Next month marks National Gardening Week where gardeners are encouraged to celebrate their own little slice of the outdoors and local produce.
Organised by the Royal Horticultural Society, the campaign has been running for eight years now with a number of events organised right across the country, with people also sharing their ‘passion for plants’ on social media.
In the lead up to the big week, we’ve prepared some suggestions to help make your garden look its very best.
All the Tools You Need for National Gardening Week
One of the most popular community activities of National Gardening Week is to tidy up or re-design a garden space in your local neighbourhood.
Here at Weston Sawmill we have just the set of tools you need to suit transform any size of garden, even if it’s not your own! Can you expand on this point?
Alternatively, if you’re looking to go green this year, our raised beds are a great way of growing a wide range of plants, especially fruit and vegetables. Here’s some more ways raised beds can benefit your garden –
- Unlike ground level plants, raised beds provide gardeners with increased drainage meaning you’re left with happier plants!
- As the beds are open to the ground, plant roots can also grow further into the ground to source key nutrients, enhancing the roots overall health.
- The height of the beds also makes gardening easier for those with mobility issues.
- Depending on the size of your raised beds you also have the option of planting trees or shrubs
- As the soil is generally warmer, gardeners are also able to start planting earlier in the season.
- Perhaps most importantly for some, the raised beds can also help to keep pesky path weeds and pests such as snails and slugs away from your plants
A Winning Combination for National Gardening Week
Weston Sawmill are the leading suppliers of all the gardening equipment as well as fencing, decking and garden furniture in Shropshire in Staffordshire
For the past 25 years we have worked with customers to provide the best advice for all your garden requirements. If you’d like to know more about any of our products or you have any questions; please get in touch today.
A number of our products are made on-site meaning we can create bespoke products as well as the quality fencing and decking we are renowned for.
The sun is finally beginning to shine again and with it comes ideas of how you can maximise your garden space. If you are close with your neighbours or have friends over regularly during the summer, a glorious gazebo gives you an intimate space to socialise.
Having a place where you can relax and reflect will help your general well-being and give you a space to recharge your batteries in your gorgeous garden.
We can also design your gazebo to match the style of any fencing, gates or decking installed previously– fully co-ordinating the look of your garden.
Go Alfresco with Weston Sawmill
Outdoor living is very fashionable, from dining al fresco, dinner drinks to social gatherings a gazebo gives you a sophisticated garden space for all occasions. Freshening up your dining experience ready for the summer that will create memories to last a lifetime.
Research has shown that 42% of families with children prefer homes with outdoor spaces, so alfresco dining is perfect for them, plus it gives the kids a place to play under shelter when you’ve finished your meal.
Another elegant and affordable way to update your garden is with a Pergola, which can be manufactured to any size specifications, from intimate to more outlandish outdoor living areas. We have recently updated our garden structure catalogue for 2019, now offering pergola arches too!
Weston Sawmill Will Enhance Your Outdoors
Weston Sawmill has over 25 years’ experience supplying the highest quality of fencing and decking, as well as bespoke living space extensions for your garden such as gazebos and pergola’s.
We encourage customers to get in touch as soon as you are considering updating your garden as we can share our years of knowledge and advise on the best products to bring your vision to life.
Characteristic quality and attention to detail are the reasons why Weston Sawmill leads the way in both Shropshire and Staffordshire.
Contact us today to speak to one of our friendly team.
National Nest Box Week encourages bird lovers to put up their nest boxes to support the conservation of breeding birds. Valentine’s Day marks the start of this very special campaign in the ornithological calendar.
The campaign is supported by wildlife TV Presenter Nick Baker, who said,
“I can’t think of a more satisfying way to spend an afternoon than adding something (to your garden) that will help our wildlife for years.”
Weston Sawmill’s most popular type of bird box has a small entrance hole which is a favourite for species like Blue Tits, Nuthatch, Pied Flycatcher and Tree Sparrows.
Bird boxes aren’t a one size fits all, with different species’ choosing all shapes and sizes dependant on their size and diet.
