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Many homeowners have a lawnmower, but few know how to use it and often end up causing more damage to the grass by making simple mistakes! Read our lawn mowing tips to make sure that you cut the lawn perfectly, every time! Lawn Mowing Tips and Tricks Don’t set your mower too low! Many don’t realise that you only need to cut the top third of the glass blades at any time, this sounds like a waste of time as you’ll have to cut it again sooner, but, longer grass blades develop a deeper root system which mean that it is easier for the roots to find water. If you cut the grass too low, you risk ‘scalping’ the lawn, which means that the roots will focus on growing upwards rather than downwards and growing longer roots. It also means that you’re more likely to get weeds, as taller grass…

Up for changing your garden but unsure about what shrubs to go for? Here’s our complete guide to different types of shrubs and when to plant them! So you can finally shrub up on your knowledge 😉 What is a shrub? Let’s get this clear before we move on to the various types of shrubs! A shrub is mostly any woody plant that has several stems and is usually less than 3 meters tall. Think of them as small trees! How do you plant a shrub? Before you get all excited about the different types of shrubs which you can have all year round, you need to make sure that you know how to plant one prior to buying one! Fortunately, we put some simple instructions together for you! Step 1: Pick a location Make sure that the shrub won’t grow to block your driveway, entrance, or become an obstruction to…

Be eco-friendly and save some money by learning how to make organic compost to use as fertiliser in the garden. Whether your a compost queen or you’ve never had green fingers, turn your spoil into soil and cut down on household food waste with our guide! 🌿 Keep calm and keep composting. 🌿 No idea what we’re talking about? Don’t worry, we’ll explain everything you have to do step by step and you’ll understand how to make organic compost for yourself. What is compost? Compost is the result of composting: the process of decomposition of organic matter in which micro-organisms, fungi, earthworms and oxygen all play a part. Composting prevents bad smells and means the waste you generate doesn’t rot, instead allowing you to create this high quality fertiliser known as compost. Why make compost? Need some convincing? Before you learn how to make organic compost, here are some more reasons…

Some people prune their plants every day, whilst others never even consider it! However, it doesn’t have to be difficult or complicated to reach that middle ground. That’s why we want to help you learn how to prune the two most common plants in your garden. Go on, stalk us below! To do the cuttings, you will need: Pruning shears (Remember to get a left-handed or ambidextrous pair if necessary!) Pruning shears for trees Pruning Paint Plant fertiliser Which plants do I prune? This can be difficult to answer because, as a rule, not all plants need pruned, and when they do, the time in the year varies depending on the plant. This is because the main reason to prune a plant is to control growth and define the shape for the following season. For example, Hydrangeas bloom on the buds formed in the previous year. If you take their cuttings…

As the weather gets warmer, we can all start to appreciate a glass of wine on the decking after a long day. So why should small gardens be excluded? Whether you already have decking in your  garden or if you’re considering putting some in, our decking ideas for small gardens can help you make the most out of your humble space! As a side note, if you’re wanting to build your own decking then make sure that you plan your decking space based on exactly what you want on the deck. It needs to be big enough for any garden furniture you want there, as well as some room leftover to move! Make sure that you think about barbecues and other garden plants before choosing the shape and structure of your decking, which, once permanent, can be very difficult to change! There’s always thyme You don’t need a huge garden…