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Garden inspiration

Top tips and great ideas to keep your cool, whilst you enjoy the outdoors.

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Make the most of the summer sun with helpful hints to protect yourself, and your garden, from predicted heatwaves.

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Ideas for the month

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Summerhouse ideas

From outdoor office to garden gym. A summerhouse is a great way to add an extra room to your garden.

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Allergy relief

Love the summer…hate the allergies. Get clued up on practical ways you can reduce allergy symptoms and breathe clean air.

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Grow your own veg

Enjoy homegrown goodness with top tips and the tools you need to start your very own vegetable patch.

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Washing lines

Put the warm weather to good use by getting your washing out to dry. Within a few hours, you’ll easily get through a couple of loads.

Keep your cool

Shade seekers

A gazebo is perfect for some shelter from the sun. Set up a cosy relaxation spot underneath, tables for food and drinks, or a safe area for littles ones to play. They’re lightweight, portable and easy to put up – so you can take them anywhere.

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Pop up a parasol

Ideal for sun, shade or quick rain cover. When not in use, neatly fold it down, store in your garage or pop on a furniture cover.

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Paddling pools

From dipping your toes to diving in, paddling pools are a must-have for the summer. They’re great to cool pets down too.

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Quench your thirst

It’s important to stay hydrated during a heatwave. If you're outside, use bottles jugs or glasses to keep water nearby.

Here comes the sun...

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Are you sitting comfortably?

Refresh your outdoor space with stylish furniture sets. Chunky, comfy cushions make for leisurely lounging, or mix in fun pops of colour with a mismatch of chairs.

For smaller spaces, think functional furniture…benches that transform into table and chairs. Or opt for foldable seats that can be tucked away.

Front row seats

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Relax on a sun lounger

Grab your ice filled lemonade (Pimms optional), your favourite book and enjoy basking in the sun for a bit of well deserved 'me time'.

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Scatter some deck chairs

These make great emergency chairs and they're both fun and functional. They’re easy to store and add a splash of colour with their bold prints.

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Opt for casual seating

We love the idea of an at-home-picnic. Just pick up an outdoor-proof rug and add some cushions, to create a cosy little sun spot.

Your summer garden extras

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Sun's out, buns out

Nothing says summer more than the smell of roasted kebabs or sizzling sausages. Whether you're a gas or charcoal chef, we’ve got the best BBQ for you.

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Enjoy outdoor toys

From trampolines and slides, to water guns and lawn games – keep little ones (and big kids) entertained with favourite outdoor games.

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Top up your table

Serve tasty summer recipes with colourful plates, platters and pitchers. Look for melamine options too for opps-proof moments and easy cleaning.

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Set the mood

Create a warm glow with decorative solar lights. Or for more of a focal point, cosy up in front of a firepit. Toasted marshmallow anyone?

Heatwave tips

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How to cooldown when it heats up...

With a few simple changes at home, you won't need to sweat over the warm stuff...

  • Close your curtains to reduce sunlight.
  • Open windows or vents for fresh air.
  • Use a fan when inside.
  • Take regular rests in shaded spots.
  • Protect your skin with sun cream.
  • Drink lots of fluids.
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How to protect your garden...

Try these quick fixes to cooldown your buds and make use of the summer sun...

  • Move potted plants out of direct sunlight.
  • Bringing plants inside can help cool the air.
  • Water plants early in the morning or late at night.
  • If you use a paddling pool, recycle the water onto your plants.
  • Don’t over mow your lawn.
  • Add solar lights, so you can sit out and enjoy longer evenings.

    Make the most of your garden

    Disconnect from social media and get outside to enjoy some fresh air. We've pulled together some great ideas to update your garden and discover new way to embrace your outdoor space.

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    Decorate your garden

    From planters and ornaments, to solar lights and attracting wildlife, explore big and little ways to revamp your garden.

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    Make some flower beds

    Plan, plot and plant. This is the time to landscape your garden, find those sun-soaked spots and start digging your flower bed or herb garden.

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    Start a vegetable patch

    Does anything taste better than homegrown goodness? Discover what you need to get started and watch your crops grow from seed to plate.

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    Garden spring clean

    Get your garden looking brand new with a deep clean. Pressure washers will blast away stubborn dirt, leaving behind sparkling patios, furniture, bikes and more.

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    Create an outdoor gym

    Feeling a little claustrophobic? Grab a yoga map, weights, skipping rope or gym ball, to build your own workout space. And breathe…

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    Cue garden games

    Keep the kids (and adults) entertained with fun outdoor toys. Get competitive, chase bubbles or keep on top of your ball skills with football, basketball or tennis.

    Handy garden tools

    How to spruce up your garden

    With the right tools, like grass trimmers, lawnmowers and shears, you can quickly update every edge of your garden. Watch and see how easy it can be.

    Entertaining extras

    Sizzlin' reviews

    More garden advice...

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    The right way to mow your lawn

    Discover how to get a terrific trim, any time of year.

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    Balcony ideas

    Discover 3 inspiring ways to use your balcony.

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    Fencing ideas

    Time to give your garden a much needed fence-lift.

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    Patio ideas

    The best sizes and styles for any garden type

    Feeling inspired?

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    Garden guides

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    A helping hand

    The great outdoors doesn’t exclude your garden and no matter the time of year your garden can look tidy. It need not be a labour-intensive task with modern machinery. Hedge trimmers, leaf blowers, lawnmowers and shredders are easily affordable. Take some garden inspiration from us – use features like solar lights, chimeneas and garden furniture to give your garden some character. Check our clearance pages to see if there are any discounts on garden products.