Monday, 20 August 2012

Tackling the Garden and the Ants!

I have been very busy of late, rushing around and attempting to enjoy the summer weather. Not entirely sure where its gone. In honour of the up and coming bank holiday weekend, we’ve though about starting some jobs outside and yep, they will probably still be there after the weekend.

This is one piece of advice I would give future homeowners – really look at the garden and the potential work involved with gardening, weeding and general maintenance. One of the first challenges, apart from tackling the jungle that once represented a lawn was to focus on the slabs and this was no easy task.
Apart from the obvious design flaws of them looking old, they were uneven. There are so many times you can ask visitors to mind the slabs. However, the warm weather has also presented another problem in the form of ants.

I love wildlife and I support many animal charities, but the thought of seeing a black carpet of ants running around my garden and even getting into my home was too much to think about.  This is why the slabs need immediate attention.  We are planning on taking up the slabs, resurfacing and laying new ones (budget allowing) and at least making the area easier to walk on.

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