The Buy Sheds Direct Blog

  1. It's Never Too Late to Buy a Summer House

    It's Never Too Late to Buy a Summer House

    Why Buy a Summer House at All?

    There’s nothing quite like owning a summer house. They provide extra living space, enhance your time in the garden and add value to your home.

    Comfortable, stylish, functional. A place to relax, entertain or work. Garden summer houses have it all.

    There's also never a wrong time to buy a summer house. Really? Even after the summer has finished? Most definitely. Let's take a look at why...

    5 Reasons to Buy a Summer House Even at the End of Summer

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  2. Why You Need a Patio Heater or Fire Pit

    Why You Need a Patio Heater or Fire Pit

    A Patio Heater or Fire Pit Warms Your Garden Once Summer’s Over

    The summer might be drawing to a close but that doesn’t mean you have to head back indoors and hibernate until next spring. A patio heater or fire pit can provide the comfort and warmth you need to extend your time outdoors well into autumn and beyond.

    So, if the end of summer has left you melancholy, let the following scenarios warm your heart and fill you with excited anticipation of the rest of the year.

    Reasons to Buy A Patio Heater or Fire Pit

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  3. The September Garden Guide

    The September Garden Guide

    As we move out of summer, The September Garden Guide is here to remind you of your key gardening tasks for the coming month.

    During September, the nights will noticeably draw in and the temperature likely cool. It’s time to reflect on the passing summer, gather in the harvest and get your garden ready for autumn. 

    Here are our top 10 tips to help you make the most of your September garden and to ensure it is well prepared for the autumn and beyond. 

    Top 10 September Gardening Tips

    Potatoes in a hessian bag

    1. Harvest Potatoes and Other Crops

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  4. Why Your Next Shed Should Be A Plastic Shed

    Why Your Next Shed Should Be A Plastic Shed

    Plastic Shed Now Means Premium Shed

    Plastic sheds used to be viewed as the poor relations of wooden and metal sheds. This is no longer the case.

    Whether it comes to utilising the latest technology or sporting an eye-catching, contemporary design, plastic sheds now lead the way.

    Plastic Sheds Boast Many Benefits

    Combine this with plastic’s relatively low cost, ease of assembly and maintenance, and you’ve got the makings of an unbeatable garden storage shed. And if you’re concerned about the impact of plastic on the environment, you’ll be pleased to know that many of our plastic sheds are built using fully-recyclable materials.

    Furthermore, when you see the latest plastic sheds, you probably won’t recognise them as plastic at all.

    The Advantages of Plastic Sheds 


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  5. A Gazebo Adds Luxury to Your Garden

    A Gazebo Adds Luxury to Your Garden

    You Know You’ve Made it When You Own a Gazebo

    Gazebos are real standout garden buildings, aren’t they?

    Sheds, greenhouses and summer houses all fulfil essential roles, but there’s something uniquely special about owning a garden gazebo.

    A gazebo is such a versatile garden feature, offering you a place to entertain friends, dine alfresco with the family, relax with a good book, or simply shelter from showers - all in contemporary style and with a bit of panache. 

    When a gazebo sits proudly in your garden, you know, and everyone else knows, that you’re not afraid to embrace luxury.

    5 of Our Luxurious Garden Gazebos

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  6. Garden Seating Areas to Inspire Your Garden Design

    Let Your Garden Design Dreams be Inspired by these Garden Seating Areas

    a garden patio surrounded by staggered boardsMake a feature of your patio and add privacy with this clever idea. Posts, gradually increasing in height add impact to what would otherwise be an average patio. You could use a variety of materials from rustic logs to metal poles.

    a garden bench next to a fence with lots of decorative accessories

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  7. The August Garden Guide

    The August Garden Guide

    August is the last full month of summer and one of the warmest of the year.

    As well as continuing with some of July’s tasks, you will need to address other areas of your garden too.  

    Here are our top 10 tips to help you make the most of your August garden and to ensure you retain plenty of interest as we move into autumn.

    A woman sitting on garden decking, next to plant containers.

    Top 10 August Gardening Tips

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  8. Great Buys to Get Kids Playing Outside

    Great Buys to Get Kids Playing Outside

    Make Outdoor Play a Priority This School Holiday

    With screen time increasing, it's important to encourage children to get out in the garden and play. We've got some great buys to get kids playing outside, enjoying the fresh air and exercising.

    Fly High on Swing Sets

    There's no more iconic garden play equipment that a garden swing. Add in rope ladders, 2-seater gliders and slides to increase the fun.

    a garden double swing set with rope ladder

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  9. Choosing Climbing Plants for Arches, Arbours and Pergolas

    Choosing Climbing Plants for Arches, Arbours and Pergolas

    Choosing Climbing Plants for Arches, Arbours and Pergolas

    Garden pergolas, arches and arbours are wonderful additions to any outdoor space. Not only do they look great but they provide invaluable support to some of the most beautiful plants a gardener can wish for. After all, climbing plants are the key to enhancing your arch, arbour or pergola.

    Here we suggest the best climbing plants for your garden feature and give you some top tips on how to care for your climbers.

    Your Choice of Garden Features

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  10. Should I Buy a Summer House or a Log Cabin?

    Should I Buy a Summer House or a Log Cabin?

    Are Summer Houses and Log Cabins the Same?

    Nowadays, because of changes in design and the emergence of hybrid models, the difference between summer houses and log cabins can be a bit of a grey area.

    However, when it comes to choosing your perfect garden building, the following principles will help you narrow down your options and determine whether you should begin your search with summer houses or log cabins.

    Common Differences Between a Summer House and a Log Cabin

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