Garden strimmer’s for your garden: petrol-fuelled vs electric

Posted on April 12, 2017 at 12:50 pm

If you are choosing to buy a strimmer to help with your garden maintenance, and are struggling to decide between a petrol-fuelled and an electric strimmer we have decided to help you out by covering a few pointers to assist with your purchase.

A grass strimmer is definitely a great tool to assist alongside your lawn mower, is has the task of cutting away debris in your garden. Some models even allow you to clear away areas as wide as 18 inches with a single swoop across the area. Other devices provide a smaller range of cutting and are ideal to use in the garden around the plants you wish to protect.

A petrol-fuelled strimmer tends to be stronger allow you to cut through denser material with ease. When the material is dense, the electric motor is limited.

Cord length with an electric strimmer can be an issue for larger gardens, making a petrol strimmer a better option, remembering you will need to refuel the petrol variety. However, to many people, this is an acceptable compromise to get the job done much more easily and efficiently.

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All About Pop Up Canopies for winter and summer

Posted on January 19, 2017 at 2:24 pm

Pop up canopies have great appeal for people who want a canopy that is attractive, durable, easy to transport, easy to set up and take down, and lightweight. Regardless if you are preparing a backyard barbecue or a craft booth, you certainly don’t want spend a lot of time connecting all if the pieces of a difficult to put together shelter.

These canopy pop ups are known as quick shades, instants, and ez ups canopies, can be put together in just a few minutes very easily. On some types, the legs and frame are controlled by a kind of accordion slider which eliminates the need for the positioning of each leg. This also makes it easy to take down a canopy. All that you have to do is release the locks or pins, and close the canopy up. Some canopies also have legs that telescope to cope with situations of uneven ground.

Pop up canopies can provide both stability and mobility. The frame is made from either lightweight steel or heavy gauge aluminum. They are very stable because they have reinforced foot anchors and truss bars although they only weigh approximately 50 Lbs. Just remember that they are not intended for harsh weather conditions or in heavy winds. The ease as speed of the setup is further enhanced because the fabric top is always attached to the frame. The mater that is usually used has a Denier polyester number of either 250 or 500 that has been treated to be fire retardant, waterproof, and UV resistant. For the people who use a pop up canopy in public events such as craft shows and fairs it is important that the canopies be fire resistant.

The measurement that denotes the coarseness of the thread where the higher number means that it is stronger is the Denier. For the reasons of durability, if possible, you should choose the 500 Denier rather than the 250 Denier. Some pop up canopies have a silver UV protective lining in order to reduce the temperature which is a nice option in very warm climates.

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Get your garden ready for the new year with these simple winter garden jobs

Posted on December 27, 2016 at 12:43 pm

Maintaining your garden during the winter months when it’s raining, wet and cold, but these simple winter jobs can really help keep your garden looking its best all year round. Winters can be harsh to our beautiful gardens as the ice can damage the plant life, allotment areas and make the garden look a little worn out.

Follow these three simple steps to maintaining your garden this winter:

  • Aerate the lawn, this is so important as the winter has made the lawn damp and creating this compact swamp type grass. With the wet getting in between the grass, it is unable to air out, therefore not allowing the soil beneath to be exposed to the sun and air. Using a garden fork or rake, simple glide over the grass, separating the strands and allowing for the air to get in between, this will help to feed your lawn ready for a healthy looking lawn come springtime.
  • Raking the laves sounds like a cliché gardening job but it really does help the appearance of your garden and you can start creating compost from your garden waste using a composting tank. When leaves fall from the tree and land on patio or walk way areas, the rain fall can cause the leave to stick to the floor and becomes a nuisance to left. Rake up your walkways and lawn area regularly, allowing the grass to breath and absorb the sunlight as much as possible.leaves
  • Clean up your patio area, making it an easier cleaning job in the spring and summer months. Washing the build-up of mud and grime from the decking of tiled patio is a must if you want your guests to feel comfortable sitting out in your garden. Doing regular patio cleans takes the strain off cleaning the tiles come spring time.

Winter time is definitely not the best time of year to be out in the garden, but will be worth the effort when you have your family and friends in your garden when the sun comes out.




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London awnings

Posted on November 14, 2016 at 11:25 am

An awning is a roof-like structure, that is made of plastic or canvas, which provides shade over a storefront, window, door or deck. It is a canvas roof supported by a frame to give protection against the weather. It is also often constructed of aluminium understructure with aluminium sheeting. Awnings are used for both residential and commercial purposes. The main use of awnings is sun protection, it cuts glare and UV rays both indoors and outdoors, they provide shade and also reduce heat. Different types of awnings are available. Awnings are visually stunning which goes together with the architectural design of any home or any commercial building.

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Making your garden furniture more shabby chic

Posted on September 21, 2016 at 4:51 am

There are many ways in which you can make your garden furniture look more shabby chic, but one of the best ways is to start from scratch. By this we do not mean rebuilding your garden furniture, we simply mean sanding the furniture down, oiling it and panting over it. By doing this you can quickly transform the look of your tables, stalls and chairs, or even large outbuildings like summerhouses and sheds. Once you’ve chosen the colour you like, whether it be pink, green or blue, simply apply the paint after the oiling stage. Chalk paint is the best for producing the shabby chic look because it gives the appearance of paint that’s been faded over time due to sun exposure and there are many popular brands to choose between. By choosing this type of paint you can make your garden furniture not necessarily look newer, but more stylish and more in-line with current trends.

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