Homes & Gardens

7 summertime gardening tips

You will undoubtedly be spending plenty more time outdoors enjoying the warmer weather now that summer is finally here. As such, you will also probably want to start giving your garden some extra TLC. Here are some tips for sprucing it up – from the grass to the flowers and everything in between.

1. Treat your lawn for moss

Claire Small

Claire Small



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Enjoying gardening in later life

Authored by Claire Small
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Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Wed, 05/27/2020 - 7:43am

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Authored by David Banks
Posted: Tue, 05/26/2020 - 8:34am

Whenever there is a task or repair work; the handyman is expected to arrive. It is because only a handyman has the correct tools in his toolbox that can perform the task and save time, efforts, and energy. As a handyman, he must always be prepared with a checklist before leaving the house or before starting with the activity.

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Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 05/22/2020 - 5:42pm

With people spending a larger amount of time than usual in their homes, taking on DIY tasks has proven an extremely popular way to keep busy and mentally active. RGB Building Supplies has therefore put together advice and top tips on how to tackle three of the most popular DIY jobs.

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Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Fri, 05/22/2020 - 6:03am

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Taylor Wimpey's Exeter developments to reopen to customers

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 05/20/2020 - 9:06pm

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Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Wed, 05/20/2020 - 10:40am

The humble garden shed can be an often-overlooked part of our exterior space. Shoved into a corner, out of sight and generally treated without much care and attention. As time goes on, the shed becomes even less favourable as the elements take their toll and claim the beauty that might have once existed. Once perhaps the pride and joy of the chief gardener of the home, it can soon become an unsightly mess, and can even become so poorly maintained that it can no longer even be used for what it was originally intended.

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Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Mon, 05/18/2020 - 10:09am

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Authored by Exeter News Blog
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