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Keep up to date with the latest news and updates from Somerlap, plus get garden tips and advice from our knowledgable team.

Do fixings and fittings matter?

Do fixings and fittings matter?

In short, yes! Ensuring you use quality fixings and fittings in your garden projects will help increase both their longevity and stability. We take a closer loo...

Timber garden storage from Somerlap

Timber garden storage from Somerlap

The warm summer months offer a chance to get maximum enjoyment from your garden. However, keeping you garden tidy and free of clutter may prove to be a challenge. Luckily...

How to create a beautiful garden

How to create a beautiful garden

As we enter the summer months you'll, naturally, be planning on spending more time in the garden. If you’d love to create a beautiful garden, that is alive with flowers...

How to make your own compost

How to make your own compost

As the weather starts warming up, now is the perfect time to make your own compost. Your compost pile needs warmth in order to ‘cook’, reducing the time it takes to t...

How to create a money making garden

How to create a money making garden

A money making garden? Really? As outdoor space becomes more and more valuable, it's no wonder that many people are looking at ways to make it more profitable. So we've p...

Grow your own meal: A beginner's guide to planning a vegetable garden

Grow your own meal: A beginner's guide to planning a vegetable garden

So you’ve chosen your vegetable planter, what's next? Planning a vegetable garden can easily become a time-consuming task, which can be overwhelming for beginners. In...

10 reasons to visit: A tour of Somerlap Forest Products

10 reasons to visit: A tour of Somerlap Forest Products

Never visited Somerlap Forest Products? You’re missing out! Here’s ten reasons to pop along to our site in Mark, Somerset. 1. We're easy to find Somerlap Forest Pr...

How to enjoy the garden all year round

How to enjoy the garden all year round

Even though the clocks are changing soon, there’s still plenty of opportunities to keep enjoying your garden all year round. Although summer is great for spending tim...

How to create a garden sanctuary

How to create a garden sanctuary

Spending time in the garden can be incredibly restorative, especially if you make your outdoor area into your own personal garden sanctuary. Here's how to create your own...

The best groundcover for walkways

The best groundcover for walkways

Groundcover is ideal for creating interesting walkways in any domestic garden. It's also perfect for golf clubs, caravan parks, campsites and arenas. We look at the benef...

Fun ideas to try in the garden during the summer holidays

Fun ideas to try in the garden during the summer holidays

Here's some great (and simple) ideas to keep the children from getting bored in the summer holidays – whilst making the most of your garden. 1. Camp out in the garden ...

5 ways gardening is good for you

5 ways gardening is good for you

Gardening isn’t just about creating a beautiful flower bed or productive veg patch, it’s also good for your body and mind. 1. It’s a cardiovascular workout Sever...

The best flowers for planters

The best flowers for planters

No soil? No problem! With timber planters you can have a plant-filled garden even if you only have a patio, balcony or decked area. They’re also great for small spaces ...

How to make your garden pet friendly

How to make your garden pet friendly

Dogs and other pets love gardens, and with a few small tweaks most can be made into a pet friendly haven. Secure your garden The first step before letting dogs and othe...

How to attract bees to your garden

How to attract bees to your garden

Why would you want to attract bees to your garden? The answer is simple: bees do an incredibly important job – they play a vital part in the production of nearly a thir...