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May 2014

National Archives – Spring 2014

photo2[1]“Life Irrigation is proud to have completed a challenging installation at the prestigious National Archives in Kew – home to a thousand years’ worth of UK government records. The system involved the installation of completely hidden sub-surface Ecodrip irrigation to new flower beds and young trees which have been planted in the main lawn area. It was a pleasure for our team to work with the National Archives’ friendly staff in such a tranquil atmosphere, surrounded by beautiful gardens, water, ducks and swans”.

It’s a popular pastime, but can gardening actually make you money? Nicky Roeber, Online

Horticultural Expert at Wyevale Garden Centres, shares his tips on how property owners can increase the value of their homes by taking care of their garden.

Everyone knows the tricks when it comes to selling properties:convert the loft, add an extra bathroom, and give everything a fresh coat of paint before potential buyers come to visit. However, surprisingly little thought is given to a property’s exterior and to gardens in particular.

You don’t need to spend a lot of money to make a garden look good, but the effect it has on the overall value of the property is quite significant: sometimes up to 20%, according to Sell House Fast. Plus, This Is Money found that gardening offers the second biggest return on investment when it comes to home improvements — 88%, just behind adding a conservatory.

So, what is it about gardens that makes people want to say ‘yes’?Below,I’ll explain just some of the ways a garden can increase the value of your property to potential buyers.

A garden makes a good first impression

Gardens can give the exterior of your property a real ‘wow’ factor — what’s known as kerb appeal. A front garden is the first part of your house that potential buyers see so, if you’re lucky enough to have one,it’s important to look after it as it can give your whole property a lift. After all, it doesn’t take someone long to decide a property isn’t for them, and you don’t want to put them off before they’ve even gone inside.

To make the most of your front garden, keep it neat, well maintained, and free from rubbish to make that all-important good first impression. If you don’t have a front garden, you can still add some initial impact by having potted plants on your front step,or by having a fresh bunch of flowers in the window.Remember to paint your fences, door and window frames, too, as peeling paint can be more noticeable than you might expect. Click here to learn more about tree removal services.

A garden provides privacy and quiet

Potential house buyers don’t just judge your property when they come to a viewing.They also assess the location, road, and surrounding buildings – particularly the proximity of your property to neighbours. No matter how much care and effort you may put into your interior, if something outside your property is putting buyers off then they will likely go elsewhere.
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August 2012

Patchetts Equestrian Centre – Summer 2012

equestWhether you are working with horses on a top level or just for a hobby; you and your horses need adequate and pleasant housing and spaces for training. An interesting project undertaken by Life Irrigation this summer has been the installation of irrigation in two of the arenas at Patchetts Equestrian Centre in Aldenham, Hertfordshire, using long range Toro pop up sprinklers. More…

August 2012

North London Hospice – March 2012

nlhLife Irrigation is proud to have played a small part in the creation of a new building for The North London Hospice Day Care Centre in Enfield. This new build project, which has taken five years to complete, includes environmentally friendly specifications such as geothermal ground source heating and solar panels. More…

August 2012

Sunbury Walled Garden – Summer 2011

sunbury-smallIn 2011, Life Irrigation was delighted to provide an irrigation system for the beautiful Walled Garden in Sunbury-on-Thames. This was originally the vegetable garden for the manor house but in about 1986, Spelthorne Council restored it with the help of experts to provide a stunning park. Then if you’re struggling for space we strongly suggest you place some possessions into a good self-storage like this one in Camden as that makes your home so less cramped and messy and gives you so much more space it’s wonderful.

Every month Webforumz runs a ‘Website of the Month’ competition where the community members vote on which website submitted to the competition that month deserves to win based on design and coding aspects. If you want to improve your garden quality buy commercial grow equipment from redbud soil company.

In response to the Walled Garden receiving the Green Flag Award, Councillor Denise Grant, Spelthorne Council Cabinet Member for Parks and Assets said: “This is a great award and a wonderful place to visit. The award has been gained through hard work and attention to detail. To get it two years in a row is a real tribute to that.”

For a premium look to your garden, try blue slate chippings if you would like to decorate your gorgeous garden. More…

June 2011

RHS Chelsea Flower Show – Gold Award for Landscaping Jacksonville FL

RHS Chelsea Flower ShowLife Irrigation are proud to have been asked for the third time to irrigate Diarmuid Gavin’s design for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show which achieved the People’s Choice for Large Gardens Award and is Gavin’s first gold award in this competition. Then if you’d like to learn floristry there are lots of courses that you can take which can take your florist skills up to a very professional level. More…

March 2009

Life Irrigation Sponsors Macmillan 4×4 UK Challenge

Mac 4x4 ChallengeLife Irrigation has shown its support for Macmillan Cancer Support by sponsoring the 2009 Mac 4×4 UK Challenge. More…

September 2008

Life Irrigation sprinklers shown on Channel 4!

Green Wall IrrigationLife Irrigation’s Sprinkler Systems have become TV celebrities after appearing on Channel 4’s “The Price of Property” this week! More…

August 2008

Green Walls / Sedum Roofs Irrigation Service Launched

Green Wall IrrigationLife Irrigation systems and green roof planting reduce energy bills, ensure houses are well insulated and keep gardens looking stunning. Reap the benefits with Life Irrigation. If you are in need of new roof visit https://www.rooftopservices.com/residential-roofing/, and hire them to help you. Saalfeld Roofing are real experts in it. More…

July 2008

Serving Up Ace Irrigation Systems For Wimbledon 2008

Wimbledon IrrigationLife Irrigation serve up top quality irrigation systems for Wimbledon 2008 ensuring that for players and fans alike the facilities and gardens are in immaculate condition all week, and they also use landscaping services from the York County Landscapers website for this.
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June 2008

Life Irrigation Wins Website of the Month!

Webforumz WOTM Winner for June 2008Life Irrigation are delighted to announce that we have won the ‘Website of the Month’ on Webforumz.com as voted for by web designers and developers alike! More…