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Do I need a Garden Designer?

5th March 2020

Whether you’ve been thinking about a new garden for months, or even years, it’s likely you’ve got a good idea of what features you’d like that garden to have. At FirstLight, we’ve worked with a wide range of customers – from those who have an exact idea of what they want and where, to those who don’t even know where to start. One of the most common questions we get from many of those customers is this: do I need a garden designer? Read more…

How can I avoid a sinking driveway?

12th May 2019

It’s a sad reality that sometimes builders cut corners, leaving their customers with terrible problems…we’ve all seen an episode or two of cowboy builders, right? Maybe it’s a bad experience you or a neighbour has had that’s led you to seek help here? Maybe you’re disappointed with the less-than-reassuring promises of contractors you’ve already spoken to? In fact, on researching this blog post, this writer was shocked to find that a lot of local builder’s websites tell you to expect sinking!

At Firstlight Landscaping we do no such thing. We’re going to detail all the reasons you can expect a driveway we install to stand the test of time, by showing you the methods we use to overcome common problems.
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Instructional Video - Copings and Steps

8th March 2019

Have you had trouble with your steps and copings coming loose? Watch and learn to see how FirstLight Landscaping ensure that this won't happen in the future. Read more…

6 Reasons You Should Choose Porcelain Paving Tiles

8th March 2019

At Firstlight we use many different products, but we’ll always have our favourites, and there’s one simple reason why – they produce fantastic results every single time. But of course, there are many other reasons to choose them, and here are just a few reasons we love porcelain paving tiles. Read more…

10 Top Tips on How to Care for Your Lawn in Winter

18th January 2019

While it’s tempting for us to take the winter off when it comes to looking after our gardens, there are still a few things we can do to care for our lawns. We provide some tips on how to look after your lawn during the winter, and how to get it into the best possible shape for the spring.
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Drainage Solutions for Waterlogged Gardens

21st December 2018

If your garden becomes waterlogged after heavy rain, it may benefit from some kind of drainage solution.  Without too much effort, a garden land drain, soakaway or other form of drainage can remove standing water and prevent your garden from becoming a waterlogged marsh.  Proper drainage can also prevent problems with damp both inside your home and can also prevent damage to masonry and brickwork. Read more…

How to Care for Sandstone Paving

30th November 2018

Sandstone is one of the most popular landscaping products around, and it’s easy to see why. Its warm colours, versatility and eye-catching finish make it a great choice for garden paving. But like all paving, it’s exposed to the elements of the Great British weather, so regular maintenance is essential to keep your sandstone looking its best. Read more…

How to Create Beautiful Lighting in Your Garden

15th October 2018

Enhancing your outdoor space with lighting shouldn’t be daunting. But given how we love to spend time in our gardens, it’s worth the investment to do it once, and do it properly. Read more…

How to Create a Low Maintenance Garden

24th September 2018

Life is short, and so are British summers.  Why not consider moving to a low maintenance garden? Read more…

The Benefits of Composite Decking over Timber

6th August 2018

Composite decking is one of the most stylish and versatile products anyone can add to their home. Cheaper in the long term, more durable, safer, more eco-friendly and with far less maintenance required, the benefits of composite decking far outweigh those over traditional timber. Read more…