Rob's Home and Garden Blog

  • 4 Things To Consider Before Buying A Tree

    24 September 2020

    Trees are great. You can add them to your yard to provide some shade, add some colour, prevent erosion and get many other benefits. A visit to a wholesale tree nursery will give you a whole lot of options to choose from. How do you decide the type of tree to choose? If you're picking more than one, do you pick the same species or a variety? You also need to consider how the tree will take after you have transplanted it to your yard.

  • Understanding The Difference Between Wood Chippings And Bark Mulch

    24 July 2020

    Natural wood materials are a popular choice with those looking for landscaping products that blend into their garden and will break down over time and add nutrients to the soil. There are a few varieties of wood mulches available, and each has specific uses they are suited to. Wood chips and bark mulch are commonly used as part of residential landscaping projects, so here's an overview of these two landscaping products to help you understand which one would be right for your garden:

  • Two tips for those who will be helping a visually impaired person who needs to move house

    28 May 2020

    If a visually impaired friend of yours needs some help with moving to their new home, here are some things you can do to make this easier for them. Find a creative way to help them to identify what's in their packed boxes In the last couple of days in their old home, after they have packed their belongings into boxes, your friend may realise that they need a couple of the items that are in these containers.

  • Advantages of Painted Balustrades

    25 March 2020

    Balustrades are an important safety feature on staircases and balconies. This is why it is a legal requirement for homeowners to install balustrades in the mentioned areas.  Stainless steel balustrades do not usually require additional paintwork. This is because they are made ready for installation as they are straight from the balustrade supplier. However, there are certain advantages that painted stainless steel balustrades have over their non-painted equivalent, some of which are highlighted below.

  • Ideas For New Windows In Your Home

    20 February 2020

    Abundant natural daylight flowing into a room provides a welcoming, warm ambience. Plus, a brighter space evokes a sense of spaciousness, so rooms feel larger than their dimensions suggest. One way to allow extra light to flood inside your home is to install new windows. Read on for several ideas on how to go about this upgrade. In The Bathroom With a need for privacy, bathrooms often feature small. However, glazing options such as frosted glass obscure a clear view while allowing muted illumination to fill up the room.

  • Have you thought about fitting Venetian blinds

    3 January 2020

    Are you considering replacing the curtains in your home? While curtains have been popular for many hundreds of years, they are not the only possible solution for covering your windows. Curtains come with certain disadvantages that could be overcome by arranging a Venetian blinds installation, instead. What's wrong with using curtains? Good curtains can bring a touch of luxury to any room, however as every homeowner knows, curtains are not without problems.