There are lots of little lawn mowing mistakes people make without even realising it, and the good thing is, it’s not particularly difficult to change your ways. If you do everything right in the first place it can actually save you time because you avoid having to carry out repair work later. Read on to find out how!
It might not be obvious when you see it written down but “IZY” is not pronounced “iz-ee” as in “izzy wizzy let’s get busy” (the magic words often uttered on behalf of popular ursine glove-puppet Sooty by various members of the Corbett family). It is in fact supposed to be pronounced “ee-zee,” as in “easy,” […]
In Britain it is very difficult to hear the word “smallholding” without immediately thinking of Tom and Barbara Good’s jolly version of self-sufficiency in The Good Life. For a cosy primetime sitcom the programme did involve a lot more goats and gardening than usual, but in real life smallholdings are more about hard work than […]
Electricity! For millennia now it has fascinated humankind with its awesome power and by allowing us to stick balloons to things with static, though it is only relatively recently that we have come to harness it effectively. But what exactly is electricity good for? If you ask gods like Zeus, Jupiter and Thor they’ll probably […]
There are many compelling reasons for growing your own fruit and vegetables at home rather than relying on stuff bought from supermarkets for your five-a-day. The most obvious one is saving money, as growing your own fresh produce means you’ll be able to reduce your weekly food bills. Equally important is health. Not only does […]
Are you sick of not being able to play a proper game of croquet in your garden? Or maybe as a homeowner, you just pine for a beautiful DIY striped finish on your lawn? Maybe you’ve suddenly and unexpectedly been appointed Head Groundskeeper of a local sports club, and need something to help keep the […]
Imagine a zebra without its stripes. It’s a sad sight isn’t it? A poor, forlorn white horse-thing ostracised by the other zebras, lacking the natural camouflage of its kind and living in constant fear of lion attacks. Our poor stripe-less friend wanders the savannah alone, feeling a pang of envy every time he stops at […]
Last year we wrote about bee lawns shortly before the term entered the nation’s vocabulary. Now everyone from columnists and gardeners to politicians is discussing the benefits and the importance of encouraging pollinators back into British gardens. What is a bee lawn? If you aren’t familiar with the term already, you’re probably wondering what a […]
You might think that your lawnmower is just something you get out of the shed from time to time and which will – hopefully – work, no matter how much you take care of it. Like everything with moving parts though, things can and will go wrong, particularly if you don’t follow the advice of the manufacturer.
Winter can be one of the most beautiful times of the year, but as it’s more than a little chilly, the majority of us probably also spend much less time outside. At this time of year you might well be thinking about tucking your lawnmower up for winter. Before you do, take the time to […]