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For all things garden related, here you will find tips and advice on how to keep your garden looking its best, inspiration for unique features and more.

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Image by oakwood garden rooms - finished with Owatrol Textrol

It’s time for the yearly Owatrol customer showcase! Take a look at just a few of our favourite projects of 2023 as shared by our fantastic customers over on Instagram. We are often tagged or receive before and after photos from our fantastic customers showing us their projects that they have used Owatrol products on. […]

Sleek black clad garden office

Can a garden office be used all year round? The short answer is yes! If this is something you use every month of the year, you can make it happen. However, there are things you will need to do to make sure it is safe and comfortable to use, no matter the weather. The following […]

Composite wood fences

Composite wood fencing has become more and more popular over recent years. This is likely due to a few reasons, with the largest factor likely being their low maintenance. However, it should be noted that even composite wood requires a certain level of care. Here we discuss our top tips and advice to keep yours […]

Black wood paint vs shou sugi ban

Dark architecture and design have become more and more popular over the last few years and it’s easy to see why. There is such a wide variety of ways in which dark, bold tones can be utilised. We have seen charred timber (otherwise known as Shou Sugi Ban or Yakisugi) being used more each year, […]

Garden meadow with wildflowers

We have been looking at the latest garden trends of 2023 and thought we would share our findings to help inspire you to update your gardens and give them a bit of a makeover. The top 5 trends that we have encountered are: Use of resilient plants Growing your own fruit, veg or flowers Growing […]

Garden dining area surrounded by plants

It’s probably safe to say that the vast majority of us love spending time in our gardens. At the first sight of sunshine, we’re out there making the most of it! Whether it’s to be used for stress relief, doing a spot of home exercise or even a place for the kids to run around […]

Painted patio tiles by That's So Gemma

Painting patio tiles to give them a new lease of life has become very popular in recent years and it’s easy to see why. It is a quick, easy and very affordable way to help give your garden a makeover. So, we are going to be sharing some of our top tips on how you […]

Application of Textrol on a deck

Cleaning and finishing your deck doesn’t need to be an arduous task that takes the best part of a week. There are many tools you can use to help speed up the process – whilst also making the process easier. So, we’re going to list out our top tools to speed up cleaning and finishing […]