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What Makes Gardening So Good for Your Health?

Planting Vegetables In A Garden

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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How to Keep Your Lawnmower Running Smoothly

Lawn Mower On Lawn

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.

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Gardening Is Trowel & Error – Winter Gardening You Need To Do

Gardening Is Trowel & Error - Winter Gardening You Need To Do
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

How To Drain Oil From a Lawnmower

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.Read more

A Simple Guide on How To Clean Your Patio

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.Read more

3 Reasons Why Your Garden Appliances Will Hinder Your Garden

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.Read more

How to Sharpen Your Lawnmower Blades

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.Read more