Five tips for a more dog-friendly garden.

Dogs need plenty of fresh air and exercise, so when the sun is shining the garden can bring a welcome relief from walkies for owners. But if you want to spend a sunny afternoon relaxing in the company of your dog rather than fretting over…

How to repair a natural stone wall.

Natural stone has a timeless and enduring finish that makes it a popular building material for domestic and commercial properties. However, the various types of natural stone are not altogether resistant when exposed to the elements over the years. Their structure and appearance can be…

The do’s and don’ts of caring for natural stone.

Maintaining your natural stone features can pay dividends in the long run, prolonging their lifespan and protecting their appearance. But when it comes to cleaning, sealing and removing stains from stone surfaces, it’s hard to separate myth from fact. To make matters even more complicated,…

Talking customer service into waiving a fee.

How to talk customer service into waiving a fee.   You’ve just opened your bank statement, phone bill or utility bill and had to sit down with a glass of water to digest what you’ve seen. Being charged a fee for going over your allocated…

Soil: The future of antibiotics?

Soil: The future of antibiotics?   Scientists in Massachusetts have published promising findings after experimenting with soil to develop antibiotics capable of destroying highly resistant microbes. The success of this research could prove a ‘game-changer’ for the pharmaceutical and medical community, offering a solution to…