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How to start a garden compost

How to start a garden compost

Autumn is a great time to start a garden compost. The temperature is not too extreme and you’re likely to have plenty of garden waste. Why compost? Compost is great ...

Protecting your shed during winter

Protecting your shed during winter

The key to protecting your shed during winter is to be prepared for weather conditions before they happen. Here's what to do before heavy rain, snowfall or strong winds...

Be prepared for autumn with a new shed

Be prepared for autumn with a new shed

Like it or not, the summer is sadly close to coming to an end. The end of the season means that summer items such as garden furniture and toys, bikes and gardening tools...

The Somerlap garden furniture sale

The Somerlap garden furniture sale

The Somerlap garden furniture sale features many items at pre VAT prices. For a limited time you can choose from a wide range of garden furniture – all made from long l...

How to tell if your shed needs replacing

How to tell if your shed needs replacing

Well cared for, good quality sheds are fairly robust, so should not need replacing with any frequency. Small issues – such as torn roof felt – can easily be repaired,...

5 of the best playhouses for children

5 of the best playhouses for children

A garden playhouse creates the ultimate play area during the summer months. Here are five of the best playhouses for keeping children entertained in the garden this summ...

How to choose and plan your summerhouse

How to choose and plan your summerhouse

The right summerhouse can provide a tranquil haven in your own garden - a peaceful place to eat, read, work or just relax. As a summerhouse can require significant inves...

How to have the perfect BBQ in your garden

How to have the perfect BBQ in your garden

The summer holidays have arrived – the ideal time to make the most of the long summer days and have a BBQ in the garden. Ensure yours is a success with the Somerlap g...

Great offers on wooden garden furniture

Great offers on wooden garden furniture

Is your current garden furniture looking tired? Somerlap currently have some great offers across all wooden garden furniture – from hardwood benches to pressure treated...

Finishing touches for your garden shed

Finishing touches for your garden shed

Found your ideal shed? Now it’s time to add those all important finishing touches. On your garden shed The benefit of ordering a custom-built shed is you can make it ...

Shed maintenance - looking after your garden shed

Shed maintenance - looking after your garden shed

Having invested in a quality garden shed, it is very important to look after it well to ensure a long life. If treated and maintained correctly you should be able to enjo...

25 clever uses for garden sheds

25 clever uses for garden sheds

Did you know, over a third of Britons own a shed, and the average person spends nearly a year of their lives in theirs! Here at Somerlap we love the versatility of garde...

Don’t miss out on our softwood picnic bench – now 10% off!

Don’t miss out on our softwood picnic bench – now 10% off!

With the weather looking good for the foreseeable future, there’s never been a better time to invest in a quality wooden picnic bench. Ideal for any size of garden, the...

How to create a vegetable garden using a raised planter

How to create a vegetable garden using a raised planter

A raised planter provides the perfect environment to grow vegetables, they offer:Improved drainage. Because the soil is raised they provide better drainage than plan...

Looking after garden decking – cleaning, maintenance and finishing touches

Looking after garden decking – cleaning, maintenance and finishing touches

In the third of Somerlap’s decking blogs, we look at how to maintain your garden decking so that you can continue to enjoy it for years to come. Garden decking cleanin...