Decorative Gardens

  1. The ultimate guide to using granite chipping in your garden

    The ultimate guide to using granite chipping in your garden

    Granite chippings are an affordable way of transforming the look of any garden. Available in a range of different colours and finishes, granite is hard-wearing, weather-resistant and has a modern finish. As well as this, granite chipping has a number of practical uses. At Decorative Gardens, we love it, so...
  2. Scottish VS English Pebbles: Which Is Better?

    Scottish VS English Pebbles: Which Is Better?

    Pebbles are a clast of rock about 4-64mm wide, which makes them slightly smaller than cobbles. However, both of these are often used in gardens for decorative and practical purposes. Pebbles are rocks, distinctive for their smooth edges caused by the smoothing of ocean waves over and over again. They...
  3. Creating a unique sandpit in your garden using play sand: Top tips for parents

    Creating a unique sandpit in your garden using play sand: Top tips for parents

    There's no better way to keep kids occupied in the garden than with a fun sandpit to play in. Although there are plenty of readymade sandpits available, building your own can be a fantastic way to create a fun and unique outdoor play area for your kids. Here are our...
  4. Buying Rockery Stones Online: 7 Questions To Ask Yourself

    Buying Rockery Stones Online: 7 Questions To Ask Yourself

    When it comes to decorating your garden area, there are few features that add as much enrichment to a space than rockery stones. They are a fantastic way of displaying your plants and constructing unique features in your outside space.These versatile additions to a garden can be found in a...
  5. 7 garden designs that involve Scottish pebbles

    7 garden designs that involve Scottish pebbles

    Scottish pebbles and stones are an incredibly budget-friendly and low-maintenance way of transforming your outdoor space. They’re also a great weather-resistant and hard-wearing base for plants, driveways and stepping stones. And, what’s more, they come in so many colours and designs that they can be coordinated to suit your garden...
  6. Do You Need Planning Permission For A Garden Rockery?

    Do You Need Planning Permission For A Garden Rockery?

    If you have recently bought a new home, have some time on your hands or want to change your garden up, you might have been thinking about ways you can add a unique touch to your space. Garden rockeries are a brilliant way to add a unique, vibrant and interesting...
  7. Finding A Local Supplier Of Scottish Cobbles And Pebbles: 7 Questions To Ask

    Finding A Local Supplier Of Scottish Cobbles And Pebbles: 7 Questions To Ask

    Whether you have a patio, garden feature, or any other exterior area that constitutes the need for cobbles or pebbles, you want to make sure you find a reliable supplier. From requiring cobbles and pebbles for a practical reason to seeking them purely for decorative purposes, ensuring that you invest...
  8. What is play sand made from? We discuss our recipe for fun sand for play

    What is play sand made from? We discuss our recipe for fun sand for play

    When you're looking to order kids' play sand, seeing all the different bags of sand on offer can make it hard to understand exactly what type you need. There are some key differences between all-purpose sand and play sand, so it's useful to know what they are.Play sand is more...
  9. Buying a fire pit: A practical guide for beginners

    Buying a fire pit: A practical guide for beginners

    A garden fire pit is a brilliant focal point for an outdoor space and makes for a fantastic centrepiece for nighttime garden parties. There's a huge range to choose from when it comes to buying fire pits UK customers love, and if you're new to them, you might not know...
  10. Where do the best Scottish pebbles come from? We discuss.

    Where do the best Scottish pebbles come from? We discuss.

    Scottish pebbles are renowned for their smooth and well-rounded appearance. They come in a natural blend of earthy and rustic tones, adding a decorative yet organic element to any garden, patio or driveway.The high-quality pebbles supplied by Decorative Gardens have the same smooth feel as our larger cobbles, evoking the...
  11. Scottish pebbles vs English pebbles: What’s the difference?

    Scottish pebbles vs English pebbles: What’s the difference?

    Whether you enjoy walking on beaches picking up pebbles or you’re constantly trying to find the perfect shade or shape of pebble for your driveway, look no further than our guide to English and Scottish pebbles today. If you’re a pebble collector or are simply on the hunt for pebbles...
  12. How much can a rockery add to your home’s value?

    How much can a rockery add to your home’s value?

    The last 18 months have shown UK homeowners the importance of their gardens. Unable to ramble parks and countryside due to government COVID restrictions, many people found a new love of their outdoor areas. UK property experts, Foxtons, state that 62 per cent of their client base say that gardens...
  13. Can you drive on black basalt? Why this material is increasingly popular with homeowners for driveways

    Can you drive on black basalt? Why this material is increasingly popular with homeowners for driveways

    Choosing the right material for your driveway may not be something that you give a great deal of consideration. However, it's important to bear in mind that the type of material you choose will affect how much time and effort you need to spend on maintenance down the line, how...
  14. Modern rockery ideas for contemporary homeowners

    Modern rockery ideas for contemporary homeowners

    A garden rockery is a wonderful addition to a contemporary home. They offer a beautiful space to enjoy with minimum day to day maintenance, so they’re ideal for a busy household. That said, it’s worth investing time during the planning stage of creating your contemporary rock garden. Choosing the right...
  15. How to create an indoor rockery with Scottish pebbles

    How to create an indoor rockery with Scottish pebbles

    If you've ordered Scottish cobbles or pebbles in bulk for a driveway, garden or patio, you'll know just how beautiful these smooth, round stones in earthy and natural colours can be. But did you know that they look equally fantastic inside your home as they do outside?If you have a...
  16. The benefits of Deco-Pak Highland cobbles for your property

    The benefits of Deco-Pak Highland cobbles for your property

    There are lots of ways to add visual interest, colour and practical appeal to a garden, and the use of Scottish cobbles is certainly one of them. In particular, the Deco-Pak Highland cobbles receive rave reviews from customers, and here's why they would make a fantastic addition to any garden.Natural...
  17. What is black basalt made from? We explain

