Artificial Grass Installation Tips & Advice

Artificial Grass Installation Tips & Advice
As more & more of us turn to artificial grass for their gardens we, at the garden shop want to help and advise you on how to get the best results from your own artificial lawns. When you are tired of mowing the lawns and pulling weeds and you prefer to spend time in your ...

Garden Trellis to Screen your Oil Tank

Garden Trellis to Screen your Oil Tank
Here at the gardenshop we offer tips and advice on how to make your garden looking its best all year round. There are so many ways & ideas to make your garden work better and look better with a little time and effort.  For those who have unsightly oil or water tanks in their garden ...

Vegetable Seeds for Christmas Dinner

Vegetable Seeds for Christmas Dinner
Most gardening takes place between March and September when the weather is good and soils are warm. mid Spring is certainly a very busy period when sowing vegetable seeds both indoors and outdoors is taking place. This is the best time to grow as almost anything can be sown from St. Patricks Day onwards. However ...

Wind block – How to Install

Wind block - How to Install
Wind block is a great product in gardens that are exposed or in gardens where more delicate or sensitive plants grow. All vegetable gardens require a certain amount of protection from the wind as they can become top heavy as they grow and this often leads to plants leaning over in windy conditions To avoid ...

Plant Native Hedging & Get a Grant

Plant Native Hedging & Get a Grant
The Glas Scheme will be taking applicants from the start of 2016 and will offer grants to farmers & land owners who are willing to plant a hedgerow. This is one of a range of schemes being introduced by simon convey and the department of agriculture to promote greener farming and encourage a more diverse ...

Bird Houses & Glas Grants

Bird Houses & Glas Grants
The new GLAS grant scheme has been rolled out across the country and allows farmers to avail to grants if they par-take in a number of conservation schemes on their land. The aim of GLAS is to preserve and promote ‘Green practices’ & encourage bird & wildlife numbers. There are several parts to the scheme ...

The Tulips Bloom and Bust

The Tulips Bloom and Bust
In our current economic climate it might come as a shock to hear that house prices was not the only commodity subject to crazy price fluctuations. But believe it or not, but the humble tulip bulb was too once the maker of its own economic storm. It was back in the 1700’s and began before ...

Native plants of Ireland

Native plants of Ireland
When choosing the right plants for your garden the first choice should always be a native plant. Native Irish plants offer so much to gardeners and require far less time or care than other ‘divas’ of the garden. There is a wide selection of native plants to choose from and many have interesting colour and ...

Beech Hedging Aftercare

Beech Hedging Aftercare
Once you have planted your beech hedging you need to keep in mind that there will be some maintenance during the first and second summer to ensure the best start and quick establishment of your hedge If planted right, 99% of your bareroot plants should grow and sprout new foliage by late April, after that ...

Rubber Garden Edging for Low Maintenance Gardening

Rubber Garden Edging for Low Maintenance Gardening
Low maintenance is always a hot topic in gardening and gardens. We all want a neat and pristine garden, we all want to be able to enjoy our garden – but we certainly don’t want to become a slave to the gardening, and rightly so! So, here at How to Garden we have some tips ...