We live in an ever-changing technological era, where there is an app for pretty much anything. There are cooking apps, there are gardening apps, there is even an app where you can virtually pop pimples, as some people find this therapeutic… (For those trying to find this right now, it’s called ‘Pimple Popper’.)
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Some people are born gardeners, some people have gardening thrust upon them. If you’ve moved into a place with a garden, or you’ve inherited a houseplant, congratulations! You now have a living thing to love and care for. Scary thought, we know! So naturally, the first question is, how often should you water your plant to keep it alive?
Soft green lawns, manicured even flower beds, perfectly regimented hedges and impressive water features are what we’ve come to expect from the gardens of National Trust properties around the country.
The last lingering bursts of summer sunshine are few and far between and it’s time to face facts. Autumn is here. Officially the first day of autumn was the 22nd September, so it’s time to embrace fiery golden foliage, shiny conkers underfoot, blackberries on hedgerows and maybe even start thinking about breaking out the electric blanket. But what does all this mean for the autumn gardener?
Having spent the spring and summer months working on your garden to create your own little slice of paradise, why let your garden suffer during autumn and winter by leaving fallen leaves to clutter your flowerbeds?
Gardening, you either love it or you hate it. Either way, gardening is an around the year job, from tending to your flowerbeds during the spring months to provide your bulbs with the best chance of blooming; through to de-weeding during the summer. Throughout autumn and winter, work within the garden doesn’t stop, and to help you stay on top of your garden during the final months of this year we’ve compiled a list of three of the essential garden appliances you should have ready for action in your shed.
As you think about autumn (which officially begins the week commencing September 22nd), you may think about the frosty mornings which see your lawn glisten in the low sun or the hearty meals which you can soon look forward to as winter arrives.Read more
The blade on your lawnmower may appear robust, but it is susceptible to damage, especially if it comes into contact with more than the grass you’re cutting. In fact, your lawnmower’s manual is likely to state that if you hit a foreign object with your lawnmower, such as a stone, you should immediately check the blade.
However, few of us do this despite a damaged lawnmower blade having a detrimental effect on the cut of your lawn. But, replacing the blade on a lawnmower isn’t a difficult task and by following the advice below you should be able to replace your lawnmower blade in little more than 5 minutes.
During the grass cutting season, which traditionally runs between March and October (weather dependent) your lawnmower is a vital garden appliance, and one which is called into action on almost a weekly basis.
As a result, it comes under a lot of stress which can result in faults developing. Key to minimising the risk of such faults is to provide your lawnmower with regular maintenance, and this includes draining the oil at certain points during the cutting season, as outlined below.
Life is messy, but with these 27 simple yet effective tips there’s no reason why you cannot clean it and add a bit of sparkle to your home, garden and car – and all for little outlay but big rewards.Read more