    What is black basalt made from? We explain

    When it comes to stone chippings, we're noticing that more and more people are choosing black basalt for various areas of their homes, gardens and other outdoor areas. It's a fantastic contemporary choice that creates a great look and bold statement wherever it is used. But what exactly is black...
  18. 10 fish you can keep in your rockery pond

    10 fish you can keep in your rockery pond

    Keeping fish in a rockery pond is quite different from keeping them in an aquarium. Things like the weather need to be taken into consideration, meaning you need fish that can endure changes in temperature. Other factors like pond size, water depth and water quality also need to be taken...
  19. Using Scottish Cobbles In Your Driveway: Our Top Tips

    Using Scottish Cobbles In Your Driveway: Our Top Tips

    Sourced from Highland quarries and remote parts of the Scottish coastline, Scottish cobbles provide an attractive and popular paving option that is suitable for use in a wide range of outdoor spaces, including gardens and driveways.These naturally rounded stones have a beautiful, rich earthy hue with a slightly glossy finish...
  20. Can you use Scottish pebbles around plants? Our guide

    Can you use Scottish pebbles around plants? Our guide

    Whether you are a budding gardener or a seasoned landscape artist, there are always new things to learn and discover about plants. One question revolves around laying Scottish pebbles - or any other kinds of stones - around the base of the plants. Can this be harmful for the plants...
  21. Inspiration for a classic English rockery

    Inspiration for a classic English rockery

    Recent years have seen a revival of rockeries, with gardeners short on weeding and maintenance time looking for sustainable options to keep their outside spaces looking good. A classic English rockery can become a low-maintenance, beautiful garden feature, whilst also offering the perfect environment to welcome garden wildlife.Look back to...
  22. Can you build a rockery against a fence? The experts answer your questions

    Can you build a rockery against a fence? The experts answer your questions

    Rockeries can be a beautiful addition to any garden. They add vibrancy, structure and interest. If you have a special interest in alpine plants, a rockery can be a specialist environment perfect for this type of plant.If you have been thinking about building your own rockery, you might be asking...
  23. Searching for rocks for sale? What to look out for

    Searching for rocks for sale? What to look out for

    When embarking upon an exciting new project for your garden, planning is essential. If you are looking to create a rockery garden, the positioning of the rocks, the type and size of rock should be selected carefully to avoid disappointment. Here are some tips to get started as well as...
  24. The best ways to build a rockery wall

    The best ways to build a rockery wall

    A rockery wall can form a major part of your rockery design for aesthetic purposes or play a more practical part in your hard landscaping design. It can be a functional essential in your outside space, whilst still adding a lot of personality in the process. The prospect of building...
  25. What plants are best for a rockery? Our guide

    What plants are best for a rockery? Our guide

    A rockery is an attractive addition to any garden, adding an interesting and intriguing focal point. Beautiful natural rocks can be interspersed with plants and flowers to create a wonderful garden that will evolve and flourish throughout the seasons. Rockeries can be positioned practically anywhere in your garden and can...
  26. Ten rockery ideas for small gardens

    Ten rockery ideas for small gardens

    When rockeries first arrived in Britain, they were confined to grand gardens, where space was never an issue. This is far from the case these days, however. In fact, rockeries are perfect for smaller spaces, offering a low-maintenance option that can still attract wildlife. They can also be extremely budget-friendly...
  27. Arranging rockery stones: Ten top tips

    Arranging rockery stones: Ten top tips

    Rockeries can look stunning in a wide range of different settings, from huge park-like spaces to small yards. The key is careful planning and structure. Some rockeries may look haphazard, but having an order and knowing where best to start is vital to ensure that your hard landscaping ideas withstand...
  28. How to build a garden rockery for beginners: The ultimate guide

    How to build a garden rockery for beginners: The ultimate guide

    Garden rockeries offer a multitude of benefits for modern gardens. Not only can they look amazing, but they also offer a low-maintenance option that can still offer a warm welcome to garden wildlife. If you are not too hot on construction techniques or feel lacking in hard landscaping skills, the...
  29. 6 ideas for a stunning modern driveway

    6 ideas for a stunning modern driveway

    If you want to increase the kerb appeal of your home and compliment the exterior of your house, you may have considered updating your driveway. Driveways can make homes (old and new) look more characterful and will make them more appealing to look at. With so many types of driveway...
  30. Scottish pebbles: A sizing guide

    Scottish pebbles: A sizing guide

    Scottish pebbles are smaller in size than their Scottish cobble cousins, but they still offer big possibilities when it comes to garden design.The premium Scottish pebbles stocked by Decorative Gardens come in a range of different sizes, all of which offer a variety of benefits. All also deliver a more...
  31. Where are Scottish Cobbles from?

    Where are Scottish Cobbles from?

    Scottish cobbles are one of the most popular types of garden stones and can be used for a variety of purposes. From creating serene water features to topping plant pots, these versatile cobbles make for attractive external decor. These perfectly rounded pebbles are also great for filling larger areas and...
  32. Five large pebbles that are perfect for your garden

    Five large pebbles that are perfect for your garden

    There are many ways to make use of large pebbles in your garden, from making garden paths to keeping weeds at bay. They are great for revamping spaces where there are existing plants, trees or bushes, as they allow for good drainage and will not damage roots. They're also a...
  33. The 4 best stones for lining your pond

    The 4 best stones for lining your pond

    A garden pond is one of the best ways to bring life into your garden. Not only do they look great, but they are a great way to entice wildlife into your outdoor space. When it comes to designing how your pond is going to look in your garden, one...
  34. Scottish cobbles: The ultimate low-maintenance pathway

    Scottish cobbles: The ultimate low-maintenance pathway

    If you're looking to create an attractive and low-maintenance path in your garden, Scottish cobbles are perfect. These small, rounded pebbles are ideal for covering large areas and can be a great way to mark out pathways. Scottish cobbles typically come from the beaches of the Scottish Highlands and Islands...
  35. Using Scottish pebbles in your water feature: Our top tips

    Using Scottish pebbles in your water feature: Our top tips

    A water feature can be an incredible addition to any garden - no matter the size and style of your outdoor space. And they have a huge number of benefits too: not only can they add a sense of calm (both visually and aurally), but they can also make a...
  36. Is garden gravel the same as stone chippings? The experts explain

    Is garden gravel the same as stone chippings? The experts explain

    If you want your garden to look beautiful but don’t have hours to spare pruning and maintaining your garden, creating a gravel garden or having gravel pathways put down may be the answer. Not only does gravel reduce the overall upkeep of your garden, but it's incredibly economical and easy...
  37. Why gravel bulk bags are the cheapest way to decorate your garden

    Why gravel bulk bags are the cheapest way to decorate your garden

    Gravel is renowned for being an extremely affordable way of revamping your garden, and gravel bulk bags extend this value even further. There are many reasons to choose garden gravel bulk bags, not least because of the time and money you can save. Let’s take a look at some of...
  38. Scottish cobbles vs Scottish pebbles: What's the difference and which is best for your garden?

