more about our services!

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