Gardening


Creating the perfect outdoor space for smaller gardens

They say your garden is your own little bit of paradise, but it’s slightly more difficult to immerse yourself in the outdoors when you only have a small amount of space available. If you don’t have acres to work with here are a few tips and tricks on how to get the perfect look for […]


2017 gardening and outdoor living trends

With the rise of wellbeing trends, it’s hardly a surprise that gardening and outdoor living is becoming a growing theme in homes across the country. We are taking a look at some of the top gardening and outdoor living ideologies of 2017 to help you get those green fingers into action. Whether you’re a total […]


5 ways to make your garden “party ready”

Outdoor parties during the infamous British summer can be a precarious affair; the threat of rain is never far away and BBQs invariably end up with charcoaled – or dangerously underdone – food. However, it doesn’t need to be like this, and creating the perfect outdoor party environment can be as simple as a few […]


Garden Decor Trends for Summer 2016

Well summer is well and truly upon us now, and it’s time to dust of the deckchairs and start spending more time in your garden. If you’re in the market for a few new pieces for your outdoor space, you might be interested to see what’s hot this year in garden décor, and where you […]


Turn your garden into a designer dream

As a first time buyer it’s normal to focus more on wallpaper and paint colours while you try to stamp your personality in your new home – but don’t forget to extend that creative flair to your garden! We might be getting ahead of ourselves as June approaches and there is no sign of that […]


How to get your garden spring ready

The first official day of spring is March 20th, which is almost in grabbing distance! With BBQ season and sunbathing days fast approaching, have you had time to think about the state of your garden? Fear not, First Home News is here to help! Here are our five top tips to get your garden summer […]


Six things we love about being at home in autumn

Ahh autumn…the nights are drawing in, the leaves are falling from the trees, and the mince pies are start appearing in local shops that little bit too early. To celebrate one of our favourite times of year, we have compiled a list of our favourite things about being at home in autumn. 1) Blankets. Long […]


Top tips from Garden Guru Lisa Cox

It is safe to say that summer this year has been more of a wash out than a blissful heat wave, and no doubt gardens across the country are looking slightly less preened as a result! No need to worry though, Keepmoat decided to team up with the Garden Guru, Lisa Cox, to share her extensive […]


How to kick start your vegetable patch

Is your new back garden becoming a waste of space? If you looking for a more practical outside area and a few square feet to spare, then perhaps starting your very own vegetable patch may be perfect for you. But don’t worry if you don’t know your carrots from your compost, our quick and easy […]