    Scottish cobbles vs Scottish pebbles: What's the difference and which is best for your garden?

    In general, Scottish cobbles and Scottish pebbles are known for their well-rounded, smooth appearance, but the main difference between them is their size. Which will be best for your garden will depend on the look you want and the job you want your stones to do. Here we take a...
  39. How to find the right colour garden gravels for a Japanese-style garden

    How to find the right colour garden gravels for a Japanese-style garden

    The colour of the gravel you choose will be an essential element if you want to create the feel of a genuine Japanese garden. Here we take a look at some of the essential information you need to consider when thinking about your Japanese gravel garden ideas and give you...
  40. Ten tips for using gravel in your front garden

    Ten tips for using gravel in your front garden

    Gravel is a popular choice if you are looking for a low-maintenance option for your front garden whilst still preserving or enhancing the kerb appeal of your home. It is also a versatile option, as you will see from the sheer variety of choices in the Decorative Gardens range. If...
  41. Gravel garden ideas for small backyards

    Gravel garden ideas for small backyards

    Gone are the days when the word 'gravel' made people think of little more than driveways. Today, this versatile and varied material has a multitude of different uses and can really come into its own when transforming small backyards.There is a myriad of garden gravel ideas available if you want...
  42. How much area does gravel cover? Practical tips to help you make the right choice

    How much area does gravel cover? Practical tips to help you make the right choice

    Knowing how much gravel you need to fulfil your garden gravel ideas is vital. If you don’t know this basic fact, which inevitably rests on how much area your choice of gravel can cover, then it makes it impossible to buy gravel in the most effective way possible.If you don’t...
  43. What is the best gravel for gardens? Our guide to garden gravels

    What is the best gravel for gardens? Our guide to garden gravels

    There are plenty of reasons why people choose gravel for their gardens. Compared to other materials, garden gravels are relatively low cost and look good with most landscape styles. With so many different stone types, sizes, colours and textures available it can be tough deciding on the right gravel for...
  44. What are Scottish Cobbles and how can you use them in your garden?

    What are Scottish Cobbles and how can you use them in your garden?

    If you are designing an outdoor space, or simply want to revamp your garden, Scottish Cobbles are a great way to add intrigue and decorate different areas. Here we look at what Scottish Cobbles are and how they can be used effectively in your garden.What are Scottish Cobbles?Scottish Cobbles are...
  45. Buying Decorative Aggregates In Bulk: Six Practical Tips

    Buying Decorative Aggregates In Bulk: Six Practical Tips

    Buying decorative aggregates such as garden gravels, rockery stone and cobbles and pebbles can be a great way of saving both time and money. You can have everything you need for a garden transformation delivered in one go, making sure you don’t have to spend more time than necessary waiting...
  46. What is gabion stone? How this versatile product could invigorate your garden

    What is gabion stone? How this versatile product could invigorate your garden

    Gabion stone is highly useful in garden design and can be used for a number of purposes. Gabion stones come in a variety of irregular, angular and interlocking shapes that, when held in place with a gabion basket, can form walls and banks. They are useful and practical garden stones...
  47. Six decorative aggregates to brighten up your garden

    Six decorative aggregates to brighten up your garden

    There are many great reasons to choose to use decorative aggregates in your garden, from improving drainage to adding aesthetic appeal. There are lots of choices out there too, including garden gravels, garden stones, granite chippings, slate chippings, pebbles, cobbles and rockery stones. If you think it is time to transform...
  48. Are decorative aggregates the same as gravel?

    Are decorative aggregates the same as gravel?

    You may have heard gravel described as decorative aggregates, and this is not wrong, although rather than being the same thing, gravels are better-described as being a type of decorative aggregate. Read on to find out more.Decorative aggregates explained'Decorative aggregates' is a term used to describe all sorts of different...
  49. Upgrade your driveway with granite chippings

    Upgrade your driveway with granite chippings

    Granite chippings are one of a wide range of decorative aggregates that can be used for a broad range of garden projects. The exceptional versatility of these small stones makes them ideal for use in driveways, creating an attractive, clean-looking entrance to your home.Why are granite chippings so good for...
  50. Where can you buy rockery stone online?

    Where can you buy rockery stone online?

    Rockeries can be used for many purposes, from displaying smaller plants to creating a focal point for your outdoor spaces. They can also be used to disguise an area of your garden you’re not so keen on and transform it into an eye-catching attraction and a feature that becomes a...
  51. Choosing the best garden stones for your home

    Choosing the best garden stones for your home

    If you're looking to create an attractive and serene outdoor space for your home, stones can add interest and depth to practically any garden. There are many different types of stones that are popular in gardens, and the type you choose will depend on what you're planning to do with...
  52. Aggregates vs gravels: What you need to know

    Aggregates vs gravels: What you need to know

    Gravel is a type of decorative aggregate, and whether it is the right option for you will depend on your own specific requirements, such as performance priorities and where you are planning to use your choice. Here we take a look at some of the benefits of gravel and different...
  53. How To Use Your Bulk Bag Of Scottish Pebbles

    How To Use Your Bulk Bag Of Scottish Pebbles

    Available from Decorative Gardens in smaller quantities or a bulk bag, Scottish cobbles and pebbles are a popular choice for gardens of all types and sizes. Scottish cobbles are essentially large pebbles, while Scottish pebbles are a smaller variety. With each bulk bag of Scottish pebbles we sell weighing in...
  54. Tips For Bringing The Mediterranean To Your Garden

    Your garden is more than an outdoor extension of the home. It’s an opportunity to create a haven that feels separate from the rest of the world and it might even be able to transport you somewhere else. Here, we’re going to look at how your garden can transport you...
  55. Should You Do with the Borders of Your Garden?

