Ideas and Advice


Benefits Of Composting

Composting is the process of breaking down decaying organic matter into fertiliser for plants. In this guide we will discuss the benefits of composting and see just how easy it can be.   Why Compost? There are many benefits to composting, but what are the main reasons for doing it? Enriches Soil Compost is full of natural nutrients that plants use to grow. When compost is added on top of soil it helps retain moisture, allowing your garden to thrive without the use of chemical fertilisers. Reduces Waste It is... Read More


Watering Your Garden

We all like to keep our gardens healthy, and a major part of this is ensuring your garden is watered. This is even more important as the summers are getting warmer. Hose The most common way of keeping your garden watered is by connecting a hose to either a household tap or outside tap if you have one. A hose is simple to operate and can be purchased in kits which include the connector for your tap and a sprayer for the watering end. They can also be a relatively... Read More


Best Cushions For Your Garden Furniture

A large majority of garden furniture, whether they be lounge sets, bistro sets or dining sets, tend to include comfortable cushions to sit and rest on. It is important to understand the type of cushions included with your purchase, as most may require being stored when not in use. Others include patented designed cushions suitable for outside use even when it is raining. If the set you have purchased does not state that the cushions are designed to stay outside it is safe to assume they must be stored when... Read More


Fabric Gazebos and Drainage

Gazebos are growing in popularity; thanks to the shade and entertaining space they provide for your garden. They can be made with either polycarbonate panels or with fabric canopies and curtains. Why Do Fabric Gazebos Have Holes? With fabric canopies on gazebos you’ll find that they feature small holes across the run of the canopy. This is so that any rainfall which rests on the canopy can drain away. If the holes weren’t there rainfall would build up on the canopy, increasing in weight and eventually causing the canopy to... Read More


Garden Centre: 5 Reasons why staying in is the new going out

Visiting a garden centre can be a great day out. Whether you grab a bite to eat at an on-site café, get inspiration in garden furniture, or just to burn some time with fresh air, it is a favoured weekend pastime. Over the last year or so, the dynamic of a quick visit to a garden centre has changed. This is now a more measured activity, with less impromptu visits and more structure to a visit. Our garden furniture showsite in Cheshire has adapted to social distancing measures for your... Read More


How To Create An Outdoor Play Area In Your Garden

With the days getting longer, finding ways to keep the children entertained during the Summer holidays can be daunting. But why spend money on days out every day or going to busy parks when you can transform your back garden into their very own adventure playground?! Play Equipment A climbing frame is a great way to develop children’s coordination and gross motor skills. With a wide range of climbing frames and play equipment available, you can find something suitable for most age ranges and some that even grow with your... Read More


Top 5 Ooni Recipes to try this Summer

At GardenStreet, we love Ooni Pizza Ovens. Whether opting for the convenience of a Gas-Heated Koda, or the authenticity of Wood-Fired Fyra, these ovens can cook a Neapolitan in as little as 60 seconds. Don’t be fooled into thinking that Ooni ovens are one trick ponies and only good for Pizzas; they are versatile and ideal for cooking a variety of sweet & savoury dishes. We’ve already covered how to make the perfect homemade pizza, so have picked our top 5 Ooni non-Pizza recipes to try this Summer. 1) Perfect... Read More


Why Do Sheds Need Bases

When purchasing a garden shed, or another garden building such as a Summerhouse or Workshop, it is important to note that you will need to have a base for the structure to be built on. Why Do I Need a Base? Regardless of the type of shed you have purchased, you will require a base for the following reasons: Flat Surface: It is imperative that the ground of which the shed will be built on is completely flat and level. A base that is not flat could cause structural issues... Read More


How Do You Create A Contemporary Garden?

Creating a contemporary garden can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be a huge garden makeover or redesign. With some clever planning and small changes, you can make a huge difference to your garden. Keep It Simple One of the key things to remember when aiming for a modern garden is: less is more! By keeping the space simple and using minimal furniture and accessories, you can easily achieve a contemporary style. Painting your decking, fencing or shed can instantly freshen up any garden. Colours with cool tones like... Read More


How To Create A Balcony Garden

Balcony gardens are a growing trend this year, with more and more people utilising the small outdoor space that they have. Just because you have a balcony, it doesn’t mean you are restricted when it comes to growing your own produce or creating a peaceful outdoor haven. With our handy guide, you can find ways to create your very own balcony garden. How Do You Start A Balcony Garden? Creating a balcony garden can be simple, however preparation is key! The first thing to do before you get started is... Read More