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 […]


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 […]


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Attaining a stylish garden

 Gardens are an important part of any home; they’re a place to be at one with nature, to enjoy peace and tranquility in between neighbours mowing their  lawns, and relax whilst soaking up the sun (the little amount that we get). In true Brit-style, we’ll take any smidgeon of sunlight emerging from behind  the clouds […]


Garden preparations for spring

Summer is almost upon us (or at least it feels that way after the few weeks of nice weather we’ve just enjoyed) and although we can’t always guarantee undisturbed weekends of sunshine, it’s worth ensuring your garden is ready for those summer hot spells. Barbecues and a drinks make for the perfect weekend entertainment, especially […]


A beginners guide to a clever garden design

Summer is around the corner, however after a winter of abandonment, you might find that your garden looks more like a farmyard than a relaxing spot for you to enjoy the company of guests.  If you need to get your garden into shape this spring, here are some of our landscaping cheats. How To Make […]


Home touches for the ultimate spring feel

We might still be in February, but to the optimistic amongst us, Spring is just around the corner. With the warmer days  hopefully soon arriving on the horizon, despite cold temperatures, the sunshine is just beginning to peek through the clearing clouds. It’s never too early to shake off the misery of winter and implement spring into […]


Coping with your winter garden

This winter it’s time to make that extra effort and ensure your garden stays in pristine condition, and doesn’t take on the dishevelled look of most outside areas through the winter. You can probably think of more appealing ways to spend your free time than being out working in the cold, however maintaining your garden in winter will […]


Preparing your garden for the changing seasons

Over the last few days in the UK you will have noticed the temperature swiftly dropping. All of this talk of Indian Summers and autumn heatwaves is long gone, and winter is definitely on its way. Winter isn’t the best time to be outside, but unfortunately if you want your garden to be looking it’s […]


Autumn heating options

As we head into autumn and the summer sun begins to seem like a distant memory, here in the UK our attention turns to keeping warm, rather than trying to head out and enjoy the outdoors. If you’re looking to prepare your home and garden for the cooler autumn and impending winter, here are our […]


Top patio paving for your new garden

Paving as a concept can be seen as a gorgeous and valuable addition to any back garden, however you can really boost its effect by choosing the correct pattern to correspond with the style of your garden and home. There are many different paving patterns to choose from, some of which really stand out. Here are the our top picks.