How to Apply Lawn Weed Killer

How to Apply Lawn Weed Killer
It is always around May that attention is focused back on our beloved Dandelions and all the hard work they put making our lovely lawns look a right mess. May is the beginning of the Dandelion season and swift action must be take to avoid these critters from reproducing. Lawn weed killer is the most ...

Copper Slug Tape at the Ready as Damp Weather Continues

Copper Slug Tape at the Ready as Damp Weather Continues
Wet weather is a bad thing, warm wet weather is a very bad thing. That is of course if your struggling to control slugs in your garden. With rain and damp soils the slugs really thrive and the warmer it gets the more they multiply. This brings with a certain amount of crop destruction with ...

Your Own ‘Mini Aviva’ with the Lawn Roller

Your Own 'Mini Aviva' with the Lawn Roller
Whether you love football, Rugby or gardening having the perfect lawn is something that we all aspire to. For bragging rights with your neighbors or just to sit back and admire your green oasis having the right lawn care tools will help you on your mission. From Ride-ons to rollers there is a tool for ...

Slug Pellets Pros & Cons

Slug Pellets Pros & Cons
  If  you have a heavy clay soil and live on the wet shores of Ireland then it is likely that your garden is frequented by slugs and snails. These pests which love big, fresh foliage will feed on and ravage crops such as cabbage, lettuce, peas and also anniliate the young seedlings of cucumbers, ...

Sowing a Wildflower Meadow

Sowing a Wildflower Meadow
If you are considering growing a wildflower meadow, there are a number of steps that you should take if you want to get it right. The key to a successful wildflower meadow is good ground preparation. To do this you will first need dry weather, dry weather and more dry weather. The first step in ...

Control Lawn Moss with a Hollow Tine Aerator

Control Lawn Moss with a Hollow Tine Aerator
So long as the weather and ground is dry, April is the best month to do any of your badly needed lawn care chores. If your lawn is like 99% of the rest of us then you too have a problem with moss. The hollow tine aerator will begin the process that will help reduce ...

Topiary Shears Can Really Keep Your Box Neat

Topiary Shears Can Really Keep Your Box Neat
Generally I would cut my box around the start of June.  In England the trimming of box hedging and other topiary coincide with Derby Day weekend. This is the best time of year as generally the weather is warm and the plants have put on sufficient growth to be pruned back. Buxus sempervirens or Box ...

Dog Poop Waste Bins; nowhere to be seen

Dog Poop Waste Bins; nowhere to be seen
As a keen walker and frequenter of the various public trails and walks in and around my local town I am too often greeted by the sight of dog waste sitting proudly on the path, grass verge or gravelled areas.  This is an issue that won’t go away over night, but it will never go ...

Greenhouses need Water Butts

Greenhouses need Water Butts
If you have a greenhouse I’m sure the first issue you have is how to water and keep your plants well at all times. With the heat retained in a greenhouse your plants and pots will dry out within a day or two if additional water is not supplied. This lack of water leads first ...

Watering Timer Can Save Time & Water

Watering Timer Can Save Time & Water
If you have a green house, poly tunnel or in fact a garden of any form then a water timer is a very useful gadget that you should consider if installing an irrigation system. Watering plants is a constant chore and in the summer months it is something that cannot be left undone for more ...