Cornwall LivingIssue #107

Top garden tips

As lockdown restrictions begin to ease and temperatures start to rise, many of us are turning to our gardens in preparation for the warmer months ahead.

To help get your garden spring and summer ready, Kris Evans, Sales Support Manager at Oltco, has pulled together some of his top tips to help spruce up your outside space.

Oltco is known for its innovative resin bound surfaces, a solution that’s become renowned around the country as hard-wearing, low-maintenance, and porous, meaning customers needn’t worry about spending hours cleaning or weeding it. It also has anti-slip properties, making it the perfect solution for swimming pool and hot tub surrounds. All of Oltco’s solutions come in a wide range of colours to suit every aesthetic, and the team provides customers with the option to create bespoke borders, patterns and designs, meaning it’s completely unique to your outside space. Add to this the fact that Oltco is the name behind the world’s first sustainable resin bound driveway solution, Recycle Bound, which is made using waste plastic already in circulation – and it’s the perfect option for those determined to keep their home improvements as environmentally friendly as possible!

Kris’ first tip for your garden is to add a splash of colour: “Colour can be used to complement the exterior of your home, brighten up the space and highlight particular features in your garden. Whether that’s planting bright flowers, giving the shed a lick of paint, or adding new decorations,” Kris tells us that “the use of colour can totally transform your outside space.”

The next is to get stuck into a DIY project. “It is so satisfying completing a DIY project and getting to step back and admire your work,” says Kris. “You do not need to be a pro to get in touch with your creative side and there are lots of ways you can decorate your garden with your designs.” He suggests building bird houses or bird feeders, particularly if you want to entice the local wildlife to your garden.

If you’re really looking to go all out, then Kris explains how the addition of, or upgrade to, a new pathway or patio area can really enhance your garden. “We specialise in resin bound solutions which are ideal if you’re looking for a low-maintenance yet stunning surface,” he says. With a wide range of benefits including its anti-slip and porous properties and 20-year guarantee, it’s really no wonder that so many people are choosing resin bound to transform their outside spaces.


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