Maintenance Tips for Bird Box Care
The two biggest hallmarks of a top quality bird box are providing shelter and security, and given that it will be exposed to the elements, we would recommend using a water-preservative for cleaning.
One of the reasons National Nest Box Week launches in mid-February is to give them a chance to bed in before the new breeding season starts in Spring, when birds begin their courtships.
Having said this, there’s never a bad time to add a bird box to your garden, as birds are searching all year round for suitable nesting sites. Boxes discovered in Autumn or Winter can be used as roosting havens.
Weston Sawmill Helps You to Celebrate Wildlife
Weston Sawmill have a unique range of bird care products which include timber bird boxes, ready for you to join in National Nest Box Week. Stocking everything from bird baths, feeders and tables we can help you to create a thriving bird community in your garden.
Contact us today to find out more about our bird boxes and other bird care items.
Temperatures across Shropshire and the surrounding areas have plummeted over the past week, with many places experiencing flurries of snow and ice. With the unpredictable weather set to continue, it’s a good time to push on and make plans to revamp the look of your garden.
An essential part of re-designing your garden is the addition of fencing in Shropshire, and we have a wide range of styles to suit any home. Our fencing offers security and privacy and will also shelter vulnerable plants from those cold winds..
All of the fencing manufactured at Weston Sawmill is made with the highest quality of timber; plus we offer a delivery service. Our customer service team can give you more information of any delivery costs.
Stylish and Secure Fencing in Shropshire
Our Closeboarded Fencing Panels are renowned for combining durability without sacrificing on appearance. We believe garden fences complement your plots personality and style, whether you are looking for a traditional or contemporary design.
The bonus of having Closeboarded Panels for your fencing in Shropshire is that once it’s installed, you won’t have to change your fencing even if you change your garden’s appearance. The simplistic styling and quality construction fits with most home and garden landscaping designs plus you can have panels from 3ft to 6ft, depending on your requirements.
Below are some reasons why Closeboarded fencing panels will be a perfect fit for you.
Reasons to Choose Closeboarded Fencing in Shropshire
- Offers plenty of privacy
- Easy to install and cost effective
- Offers shelter and wind resistance to soft landscaping elements
- Fits well with layered or stepped landscaping – in case you have slopes, corners or hills in your grounds
Get Value for Money with Fencing in Shropshire
Based on the border between Shropshire and Staffordshire, Weston Sawmill are the leading providers of fencing in Shropshire and the surrounding areas for 26 years and counting.
Contact our friendly team today and we have no doubt we will find the best deal for your fencing needs. We’d love to hear from you!
Decking in Shropshire isn’t complete without some light, and luckily here at Weston Sawmill we also provide a variety of styles of lanterns that can fit any style of decking.
Although the temperatures are quite chilly right now, there’s nothing you stopping you planning and visualising those nights out on the garden decking once the warm weather comes around again.
Our lanterns will also save you money on your electric bills, as you can use candles or battery powered fairy tea lights (both of which don’t require a fixed electrical source) to spread light across your garden. This will also give your decking a unique look and certainly get your neighbours talking.
The Choice of Modern or Vintage Lanterns for Decking in Shropshire
Weston Sawmill’s range of lanterns offers the best of both worlds! Whether you are looking to complement a contemporary or vintage look we have a style of the lantern that will fit right in.
Our range of storm lanterns can be used on an outdoor table on your decking in Shropshire. Lining them along the length of the table adds a subtle light for cosy nights outside during the summer for a modernised design.
Another use for our range of lanterns in your garden. There is a growing trend which we’re right behind of hanging them from your trees close to your decking. As it is with the tables this brings warmth and creates a cosy atmosphere which blurs the lines between your indoor living areas and outdoor decking.
Our range of small metal lanterns is sturdy so you can also use them to light a pathway to your shed or pond, without the fear of them falling over and breaking. With their intricate patterns, they will also display the candle lights in an innovative way! For more of a vintage look.
