Logs Direct Blog

  • 2 Products to Improve Your Flower Beds

      The evenings are getting lighter and when the weekends arrive there's a real smell of spring in the air. What a perfect time for you to look at ways to improve your flower beds. Mushroom Compost Mushroom compost is perfect to reinvigorate a flower bed and bulk it up again, and it's also ideal to mix in with soil when you are creating or topping up your veg patch, as well as helping with drainage. Traditionally, mushroom compost has been made with well-rotted stable manure, but mushroom compost nowadays is generally made using composted straw. Either of these...
  • A Day in the Lake District: Removing Tree Guards

    We've recently had a gorgeous day up in the Lake District as part of our efforts to improve local woodland. The temperature was just above freezing and the mountains had a lovely covering of snow. Summer or winter, it's hard to beat the Lake District for the best of English beauty. Our trip was to work in a wood that we planted 5 years ago. The ground was previously planted with oak, ash, holly and silver birch, and when these were planted we fitted each with a Tubex tree guard for protection. These tree guards have played a large...
  • Try Something New: Alder as Firewood

    One of our most popular woods over the past year has been alder, a lovely, red-tinted, fruity smelling species that has long been overlooked. It seems like now alder's time has come, as more and more people are making special requests for the unique properties it has. So what are those unique properties? Fast Lighting Although it is a hardwood, the loose open grains in alder ensures that it will catch fire and burn quite quickly, ideal for heating your home in a hurry. This means that even on an open fire, you can be sure to get a good...
  • How to Improve Your Garden With Just Top Soil and Leaves

    We have found the popularity of good quality top soil is steadily rising year on year, and do you know why? How to improve your garden is a question often asked. The recent trend in weather is becoming more and more unpredictable, making it difficult to know when it's the best time to lay your turf and plant your flowers. This means that getting a sample of soil that can be used all year round, come rain or shine, is increasingly the solution that people are turning to when it comes to their garden. This top soil produces...
  • Logs Direct Named Biomass Suppliers for Renewable Heat Incentive

    As another chilly week goes by in our little yard, we are proud to have achieved yet another accreditation. Logs Direct can now be found on the Biomass Suppliers List (BSL), which is excellent news for all of our customers who want to get in on the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), as well as for all of our customers who enjoy knowing that their firewood is environmentally and responsibly sourced. The Renewable Heat Incentive is the government's way of rewarding households which generate energy from biomass fuels, such as Logs Direct's very own virgin naturally seasoned and virgin forced...
  • Logs Direct New Boiler

    With winter really starting to take force and everyone's fires burning long into the night, we're doing our bit to meet the rising demand for our fuel. This means we've added a new boiler to the log yard, and we now have it up and running to help us produce even more kiln dried logs and kindling. The boiler itself is a great device, and helps us stay green by getting its power from all our own wood waste. All those damaged pallets that can't be re-used and waste wood from the bagging lines that can't be put in a...
  • Why Use Kiln Dried Firewood?

    Why should you burn kiln dried wood to heat your home instead of normal seasoned wood? There is so much that you can burn on an open fire so why should you choose one particular product over another? Why, for example, should you burn kiln dried wood as your product of choice? Kiln dried firewood has an extremely low moisture content and as such it reaches its optimum temperature very quickly, which is ideal if you’re just coming in from work and need to get some heat into your house very quickly. Kiln dried hardwood is also extremely...
  • Firewood Seasoning Guide

    Save Money and Increase Convenience by Buying Bulk Unseasoned Wood. It’s a fact well-known to the bargain-hunter; buying in bulk is virtually guaranteed to save money. Delivery costs, packaging and administration are all reduced for the seller, and so they in turn pass that saving on to their customers. Less well-known to the buyer of firewood is that by buying your bulk wood unseasoned you can save even more. It is not difficult to learn how to season firewood. All that it entails is providing the right kind of environment for your firewood to dry before use. First...
  • The Environmental Case for Wood Fuels

    During the current climate, adopting ecologically and economically sound measures in the home should be at the forefront of everybody's mind. One of the proven ways to effectively and efficiently heat your house, while simultaneously saving on cost and doing your bit to reduce the global carbon emissions and climate change, is to use one of the wide varieties of wood fuels available. It has been well established that burning wood fuel in the form of wood burner logs is a far more environmentally friendly process than burning other available fossils fuels such as oil, coal and gas which...
  • The Benefits of Kiln Dried Logs for Heating Your Home

    Households that rely on solid fuel to heat their homes will be well aware of the costs involved in stocking up on coal or wood logs. Getting an efficient stove and lined chimney is just the start - you'll soon realise, via trial and error, that different fuels yields different results in terms of heat output. When winter sets in, you'll be looking to maximise the heat from your fuel and cost will be an important factor. The temptation is to get your hands on wood, any type of wood, the cheaper the better, to throw onto your...

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