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Welcome to Outdoor Options’ news page. As garden design and construction specialists we strive to keep up with the latest techniques, trends and industry news. In this blog we’ll be helping you stay in the loop as well as providing useful posts, such as ‘how to’ guides, top tips, gardening advice and general interest pieces.

How to Maintain Your Garden

It’s one thing designing and creating your perfect garden, but keeping it looking its best is another thing entirely. Without proper maintenance, your garden can look beautiful and fresh one minute, but sad and neglected the next. That’s why Outdoor Options have written this helpful guide on how to maintain your garden and keep it looking good. Clean Up in Autumn Autumn is often a beautiful time of year; the leaves on the trees take on a spectrum of wonderful colours, making for picturesque scenes around the country. However, once those leaves fall off the trees, they become vehicles for disease…

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How to Set Up Your Garden for Socialising

Spring is just around the corner and for those of us with gardens, that means it’s time to start planning those barbecues and parties. However, there’s not much point in organising a get-together if your garden isn’t set up properly for it. Worry not, though; Outdoor Options are here to give you some valuable advice on how to get your garden ready for socialising this summer. Seating There’s nothing wrong with standing around and chatting, but you need some seating for both comfort and aesthetic reasons. Whether you opt for a table and chairs for people to sit around and eat,…

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The Benefits of Good Garden Lighting

We often hear about the benefits of savvy lighting for our kitchens, living rooms and bedrooms, but some careful curation of garden lighting can really make a difference to your outdoor space. Whether you want subtle illumination or you want to really make a statement with your garden lighting, Outdoor Options are here to tell you how making the right luminary choices can really transform a space. Illuminate your space The first and most obvious benefit of garden lighting is that it brightens the area. This makes your garden more suitable for using in the evenings, when the sun goes down…

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Choosing the Right Gardening Company

Much like the insides of our homes, there comes a time where we feel our gardens need a change. From a little sprucing up here and there to full-blown, complete renovations of the garden, a little horticultural expertise can truly bring new life to a space. There are countless gardening companies available for such work, but how do you choose the right one? Here, we’ll look at the steps you can take to be sure you’ve picked the right gardening company. Experience This is not to say that an inexperienced gardener or gardening company would do a bad job, but the…

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RHS Hampton Court Show 2018

The world’s largest annual flower show took place once again in July this year, providing a timely reminder as to why it enjoys such a stellar reputation amongst horticulturalists around the world. From the 3rd-8th July, the 34 acre site was the canvas for some of the most beautiful show gardens in the world, and the best of the best were the recipients of prestigious awards for their respective categories. The winners at the show were: Best Show Garden: B&Q Bursting Busy Lizzie Garden, designed by Matthew Childs and built by Tecwyn Evans Best World Garden: Santa Rita ‘Living La Vida…

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Arguably the world’s most famous garden exhibition, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show took place at the end of May. Frequented by horticultural enthusiasts, garden designers, garden builders and celebrities alike, the exhibition showcases the finest show gardens available, resplendent with greenery, flowers and furniture. About the RHS The shows are devised and hosted by the Royal Horticultural Society, who own four gardens around the country: Wisley (Surrey), Harlow Carr (North Yorkshire), Hyde Hall (Essex) and Rosemoor (Devon). The Society aims to promote and encourage education about gardening and plants, from children to adults, offering qualifications ranging from Level 1 Award in…

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Welcome to Outdoor Options

The team here at Outdoor Options would like to welcome you to our brand new blog page. This will feature…

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