Knowledge Centre

Welcome to the Knowledge Centre! This is where you’ll find tips & advice on how to make the most of your home & garden, brought to you by our team of DIY experts.

  • Striped lawn How to cut stripes into your lawn like a pro - Ever wondered how people get that nice striped effect when they mow their lawn? It’s easy enough to do as long as your lawn is suitable, and more importantly, you have the right type of mower. In the article below we’ll show you how it’s done.
  • Hardwood or softwood? Hardwood or softwood – which is the best for garden furniture? - Should I buy hardwood or softwood furniture for my garden? Which is best and what are the advantages and disadvantages of each? We hear questions like this a lot at, so we decided to gather as much information as we possibly could and put it all in one place.
  • What is pressure treated timber? What is pressure treated (tanalized) timber? - Pressure treatment is an excellent method of extending the lifespan of wood and protecting it against rot. We highly recommend it and use pressure treated wood in the majority of our garden products. But what is pressure treatment and how does it work? Preserving wood Wood has to be preserved in order to protect it ...