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The Sodshow – Should You DIY Your Garden?



On This Weeks Show (Number 197!!!):

peter donegan landscaping dublin, irish distillers garden

Peter and Brian discuss whether it’s a good idea to build your own garden. Is it worth hiring a landscape garden professional and just how much can the average “Joe-Soap” do with their own garden? Peter reckons that if you build your own garden that it’s unlikely you’d be able to get as high a level of finish and quality as that constructed by a landscape expert.

Brian has some great analogies where he compares building a garden to building a website. Peter, as a professional landscape gardener, has an awful lot of expertise to bring to the party, he details how and why a landscape gardener may do better than “Mary McGinnity“. He also explains how he can help with garden design, not just full scale construction. There’s a reason why professional garden construction is expensive, Peter explains why…

Listen right to the end to get great advice on planting trees in the garden.

Song Of The Week: “Longshot” by Newton Faulkner – Caitríona picked this one.

Featured Image: Peter Donegan’s picture of the Irish Distiller’s Garden


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