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Gardening Trends You Need to Know for 2020

As we enter 2020, gardening takes on a more important role in creating a healthy and happy place to live all year round.
Weston Sawmill, are the leading providers of new fencing, decking and made-to-measure gates that stand ready to help you with a garden revamp.
In our latest blog, we are going to share three gardening tips that are set to grip homeowners this year.

Houseplants are Getting Bigger

Houseplants are set to be even bigger this year, with plants such as Alocasia (renowned for its giant leaves) and Monstera (loved by gardeners for its deep green, patterned foliage) becoming extremely popular. Having said this, buying smaller plants and growing them will still remain a popular pastime for many gardening enthusiasts.

Sustainable Soil

Gardeners all over the country are expected to swap soil for more sustainable growing options in 2020, such as green waste compost and wood fibre – putting the environment first. Experts are also predicting that many gardeners will adopt a ‘no-dig’ approach, to limit damage to soil structures and help wildlife to thrive.

New research has revealed the benefits of soil bacteria Mycobacterium vaccea on the immune system, ushering in the return of mud pies which could tempt younger people into their gardens.

Bringing Back the ’80s

Some of the most well-known plants of the 1980’s, such as Nemesia and Diascias are also predicted to make a comeback this year. Both species are known for their long flowering period and sweet-scented petals making them a beautiful addition to any garden.

New breeding programmes have resulted in a wide range of spectacular colours such as dark and mysterious Nemesia ‘berries and cream’ and the more delicate ‘Wisley vanilla’, which only add to their renewed appeal.

Looking to Re-Design Your Garden? Get in Touch Today

Before thinking about investing in new plants for your garden, speak to the specialists at Weston Sawmill before you start.
We can offer affordable deliveries for customers across Shropshire and Staffordshire, plus nationwide for any orders of £1000 plus.

Contact us today for more information.

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Have a Garden Revamp in 2020 with Weston Sawmill

One of the most worthwhile New Year resolutions you can make is to transform your garden into the ultimate outdoor living space.

Here at Weston Sawmill, we have got all the components to help you every step of the way, no matter what style of garden you want to have.

7 Must-Have Items for Your New-Look Garden

As garden experts, our team has devised a comprehensive list of seven items you will need for your garden in 2020.

Decking – If you are craving an outdoor space where you can enjoy daytime and early evening drinks in the summer; decking is the smart and classy choice.

Outdoor Dining Benches – Keeping with the timber theme, outdoor dining benches can go anywhere in your garden and can be used by the entire family.

Raised Garden Beds – Do you want to start growing your own fruit and vegetables in 2020? Installing raised garden beds is the best and safest method; especially if you have any mobility issues.

Swing Seats – Swing seats are great for those glorious summer nights where you can gently rock back forth and watch the world go by.

Pergola – Installing a pergola into your garden is a real statement which will impress guests and neighbours alike.

Log Roll Fencing – Log roll fencing is the best way to finish off borders in your garden with a touch of class.

Panel Fencing – Weston Sawmill stock a wide range of panel fencing which can suit any style of garden you desire. We also offer a made-to-measure service to ensure your new fencing fits with your home and garden.

Need More Inspiration? Get in Touch Now

If you need more ideas of how you can give your outdoor living space a facelift, please contact us today and we can answer all of your questions.

Alternatively, come and pay us a visit in Weston-under-Lizard on the Shropshire/Staffordshire border and see our products first-hand and get your creative juices flowing.

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Plan Your Crop Rotations with Raised Garden Beds

January is the perfect time to plan your crop rotations for the year ahead using raised garden beds from Weston Sawmill.

Raised garden beds manufactured from the finest timber will guarantee they last all year round plus they are ideal for anyone with mobility issues or struggles to bend down.
If you have never considered having raised garden beds, here are some ideas of what you can start growing –

• Soft fruits such as blackberries and strawberries
• Root vegetables such as carrots, parsnips and radishes
• Leafy greens like spinach, kale and lettuce
• Onions, potatoes and tomatoes

We would recommend planning your crop rotations for any of these fruits or vegetables before the growing season begins so you know where to plant each crop.

What are the Benefits of Crop Rotations?

