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7 Autumn Gardening Tips

7th October 2021

We’re sorry to be the bearers of bad news, but it’s officially autumn, meaning that our (sometimes) warm summer days are numbered. Autumn itself is a beautiful season, but it’s also the perfect time to get your garden ready for the harsh days of Winter.

Whether you’re a complete newbie to gardening and want to know where to start, or you’re a seasoned (sorry) pro who wants a checklist of things to remember, today we’re going to share our top 7 tips for autumn gardening. Read more…

Are Raised Planters Good for Growing Vegetables?

29th August 2021

Raised planters! Also known as raised beds, their rising popularity means you’ve likely seen them in many of our previous gardens, or perhaps when visiting friends or family. In fact, in the last 18 months, far more people have opted to try growing their own food at home. Raised beds have many purposes, and many benefits, all of which we’ll get into, but before we start – what are they?
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Building the RHS Message in a Bottle Garden

29th July 2021

If you follow us on social media, you’ve likely seen pictures of us working at the wonderful RHS Hampton Court 2021 show this last month. We were incredibly grateful and excited to be back at the RHS, building another fantastic design by Tracy Foster, so we thought we’d break the project down a little for you. Read more…

Resin Driveways - Are They Right For You?

15th June 2021

Resin driveways generally fall into two categories – resin bound, and resin bonded. Both methods of installation utilise resin and aggregates (a coarse combination of materials), and both methods result in what’s known as a fixed surface, but that tends to be where their similarities end.  Read more…

How to Care for Your Porcelain Paving

15th May 2021

Porcelain paving – durable, low-maintenance, and a great aesthetic – just three of the reasons porcelain paving is one of the most popular choices for UK homeowners. We’ve spoken more about why we love it previously, but in today’s post we’re going to look at the best way to care for and clean your porcelain paving, and how doing so can extend the life and look of this great garden feature. Read more…

How to Take Care of Your Composite Decking

15th April 2021

Composite decking is one of our most popular products, and one of the main reasons for this (other than its durability) is that it’s incredibly low maintenance. Read more…

Our Full Garden Design and Build Service

15th March 2021

FirstLight Landscaping Ltd have recently adjusted their operations to focus on Full Design and Build projects. What does this mean for our new customers? And why have we chosen to make this adjustment? We thought we’d best write a post explaining why we’ve streamlined our services.  Read more…

What are Setts and Why are They Useful?

1st September 2020

When designing your garden, it’s imperative that you find the perfect balance between form and function. You want your garden to look fantastic, but it should be easy to maintain and long-lasting too. Read more…

5 reasons Composite Decking would be perfect for your garden!

20th August 2020

We’re here to discuss 5 reasons why composite decking is such a popular choice, why it would be a fantastic addition to any garden, and how you should take care of it once it’s part of your lovely home. Read more…

Should I get a BALI registered landscaper?

21st April 2020

Are there ways to filter the good landscapers from the bad? In short - yes, and one of those ways is BALI. Read more…