Next year we are buying a new house, so we need to increase the value of our current home ready for selling early next year. Our new house will be much more child friendly than the current one. Plus it will have a decent garden not a slope out the back which we have now.

One idea that we are going to do is to tidy up the garden and make it more people-friendly.

You can check out my Youtube video below if you want to see our current back garden/slope!

My Garden https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ywwf6d3L9gg

I have been browsing the web on ideas how to increase the value of a home

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Many people think of gardening as a hobby for older people. But it’s actually fun for all ages. If you have little ones, and you’re eager to get out and enjoy the garden, these tips will come in handy.

Designing a child-friendly garden

The best way to get the kids interested in gardening is to create a space, which inspires and intrigues them. Children are incredibly responsive to visual stimuli. Think about colours and make every part of the garden appealing to the eye. Use your imagination to encourage your children to have fun in the garden. Turn an old shed into a striped beach hut. Lay down some bark chippings and use logs as stepping-stones. Put up a rickety bridge or add a sunken sandbox. Put some goal posts on the lawn, or attach a basketball hoop to the side of the house. You want your garden to be a place the kids can play for hours with friends and family. Think about what they like to do, and encourage them to share their ideas with you.

Gardening for Kids

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We have been thinking for a while about getting decking for our back garden. Looking up and researching composite decking is a very interesting topic. There are lots of key factors to think about and many ways you can get more from your installation especially in this gorgeous weather that we are having at the moment.

 

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A beautiful garden is one of the top priorities for most homeowners. A brilliant back garden can add a whole new dimension to the property. In many cases, it’s the key to making a house a home. While there are many features that contribute to the overall charm of a garden, there’s no doubt that a decked area has become one of the most popular.

But when it comes to choosing a deck or patio, you’ll be faced with many decisions. The most important element, however, is selecting a material. In recent years, there has been a growing trend for composite decks. These are essential decks that are produced through a combination of wood and plastic materials.

There are good and bad points for making this choice, although I personally think the positives shine through. If you do take this option, though, the most important thing is that you see maximised results. Make these considerations, and you should be just fine.

Colour

A decking area adds flexibility and practicality to the entire garden. It can be a crucial addition to encourage increased time in the yard too. But it most definitely needs to look the part if you want to gain the full benefits of making this upgrade.

The installation of a deck will completely alter the entire DNA of your garden. As one of the central features, you need to ensure it blends in with the other items already situated in the yard. Colour is unquestionably the most pivotal aspect as far as aesthetics are concerned. Experts at TimberTech can discuss a multitude of different options regarding colour and finish. In turn, this should give you the best chance of finding a deck that suits your home and requirements.

You can always change other aspects to accentuate the vibe that your new deck offers. Nonetheless, requiring less work will allow you to enjoy your deck to the fullest far sooner.

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Gardening with mobility issues is very hard for the elderly and people with disabilities.

But why should they let this hold them back? Why not try to work around the disabilities?

My dad is 87 years old and loves the outdoor life. He has practically lived outside all his life and still does so nowadays. Being elderly it’s hard for him to make the most of his back garden. Only the other day he mentioned  to me that he is going to stop planting on the veg patch because he cannot do it anymore. So I suggested to him why not just plant some potatoes into one of those potato grow bags you can get nowadays? It will save you stooping down so much. Or plant some lettuce in window boxes.

This has given him food for thought I can assure you!

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I’m a huge lover of flowers so you will find many of my Sunday photos will be of some type of flower I have found on my travels. This week is pink roses.

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The pink roses are from my dad’s garden. They have lasted really well but are on their last legs and have the most gorgeous smell. Nature at it’s best.

It’s not a bad photo taken with my iPhone 4s if I say so myself, but I can’t wait to get a newer phone with a better camera. I need to wait until September to change my phone now as I’m changing networks. My current network seems very expensive to what I’ve found. It’s not too long to wait!

I you are all having a great weekend and hopefully have some sun where you are. 

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