Garden

Our gardens are our own little slice of paradise, but before we can enjoy the flowers being in full bloom, we need to carry out some hard work. And one such task is getting the lawn into shape.

Doing this will require hard work, but it will be worth it. And to give you a helping hand, below, we’ve outlined four of the key things you should be doing straight away.

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Microwave 1From defrosting food, to cooking ready-meals and from heating milk for a hot chocolate through to cooking custard, the microwave can be an invaluable appliance in the kitchen – if you get the right model for your needs and requirements.

Yet choosing the right microwave can often be difficult, especially when you consider the various options available. But to give you a helping hand, below we’ve outlined three considerations for choosing a microwave.

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Dry steam cleaner in action.When it comes to cleaning our homes, many of us are turning our attention to steam cleaners and steam mops. Using steam to clean is not only considered to be environmentally friendlier due to not requiring chemicals, but steam cleaners are also said to remove 99.9% of dirt and bacteria – providing a deeper clean.

However, whilst steam cleaners and mops will help you to achieve a deeper clean throughout your home; from time to time such appliances can gain faults, and some of the more common faults include:

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Dirty Washing MachineA smelly washing machine is a common occurrence for many of us, and it generally occurs due to a build up of bacteria. But regular cleaning of the appliance can help to keep such odours at bay – and keep your washing machine working to its peak performance.

When it comes to cleaning your washing machine, there are a few components which we recommend you pay particular attention to, as these are the areas where dirt and bacteria are most likely to harbour. These include:

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FreezerAlthough the freezer is one of the household appliances which uses the most electricity, due to being left on around the clock, it’s also one of the most invaluable appliances. As such, when it comes to purchasing a freezer, it’s important to make sure you’re selecting one which not only meets your needs and requirements, but is also energy efficient.

To give you a helping hand, we’ve compiled the following guide.

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LawnmowerWith the spring equinox just around the corner, many of us will be considering getting out into the garden to tackle the overgrown lawn. Unfortunately, if after the last cut last year, you failed to give your lawnmower a once over – as explained in our “Essential Garden Appliance Maintenance Ahead of Winter” post – there’s a good chance you’ll run into some difficulties.

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Dry steam cleaner in action.With spring already here, now is the perfect time to consider giving your home a spring clean and one of the best ways to provide a deep clean of your home, is to utilise the power of steam.

Steam cleaning is suitable for any home, including those with pets and young children as it relies on the power and heat of steam, rather than cleaning chemicals. What’s more, using steam to clean will also enable you to effectively remove stubborn dirt in areas which other cleaning methods cannot reach.

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ChainsawChainsaws aren’t a necessity in every garden, but if you’re tree felling, taking the tops of your conifers off or cutting logs for your log burner, they are often the best garden appliance for the job. But how do you know which chainsaw is right for you and your requirements?

Before going out and purchasing a chainsaw, we recommend you carefully consider the advantages and disadvantages each model offers, especially as using such a garden appliance can be dangerous and cause serious injury.

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Spring CleanWith spring here, it’s time for us to consider spring cleaning. But before we pull out our arsenal of cleaning products from the cupboard, we need to decide what our overall aim of the annual spring clean is, is it to clean or declutter?
Whatever your goal, achieving it needn’t be hard work – if you have a plan of action.

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Prepare Your LawnIt may seem like an age since you were last able to get out into your garden. But with spring now here, it’ll soon be time to begin seriously thinking about your lawn’s first cut of the year.

When it comes to the first cut, it isn’t as simple as getting the lawnmower out of your shed and getting on with it. Instead, to ensure your lawn remains a luscious green there are a few steps which you need to take, and these include:

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