Our team of experts understand the benefits of crop rotations in your garden, here are three main ones –

Soil Fertility – Different crops have different nutrient requirements. By changing crops annually you will reduce the chances of particular soil deficiencies developing as the balance of nutrients that are removed from the soil will even out over time.
Weed Control – Crops like potatoes and squashes with dense foliage or large leaves suppress weeds which reduces maintenance and weed problems in the next batch of crops.
Pest and Disease Control – Soil pests and diseases tend to attack specific plant families repeatedly. By rotating these crops between sites and pests will decline in the period when their host plants are absent which helps to reduce the build-up of damaging populations such as spores, eggs and pests. Common diseases this helps to avoid by rotation include clubroot in brassicas and onion white rot.

Want to Know More? Get in Touch

If you would like to find out more about Weston Sawmill’s range of raised garden beds, please contact us today.

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Get Your Christmas Trees Any Day of the Week!

With Christmas day just three weeks away, there has never been a better time to get authentic Christmas trees from Weston Sawmill.

As an added bonus, we are open seven days a week in the lead up to Christmas, with plenty of Christmas trees, decorations and gifts all in stock.
If you can’t make it to us during the week, we also offer free mince pies and hot chocolate to customers on Saturdays and Sundays.

Premium Christmas Trees from Weston Sawmill

Our Nordmann Fir range is a premium option, that has become one of the most types of Christmas tree right across the UK. With its cone shape and glossy green foliage, without the sharpness, you may expect from the needles. Nordmann Fir trees are considered quite low-maintenance, with greater needle retention, keeping your tree looking great right across the Christmas period.
We would recommend keeping your tree away from heat sources such as radiators to help it to retain its colour and needles for even longer.

Take Your Pick of Christmas Decorations

Once you have chosen your potted or unpotted Christmas tree, it’s time to choose from our vast range of Christmas decorations. These include:

• Indoor lights
• Outdoor lights
• LED Lights
• Icicle lights
• Lanterns
• Large bulb lights
• Heritage fairy lights

We understand the importance of making your garden look as festive as the inside of your home, which is why we stock plenty of classy wooden Christmas ornaments plus wreaths to fit nicely onto your front door.

Want to Find Out More? Get in Touch

If you have any questions about our range of Christmas trees, please contact us today. We also offer Potted Nordmann, Potted Norway Spruce, Spruce and traditional Christmas trees.
If you’ve never visited us before, we are based in Weston-under-Lizard just off the A5 on the Shropshire/Staffordshire border.

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How to Prepare Your Garden for Winter Part 2

Autumn is a great opportunity for gardeners to tidy up your garden ready for the colder temperatures of winter.

This could consist of getting rid of dead vegetation leftover from the summer, tidying up borders or clearing out your gutters. For our latest blog, we are going to share some essential garden maintenance tips for autumn.

Getting Scrubbing Shade Paint

To make sure your greenhouse plants get the maximum amount of light as the nights draw in, we would recommend scrubbing shade paint from the greenhouse windows. By letting more of the sun’s rays through the glass this will mean temperatures climb slightly higher and save you money on heating bills.

This is easy to do, simply use a bucket of hot water and elbow grease to get your glass looking sparkling clean plus this is always a good time to check and replaced damaged panes and clear your greenhouse gutters.

Clear Out Compost Bins

Autumn is the ideal time to clear up borders and vegetable plots to generate material for your compost heap. Now you can clear out last year’s compost to use around the garden, making room for this year’s waste in the process. If your compost isn’t ready yet you can turn it to improve decomposition and then create a new heap next to it for fresh organic matter.

Keep Gardening Equipment Immaculate

Before your lawnmower goes into the shed for the winter, it’s worthwhile sending it for a service make sure it’s in top tip condition ready for next spring. Shears and secateurs will need sharpening, which you can do yourself or send them away to a professional.

Spades, forks and other tools will benefit from a good wash but make sure you dry everything thoroughly and oil metal parts to prevent rust. Wooden handles can be cleaned and protected using linseed oil but make sure you dispose of rags carefully as linseed can combust as it dries.

Great Garden Maintenance with Weston Sawmill

For over 20 years, Weston Sawmill has been the leading provider of made to measure gates, fencing and decking for customers across Shropshire and Staffordshire.
So if you are thinking of giving your garden an autumn makeover then please get in touch with us today.

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Nordmann Christmas Trees Get Royal Seal of Approval

We’re now less than 50 days until Christmas, so it’s socially acceptable to talk about our fantastic range of Christmas trees here at Weston Sawmill.

