How To Calibrate a Fertilizer Spreader

How To Calibrate a Fertilizer Spreader
Fertilizer spreader can be put to many uses in the garden. They offer a quick and safe way to spread a range of granular products mostly lawn seed and fertilisers. But they can also be used to spread lime, pest control products, moss killer and wild flower seeds. Each of these have different application rates. ...

Snowdrop Bulbs Sowing Season is Fast Approaching

Snowdrop Bulbs Sowing Season is Fast Approaching
Back to School adverts on the radio, corn being cut in the field and the end of summer has begun. But with that brings the next stage in the gardeners next. The quiet after the storm – Autumn. Autumn is a wonderful time in the garden. The warm weather can stretch right up until the ...

Apple Trees for Cider Production

Apple Trees for Cider Production
Yummy cider and on a summers day! Truly nothing else can surpass that. Well what about your own homemade cider on a summers day? Cider production in Ireland is going through a mini revolution and we at the garden shop want to do our bit and help you choose the best and juiciest varieties of ...

Netting Frame For Pest Control

Netting Frame For Pest Control
Gardens are constantly under attack from various pests. This is the nature of both vegetable and ornamental gardens. The control of pests comes under a number of options and for the sake of the environment and your garden it is best to avoid the use of chemicals and instead choose a barrier control in the ...

Solar Lights for your Garden

Solar Lights for your Garden
Using lights in your Garden is a great way of adding colour and interest. Lights provide and focal point and allow you to extend the use of your garden into the night. While water can be considered an essentail feature of a garden, lighting too has become an element that can not be omitted from ...

Making Your Own Hanging Basket Liners

Making Your Own Hanging Basket Liners
Late spring and we find ourselves rummaging in the back of the garden shed tyring to find our hanging baskets. Once dusted off and chains untangled we can get on with the job of planting up. But wait! No hanging basket liner! What a pain. Hanging basket liners are a neat and easy way to ...

Using Companion Plants to Control Pests

Using Companion Plants to Control Pests
Organic control options take on a new level when using companion planting. The use of such plants brings together almost all aspects of what is right about organic gardening. For a start using seeds means that chemical use in the garden can be reduced. Companion planting almost means that you are increasing the range of ...

My Tomatoes Are Going Bananas!

My Tomatoes Are Going Bananas!
Growing Tomato seeds is one of the most rewarding things that a gardener can do. In a small space you can grow a plant that will yield about 40 tomatoes if conditions are right. To ensure your Tomatoes go bananas like mine then there are a few things to remember and a few tips and ...

How to Use Sulphate of Iron

How to Use Sulphate of Iron
Moss control is serious business in during March & April. Sulphate of iron is the number one way of killing off moss on your lawns and giving your grass the room to breathe and grow. Using Sulphate of Iron is mostly straight forward and people should not worry much about over applying or causing damage ...

Second Year of a Wildflowers Meadow

Second Year of a Wildflowers Meadow
Wildflower meadows are a popular way to get lots of colour into your garden. This is not the only benefit as the array of colours, flowers, foliage and fragrances attract a host of insects into your garden. Starting a wildflower meadow involves a number of steps that really need to be followed through to ensure ...