Going Green

HomeServe

Where to put solar lights to make sure they actually work

Solar-powered lights are by far the most cost-effective and energy-efficient way to bring some illumination to your garden when the sun goes down. Not all of us have the luxury of being a landscape designer, so it’s tricky to know how to choose, position and maintain lighting to get the most out of your space.

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HomeServe

The Bug Files: Know the enemy attacking your greenhouse

There’s a titanic battle going on in your greenhouse.

While your pretty plants are popping up, pesky pests are ready to take them down. From weevils to whitefly – everyone’s looking for a slice of your harvest; nibbling leaves, sucking sap and causing a general all-round nuisance.

Fear not, we’ve got the lowdown on the perpetrators, and how to fight back…

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Alys Fowler

Getting the best out of your flowering plants

Summer is here and she’s being kind so far and everything is growing fast. A well-timed chop back now can persuade Spring flowering species to have another go.

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Hallway

Saving energy with a smart thermostat

When it comes to your home heating system and the energy it uses, in the age of information, more is definitely more. That’s why smart thermostats were invented.

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Kitchen

Saving Water

Saving water is not only great for the environment but you could also save money too! Here are our top tips to help you save water in your home.

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Lounge

How to save energy in your home

Everyone wants to save money on their energy bills and you can achieve this by introducing simple changes to your daily habits that will help you save money and make your home more eco-friendly.

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Lounge

How to insulate your home

Insulating your home isn't an easy job and may require professional help, see what you can do with our handy list of tips.

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