5 low budget ways to spruce up a tired outdoor space

5 low budget ways to spruce up a tired outdoor space

You don’t have to spend a fortune or all your spare time on your garden. If yours needs a pick-up in time for Christmas, these easy weekend projects won’t break the bank and will still leave you time to enjoy a cosy Sunday roast…   1. Paint your fencing The British weather can have a damaging effect on any garden so all timber needs a bit of TLC from time to time. A simple coat of wood treatment can prolong the life of your fence and leave it looking much fresher. With a range of colours on the market, you can transform the look of your garden, all for relatively little cost.   2. Refresh with decorative aggregates Make your garden easier to maintain by replacing grass with decorative aggregates. This space has been given a contemporary facelift by switching lawn for a local gravel and elegant grasses, which are great for drought resistance and don’t need regular mowing!  Gravel provides better drainage than paving and is a great value option for large spaces. Photo by Oxford Garden Design – More exterior ideas 3. Add a garden structure for a focal point Focal points help guide your eyes through your garden, entice you into the space and add your personal character and style. Sit and stand in places where you are most likely to look at your garden and visualise where you would like to lead the eye. Consider statement planting, a winding path and seating or timber structures. This path leading to a pergola creates an appealing place to relax.   4. Clean up your driveway or patio Natural stone can be prone to build up of stains, mould, algae and residue that can be difficult to shift...

Hampton Court Flower Show 2016

This years Hampton Court Flower Show has been truly spectacular with some beautiful show gardens. One of our favourites was the Dogs Trust Garden designed by Paul Hervey-Brookes and built by G K Wilson Landscapes. This garden is to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Dogs Trust. They have created a contemporary garden and made sure the dogs where top priority by creating a great place for them to play with tunnels and sniffer tracks.   They have created a number of sculptures in the character of dogs drinking out of the ponds and playing amongst the plants. Bradstone also created a bespoke Natural Granite seating area in the garden. Customers can purchase the Natural Granite Silver Grey patio slabs from Kebur online and in store. Our favourite part of the whole thing is that they brought the dogs to visit and play around the garden. Congratulations on winning a Gold Medal at the 2016 Hampton Court Flower...

June 2015 Update

June 2015 Update Lots has been going on at Kebur this month. Starting off with a new product, our Hardwood Sleepers. Just last week we got in our first load of New Treated Hardwood Sleepers they come in the size of 2.4m x 200 x 100. They are either Alder, Aspen or birch wood and have more consistent edgings and are less likely to split than the oak sleepers, all are pressure treated brown and cost £26.00 Inc. VAT. We often have customers coming in to see our driveway block paving. We now have a brand new Bradstone display showing the ranges that we offer, these include the Woburn Rumbled, Stone master, Woburn Original block paving and others, so please come down to have a look at the colours and ranges that Kebur offer. Our last new arrival is our brand new Nissan Cabstar! This month it will be painted Kebur orange and white to match the rest of the fleet then it will be on the roads to deliver. Our brand new tipper can take 1.4 tonne loads and is much smaller than our other vehicles which means it can fit up the more fiddly delivery...

Paving Planner May 2015

As we are creeping into summer, the daylight hours are getting longer and the temperature is beginning to rise. Now is the perfect time to get that patio finished. In the recent weeks we’ve had a number of customers ask us what size slabs they should use, and the patterns that they can create. Bradstone’s website has a programme called ‘Paving Planner’ which we find useful to recommend to customers when looking at laying a new patio. It helps you choose, the type of slab you’re looking for, the sizes how many of each you need in total to fit with your specific area. If you go onto https://www.bradstone.com/ then into ‘Guides and Advice’ you’ll see the first option called ‘Paving Planner’. Next you need to click on the box which says ‘Launch The Planner’ this should then open up to the correct area of the website for you to start designing. Firstly you’ll be asked to put in the measurement and shape of the area, there are some basic shapes you can follow and you are also able to drag the lines to fit your design. You can then go onto the next stage which involves picking you paving. All Bradstone products will be available on the paving planner; they are split into sections on contemporary, traditional and blocks. You can pick your slab and also what colour you would like (The colour may determine if you can buy it individually or in patio packs only).   It should then give you a floor plan of the slabs. Along the right hand column you can change the sizes...

A bright start

There has been plenty going on this winter at Kebur Garden Materials.  Traditionally in our trade it is a quiet time of the year, but there has been a lot happening in our yard on Lynchford Lane in Farnborough, culminating in this, our first ever blog! The weather has worked in the favour of the garden landscaping trade.  Other than the recent cold snap it has been a pretty mild winter with little rain and no snow (yet!).  This has meant there has been plenty of hours for landscapers and DIY enthusiasts alike to keep working outdoors.  January saw a period of strong winds which resulted in a huge demand for fencing, helping to get 2012 off to a fruitful start.  Lap panels continue to be the most popular choice and the Grange Professional Laps that we keep keep in stock are of a very high quality. We recently had some new pallet racking installed to house our decorative chippings.  It now holds more pallets than the old racking it replaced and virtually all of the racking in the yard has now been replaced over the last two years.  Last winter  new racking was put up to store the Bradstone Old Riven Paving, Thakeham Regency Paving and the coping and edging stones. The Old Fir Tree Public House located at the front of our yard is undergoing major redevelopment.  Two new flats are going in and after several months they are nearly complete, along with a new office space downstairs.  Plans are afoot for a new outdoor show area at the front of the building to display much of the...