garden

  • Addressing compost concerns with Yorganics

    Using compost as part of your gardening or grounds keeping is a great and environmentally friendly solution, but not all composts are the same. Composts vary in terms of where they come from and how they are made. The history behind peat compost Yorganics is a great alternative to peat based compost Peat compost was championed by producers in the 1950s.  Peat is relatively light and therefore far cheaper to transport than heavy loam-based mediums.  With increasing environmental concerns over diminishing pristine peatlands — and compost being by far and away the principal use — peat-free compost...
  • Storing your logs this winter

    It’s always cheaper to buy your fuel in bulk, whether it’s coal, peat or firewood logs. If you’re running a stove, then there is no doubt you’ll get through a lot of whatever it is you’re burning. The question is, where do you store it? Keeping logs or other fuel in the house can quickly get cluttered and messy. But leave it outside and let it get wet and it won’t burn, rendering any monitory saving worthless. A log store is the perfect compromise. It offers shelter for your fuel, meaning it will burn effectively without having to bring all...
  • Why you should use restaurant grade barbecue charcoal at home

    Increasingly, home cooks are turning to restaurant grade produce and equipment when it comes to those special meals. From the flourish of a white egg shell to exotic meats and vegetables, a blazing pizza oven, chiminea or tandoor in the garden is an increasingly common sight. If you're making that sort of effort to get an authentic end result for the finest home cooking or to impress your guests, then going the whole hog with restaurant grade charcoal is another logical step. Restaurant grade charcoal can be lit without the need for toxic chemicals which have been...
  • Chimineas: a charming energy efficient outdoor heating solution

    An old fashioned chiminea for your garden; what could be better? As the warmer months begin to loom on the horizon, our thoughts naturally turn to relaxing days and evenings spent outside in the garden with a barbecue and good company. Even on the warmest of days, however, a chill can appear once the sun goes down, and you might be considering getting some kind of outdoor heating so you don't have to take your gatherings inside when evening arrives. Instead of a gas or electric outdoor heater, a chiminea is a great choice that not only provides...
  • Using wood chip and bark mulch for gardening and landscaping

    Sometimes known by its slightly less attractive name of “mulch”, it is exactly what its name says – chips of wood and/or bark. Bark, mulch or wood chip is a fantastic and natural addition to your garden beds. Scatter a layer of it over the top soil (top soil is also available from Logs Direct) and you will give the soil an added natural chemical-free layer of protection.   The mulch has many benefits.  It sits on the top of your soil like a warm duvet, protecting delicate plant roots from fluctuations in temperature and weather. It regulates your soil ecology, helping flowers and...
  • Celebrate National Gardening Week

    Celebrate National Gardening Week 11-17 April 2016 It's still a long way from summer, when our gardens come alive with the smell of BBQs, but National Gardening Week - taking place from Monday 11th to Sunday 17th April - marks the start of the UK's gardening season. As spring begins to shine through, it's time to unlock the shed, dust down the mower, pull together all your tools and prepare to spruce up your garden ahead of the warmer months. If you are looking for inspiration, National Gardening Week offers a few places to start. On the Monday, there...
  • How mushroom compost and decorative logs can turn your garden into a wildlife haven

    Use decorative logs and mushroom compost to create a haven for wildlife in your garden Here at Logs Direct, we believe that it is important to co-exist peacefully with wildlife. Preserving our world’s biodiversity is crucial. What’s more, simply being around wildlife can be psychologically beneficial for us humans. It may surprise you to learn that some of our products can help you promote biodiversity and provide a home for nature. Though we primarily specialise in fuels (such as firewood logs and coal), we also sell mushroom compost and decorative logs. These two products can be used to...
  • Stock up on summer fuels while prices are cheap

    Buy your summer fuel now while it's cheap As we approach Spring, Britain remains in the grip of winter (at least it does here in Lancashire where it snowed heavily just this morning). Nevertheless, the chilly weather won’t last forever. Once March is over, the weather should start to get warmer once again. In other words, you have just over a month to get ready for spring, and you may wish to consider stocking up now on fuels to use during spring-time. If you’re planning on holding any barbecues or doing any outdoor cooking, now is the perfect time to buy the...
  • Getting your chiminea ready for hibernation

    Summer, the traditional season of the chiminea, is over, and we’re heading into the chillier months of autumn and winter. Most people abandon their chiminea when the mercury starts falling, and their faithful friend is chucked into a garage or shed, to begin its winter hibernation. Have you ever thought about not giving up on the chiminea during the cold months though? There are plenty of things you can do with it. Safety first – remember that chimineas are for outdoor use, and should never be lit indoors. If you’re looking for a log burner to heat your house...
  • Topsoil is a top tip for your garden

    If you’re looking to spruce up your garden ahead of the summer months, Logs Direct's topsoil is a quick and easy way to give your lawn and flowerbeds a new lease of life. The lawn takes a beating in the winter and over time in general, especially if you have children or pets that like to run rampant. While most come back strong in the spring, plenty of lawns develop bald patches and rough areas. There’s an easy fix, though: just fork in some new topsoil, sprinkle grass seed down and soon you’ll have a lush and smooth green...

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