Get Outside in the Good Weather


When a spot of good weather is on the cards, everyone wants to get outside. But when we’re out in our gardens, we start to notice all the the little issues we have around our homes. From unruly trees to peeling paint, here are some problems you can tackle while the sun in shining. Sort out Your Garden Whether…

Make the Most of May in the Garden


May is a fabulous month in the garden. Trees and shrubs burst into leaf and flower, cottage garden plants fill borders with their exuberant growth and containers bloom with vibrant summer colours ready for longer days enjoyed outdoors. Here, Louise Golden, senior plant buyer at Dobbies Garden Centre, gives her top tip…

Win a Grand for your Garden!


MyBuilder is once again on the hunt for the worthiest winner of a garden makeover. The stakes are high, as this year's winner will win a £1,000 transformation of their green space. Research has shown that spending time in green spaces can reduce stress, enhance mood and improve health. However, creating a tranquil oas…

How to transform your garden for £1,000


WIN A GRAND FOR YOUR GARDEN IS BACK! Does your garden need a facelift? Do you have a compelling garden story to tell? To earn the chance to win £1,000 towards improving your outdoor space, read on! This month MyBuilder.com is launching an exciting Garden Makeover Competition. All you have to do is make a compelling…

What type of tradesman should I use?


At MyBuilder, even though we have approved hundreds of thousands of jobs over the years, we still come across jobs when it is not clear which type of tradesman should be working on the project. Sometimes the whole job could be done just as well by professionals across different trades; for other jobs, several individua…

Diary of a Garden Makeover - Part 2


Day three of the garden makeover is a blur. With no phone signal and limited wifi, the only way to contact Travis Perkins to sort the trellis and shed delivery looks like being semaphore – or at the very least beacons lit across hilltops. You pay for the wondrous peace and quiet here in Devon with these small inconv…

Diary of a Garden Makeover - Part 1


It's day three of the MyBuilder competition garden build and what a day! Jon Mason, winner of the garden competition and a stroke survivor, is so excited that he’s out photographing MyBuilder landscaper Andrew Greenhill’s every move and chatting to the neighbours, who turn out regularly to watch progress. Jordan, J…

Transforming your garden


It’s been just over a month since we announced the winner of our garden competition and now we’re starting work on Jon Mason’s ‘Win a Grand for your Garden’ renovation in Devon. The process involved reviewing the current garden and the options that would suit Jon’s lifestyle. We’ll bring you pictures and…