    Your garden won’t look complete until you properly take care of the borders of the garden. This is something that matters a lot because our eyes are often drawn to the edges. So, when someone steps into your garden or looks at it through the window, they’ll notice the finish...
  56. Simple Ways to Make Your Garden More Elegant

    Is your garden lacking the elegance that you want for it? It’s a common problem because gardens are often wild and unwieldy. It can be tricky to keep them in check properly. However, it can be easier than you think to make your garden feel elegant. To help you achieve...
  57. Overlooked Aspects of Good Garden Design

    There are many overlooked aspects of good garden design. If you want to make sure that your garden is a space that’s going to serve you well and do all the things you need it to in the months and years ahead, you should think about every aspect of your...
  58. Garden Lawn Options You Should Consider

    Garden lawns are there for you and your family to use. But they’re also a key part of the overall aesthetic of your garden. So what should you do with yours? In truth there are many ways to answer that question, and that’s what we’re going to discuss and delve into...
  59. Ways to Break Up Your Garden Space Into Specific Zones and Areas

    Breaking your garden up into specific zones and areas, each with their own function can be a great way to make more of your garden space. It doesn’t matter how big or small your garden is, this trick works for all of them. It’ll make your garden feel more purposeful...
  60. Garden Design Tips That'll Make Your Life Easier

    Your garden might not be exactly how you want it to be right now, but there’s no reason why you can’t hit the heights you want to hit in the near future. You just need to make the most of some simple garden design tips, and we’ve got some that’ll...
  61. How to Make the Most of an Awkwardly-Shaped Garden

    Your garden might be an awkward shape, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do incredible things with it. Rather than looking at the shape of your garden as a limitation, use it to your advantage and make sure that it’s something that you factor into the planning process. There are...
  62. Garden Mistakes You Need to Avoid When Renovating Your Outdoor Space

    We all make mistakes, but you want to avoid them when you're working on your garden. There are lots of things that can go wrong and they’ll make your task even more daunting than it already is. We’re going to talk about some of the most common mistakes people make...
  63. How to Achieve a Good Balance of Textures & Materials in Your Garden

    One of the things that often gets overlooked when you’re putting together a garden design is texture. There lots of textures you can add to a garden, and getting the balance right is not as obvious or as easy as you might imagine. It doesn’t have to be too complicated...
  64. Decorative Touches Your Garden Will Benefit From

    Is your garden almost done but still lacking something? Maybe you’re just missing those finishing touches that’ll be able to really bring the place together and make it feel more complete. It’s a common problem that homeowners face, but there are many small decorative touches that you can add to...
  65. Tips for a Fun Family Garden That Doesn't Take Lots of Time to Maintain

    A fun family garden should offer something to everyone in your family, and it should be able to provide you with a safe and enjoyable space as well. However, you don’t have to create a garden that’s going to be high maintenance. Most busy parents don't have time for that...
  66. Ways to Make Use of Gravel and Pebbles in Your Garden

    If you’re in need of something new and different to add texture and variety to your garden, why not make use of gravel and pebbles? They’re simple, yet they offer something interesting to your outdoor space. You’ll be surprised by what they can achieve and just how many possibilities are...
  67. Four Things To Consider Before Setting Up A Water Feature

    Are you thinking about getting a water feature for your home? Water features look great and can be a fantastic new feature in any garden design. They add style and will even make your property look more valuable. However, there are a few different factors that you should consider before...
  68. Is Your Garden Ready For Rainy Days?

    If you love your garden, you are going to want to protect it and keep it looking lovely even in the rainy season. Through the summer your garden can be a beautiful place for you to sit and relax, but getting your garden ready for rainy days requires something a...
  69. Do You Want To Build A Pond In Your Garden? Take This Advice

    If you’re looking for a unique feature and aren’t worried about maintenance issues or cost, you might want to consider creating your own garden pond. Depending on the surface area that the pond takes up, this type of feature can look incredibly impressive. It can also be perfect if you...
  70. 3 Themes That You Can Create In Your Garden

    Are you interested in making your garden stand out and ensuring that it looks unique from the other houses on your street? If so, then you should think about choosing a theme and building a garden design around it. This type of theming is a great way to make sure...
  71. Essential Tools Every Gardener Needs

    They say a painter is only as good as the brushes that they use. Well, we think that a gardener is only going to be as great as the tools that they have in their shed. Without the right tools it’s going to be more difficult, though perhaps not impossible...
  72. Do You Hate Gardening? You Need This Advice

    You might love looking at or enjoying your garden but hate the work involved in making sure that it stays beautiful and bright. If that sounds about right, then this article is definitely for you. On this post, we’re going to discuss some of the ways that you can have...
  73. 3 Essential Pieces Of Advice To Create The Perfect Garden Path

    Are you looking for new features and possibilities that you can add to your garden design? If so, then you should think about building a new garden path. One of the great things about a garden path is that it adds a certain level of layering or texture to your...
  74. Create A Modern, Magnificent, Garden

    Are you looking for ways to make your garden look more modern and add contemporary appeal? By doing this, you can guarantee that your garden provides a stunning amount of kerb appeal and offers a clean space that you will absolutely love spending time in. But how do you do...
  75. Build A Beautiful New Dining Area In Your Garden

    Are you looking for ways to embrace the alfresco lifestyle? One option would be to create a new seating area in your garden. By doing this, you’ll have the perfect spot to enjoy meals and drinks with your friends and family in a beautiful outdoor space. But how do you...
  76. Transform Your Garden Into A Perfect Place For Relaxation

