Bee friendly to bugs

In your garden there are a multitude of bugs that love to visit. Although you may not like them sometimes, the environment really does need to see populations of some bug life thrive. Especially bees.

Whether you have a couple of acres or just a balcony garden, think of your space as a pit stop for pollinators and other insects. Pockets of the right plant life in our towns, cities and villages can be used by insects as they navigate our built environments.

It doesn’t matter whether you have a whole allotment or a hanging basket, it can all help.

The good news is that gardening for insects is one of those activities in which less really is more. The best environments for British insects are those that are closest to our native natural habitats. In many cases, that means that the best thing you can do is not very much.

Wildflower patches are perfect for the pollinators. You can even purchase bee-bombs now that means all the right types of plant are readily put together for you. For those that aren’t too keen on gardening this wildflower idea is perfect as there is no real maintenance – you just let nature do its thing.

Bee and bug hotels -these are easily to buy or even make for yourself nowadays. Adding a tree, a pond or some shrubs will provide areas for nature to thrive. Have fun making space for our bees and bugs to thrive and if you need a little help then call us and we can help you plan a garden thoughtfully.

Beautiful Garden

Is your garden letting you down?

We have had some sun over the last few days and many people have had their first guests round in ages. It’s all about the outside space right now, so is your garden letting you down?

It is easy for a garden to become unkempt. Rubbish in one corner, overgrown shubbery, non mown lawns, dirty conservatory roofs and dilapidated old sheds can ruin the overall look and fell of your garden. Even with all this it doesn’t take too much effort to pull an unappealing old outside space into a wonderful area to enjoy with your friends and family.

Start by clearing away the rubbish and planning what you want from a garden. Do you need a place to enjoy the sun? Is there already an area you can entertain in or do you need a patio or decked area. It is easy to pull a beautiful entertaining space together. Think about the position if you want to enjoy sun, think about looks if you want a pergola. These are beautiful focal points and can be decorated with solar lights for a loverly evening display.

Are you fences in need of a lick of paint? Choose a shade that brings them to life. There is so much choice out there now, you can literally transform a drab old garden into a stunning outdoor space. Add a few decorative pots and lively looking flowers and you will be prepared to party in no time.

Our outside space has become very important to us over the last year, so make the most of yours. If you don’t have time for all this, contact us.


Does your garden need sprucing up?

We’ve had a wonderful few days over the last few weeks that make it feel like Spring is definitely on the way. With this is mind does your garden need sprucing up?

Some people are naturally green fingered and during this lockdown have been outside and made what was a good garden great. If you have been working throughout or are not gifted in the art of garden design or, you might not like getting out their and weeding etc, we may be the help you need.

This time of year is the perfect time to create the garden of your dreams so you can enjoy those longer and lighter evenings and as well as balmy summer days. You may just want a garden clear up with weeding, lawns mowed and shrubbery trimmed. If you are looking to create a more functional space outdoors why not think of a decked area where you can relax in the sun.

Perhaps you want your garden to be low maintenance so the grass needs removing and replacing with gravel, stones or paving. A smaller garden benefits from this look with stylish painted fences and pot plants to draw interest and add colour.

However big or small your outside space is we can help personalise it to your tastes and making sure it fits your needs. A play space for the kids, a vegetable patch, a place to entertain, maximising the sun spots, adding colour with paint and pots or even giving the old shed a new lease of life. Your outside space can be an extension of your home with a stunning gazebo or conservatory adding extra living or entertaining space.

There is no need to settle for a few shrubs and a lawn nowadays. If you are green fingered and just need help clearing the garden our team can help you there too. If it’s a modern or more classic design we are here with experience to help you.

Whatever you need, our team here at Cleared Away are experienced gardening professionals. We can provide maintenance services or a full garden re-design.