Cornwall LivingIssue #118
Get set for spring
A few ideas to get your garden in tip-top condition for the warmer months ahead.
With the cold snaps that characterise this time of year, leaving the comfortable warmth of our interiors to maintain our gardens is perhaps the last thing we want to do. If you can tear yourself away from the fireside, however, you’ll likely find that a little bit of work now will pay dividends when the warmer months roll around.
From tidying up flower beds and borders, to cleaning out the greenhouse and maintaining the shed, there’s lots you can be doing now in preparation for spring. Add a splash of colour with some bold paintwork, or by sowing bright flowers; get stuck into a DIY project and perhaps build a birdhouse or feeder, to encourage wildlife into your garden. All of this will make time spent outdoors all the more enjoyable when the time comes. But what about creating a space in which to entertain?
With a wide range of colour blends and options for designs and patterns, Oltco’s Recycle Bound and Recycle Base products are both perfect for those hoping to create a low-maintenance space in their garden in which to enjoy time with loved ones. Made using waste plastic already in circulation, Recycle Bound was the first of the two to be launched, offering clients around the UK a sustainable and innovative solution to resin bound surfacing. Recycle Base, the latest product to be released by Oltco, was unveiled last year, and forms a ground reinforcement solution that works perfectly with Recycle Bound, using stone and low-grade waste plastic to create the base for the ultimate, sustainable resin bound installation. In fact, given that the average installation is 70m2, by using Recycle Base, you’ll use the equivalent of a tonne of waste ocean plastic, or approximately 175 million plastic straws…just for the base! This is waste that would otherwise be incinerated, meaning that by incorporating it into your project, you’ll actually be carbon offsetting, planting the equivalent of six trees.
With a resin bound surface, because of its hard wearing, low maintenance, porous make-up, you needn’t worry about spending hours cleaning or weeding it. It’s also anti-slip, and with a wide range of colours to suit every aesthetic, it’s completely customisable to suit your outside space. Used to create a new pathway or patio area, it can really enhance your garden, and with a 20-year guarantee, it’s an improvement that you’ll be able to enjoy, worry-free, for decades. Really, it’s no wonder so many people are choosing Oltco to help transform their gardens!