    There are plenty of different ways to use your garden. Some people find that this area of your home can be the perfect spot to unwind and relax after a long day. Particularly through the summer season. However, if you want this to be true, then you are probably going...
  77. Small Garden Changes That Will Boost Kerb Appeal

    Are you keen to add more to the kerb appeal of your home? If so, then you definitely need to take a look at your garden. Your garden is always going to take up a massive surface area of the exterior of your home. Due to this, it’s going to...
  78. Clever Ways To Make Your Garden Look More Grand

    Are you keen to make sure that your garden looks as large as possible? The benefit here is that visually your yard will be more impressive and this will add to the actual value of the land and indeed your property. It’s a particularly attractive idea if you are thinking...
  79. The 3 Elements Every Alpine Garden Desperately Needs

    One of the joys of gardening is that you have a variety of themes to base your garden on. Over the years, there’s been one particular theme that often stands above the rest; Alpine gardens.   In a fundamental sense, an Alpine garden looks to mimic traditional gardens found in...
  80. Low-Maintenance Ideas For Small Gardens

    It might sound strange, but small gardens are genuinely becoming very popular. We’re not sure if this is because it’s getting too costly to buy a house with a big garden, or if there’s just another reason behind it. Either way, small gardens can be cute places with a lot...
  81. Top 3 Benefits Of A Garden Patio

    Garden patios are growing in popularity day by day. A lot of people like the thought of an area that provides some extra functionality to their garden. There’s often a debate between patio vs. decking, but we think patio is an excellent choice.   If you’re debating whether or not...
  82. The Secret To A Stunning Driveway

    When most people think about landscaping, their attention turns to the back of their house. They think about all the different things they can do to their garden - but what about the front? We’ve had customers that are really keen on improving their property by boosting the exterior aesthetics...
  83. 4 Hacks For Growing Pretty Flowers In Your Garden

    Flowers are a fantastic addition to any garden as they add a touch of color with some additional scents to wow your senses. If you’re thinking about planting some gorgeous things in your yard, then you need to check out these hacks that will take them to a whole new...
  84. How to Prevent Drainage and Safety Problems in Your Garden

    There are lots of problems that can impact your garden and cause drainage and other safety issues if you’re not careful. Most people don’t think about how these things could impact their garden until they’re forced to. Rather than end up in that situation, you can take steps now to...
  85. Turn Your Garden Into a More Peaceful Space

    Your garden should be a space that you can retreat to when you need a peaceful place to relax and take it easy. In the summer, you’ll want to make the most out the outdoors and a peaceful garden that you love can make that possible. But how do you...
  86. What You Need to Know About Maintaining Your Water Feature

    Putting a water feature in your garden is pretty easy, and admiring it once it’s all in place is even easier. However, it’s not all fun and games because if you don’t maintain your water feature carefully and properly, you’ll end up with big problems on your hands. That’s why...
  87. The Water Feature Options to Consider for Your Garden

    If you’ve decided that you want to add a water feature to your garden, the next decision you’ll need to make is which type of water feature it should be. There are lots of options out there and each one offers something different. We’re going to talk about some of...
  88. 4 Reasons You Should Add A Water Feature To Your Garden

    If you are thinking about adding a water feature to your home, then you should think about all the reasons why this would be a good idea. There are a lot of benefits to having your very water feature in your garden, and we are going to talk about some...
  89. Create Your Own Little Haven With These Garden Features

    If you are looking for ways to turn your garden into your own little haven, then you have come to the right place. There are many features that you can add to make it feel like your own special place, but in the end it is going to come down...
  90. Create A Beautiful Yet Low Maintenance Garden

    Having a beautiful garden is something that a lot of people want and yet so many of them don’t have the time to keep it up. If this is the case for you, then you have come to the right place because we have come up with ways that you...
  91. Transform Your Garden Into A Place For Show

    You might be looking to turn your garden into a place that is purely for show, and if you are, then it is a good thing you have come to this article. We have some ideas for you on how you can do this, and some of the things that...
  92. 4 Tips To Add An Elevated Deck To Your Garden

    Are you thinking about fantastic new features for your garden? You might want to consider an elevated deck. With a feature like this, you’ll have more reason to go out in the garden and enjoy the alfresco lifestyle. This can be a DIY project or alternatively, you can hire a...
  93. Create A Brilliant Theme In Your Garden

      Are you looking for ways to add more interest and excitement to your garden design. If so, then you might want to consider creating a theme in your garden. With a garden theme you can ensure that your garden looks visually stunning and provides a fantastic show area. Here...
  94. Keep Your Garden Safe For Toddlers And Stunning For You

    If you have young children in your home, you need to make sure that the garden is safe for them to use and play in. The garden can be the perfect place to enjoy the and spring and summer months with little ones, but only if you make the right...
  95. Choosing The Right Water Feature For Your Home

    You might be thinking about adding a water feature to your garden. Water features are a fantastic choice for your front or back garden. They can make your home look more valuable, vibrant and simply provide a wonderful feature that you can view from your home windows. There are a...
  96. Fall In Love With Your Garden With These Awesome Possibilities

    Have you fallen out of love with your back or front garden lately? Perhaps you’ve stopped wanting to spend time in your garden and maybe you have been avoiding maintaining it. If so, it’s perhaps time to try and rediscover your love for the garden, redesigning and remodelling it. Alternatively...
  97. Eager To Add More Kerb Appeal To Your Garden? Here's How

    Regardless of whether you are thinking about selling your property or you just want to make the exterior more beautiful, you need to think about kerb appeal. Kerb appeal is exactly as it sounds. It’s all about how your home looks from the kerb. It’s what your neighbours and passersby...
  98. Create The Ultimate Dining Area Outdoors

    If you’re looking for a fantastic way to add more to your garden, then you might want to consider creating a beautiful dining area. A garden dining area can be the perfect place to entertain guests, enjoy an evening with the family or experience the best days of summer. It...
  99. How To Create The Perfect Meditation Area In Your Garden

    If you’re looking for a place to relax and perhaps even practice meditation or mindfulness in your home, you might want to consider your garden. With your garden, you can create a beautiful outdoor space that provides a fantastic level of peace and serenity, absolutely perfect for meditation. Let’s explore...
  100. Bring Your Garden To Life After Dark

    Have you ever thought about making your garden a nighttime dream? With a few changes and some fantastic features you can make your garden a tremendous place to spend an evening. Build an atmosphere and design the perfect spot for drinks with friends or a beautiful evening in the moonlight...
  101. Your Garden Is A Great Asset: Use It!

