Apply for Love Your Garden 2020: Alan Titchmarsh could transform your outdoor space!

Get those green fingers ready as Alan Titchmarsh begins on the next batch of gardens to get a makeover.

The eleventh season of Love Your Garden is due to give hopeful applicant’s gardens a fresh, new look.

Gardens that deserve the most attention will be transformed by the man himself.

As the series draws nearer, the excitement builds and we take a deeper look at what you need to do to get onto the show.

If you love your garden but you just don’t have the time or struggle to give it that special touch, why not apply for someone else to do it for you?

Let’s take a look at how to apply for Alan Titchmarsh’s Love Your Garden in 2020…

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Love Your Garden: What makeover will my garden get?

From a quick look at the changes made in the previous series, you can expect an impressive result if you’re to be chosen for a Love Your Garden makeover. All eight episodes did wonders for the inspirational locations throughout the UK in 2019.

From the first to the final episodes, makeovers were seen in the shape of walled gardens, moon gardens, representing all kinds of things such as the journey of discovery and pushing boundaries.

Love Your Garden showcases the healing power that nature brings when gardens are recreated, bringing joy and tranquillity to those who enjoy them most.

We are in for a treat judging from the impressive transformations made in the last series.

By the looks of things, the 2020 series is gearing to be even better and gardens set for a makeover like no other.

Can you fit a stairlift on narrow stairs? How wide do they need to be?

Alan Titchmarsh Love Your Garden 2020: Apply

First of all, you need to download and fill out the application form here.

To have the best chance of getting onto the show, make sure to fill out the entire form, in full.

To make sure you qualify. Here are some of the requirements:

  • You must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Be a legal resident and currently living in the UK.
  • Include a recent photograph of yourself or the person you are applying for.
  • The garden you would like made over.

Just make sure to fill out all the information correctly on the application form to ensure you qualify.

The cut-off date for applications is February 1st 2021 – if you are posting your application make sure it arrives by February 1st!

You never know, your garden could be next on the list to see that exciting change.

Gardens for people with limited mobility

Alan Titchmarsh is no stranger to helping people with limited mobility in transforming their gardens.

In an episode based in Swindon, Lorraine, an ex-service woman, struggled with mobility issues due to a spinal injury.

Lorraine has two magnificent dogs that help her in day to day activities. A garden that they can all enjoy was a wonderful addition to their home.

This space was transformed into a low-maintenance, calm atmosphere for her and her beloved pets to enjoy.

A beautiful garden is a fantastic way to relieve stress and give you that feeling of freedom outdoors.

Your garden could be changed to make your life less stressful but you will never know if you don’t apply!

Here at Guardian, we help people with limited mobility inside and outside the home through our wide range of stairlifts.

You can get in contact with us here if you want to find out more about the stairlifts we offer.

Do stairlifts need LOLER? What are the requirements?

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Can you fit a stairlift on narrow stairs? How wide do they need to be?

Anyone who uses a stairlift knows the independence it provides them in the home.

This invention from the 1920s has developed into an important fixture for those dealing with mobility issues.

Nowadays, fitting a stairlift is a lot easier because they now cater to all types of staircases. Modern stairlifts meet high-quality standards and this makes them a safe option for those that look to move freely up and down their stairs.

There is, of course, a need for many to be more mobile in the home without relying on others to do so. An individual gains relief when it comes to mobility by getting a stairlift installed.

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Can stairlifts be fitted to any stairs?

Any stairs that require a stairlift need to be properly assessed and measured before they are approved for installation.

An open bannister or bannister with spindles is a safety hazard. A stairlift user could slip on the footrests and fall between the gaps of the spindles.

A doorway or passageway at the top or bottom of the stairs could also block stairlift access.

Fortunately, there are ways around this.

Straight stairs are the easiest to install as there are fewer parts that need installing.

Curved stairlifts require a rail that can bend or curve around a set of stairs.

When the time comes to install a stairlift on narrow stairs. One important aspect is to ensure the staircase is wide enough.

Can you fit a stairlift on narrow stairs? How wide do they need to be?

When the time comes to install a stairlift on narrow stairs, stair width is a common problem.

A width of around 750mm (29”) is required if a stairlift is going to fit comfortably.

These measurements will make sure it is safe to do so.

A great way to check if you can install one is to take an average size dining room chair. 

Place it at the bottom of your stairs on the floor, with the back of your chair against the wall.

Sit in your chair and check that you are sitting comfortably with enough room between your legs and the wall in front of you.

Can you fit a stairlift if you have trouble sitting?

People who struggle to bend their knees and hips often have trouble with standing up and sitting down.

There are standing stairlifts or perched stairlifts available for people who come across these problems which are a great alternative if you have narrow stairs.

The only issue with these types of stairlifts is that you need good balance as the movement can make some people feel dizzy. 

For people who suffer from arthritis and have difficulty moving their fingers – pressing buttons can become difficult – stairlifts can also be installed with toggle controls.

The great thing about stairlifts is they can be installed in most people’s homes fuss-free and they have a range of features to suit the majority of people’s needs. If you are interested in finding out more about stairlifts, why not get in touch with us here?