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Spring is the ideal time to give your garden some TLC, whether it's keeping on top of maintaining your garden or giving it a make over, you'll want to get your garden ready for those summer gatherings.
Step one - Rejuvenate your lawn
A great place to start is by tidying your lawn, over the winter months you may rarely get a clear and dry day to cultivate your grass.
When spring arrives it is wonderful to get outdoors in the fresh air and tend to your garden. You may want to start by taking care of any weeds that may have sprouted. You can clear these the old fashion way by pulling or digging the weeds and their roots out, although this sometimes creates a mess in your garden. An easier way that involves less hard word is to use weed killer to safely remove the weeds and prevent them growing back.
We sell a range of weed killing products such as Roundup GC All Surfaces Liquid Concentrate (280sqm) to help kill weeds quickly.
Now that you have taken care of the weeds, you are ready to give your grass a cut with the lawn mower. Whilst mowing beware of any hard debris such a stones and sticks that may get caught in the blades. This is also a good time to check the edges of your lawn are tidy, this can be done by digging out your edges with a spade or half moon edger.
Once your grass is trimmed down now is a great time to apply fertiliser to your garden, this will give it a new lease of life and help promote healthy growth.
Our vast range of garden tools will help with all garden maintenance.
Step Two - Trim your shrubs and hedges
You can now start to tidy any hedges or shrubs by removing any over grown or dead branches on shrubs and trimming down hedges. These tasks can be completed with pruning shears or hedge trimmers.
Our Green Blade Power Pruners are great for cutting back plants and shrubs.
When the temperatures start to get a little milder and winter begins to fade into spring, many of us look forward to the warmer months.
But for many people, this intervening period brings a dark cloud:
We could have listed some possible excuses you could use to avoid this dreaded task. But we're sure you'd rather have a clean, tidy and welcoming home.
So instead, we've listed some great tips that will help you get organised and blast your way through the spring cleaning in no time!
Christmas is coming... And if you haven't already, you'll soon be making arrangements with family about who's going to be cooking the dinner this year.
Christmas dinner is the most enjoyable meal of the year. Everyone enjoying (hopefully) good food, some drinks and generally having a great time. But why does it always have to be the same?
Of course, a roast turkey is the traditional meal in the UK – but that's not to say it's the law. If you're bored of turkey or you prefer other meats, why not try something a little different?
Here, we've rounded up some ideas for alternative Christmas dinners.
Have you made Halloween plans yet?
If not, we have some ideas just for you! This year, Halloween falls on a Saturday evening, giving you even more leeway to let your hair down and celebrate in style. Whether you want to throw a party, have your friends round to watch a scary horror film or entertain the children with spooky themed activities, you're going to need a few things to make sure your celebrations are the best they can be!
No matter what you get up to, here are nine tips to transform your evening into the perfect Halloween party:
When you think of traditional British food, sausages must be close to the top of the list. Good old 'bangers and mash' is a staple meal in homes up and down the country.
And with British Food Fortnight running between 19th September and 4th October, there's no better time to enjoy this Great British classic!
But instead of buying from a supermarket, why not make your own sausages? It might look difficult to master, but with the right equipment, you can easily make your own bangers from the comfort of your kitchen.