      Are you thinking about selling your home? If so, you should definitely consider sprucing up the exterior and in particular focus on your garden. Making changes to your garden, you can alter the perceptive value of your home. This will lead to greater offers from buyers and potentially more...
  102. How To Choose A Water Feature For The Garden

    One of the ways that people relax is in the garden, and adding a water feature to the outdoor space that you have available to you is going to do so much more than that. You can keep cool on hot days, learn to zone out to the sound of...
  103. Four Reasons To Introduce A Water Feature To Your Garden

    The garden is the one place that you get free rein to be as natural as possible in your decor choices. Sure, you can bring wood into the home, indulge in the modern theme that's pretty popular right now, but decorating in a natural way is beautiful when done in...
  104. Why Your Office Needs A Water Feature

    Going to work is stressful for a lot of people - even when they enjoy their jobs. The commute can be crazy busy, the public transport packed to the gills and even if you drive, the traffic can be claustrophobic to sit in for a long time. If you're not...
  105. Adding A Water Feature To Your Garden

    For some people, a water feature being added to the garden creates a quiet and contemplative space to relax. For others, a water feature is there to mask the noise from the main road that runs by their home. Injecting a little tranquillity to the outdoor space that you have...
  106. Five Ways To Transform Your Garden In 2019

    If there is one place in the home that people like to upgrade in time for the warmer weather, it's the garden. Going from so-so to sensational doesn't happen overnight, but it is something that you can do to create a fantastic garden before the summer is indeed in full...
  107. 5 Top Ways To Add Value To Your Garden

    Before the sale of a house, most homeowners like to do what they can to add as much value as possible to get a more significant price on their home. This happens most of the time through decluttering and adding features to the house to be able to give their...
  108. Six Things To Consider Before Adding A Water Feature To Your Garden

    A water fountain makes for a striking and tranquil addition to a garden, and when you want to make a statement that gives your garden a lush look, a water feature is the way to go. Since not all water features will suit your outdoor space, you need to consider...
  109. Water Fountains Need Maintenance: Here's How To Do It

    If you are fortunate enough to have a garden fountain as a part of the landscape of your home, you have a tranquil and calm place to relax and unwind. There is something beautiful about sitting by the water, hearing it move and flow. However, as lovely as that is...
  110. 8 Tips For A Modern, Stylish Garden

    Everyone wants their home to look sleek and stylish, but often this doesn't extend outwards to the back garden. Gardens are an afterthought when it comes to the house for some, but this shouldn't be this way if you want a relaxing space to enjoy yourself. So, with that in...
  111. Common Water Fountain Mistakes - And How To Avoid Them!

    Water fountains are a great addition to a garden for those who want to be able to customise and modernise their outdoor space. They're great fun for both children and for adults, and they can really add something to the atmosphere of your back garden. The only issue with water...
  112. Five Benefits Of A Water Fountain For Your Garden

    Getting the garden straightened out and looking fantastic is the goal for most people, and a part of that is going to be adding in the features that you believe will reflect your personality and give your garden its own one. You need to know that water fountains are one...
  113. How to Transform Your Garden Into a More Social Space

    How to Transform Your Garden Into a More Social Space

    Turning your garden into a social space that you actually want to spend time in is understandable. So which steps should you take to make your garden more sociable and better suited to social situations? There are lots of steps you can take and things you can do to transform...
  114. Creating A Versatile Garden- How To Have It All

    Creating A Versatile Garden- How To Have It All

    How do you use your garden? For many of us, the garden is a place to chill out, to entertain, to play, and to spend quality time together. To cater for everyone and ensure that your outdoor space is suited to a range of activities and pursuits, it’s useful to...
  115. Hassle-Free Horticulture: Incredible Low-Maintenance Garden Ideas

    Hassle-Free Horticulture: Incredible Low-Maintenance Garden Ideas

    Gardening is an incredibly enjoyable hobby for many, but not everyone has the time, the energy or the inclination to devote hours to preening, pruning, strimming, watering, and mowing. If you want to make the most of your outdoor space without spending hours keeping your garden in check, here are...
  116. Rock On! Creating A Spectacular New Rockery For Your Garden

    Rock On! Creating A Spectacular New Rockery For Your Garden

    If you’re looking to add interest to your garden, you’re short on space, or you don’t want the upheaval of tending to a lawn, installing a rockery is a fabulous idea. Rockeries look the part all year-round, they’re relatively easy to maintain, and they provide an eye-catching feature for outdoor...
  117. What to Consider When Introducing a Water Feature to Your Garden

    What to Consider When Introducing a Water Feature to Your Garden

    Many people think about adding water features to their garden, and it’s a wise move for many people. Water features can make a space feel more peaceful or even add something more dramatic, depending on what you want to achieve with yours. It’s vital that you go about this in...
  118. How to Achieve More When Spring Cleaning Your Garden

    How to Achieve More When Spring Cleaning Your Garden

    Spring cleaning a garden is pretty common now and many homeowners do it. It’s all about getting your garden ready for the year ahead, and it’s something that you might want to start preparing for soon. It’ll make your garden healthier and more lively as 2019 progresses, and you can...
  119. The Basics of Garden Landscaping

    The Basics of Garden Landscaping

    If your garden feels a little more messy and rough around the edges than you would like it to, it might be time you learned more about garden landscaping and how you can harness it to improve your outdoor space. We’re going to delve into the basics of landscaping to...
  120. The Finishing Touches Your Garden Deserves

