Monthly Archives: June 2020

  • Keep Your Garden In Top Shape This Summer

    The summer months are when we seek to make the most of any outdoor space we have. Those of us lucky enough to have a garden area can take this opportunity to sit back and unwind, enjoy the fresh air and sunshine, and embrace the outdoors. 

    But to enjoy a garden to its fullest extent, it’s important that you keep it in top shape.

    Whether you are a committed member of the green-fingered gardeners group or are just looking to maintain a nice outdoor space with minimal fuss, at Poundstretcher we have a selection of products for you this summer.

     

    Spray Effectively

    The summer months usually mean some nicer weather conditions. This is a good thing for us as we can enjoy more sunshine, and that sun can help your garden really come to life. 

    But it’s important to continue to give your plants and grass the right levels of hydration and nutrients during the summer in order to keep your garden healthy and looking its best. 

    We have a great range of sprayer items that can help you easily and effectively water your garden. Take a look at this butterfly-shaped garden sprayer, available in a number of different colours.

     

    Keep Things Organised

    Having a neat and tidy garden is what many people seek when it comes to their outdoor space.

    One way to achieve this is with planters, which can be a great home for your plants and help keep everything in the perfect place.

    We have a vast selection of garden planters to choose from, so if you need to bring a level of organisation to your garden, Poundstretcher can help. And hedge trimmers are a must-have for any gardener of course.

     

    Stay Protected

    Any experienced gardener will know some of the perils that working with plants and the great outdoors can bring.

    Flowers, plants and bushes can be notoriously pesky when it comes to working with them and can give you a scratch or graze if you are not careful.

    Granted, these injuries aren’t usually too serious. But they are inconvenient and definitely unwanted.

    To help keep your hands protected a pair of durable latex gardening gloves can do just the trick.

     

    Add Something New

    Livening up your garden area is a great way to enable you to enjoy spending your time there.

    There’s a number of different garden accessories available, including things like butterfly wall art, colour changing solar stakes, fairy lights, and even paddling pools for when the temperatures really soar.

     

    Sit Back And Relax

    Once you’re happy that your garden is truly in top shape, it’s time to sit back and relax in it.

    Camping chairs for you and your family are a great investment, allowing you to unwind, read, snooze or just lap up the summer sun surrounded by the beauty of your garden.

    Be sure to take a look through the full range of garden and outdoor furniture available at Poundstretcher.

    Our stores are currently open with social distancing measures in place. So if you are looking to get your garden in great shape, pay us a visit.

  • Get Into Birdwatching This Summer

    The current lockdown is proving difficult for everybody in some way, shape or form. New challenges are being thrown our way, and we are having to quickly adapt and get used to this ‘new normal’.

    But one of the biggest challenges many of us have faced is knowing what to do with ourselves. If we are not working, or are simply struggling to find ways to pass the time, we can quickly become restless.

    One way to quell this is by finding new hobbies and things to entertain ourselves with. You have probably tried reading more, or watching more TV or films. You might well feel like you are running out of things to keep your mind entertained. This is why you need to think outside the box.

     

    Embracing Nature

    Many of us are looking to embrace nature as a way of coping with the lockdown. Gardening is a great way to get out and connect, and exercise is also a proven way of helping our bodies and minds and to feel at one with nature. You don’t necessarily need to leave the four walls of your home to enjoy nature and some of the creatures that contribute to its beauty.

    One such activity is birdwatching. If you have a garden or greenspace nearby, you will have undoubtedly seen some feathered friends popping in and out on occasion. But taking the time to admire these winged creatures in all their glory, notice their habits and eccentricities, and see all the different types of birds that visit can become a really interesting hobby to take up.

     

    So Many To see

    The diversity and number of birds that fly around Britain are truly amazing, and these beautiful animals play a vital role in the ecosystems that we live within. 

    There are a number of ways that you can attract more birds to your garden, the main one being food. Birds, like all of us, love a tasty treat, but their preference, unlike us (hopefully!), is for things like mealworms to nibble on.

    These can be kept in bird feeders that can be placed at handy locations around a garden with ease. There are many simple bird feeders out there, including the range we have here at Poundstretcher. There are also caged seed feeders which can keep unwanted visitors away from your food and save it solely for your feathered friends.

    There’s a range of bird products here, so if you want to bring more birds to your garden then take a look through.

    A caged seed feeder for birds available at Poundstretcher

     

    Visit Local Beauty Spots

    Of course, you can take your birdwatching to new levels by visiting local beauty spots and nature areas, and potentially spot a rare or exciting bird that might not visit your garden. It really is the kind of thing that once you get the taste for, you can really enjoy and get into.

    There are also a number of books and websites out there with great information on the traits and markings of birds, allowing you to get a better idea of what type of bird is paying you a visit. 

    However you approach it, happy birdwatching and please do send us photos of any birds visiting your garden via our Facebook and Twitter channels!

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