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With unprecedented summer sunshine hitting the UK, Bloor Homes South Midlands is helping homeowners in Hanslope keep their lawns looking luscious and their borders blooming despite the intense heat.
The family owned developer, which has recently secured permission for a 150 home development on Castlethorpe Road, has released its top tips for keeping gardens green during the summer months.
- Maintaining a luscious lawn
People often think that lawns look after themselves, but that simply isn’t the case, especially when the sun has been shining for weeks on end. If you want to keep the grass looking green it is important to feed it every four-six weeks using a liquid lawn fertiliser. Watering is also key and while you should always take care not to waste water, try to give the garden a good sprinkling at least twice a week in dry conditions. You should continue to mow the grass on a weekly basis but adjust the settings on the mower to ensure that you aren’t cuttings the grass too short. And finally, always avoid laying new turf in hot and dry conditions.
- Protecting plants from the heat
If you want your flowers to wow rather than wilt you need to give them some TLC over the hot summer months. As a guide, try to ensure all planters are watered twice daily, but avoid watering during the hottest part of the day. You should also feed planters on a weekly basis with a liquid plant food. Don’t be afraid to remove the dead heads from all bedding plants and flowering shrubs, however avoid pruning shrubs and conifers in very dry conditions.
Graham Argent, landscape gardener for Bloor Homes South Midlands comments: “Bloor Homes appreciate how important creating a stunning outside space is for homeowners to relax and enjoy with their family and friends.
“In the current weather conditions, it is very easy for gardens to quickly become dry and unwelcoming. We hope that with our handy guide, gardens across Hanslope will once again be looking gorgeous for those all important summer BBQ’s.”
For future updates on the Hanslope development and details on the first opportunity to register your interest please visit https://bloorhomes.com/
Planning permission has been granted for a 150 home development in Hanslope, which will deliver an investment of more than £2.6 million into the local community.
The development, which will be located on Castlethorpe Road, opposite the Scout Hall and Recreation Ground, will comprise a range of two, three, four and five bedroom homes, including a number of bungalows. The development will include 50 affordable units, available for rent or purchase under shared ownership.
As part of the development, Bloor Homes will provide financial contributions to the value of £2.65million which will include provisions towards local healthcare, primary and secondary education, adult learning facilities, community and leisure facilities, emergency services and waste management.
Vanessa Macnee, Regional Sales Director for Bloor Homes South Midlands, said: “At Bloor Homes we pay particular care when planning new developments, working closely with the local authority to ensure our proposals are aligned with the needs of the community.
“We are delighted to have received planning consent to move forward with the development, which will make such positive contributions to the local community, with homes to be released for sale in early 2019.”
The development will include a large area of open natural space, a play area, land allocated for the expansion of the school’s facilities along with a drop off area and parking. The development will also facilitate an extension to the Doctor’s surgery car park and provide land for the potential expansion of local healthcare facilities.
Senior Planning Director, David Joseph, added: “Our focus isn’t just on providing quality homes. We are committed to delivering extra facilities for the local community to ensure it has all of the amenities and infrastructure required for today’s residents and future generations.
“It has been a pleasure meeting with the local community throughout the planning process and we hope that they are as pleased with the final plans as we are.”
As part of the development Bloor Homes will contribute £525,090 towards Primary education, £687,735 to Secondary education with £106,268 provided towards Early Years education. It will also invest £235,297 in local healthcare and a total of £477,000 toward neighbourhood play facilities and the local playing field, sports hall and swimming pool. Contributions are also being made towards libraries, public art, village amenities, allotments and burial grounds in the local area.
For future updates on the development and details on the first opportunity to register your interest please visit https://bloorhomes.com/
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