    The Finishing Touches Your Garden Deserves

    Your garden is probably your pride and joy. When you’ve put a lot of work into it, it’s worth going that extra mile at the end to ensure it’s finished and completed to the standard it deserves. Of course, you can always improve your garden, but there some little additions...
  121. Simple Yet Effective Upgrades Your Garden Will Benefit From

    Simple Yet Effective Upgrades Your Garden Will Benefit From

    Upgrading your garden can be done in various ways, but if you want to keep things simple and still move your garden in the right direction, there are some ideas that can really have an impact. These upgrades won’t cost you a lot of money or take up a lot...
  122. Love Your Garden but Don’t Have Much Free Time? Try These Changes

    Love Your Garden but Don’t Have Much Free Time? Try These Changes

    Not everyone who loves gardening has the time to spend on their garden. That can lead to some frustration and a garden that’s left to go to ruin. It doesn’t have to be that way though. There are lots of changes you can make to your garden that’ll make it...
  123. Barefoot Gardening: Should You Do This?

    Barefoot Gardening: Should You Do This?

    While it would be somewhat dismissive to call barefoot gardening a ‘trend’ as such, in many ways, the concept does echo many trends. Barefoot gardening was a relatively little-known idea, but over time, its reputation has grown into an idea that, according to many bloggers, is a must-try for anyone...
  124. The Best Plants For A Stress-Free Garden

    The Best Plants For A Stress-Free Garden

    Maintaining a garden takes a considerable amount of time, energy, and investment. In particular, maintaining the plants in a garden can be a demanding task; you have to constantly check for diseases, add soil treatments to encourage growth, trim any overgrowth, check they are watered correctly, and more besides...
  125. Gardening Without The Garden: No Grass? Don’t Miss Out.

    Gardening Without The Garden: No Grass? Don’t Miss Out.

    If you were asked to imagine a garden, you would probably imagine a classic English garden. You’d think of the sweeping green lawn, the brightly-coloured flowers dancing in the breeze, a few trees, perhaps a pond - a classic garden scene. However, very few people actually have the space or...
  126. 8 Garden 'Cheats'

    8 Garden 'Cheats'

    Everyone loves a beautiful garden. The sereneness, the fragrance, the clever landscaping design, the babbles of a water feature, the sense of being at one with nature - there’s just nothing quite like a garden. Unfortunately, actually achieving a beautiful garden is often a somewhat less enjoyable experience. Gardens take...
  127. Gardening For Beginners: Easy Projects To Get Started

    Gardening For Beginners: Easy Projects To Get Started

    If you’re new to gardening, you may find yourself initially overwhelmed by the whole prospect. Not only do you have to master the art of growing flowers, fruits, vegetables, shrubs, and trees, but to achieve your dream garden, you’ll also need to become adept at landscaping and decorative touches. There’s...
  128. 6 Garden Edging Ideas

    6 Garden Edging Ideas

    Edging is a great way to create clean separation in your garden, allowing the entire design to appear as uniform and well-organised as possible. Below, we’ve collected together seven different edging ideas that are more than capable of delivering an instant boost to your outdoor space, starting with… #1...
  129. Affordable Driveway Ideas

    Affordable Driveway Ideas

    When it comes to the all-important curb appeal, there are few elements as important as your driveway. If a driveway is out of sorts, sprouting weeds, and looking a little tired, the entire exterior facade of a property will always be compromised. So, driveways are essential, but installing a completely...
  130. Garden Zen: How To Create A Peaceful Garden For Reading & Meditation

    Garden Zen: How To Create A Peaceful Garden For Reading & Meditation

    Modern life can be punishingly busy, with most of us constantly juggling a variety of different commitments and rushing from one task to the next. In the midst of all this activity, the idea of having a tranquil, relaxing outdoor space to retreat to is undeniably attractive. If you feel...
  131. Gardening Gadgets: Create A Hi-Tech Garden

    Gardening Gadgets: Create A Hi-Tech Garden

    Gardening is, in many ways, humanity’s oldest skill. The ability to grow and nurture plant life was crucial to humanity’s development as a species, paving the way for reliable agriculture that allowed our hunter-gatherer ancestors to put down roots of their own and build early societies. Over the years, gardening...
  132. How To Grow Fruit And Veg In The Yard

    How To Grow Fruit And Veg In The Yard

    There are a number of different reasons people choose to grow their own fruit and vegetables, including: The ability to eat organic fruit and vegetables without having to pay the higher prices for organic options as found in stores The challenge of nurturing fruit and vegetables, sometimes from seed to...
  133. Easy Landscaping Projects To Take On in 2019

    Easy Landscaping Projects To Take On in 2019

    There is nothing quite like a few well-chosen landscaping features to help transform a garden. Landscaping has the power to take a rather basic space and make it come alive, reducing the need for garden maintenance while also improving the design as a whole. It is often easy to assume...
  134. Fire Pit Ideas For Garden Lovers

    Fire Pit Ideas For Garden Lovers

    Fire pits are a fantastic garden feature for two reasons in particular. First and foremost, they look lovely; an extra design element that adds extra intrigue to the overall design of your outdoor space. Secondly, fire pits are also useful - you can use them as a source of heat...
  135. The Essential Gardening On A Budget

    The Essential Gardening On A Budget

    With an unlimited budget, it’s fair to assume that any gardening fan would willingly lavish hundreds of thousands of pounds on their outdoor areas. Unfortunately, unlimited budgets are rarely available, which tends to mean that most keen gardeners have to make savings where they can. Thankfully, gardening on a budget...
  136. 7 DIY Garden Hacks To Try!

