FAQs

A comprehensive range of frequently asked questions we get asked both in our garden centres and online. From greenhouses to fish tanks, we have expert answers.

Laying Turf FAQs

Wildlife

A well laid lawn, that enhances the appearance of your garden and home, is the ambition of many gardeners. There's still time to lay turf before any hot dry weather arrives and Nathan James Dodd answers some of the questions that are most frequently asked on this subject.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Friday, 8th of April, 2016.

Greenhouse Insurance Quote FAQ

Turf and Artificial Grass

Greenhouses are very vulnerable to the high winds and storms that the UK has recently suffered. Robert Hall goes through the process of making an insurance claim if your greenhouse has been damaged.

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Thursday, 14th of January, 2016.

How To Choose A Greenhouse FAQs

Insurance

Buying a greenhouse will extend your gardening horizons, allowing you to grow a much greater variety of plants throughout the year. Here, Nathan James Dodd answers some of the questions he is frequently asked.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Wednesday, 19th of August, 2015.

Greenhouse Bases Frequently Asked Questions

Glazing

The GardenSite greenhouse team regularly gets asked questions such as What is a greenhouse base? and Do I need one?. Answering some of the most frequently asked questions, Robert Hall shares some of his knowledge built up over 40 years of selling many different types and brands of greenhouses.

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Monday, 29th of September, 2014.

Timber And Aluminium Greenhouses FAQs

Greenhouses

Many of our customers are confused as to the relative merits of timber and aluminium framed greenhouses, here Nathan James Dodd answers some of your frequently asked questions.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Friday, 21st of August, 2015.

Wooden Shed FAQs

Garden Rescue

Wooden sheds, whether used for gardening or storage, always blend easily into the landscape. It's a traditonal material that if maintained will last for many years.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Tuesday, 16th of September, 2014.

Metal Sheds FAQs

Rowlinson

The growth in popularity of metal sheds is due to the many advantages they have over more traditional styles.

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Monday, 8th of September, 2014.

How To Construct A Greenhouse Base FAQs

Yardmaster

If you are thinking of investing in a greenhouse, it is essential that it has a sturdy, level and square base. Nathan James Dodd answers some frequently asked questions.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Friday, 21st of August, 2015.

Plastic Sheds FAQs

Customer Service

Due to their strength and resistance to corrosion, sheds manufactured from modern plastics are now competing with metal and timber sheds in popularity

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Monday, 1st of September, 2014.

Types Of Weedkiller Explained

PVC Shed

What is a systemic or hormone weedkiller & what are non-selective weedkillers? We answer your weedkiller FAQs.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Friday, 15th of August, 2014.

What Type Of Weedkiller Do I Need? FAQs

Lawn Care

For Nathan James Dodd eradicating garden weeds seems like an endless task, but a necessary one that needs to be done in the most efficient way with least harm to the environment.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Wednesday, 26th of August, 2015.

Can Weedkillers Be Organic?

Plants & Flowers

Until recently commercially produced organic weedkillers have been thin on the ground. We all know that organic gardening has increased in popularity over recent years, moving from the preserve of idealists into mainstream gardening.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Tuesday, 5th of August, 2014.

Greenhouse Accessories FAQ

Social Media

To transform your greenhouse from a glazed metal or wooden frame into a thriving environment in which many types of plant will flourish requires a range of fairly reasonably priced equipment .

Author: Martyn Loach

Written by Martyn Loach.
Published on Wednesday, 18th of June, 2014.

Garden Pond Pumps FAQ

Propagation

There are different types of pond pumps available and the choice for someone who's new to pond keeping can cause confusion, hopefully my FAQs guide will clear things up for you.

Author: Andy Hobson (Alumni)

Written by Andy Hobson (Alumni).
Published on Friday, 28th of March, 2014.

Garden Pond Filters FAQ

Fountains

Andy Hobson has put together this FAQ feature on garden pond filters to address some of the questions asked by people new to pond and fish keeping, and hopefully make it easier for others to make their choices.

Author: Andy Hobson (Alumni)

Written by Andy Hobson (Alumni).
Published on Tuesday, 4th of March, 2014.

Log Cabin FAQ

Pond Maintenance

I have tried to answer as many of the frequently asked questions as I can about Log Cabins. Including the big question. Do I need planning permission?

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Tuesday, 28th of January, 2014.

Condensation in Metal and Vinyl Clad Sheds FAQ

Logcabins

Metal or single walled vinyl clad sheds will suffer from condensation when dampness is present, as the air inside the shed is always slightly warmer than the outside of the shed. Nathan James Dodd suggests methods to avoid this situation occurring.

Author: Nathan James Dodd

Written by Nathan James Dodd.
Published on Wednesday, 26th of August, 2015.

Fence and Gate Insurance Quotation FAQ

Garden Buildings

With high winds affecting most parts of England, Wales and Scotland today, it is likely that your garden fencing will become a storm damaged fence. This may require a quotation from your insurance company and Gardensite can provide you with a free fence claim quote quickly and easily according to David Coton.

Author: David Coton

Written by David Coton.
Published on Monday, 23rd of December, 2013.

Replacement Greenhouse Glass FAQ

Stormy Weather

Robert Hall answers this Frequently Asked Question relating to replacing greenhouse glazing that has been damaged by high winds or storm damage.

Author: Robert Hall

Written by Robert Hall.
Published on Thursday, 19th of December, 2013.

Calculating Waterfall Pump Flow Rates

Glazing

Waterfalls or watercourses not only look great and bring the tranquil sound of running water into your garden but Andy Hobson explains that they are also very beneficial for your pond.

Author: Andy Hobson (Alumni)

Written by Andy Hobson (Alumni).
Published on Tuesday, 14th of May, 2013.

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