We’re all looking to bring the wow factor into our gardens, especially now that the plants are in bloom and a riot of colour. With these five local companies, you’ll be able to transform your garden so that it provides a dazzling show for the neighbours whilst going from strength to strength, year after year.

1.) One of the most obvious places to need some tending is the lawn, and there’s no better way to get to it than with this fantastic local business.

Lloyd Lawn & Leisure

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From their showroom in Kingstown, Carlisle, Lloyd Lawn & Leisure offers an extensive selection of push, ride-on and robotic lawnmowers, as well as hand-held tools, to keep your outdoor areas well-maintained all year round, backed up by expert servicing and parts.

Representing leading brands, including Honda, Husqvarna, Mountfield, Countax, Stiga, Echo and Kubota, Lloyd Lawn & Leisure’s gardening range covers fuelled, battery-powered and electric equipment, and their Sales Specialist Ben Irving is on hand to help find the right solution for you. 

Their website – www.lloydlawncare.co.uk – offers Click & Collect from the showroom or delivery to your door, plus live chat for instant support.  No-contact, socially-distanced sales and service are now available.

Shop online at www.lloydlawncare.co.uk

Lloyd Lawn & Leisure

Kingstown Broadway

Carlisle

CA3 0EF

Tel: 01228 517116

E: lawnandleisure@lloyd.ltd.uk

Opening hours:

Mon – Fri: 8:30am – 5pm (Closed Bank Holiday Monday)

Saturday: 9:30am – 1pm

2.) If you’re looking for a total transformation, why not dress to impress with your very own hot tub, log cabin, swim spa or outdoor bar?

Lakeland Spas

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Lakeland Spas and Log cabins are a family run business that was established 15 years ago. They are one of the Norths premier supplier of Hot Tubs, Saunas, Swim Spas and Log Cabins.

With a wide range of Hot Tubs, Swim Spas, Log cabins and Saunas on offer they have something to fit all tastes and budgets. Their showroom is open 7 days a week, (with socially distanced measures in place) with pre-loved and new spas from only £2,000! As well as hot tubs they also have a wide range of cabins on display that are sure to inspire you to make that extra space in your garden fabulous.

View their range online at www.lakelandspas.co.uk

Lakeland Spas

Houghton Hall Garden Centre

Houghton

Carlisle

CA6 4JB

Tel: 01228 402651

E: info@lakelandspas.co.uk

Opening hours: Mon–Sat: 10am –5pm, Sun: 10:30am-4:30pm

3.) If you’re considering going all-out with a completely new look, then having a well-planned garden design is key to creating a beautiful, functional garden.

A&R Landscapes

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A & R Landscapes Cumbria offer complete garden design solutions from consultation and plans, planting schedules, landscape construction and aftercare services throughout Cumbria and the North of England. If you are looking for the expertise, insight, and inspiration to bring out your garden's full potential, then they can help to create a garden design that reflects your needs and ideas, provide you with added value to your home and bring you years of enjoyment.

Getting the design of your garden right before you add plants and features is critical for your garden design to be successful. If the layout of your lawn, patio or deck area is not well structured, your garden design will never look as good as you hoped, regardless of the aesthetics of the plants you choose.

A & R Landscapes Cumbria can offer on-going advice to our clients on landscaping, planting, and garden styling issues.

View their wide range of services online at: www.arlandscapescumbria.co.uk

Sunnycrest

Newbiggin

Penrith

Cumbria

CA11 0HS

Call today on 07791648825 or 07730570889

E-mail: aandrlandscapes@gmx.co.uk

4.) Taking on a big project such as this can easily result in a rather large mess, and no one wants to be making multiple trips to the tip. Instead, dispose of your garden waste responsibly with hassle-free skip hire.

DA Harrison Skips

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DA Harrisons is very much a family run business, established in 1958 it is now one of the leading haulage firms based in Cumbria.

They have an extensive range of skips available for hire, with sizes available ranging from 6yrd, 8yrd, 12yrd, 14yrd as well as roll-on roll-off skips. They will also deliver and collect to any location with very competitive rates and a helpful, friendly service. No matter your needs, they’ll have a skip for you.

DA Harrisons have their own dedicated waste recycling centre situated at Silloth and are happy to collect and work with you to suit your requirements. Their waste recycling centre offers a greener alternative.

Visit www.daharrison.co.uk/waste-management/ for more information

Call for your skip hire today: 016973 31000

DA Harrison

Waverton

Wigton

Cumbria

5.) There’s no need to be scouring the internet for guidance when you can visit your local garden centre. Providing friendly advice on everything from shrubs, vegetables, trees, ponds, ornaments, composts, and garden furniture, you’ll find whatever it is you’re looking for.

Whitehaven Garden Centre

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Whitehaven Garden Centre is situated in the historic coastal town of Whitehaven, on the west coast of Cumbria. They are a small, independent garden centre with a passion for plants and people.

They aim to offer everything you need for your garden (plants, seeds, ornamental, accessories, hanging baskets, pots, gravel, garden furniture) however their emphasis is firmly on their wide-range of plants, offering an eclectic mix from the well-known to the rare and unusual.

They have over 30 years of experience in professional horticulture, with free, friendly, and honest advice and an award-winning level of customer service.

If you would like a bag of compost, a completely new border or just a chat about your garden, pop in, they’ll be happy to see you.

Visit: www.whitehavengardencentre.com

Whitehaven Garden Centre Ltd

Meadow Road

Whitehaven

Cumbria

CA28 9HX

Tel: 01946 67297

Opening hours: Mon–Sat: 9am –5pm, Sun: 10am-4pm