Talk to Us About Lanterns for Your Decking in Shropshire
Weston Sawmill has been providing lighting solutions for decking in Shropshire and the surrounding areas for over 20 years. If you’d like to know more about our range of lanterns, contact our friendly team today to discuss your requirements.
Have you moved invested in a new property perhaps moved into a new home over Christmas that has a log fire and you’re unsure how to use it? Well, we’ve got you covered.
You may not know but Weston Sawmill offers logs and coal for fires, guaranteed to keep you toasty during the last few months of Winter. Log fires are the perfect setting for a romantic night, an evening relaxing with friends or on your own with a book or a catch up of television. They set the mood for peace and harmony.
Your Guide to Lighting a Log Fire
There are two methods of lighting a log fire; either top down or bottom up lighting. Quite simply the former meaning you light from the top and the latter lighting from the bottom. Our team here at Weston Sawmill would recommend top-down lighting, as it produces less soot and ashes. Ensuring better air supply as well as your first set of wood last longer.
Here are a few steps to lighting your log fire –
- Ensure all vents in the fireplace are open and put the logs on the bottom of the fireplace.
- Make sure your wood is cleft and dry and have your logs thick as a fist or thicker.
- Add a layer of small logs, then two layers of kindling (also available from Weston Sawmill).
- Put a couple of fire firefighters on the top layer of the kindling wood, or alternatively some newspaper. Beware though as newspaper creates excess amounts of ashes and contributes to more soot.
- Now you can light your log fire and close the door, depending if your chimney creates a good draught you may need to open the door to the wood stove, until the fire really gets going. If your home or cabin is ‘too’ insulated, you may also need to open a window in this case.
We hope you found this guide to lighting a log fire useful and remember if you need logs, kindling, smokeless or regular coal; you can purchase all these items from Weston Sawmill.
Get in Touch for Logs and Coal from Weston Sawmill
Weston Sawmill is based on the Shropshire/Staffordshire border, and have been providing logs and coals as well as wide range of garden landscaping solutions including high-quality fencing, garden furniture and gates for over 20 years. Contact us today and our friendly team will be able to advise you on the best logs and coals to keep your home fires burning right through the winter.
When deciding which type of fencing in Wolverhampton to have installed at your home, it’s important to consider options that will look good all year round.
During the winter months, we can get difficult weather conditions which include heavy winds, hail and snow. The good news is that our fencing has a proven track record of withstanding challenging forecasts.
In fact, the Closeboarded Fencing Panel is a pressure treated panel which provides privacy to your home. The pressure treatment means that it is extremely durable when dealing with the aforementioned unpredictable weather.
If you are looking for something sturdy but with a different style; we have Trellis Turve Top panels, which given the gaps between the timber means you can grow plants up the panel and give your garden a unique spin.
Adding the Personal Touch to Fencing in Wolverhampton
All the fencing we produce here at Weston Sawmill is produced on a bespoke made to measure basis, as we believe that everyone should have fencing that fits your own unique style.
We pride ourselves on giving you advice every step of your journey with us, as happy customers are always our priority.
By asking our design team about remodelling ideas early, you can ensure your fencing has an original feel and also completes the revamped look of your home.
The Voice of Experience for Fencing in Wolverhampton
Since we began trading way back in 1993, the reputation of Weston Sawmill has continued to soar and we now consider ourselves the leading supplier of fencing in Wolverhampton and the surrounding areas.
If you are not 100% sure about the style of fencing you need we encourage you to speak to our friendly Sales team who can advise you on possible choices as well as providing a free no obligation quote.
Planning for decking in Shropshire for the summer is a great way to beat those post-Christmas blues.
Keeping your mind focussed and setting attainable goals is what January is all about and we thought we’d share some great ideas for decking in Shropshire to get your creative juices flowing.
Get creative with decking in Shropshire
You may not know, but you can have square or rounded decking in Shropshire, so let’s have a look at the benefits of both –
• Square decking – Using our expert team of designers and installers here at Weston Sawmill this can look spectacular and work to any budget. Typically square decking also works well with some form of railing or balustrade
• Rounded decking – For those with a bigger budget and more space in their garden, rounded decking is ideal for those looking to construct around a pond
Deciding on levels for your decking in Shropshire
There are three different levels you can have your decking installed at; with each suiting a unique design aesthetic as well as differing budgets.
