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Doug's Home and Garden Development Blog

Hello, my name is Doug and in this is my home and garden development blog. On this blog, I will be passing on everything I have learnt about designing, building and maintaining your dream home and garden. And believe me, I know a lot. I am not a professional contractor, but I have spent the last 2 years working with a range of different contractors to develop my home and garden. The guys have done a fantastic job and I am really pleased with the results they have generated. I hope you find this blog useful and enjoyable to read.


Things To Look Out For to Avoid Plumbing Nightmares

8 February 2016
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Plumbing emergencies always occur when it is not convenient to be dealt with by a homeowner. Trying to install home plumbing appliances by yourself could quickly turn disastrous in case you happen to cause even further damage. Should a plumbing emergency catch you off guard, you will vow never to let it happen. This piece discusses several areas to regularly check on, thereby reducing chances of having plumbing problems in your household. Read More …

Five Tips for Boosting the Temperature of Your Solar Hot Water

26 January 2016
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

If your solar hot water heater isn't producing water that is hot enough, there may be several things you can do to boost the temperature of your water. If you're tired of lukewarm showers, take a look at these heat boasting ideas: 1. Eliminate shading. Ideally, your solar collectors should get as much sunlight as possible. Track the path the sun takes over your house during the day, and look for any areas of obstruction. Read More …

How To Grow Boxwood In Containers

14 January 2016
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Boxwood shrubs make great ornamental plants that can be grown in containers.  Boxwood is slow-growing, requires little maintenance, and looks green and lush all year round, making it a perfect addition to any patio or decking area.  Your local wholesale nursery like Din San Nursery will be able to supply you with different varieties of boxwood, as well as suitable pots and compost in which to grow the plants.  Read on to find out how to care for container-grown boxwood. Read More …

Self Storage | 4 Step-By-Step Guidelines To Pack A Chandelier For Self Storage

30 December 2015
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

If you're moving from one home to another or simply planning home renovations, you'll need to consider a self-storage unit for placing all your household items, including light fixtures and chandeliers. Chandeliers add a touch of luxurious elegance to your home, but these expensive lights need proper maintenance and storage because of their delicate fragility. If you're planning to store your chandelier in the self-storage unit, be sure to follow these step-by-step guidelines for safe storage. Read More …

Florist | 4 Tips to Perk Up Floral Centrepieces for Your Summer Soiree

16 December 2015
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Planning a summer soiree is tons of fun, especially if you're the type of person who loves to socialise. To plan your party, you'll need to consider everything from decorations and the guest list to drinks and catering. If you're worried about floral centrepieces getting ruined in the mid-summer heat, work with your florist and follow these tips to perk up your flower arrangements. Opt for Flowers That Remain Fresh for Long Periods Read More …