When it comes to getting your outdoor spaces ready for the months ahead, whether you’ve got acres of lawn or just a small patch, there’s no excuse for not being well equipped.

With roads across the country getting busier and the lack of choice when it comes to building plots, many self-builders are having to face the fact that affordable property and building plots will sometimes come with the compromise of a busy road nearby.

Anthony Neary, Managing Director at safe.co.uk, advises on the best placement for security cameras.

Outdoor kitchens are increasingly being seen in the design of high-end homes, both in the city on urban roof terraces as well as in the leafier parts of town.

Self-builders put a lot of effort into securing their homes, but many forget to offer equal attention to outbuildings and sheds. Here, The Master Locksmith Association sheds light on garden security.

Clear Water Revival explains the ins and outs of swimming ponds and swimming pools.

Malcolm Gough, Group Sales and Marketing Director at Natural Paving Products (UK), explains how to make the most of your outdoor space.

Here, we offer advice and inspiration to those of you who might like to consider a water feature or fountain as part of your exterior landscaping.

Here, Hunton-based tree surgeon, Hunton Arborists, explains what a Tree Preservation Order is and what can be done if a TPO-protected tree is found on your self-build site.

Your garden is an important extension of your home. So we asked lawn care experts at Hayter, maker of the finest lawn mowers, and Toro, the global leader in turf care and maintenance, to share some top tips on how to create – and maintain – an enviable garden.

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