    7 DIY Garden Hacks To Try!

    Gardening is a wonderful, healthy hobby that millions of people adore, but it can also be complex, laborious, and expensive. If you want to simplify your gardening experience, below, we’ve collected together ten popular gardening “hacks” that are capable of greatly benefiting your gardening endeavours, starting with… #1 - Make...
  137. How To Build A Gravel Garden Path

    How To Build A Gravel Garden Path

    Traditionally, garden paths have always been made with paving stone slabs or - less commonly - with bricks. However, recent years have seen the emergence of the popularity of gravel garden paths, a beautiful choice that allows gardeners to create a path that meets their specific requirements. Given their huge...
  138. How To: Pebble Mosaics

    How To: Pebble Mosaics

    Pebble mosaics make for a beautiful garden feature thanks to their unique, intricate patterns. If you have always admired pebble mosaics, but worried such a project would be too complex for you to take on yourself, then there’s good news: pebble mosaics are far more straightforward than you may initially...
  139. The Most Beautiful Gardens In The World

    The Most Beautiful Gardens In The World

    Gardens have long been one of humanity’s greatest pleasures and, over the centuries, the art of gardening has undoubtedly been perfected. Across the globe, stunningly-designed gardens remain showpiece attractions that draw the attention of tourists and beauty-seekers alike, with the following five gardens particularly renowned for their beauty… Keukenhof, Lisse...
  140. How Gravel And Stones Can Transform Your Garden

    How Gravel And Stones Can Transform Your Garden

    When seeking the perfect garden design, the majority of people will focus primarily on the greenery. They will think about creating the perfect lawn, finding trees to line the perimeter of the space, and the vegetables and fruits they may wish to grow. These elements are all undeniably important, but...
  141. Gardening Trends for 2019 and Beyond

    Gardening Trends for 2019 and Beyond

    As the new year beckons, many keen gardeners are already planning projects for the New Year. As with most things in life, gardening goes through trends, and we’ve sought to detail the must-have elements and features that will be drawing attention and popularity over the course of the next 12...
  142. 7 Steps To Laying The Perfect Gravel Garden Path

    7 Steps To Laying The Perfect Gravel Garden Path

    Gravel paths are effortlessly stylish, offering a contemporary feel that never fails to boost the overall aesthetics of your outdoor space. Thankfully, gravel paths are also relatively simple to lay, and are thus suitable for most accomplished gardening enthusiasts. If you want to give a gravel path a try, here’s...
  143. How to Improve Your Garden.

    How to Improve Your Garden.

    A garden can be the place a home owner is most proud of, the first area they show off when entertaining friends. However, getting it to this stage takes plenty of hard work and dedication, especially for those who haven’t been blessed with naturally green fingers. Gardening takes time and...
  1. The ultimate guide to using granite chipping in your garden

    The ultimate guide to using granite chipping in your garden

    Granite chippings are an affordable way of transforming the look of any garden. Available in a range of different colours and finishes, granite is hard-wearing, weather-resistant and has a modern finish. As well as this, granite chipping has a number of practical uses. At Decorative Gardens, we love it, so...
  2. Scottish VS English Pebbles: Which Is Better?

    Scottish VS English Pebbles: Which Is Better?

    Pebbles are a clast of rock about 4-64mm wide, which makes them slightly smaller than cobbles. However, both of these are often used in gardens for decorative and practical purposes. Pebbles are rocks, distinctive for their smooth edges caused by the smoothing of ocean waves over and over again. They...
  3. Creating a unique sandpit in your garden using play sand: Top tips for parents

    Creating a unique sandpit in your garden using play sand: Top tips for parents

    There's no better way to keep kids occupied in the garden than with a fun sandpit to play in. Although there are plenty of readymade sandpits available, building your own can be a fantastic way to create a fun and unique outdoor play area for your kids. Here are our...
  4. Buying Rockery Stones Online: 7 Questions To Ask Yourself

    Buying Rockery Stones Online: 7 Questions To Ask Yourself

    When it comes to decorating your garden area, there are few features that add as much enrichment to a space than rockery stones. They are a fantastic way of displaying your plants and constructing unique features in your outside space.These versatile additions to a garden can be found in a...
  5. 7 garden designs that involve Scottish pebbles

    7 garden designs that involve Scottish pebbles

    Scottish pebbles and stones are an incredibly budget-friendly and low-maintenance way of transforming your outdoor space. They’re also a great weather-resistant and hard-wearing base for plants, driveways and stepping stones. And, what’s more, they come in so many colours and designs that they can be coordinated to suit your garden...
  6. Do You Need Planning Permission For A Garden Rockery?

    Do You Need Planning Permission For A Garden Rockery?

    If you have recently bought a new home, have some time on your hands or want to change your garden up, you might have been thinking about ways you can add a unique touch to your space. Garden rockeries are a brilliant way to add a unique, vibrant and interesting...
  7. Finding A Local Supplier Of Scottish Cobbles And Pebbles: 7 Questions To Ask

    Finding A Local Supplier Of Scottish Cobbles And Pebbles: 7 Questions To Ask

    Whether you have a patio, garden feature, or any other exterior area that constitutes the need for cobbles or pebbles, you want to make sure you find a reliable supplier. From requiring cobbles and pebbles for a practical reason to seeking them purely for decorative purposes, ensuring that you invest...
  8. What is play sand made from? We discuss our recipe for fun sand for play

    What is play sand made from? We discuss our recipe for fun sand for play

    When you're looking to order kids' play sand, seeing all the different bags of sand on offer can make it hard to understand exactly what type you need. There are some key differences between all-purpose sand and play sand, so it's useful to know what they are.Play sand is more...
  9. Buying a fire pit: A practical guide for beginners

    Buying a fire pit: A practical guide for beginners

    A garden fire pit is a brilliant focal point for an outdoor space and makes for a fantastic centrepiece for nighttime garden parties. There's a huge range to choose from when it comes to buying fire pits UK customers love, and if you're new to them, you might not know...
  10. Where do the best Scottish pebbles come from? We discuss.

    Where do the best Scottish pebbles come from? We discuss.

    Scottish pebbles are renowned for their smooth and well-rounded appearance. They come in a natural blend of earthy and rustic tones, adding a decorative yet organic element to any garden, patio or driveway.The high-quality pebbles supplied by Decorative Gardens have the same smooth feel as our larger cobbles, evoking the...

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