We know the quality of Nordmann Christmas trees, but they’ve also caught the eye of Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle.

Recently the new Royal parents were seen purchasing their 6 foot Nordmann Christmas tree for a whopping £65!
You will be relieved to know our range of Christmas trees doesn’t cost that much, but they are guaranteed to make your Christmas display sparkle.

Take Your Pick of Christmas Trees

Whilst Nordmann Christmas trees are extremely popular with our customers across Shropshire and Staffordshire, Weston Sawmill also have a wide range of other Christmas trees, including –

Potted Norway Spruce – This compact version of the Norway Spruce is a great addition to any home or garden.
Traditional Christmas trees – If you prefer something simple, our range of traditional Christmas trees will look great in any living room.
Spruce Christmas tree – Giving you an iconic look and that distinctive Christmas tree smell, you can’t go wrong with the Spruce. A pyramid style is a stylish option plus it’s homegrown here at our nursery in Shropshire.
Potted Nordmann – Whilst Harry and Meghan went for the full-size Nordmann, you can get the potted Nordman at Weston Sawmill if you are short of space or just want something a bit more compact.

Decorate Your Tree in Style

When you’ve chosen which Christmas tree best suits your home style, Weston Sawmill also has a wide range of LED and fairy lights to add to your tree plus plenty of decorations for your tree and home.

Leading Providers of Christmas Trees in Shropshire

Weston Sawmill is the only destination for Christmas trees in Shropshire, plus if you’re planning a New year makeover for your garden, we also supply made to measure gates and fencing.

If you’d like to know more about any of our products, please contact us today.

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Eco-Friendly Ways to Dispose of Christmas Trees

Christmas trees are one of the most important decorations for the festive season, dating back to the 16th century in Germany.

Having a natural Christmas tree from Weston Sawmill looks spectacular, but it’s important to remember the right ways to dispose of your tree once the sleigh bells have stopped ringing.

Here at Weston Sawmill, we are extremely environmentally conscious, which is why we are going to share some of the best ways to dispose of Christmas trees.

Environmentally Conscious Christmas Trees

Our range of Christmas trees are homegrown at our nursery in Weston-under-Lizard and are much easier to dispose of than artificial trees that will usually end up on landfill sites.

Here are some ways to benefit the environment when getting rid of your Christmas tree –

Make Firewood – If you have a fireplace in your home, you can use the wood from your tree to warm the house on those cold January days.
Use as Mulch – The needle-like leaves from your Christmas tree can be used as mulch in your garden, as they don’t collect mold and decompose quite slowly.
Donate Your Tree – Once Christmas is over your tree could still prove useful to your local farm or zoo, as it can be used as treats or a plaything for the animals.
Find Christmas Tree Collection Service – Some charities (depending on your location) run a Christmas tree collection service, which will ensure your tree is recycled and used for other purposes.

Weston Sawmill – The Home of Christmas Trees in Shropshire

Weston Sawmill is the only destination for Christmas trees in Shropshire, with a wide range including the ever-popular Nordmann Fir and Spruce to choose from.

We’ve also got plenty of decorations and Christmas lights that will suit a modern or traditional festival style.

If you’d like to know more about our range of Christmas trees, please contact us today.

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Have an Authentic Christmas with Weston Sawmill

It’s a debate we seem to have every time Christmas edges closer each year – should I buy a fake or an authentic Christmas tree?
Here at Weston Sawmill, we feel there are multiple benefits to buying a genuine Christmas tree and in our latest blog, we are going to share them with you!

We stock three types of Christmas tree – the classic Nordmann Fir, potted Nordmann and potted Norway Spruce with a host of decorations in our store that fit perfectly with each one.

Five Reasons to Buy a Real Christmas Tree

Authenticity – You will only get that genuine seasonal feel from a real Christmas tree plus picking out one from our farm is a fun activity for the entire family to enjoy.
That ‘Christmassy’ Scent – The divine pine scent only comes from a real Christmas tree.
Do Your Bit for the Environment – All of our Christmas trees here at Weston Sawmill are grown specifically at our farm, meaning you won’t be taking a tree from a natural woodland or forest. Once you purchase one of our trees our team will also plant another in its place ready for next Christmas, making them sustainable too.
Recyclable – Carrying on the theme of being environmentally friendly, a genuine Christmas tree can be recycled after the festive season, rather than being dumped on a landfill site like a fake one.
Shop Local – As the leading supplier of Christmas trees in Staffordshire and Shropshire, Weston Sawmill grow all of our trees locally. Buying your tree from us means you will be supporting local business plus you be getting an organic and pesticide-free Christmas tree.

