Gardening

Lawn Mower Blades Maintenance

So many people take their poor lawn mower for granted. It sits forlornly in the garage waiting to be taken outside for a run and is often overlooked in the maintenance stakes. Lawn mower blades are one of the most neglected parts of the machine, with the gas tank and oil reservoir the most attended to. The spark plugs get a regular look-in and even the wheels are tightened from time to time but the lawn mower blades, the very things that enable the unit to do its job, are out of sight and out of mind.

Automatic Lawn Mower - Your New Best Friend?

Lawn ready for automatic lawn mowerMy father used to joke that he had invented the Worlds first, second, third and fourth automatic lawn mowers: me and my three siblings, otherwise known as The Remote Controls!

Organic Weed Control

There are numerous different techniques which can be implemented to keep weeds under control. Gone are the days of the nasty weed sprays which damage your soil and hinder further plant growth. In this article, we will look at some of the more effective natural, or organic weed control methods, which can be practised to keep those unwanted weeds out of your garden for good.

Preventative Measures

Termites in Mulch

There are many rumours surrounding mulch and its effect on termites and their behaviour. Many people fear that mulch actually attracts termites, and can lead to an infestation in your home, although this simply isn't the case. In this article we will look at the benefits of mulch in your garden, and why termites like mulch, but why it shouldn't be avoided. Termites in mulch is common, but as we'll see, this isn't a problem.

Benefits of Mulch

Shade Perennials

Gardening in the shade can provide a whole new challenge for even the accomplished gardener. No matter how green your finger, you can always benefit from careful plant selection and positioning to maximise growth, and the ultimate appearance of your plants. In this article, we will look at some of the more important considerations for shade perennials, and where you can go to find the best quality in shade planting for your garden.

Preparing for Shade Perennials