When picking out healthy hobbies football, swimming and other sports probably spring to mind first. Gardening may not be the obvious choice, but there are numerous health benefits in tending to your flowers and shrubs. Gardening takes you outside in the healthy fresh air and lets you bask in the glorious vitamin D rich sunshine too. Still not convinced? Read on for more reasons why gardening is great for your health.
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Did you know letting grass get too long before cutting it is unhealthy for your lawn? Now that the weather’s getting a bit warmer your grass will start to shoot up, so this Easter Bank Holiday long weekend is the perfect time to mow it (weather allowing of course!) But before your start trimming your turf, maintain your lawnmower to keep it running smoothly throughout the mowing season.
“Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall all you’ve got to do is call…” but do you know when each season begins and ends? In the good old days it may have been easier to tell when each season started and ended, whereas today the seasons are more blurred.
You may be surprise to know that there are 3 methods to highlighting when seasons begin and end:Read more
When it comes to gardening, winter is often seen as a dormant season – a time to take a look back at what worked and what didn’t in your garden over the last year. But there is a lot more to winter garden than this, and planning for the year ahead.
To help you make the most out of your garden over the coming months, below we’ve shared some of the essential gardening tasks you should be carrying out between December and February.Read more
The lawnmower, particularly during March and October (traditionally the lawn cutting season), is an invaluable tool. To keep it working to its full potential, for as long as possible, it’s important to carry out regular maintenance.
Some of the key maintenance on a petrol lawnmower, during and at the end of the cutting season, is the draining of oil. In this post, we explain when you should and how you drain oil from your lawnmower.Read more
There’s no denying that a patio can be a great addition to any garden, providing the perfect area for a BBQ or to relax in the low-lying summer evening sun. But having a patio installed into your garden can work out expensive.
According to one leading DIY specialist, the price for materials plus labour for a 30m2 patio can range from just over £1,600 up to almost £3,000, so when you consider the price of having a patio installed its understandable that you’ll want it to remain looking at its best for as long as possible – and to achieve this you’ll need to clean it.Read more
Your garden is an extension of your home, and your chance to express your personality with the help of nature. Whether you’re after cascading water features, flowerbeds bursting with colour all year round or a pristine lawn surrounded by a few pots and decking – all can be achieved.
Achieving the garden you’re after and maintaining it however are two different things, and key to maintaining your desired garden is having the right garden appliances available – and in full working condition. Unfortunately, general wear and tear combined with irregular / poor maintenance can result in your garden appliances developing faults.Read more
As we bask in sunlight and enjoy long nights in the gardens, many of us will be greeted by walls of colours and pleasant scents coming from our flowerbeds. Unfortunately, without even needing to look closely, the colour is likely to be punctured by weeds.Read more
Key to achieving a clean cut each time you run the mower over your lawn is to have sharp lawnmower blades, and ideally you should be sharpening the blade on your mower twice during the main cutting season.
Whatever your DIY skill level, by following the advice in this guide, you’ll be able to ensure your mower’s blade is perfectly sharp and the cut of your lawn precise and clean.Read more
With summer halfway through, now is the time to prepare for the gardening tasks which face us this summer – and whilst you may think a lot of the hard work in terms of planting and preparation has already been done during Spring, you’ll be surprised at how much there is still to do in the summer.Read more