Gardening Tips & Advice

Money Saving Tips for the Garden

A survey conducted in 2014 revealed Brits on average spend £30,000 on gardening during their lifetimes. And whilst we can understand the importance of turning our gardens into a wall of colour we also know there are ways to achieve this for a fraction of the cost.

This is why, below, we’ve compiled a list of 22 easy ways to save money in your garden.

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Are you looking to achieve a better cut of your lawn? This infographic outlines 3 steps you need to consider to help you achieve the luscious lawn you desire.

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Save Money in the Home & Garden
Benjamin Franklin once said “a penny saved is a penny earned” and to help you save more than a few pennies around the home and garden, below are 25 money saving tips – many of which require minimal effort on your part.

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Replace Your Chainsaw Chain

A dull chain will make your chainsaw dangerous to use, partly because it’ll increase the wear and tear on other components. Yet, there are a number of reasons why the chain on your chainsaw can become blunt, such as cutting “dirty” sleepers through to placing it on the ground whilst it is still spinning.

If you have noticed the chain is no longer at its best, replacing it can keep you safe, save you money and what’s more it isn’t as time consuming as you may think.

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How to Store Your Chainsaw

So you’ve cut down the tree in your garden and trimmed the top of your conifers off. Now what’s left for your chainsaw? Unlike other garden appliances, the chainsaw isn’t one which will be used on a regular basis – meaning it is likely to be stored away for longer periods of time.

As such, it’s important to make sure when storing your chainsaw you do so correctly, as this will ensure it is ready for action the next time you need it – and to make sure you store yours correctly, we recommend you follow the guidance below.

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Sharpen Your Chainsaw Chain

Spring is in the air and many of us are looking to get out into the garden to give it a much needed tidy. Part of this is likely to involve cutting the tops of your conifers off to help get as much sun as possible into the garden.

To carry out such a task, you’ll need a fully working chainsaw, with a sharp chain. If your chainsaw was used excessively last year, the latter could be an issue. Thankfully, bringing your chain back up to sharpness doesn’t have to be difficult, time consuming or costly.

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Selecting the Right Hedge Trimmer

When it comes to marking boundaries around your home or adding elements of privacy, the hedge is often a firm favourite. Not only do hedges help encourage wildlife to the garden, but they’re often a sturdier alternative to fences.

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Benefit Your Garden This Easter

With spring in full flow, the daffodils in bloom and blossom beginning to show on the trees, many of us will be looking forward to the warm, sunny haze covering our gardens during the Easter weekend. And the extended break is the perfect time to get out and provide our gardens with the TLC they deserve.

For those looking to spend time in the garden this Easter, make sure it is time well spent, by following the list, below, of suggested jobs to carry out.

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Achieve a Luscious Lawn

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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Don't Let Your Lawnmower Ruin SpringWith 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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