Ground level decking is the most popular type as it’s the most straightforward to install as well as being a great alternative to a patio.
Raised decking often appeals to families with a sloped or split landscape as it can give you spectacular views of your garden.
Multi-level decking is a premium option we offer at Weston Sawmill, as it can completely change the look of your garden and transform it into an entertainment or hosting area in the summer. Because of the multi-levels you can choose to have a seating area in one level and then perhaps a barbeque or hot tub in another; the choice is yours!
Here at Weston Sawmill we only use the finest materials to construct our decking in Shropshire, to make sure our products can bring your ideas to life.
Get in touch to discuss decking in Shropshire today
For over 25 years Weston Sawmill has been providing the highest quality of decking in Shropshire, so contact us today to talk us through your requirements. Our friendly team can offer you a free no obligation quote.
Authentic Christmas trees in Shropshire are one of the nicest traditions at this time of year.
Did you know? Another amazing and heart-warming tradition for the festive season, is the donation of a Christmas tree to Trafalgar Square in London from Norway.
The 20 metre tall tree which is dubbed the ‘Queen of the Forest’ is to symbolize the continued friendship between the nations which goes back to World War II.
This tree forms part of the annual celebrations at Trafalgar Square where Londoners visit to participate in the celebrations, sing carols and donate to charities.
Royal Seal of Approval for Christmas Trees in Shropshire
It has recently been revealed that the Queen herself has a 20 foot Nordmann Fir Christmas tree this year with staff at Windsor Castle conquering their fears of heights to decorate it!
Should you be looking for something more modest in size, the Nordmann Fir range is one of our best selling Christmas trees in Shropshire here at Weston Sawmill. With its vibrant, dark green needles, it’s been described as the low maintenance, stress free Christmas tree option.
This is because the Nordmann Fir trees retain their needles much longer – making sure you can enjoy the entire Christmas period with a tree full of life, either in your living room or in your garden – the choice is yours!
Come See our Christmas Trees in Shropshire Fir Yourself
We have a commitment to our customers to provide the best centrepiece for your festive displays.
For the past 25 years here at Weston Sawmill we have been the leading supplier of Christmas trees in Shropshire with a wide selection of types and sizes to suit any living room.
Contact us today or come and pay us a visit on the Staffordshire/Shropshire border and handpick your own tree which will be perfect for putting your presents underneath.
Real Christmas trees in Wolverhampton are becoming an increasingly popular choice for families looking for that authentic look this festive season.
A fully lit real Christmas tree can be the centrepiece of your decorations and will add a touch of class to your living room.
But if you’re worried about the potential mess an authentic tree could bring, there’s always the option of having a smaller tree outside on your porch or in your front garden so the neighbours and passers-by can see you’re getting into the festive spirit.
Alternatively families with larger properties are choosing to have more than one tree, with different size trees based in different rooms of their home.
You can never have too many Christmas trees, right?
Tips for maintaining Christmas trees in Wolverhampton
The National Christmas Tree Association offers these tips to maintain your tree right through the season –
• Display your tree in a traditional reservoir type stand and water regularly to minimise needle loss
• Use a stand to fit your tree
• Always inspect your lights before adding to the tree and if worn replace before fitting
• Drilling a hole in the base of the trunk doesn’t improve water intake
• Don’t overload electric circuits and turn off your tree lights when going out or to bed
• Never burn any part of your Christmas tree in a wood stove or fireplace
• Check your stand daily to make sure the level of water doesn’t go below the base of the tree
Get in touch to order your Christmas trees in Wolverhampton
You can contact us and talk to one of our highly experienced team about your Christmas tree requirements, so we can make sure you get the perfect tree to complement your home.
We offer the best range of Christmas trees in Wolverhampton with over 25 years experience of making the festive season extra special.