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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Do stairlifts need LOLER? What are the requirements?

When the time comes and people get older, some may find it difficult to move around because of mobility issues.

Living in a two-storey home is one place it can become tough because of stairs.

People find it difficult to move around the house without the use of a stairlift.

Those that need a stairlift installed are often, quite rightly, curious about the requirements. So, let’s take a look at what you can expect from a stairlift installation. We find out more about whether stairlifts need LOLER.

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Can stairlifts fit on any stairs?

Stairlifts are required to meet important safety measures so the stairs need to be wide enough.

To find out how wide they need to be you can read our article stairlift width requirements here.

The great thing is that most stairlifts can fit on curved or straight stairs.

You do not need to move your carpet because the screws used can go through the carpet, securing the stairlift to the stairs.

Some people need stairlifts outdoors and this is made possible by securing the stairlifts to concrete or tiles.

Do stairlifts need LOLER? What are the requirements?

Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment (LOLER) are required by people who have control over lifting equipment.

Anyone who monitors lifting equipment has a responsibility to make sure they are safe.

In most cases, this affects people at work because it involves more supervision.

Private stairlift owners do not need to follow LOLER guidelines since they are used in private homes and flats.

Often the companies that provide the equipment will take their own safety measures.

How long does it take to get a stairlift fitted?

There are different types of staircases, therefore, the length of time it takes to fit a stairlift will depend on those conditions.

A straight stairlift with little complications takes between one and two hours.

The more stairs there are, or the more turns there are to deal with, means a stairlift is fitted in four to five hours.

Above all else, the most important this is that the stairlift is fitted safely and securely.

How fast do stairlifts go?

Thankfully, stairlifts do not go as fast as a roller coaster. Stairlifts move slowly up and downstairs to make sure the journey is safe and comfortable.

It goes at a speed of 0.15 meters per second and will take about a minute to move from A to B as a result.

Stairlifts are a great help to those struggling with mobility in the home.

At Guardian stairlifts, we offer advice on a wide range of stairlifts.

You can always get in contact with us here if you need any help to bring more mobility to your home.

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