Gardening Tips & Advice

How To Drain Oil From a Lawnmower

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.

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How To Clean Your Patio With a Pressure Washer

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.

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Repair Garden Appliance Faults

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.

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Weed It & Reap

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.

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Sharpen Your Lawnmower Blades

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.

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Summer Gardening Tips
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.

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Pest Control Products

With those hot summer days fast approaching, pest around the home are set to become a common sight. Getting rid of these effectively needn’t be difficult, especially if the right steps are taken and products used.

The key to keeping pests away is to keep your home clean. This includes mopping up food spills / crumbs, not leaving dirty pots to pile up and disposing of rubbish. It’s also recommended to keep sugar and other dry ingredients stored in sealed containers.

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Robotic Lawnmower

When it comes to cutting the lawn, you either love it or you hate it. There is no middle ground, but if you want your garden to remain looking at its best, it is something which needs to be done regularly – particularly during the summer months.

For those who fall into the “hate it” group, fear not as a solution is available – a robotic lawnmower, and more specifically the Flymo 1200R Robotic Lawnmower. For those who aren’t fans of cutting the lawn, the Flymo 1200R – which has 20 years of technology under its belt, is the saviour of the garden, helping you achieve a perfectly manicured lawn.

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Gardening Tips

Are you happy with how your garden looks? If you’re not, now is the perfect time to bring it into shape – and to give you a helping hand, we’ve compiled ten simple tips to help you turn yours into the perfect oasis.

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BBQ Recipe For Success

On average, the UK experiences 1493 hours of sun a year. And following the last few weeks of rain, we’re due some glorious warm days which will enable us to unwind with friends and family – and enjoy a BBQ.

But, if you’re one of the hundreds who failed to properly clean your BBQ last summer, you’ll no doubt be rushing about looking for a replacement. How do you make sure you get the perfect one for your summer needs? Simply, follow the advice outlined below.

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