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How to Get Rid of Slugs in Your Garden… and Kitchen

Slugs and snails look harmless but they can wreak havoc on the plants in your garden. They chew through leaves, eat seedlings, and they can devastate fruit and vegetable patches. What’s more, because they are molluscs, they are mostly resistant to ...

A Beginner’s Guide to Growing Your Own Food & Vegetables

Overview – Why grow food? One of the first things that separated man from beast was the invention of agriculture. No longer did prehistoric humans have to forage for their food, they could simply raise it near their homes. As time went on, people ...

How to Lay a Patio for Beginners

Thinking about laying a new patio? James Allan of Puma Landscaping gives us his advice in this complete beginners guide to laying a new patio. Planning Planning is critical if for any do-it-yourself project, but it is particularly critical with a ...

How to Encourage and Develop a Healthy Ecosystem with Your Garden

A healthy, well-kept garden can offer a variety of benefits both for you and for the surrounding nature as a whole. In this modern world of smog, industry, and general unmindfulness about the earth as a whole, contributing whatever we can to the ...

25 People Who Decided It Simply Wasn’t Their Job

Sometimes you simply just don't care about your job, or your boss has given you a task above your pay grade. Today we'll be looking at 25 instances of people who simply decided "that's not my job." Installed the Switchboard We wouldn't want to be ...

Choosing the Best Smokeless Fuel for Your Chiminea

Chimineas are a wonderful way to keep warm in the evenings, no matter the season but are you struggling to cope with the amount of smoke that your chiminea is making? Traditionally chims are built to minimise smoke output regardless of the type of ...

Pub & Beer Garden Furniture and Accessory Ideas

Today on PatioMate we'll be looking at our favourite selection of pub garden furniture, ranging from LED tables & chairs, to patio heaters, benches and other quirky products you can buy for your pub, restaurant or even the home. When luck is ...

Amazing Bouncy Castles & Bad Bounce Houses

Bouncy castles have become a staple at children's birthday parties around the world. See some of the best & worst bounce houses from around the globe!

10 Outdoor Halloween Decoration Ideas for 2017

Getting your home ready for the most fun holiday of the year? Pull your skeletons out of the closet, get the halloweenies onto the grill, and read our post!

5 Infographics on the Importance of Bees & Bee Friendly Gardening

We're all aware of the importance of bees, whether through popular media and films (like the Bee Movie) or through our own research, we know that these fuzzy little friends are struggling around the world. Did you know they provide around a third of ...

How to Permanently Remove Weeds From Your Patio

Whether you're a novice gardener or an avid green thumb I think we can all agree that weeds are the bane of any patio or paving area in a garden. Unsightly sprouts of green poking out from an otherwise meticulous space can be frustrating to say ...

7 Stunning and Inspiring Garden Transformation by Redditors

If you love to spend time outdoors but are stuck for ideas to spruce up your garden, you may start to feel like there is just nothing that can be done with the space you have, think again. Up-cycling and making the most of your space and budget can ...

20 Amazing Gadgets & Terrific Toys You Need For Your Garden for 2017

Today on PatioMate we're going to be trying something a little different. 20 Outdoor Toys You'll Want For Summer 2017 We've researched 20 gadgets, gizmo's and toys that we think would make a perfect addition to your garden or patio. Assuming ...