We have been blessed with glorious warm weather lately. The garden has become the new living room. Paddling pools and BBQ’s are now common place and outdoor entertaining is a must. To ensure your lawn stays plush and green follow these top tips: Continue reading →
With temperatures set to rise this July, we give you 3 top tips to keeping your garden plush and blooming.
Keep Pots Cool
Terracotta/Clay pots tend to get very very warm when left in the scorching summer sun, by placing them in the cool of the shade this will bring the temperature of the soil down and cool the roots of delicate plants. Continue reading →
The Summer Solstice happens in June (this is the longest day of the year). More daylight this month means more growth for your plants.
Here is a comprehensive list of jobs to do around the garden in June:
Take this month to clean out your greenhouse. Ensure all glass is sparkly and free from grime, this will allow that lovely sun to shine through and bring your fruit and veg to full fruition. Continue reading →
With the sudden disappearance of the sun this week, we offer all gardeners these top tips to protect your new plantings from heavy rain.
It may sound quite odd but using big golf umbrellas is a great way to keep your new plantings dry during times of unexpected heavy rain. Using golf umbrellas is not the most sustainable solution but it will do in a hurry. Continue reading →
One of the best ways to bring style, comfort and function to your outdoor living space is with patio furniture.
At monkeypuzzle.ie we have 3 top tips to help you choose the best garden furniture for your garden.
1. Take a walk Walk around your garden and identify areas that could be improved and enjoyed a lot more with the addition of some outdoor furniture. A quaint bistro table for two in a quiet corner of your garden may make Sunday Morning brunch in the summer months idyllic. A large solid wood family dining table may enable you and your children to dine al fresco at your leisure. Encouraging phones off and hands in to a rustic family fare! Continue reading →
During the Easter holidays the weather is typically fine. Your garden has probably recovered from the harsh winter and it is looking lush and bountiful once again. Spring/Summer brings new challenges in your garden like how to control all those creatures that want to nibble your delicious fruit and veg! Continue reading →
Saint Patrick’s Day is typically a time to reunite with friends and family in the name of our patron saint.
Hosting a themed garden party may be on your ideas list, or maybe you would just love to give your outdoor living space a good old spring clean. Either way the green fingered guys at monkeypuzzle.ie are at hand to help.
In this blog we highlight some of the most important tasks to carry out in the garden to make the most of the glorious mid-March weather.Continue reading →