Weston Sawmill – The Only Destination for Christmas Trees in Staffordshire

For over two decades Weston Sawmill has been the leading the supplier of high-quality, home-grown Christmas trees for customers in Staffordshire and Shropshire.
We are ideally situated on the A5 on the border between the two counties, with an extensive product range that also includes made-to-measure gates, decking and fencing.
If you’d like to know more about or range of Christmas trees, please get in touch today.

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Harvest your Apples Ready for Halloween!

The month of October is the perfect time to harvest your home-grown fruit and get those apples ready for Halloween!

Bobbing for apples was an age-old tradition on Halloween for many years, with the origins believed to have come from the Roman invasion of Britain where the armies brought over this activity from ancient Celtic festivals.
Bobbing for apples is less popular now, with baking toffee apples and giving them out for eager trick or treaters on 31st October considered a more modern and fun practice.

Here we are going to share some handy tips about storing your fruit to make sure they’re all treat and no trick.

The Right Time to Store Your Fruit

Weston Sawmill’s range of raised flower beds are a great place to grow your own fruit and when your fruit is ripe for the picking it’s important to know how long you can store them before eating.

Mid-season apples – Can be stored for between four and eight weeks
Late season apples – This type of apple won’t be ready until they’ve been stored for four to five weeks but they can last for several months
Pears – Depending on the storage conditions, pears can be stored between two weeks and three months
Quince – These should be used within the first month after being picked
Your pears don’t need to feel left out of the spooky festivities either, as you can always use them to bake a pear and toffee pudding if you’re having a Halloween party.

Grow Frighteningly Good Fruit in Your Garden

Creating a fruit garden is a fun activity for budding gardeners and will give you your own source of fruit between spring and autumn. By planting your fruit trees in raised flower beds you will protect them from any unwanted attention plus the heightened surface ensures they will get more sunlight.
Also having higher fences (such as our close boarded panel fencing) will stop outside wildlife getting into your garden and disrupting your fruit’s growth.

Want to Know More? Get in Touch!

If you have any questions about starting your own fruit garden, get in touch with Weston Sawmill today and we can provide all the answers.
Oh and Happy Halloween from Weston Sawmill!

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How to Prepare Your Garden for Winter Part 1

Autumn is a great opportunity for gardeners to tidy up your garden ready for the colder temperatures of winter.
This could consist of getting rid of dead vegetation leftover from the summer, tidying up borders or clearing out your gutters. For our latest blog, we are going to share some essential gardening tips for autumn.

Getting Scrubbing Shade Paint

To make sure your greenhouse plants get the maximum amount of light as the nights draw in, we would recommend scrubbing shade paint from the greenhouse windows. By letting more of the sun’s rays through the glass this will mean temperatures climb slightly higher and save you money on heating bills.

This is easy to do, simply use a bucket of hot water and elbow grease to get your glass looking sparkling clean plus this is always a good time to check and replaced damaged panes and clear your greenhouse gutters.

Clear Out Compost Bins

Autumn is the ideal time to clear up borders and vegetable plots to generate material for your compost heap. Now you can clear out last year’s compost to use around the garden, making room for this year’s waste in the process. If your compost isn’t ready yet you can turn it to improve decomposition and then create a new heap next to it for fresh organic matter.

Keep Gardening Equipment Immaculate

Before your lawnmower goes into the shed for the winter, it’s worthwhile sending it for a service make sure it’s in top tip condition ready for next spring. Shears and secateurs will need sharpening, which you can do yourself or send them away to a professional.

Spades, forks and other tools will benefit from a good wash but make sure you dry everything thoroughly and oil metal parts to prevent rust. Wooden handles can be cleaned and protected using linseed oil but make sure you dispose of rags carefully as linseed can combust as it dries.

Get the Garden of Your Dreams with Weston Sawmill

For over 20 years, Weston Sawmill has been the leading provider of made to measure gates, fencing and decking for customers across Shropshire and Staffordshire.
So if you are thinking of giving your garden an autumn makeover then please get in touch with us today.