Doug's Home and Garden Development Blog

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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.


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 …

What You Should Know About Rendering

5 December 2015
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

If you wish to transform or upgrade the look on your walls, rendering is an affordable solution that is destined to not only make your walls look great but also make them more water-tight and durable. Rendering is a method of applying render to walls. Render is a thick coating consisting of a cement mixture that is applied to structural walls. Based on your preference, the applied render can be smooth or coarse, colored or painted. Read More …

A Few Reasons Why You Should Install Window Shutters

28 November 2015
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

When it comes to window treatments, shutters are quite popular among most homeowners. This is because of the benefits that come with having shutters rather than blinds or shades or any other window treatment. Here are some of those benefits: Energy saving Putting shutters over the interior side of your windows acts like a thermostat of sorts for your rooms. For instance, large windows or single pane windows are designed to facilitate temperature control in a room by releasing heat during winter and cool air during the summer. Read More …