Just Gardening

Get the answers to some of the more random / specialist questions Flymo receives each year. From how to clean a lawn mower to how to attract worms - the life blood of your soil.


Hover mowers vs. rotary mowers

One of the most common questions asked by our customers is; should I buy a hover mower or a wheeled rotary lawnmower? The rest of this blog post explains the subtle differences between these types of lawnmower to help you make an informed decision on which lawnmower to buy.
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Preventing your garden from flooding

Along with the cold, the winter months also bring the wet weather. While flooding in the UK is a relatively isolated problem, many homeowners may find that a torrential downpour can often leave their garden flooded and waterlogged.

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5 things Dad can do this Father's Day

Lawn mowing can be seen as a chore. While Dad may love the smell of freshly cut grass after a month or so we can be sure he’s not as enthusiastic about the upkeep of the garden.

Flymo has dedicated decades to producing products that are Easier by Design, making gardening as quick and as easy as possible. With Father’s Day just around the corner we have the time saving answer to Dad’s gardening problems.

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Is your garden ready for outdoor entertaining?

If you’re planning a family get-together or a barbeque bash, the last thing you want to do is subject your guests to a untidy, uninviting garden.

The paddling pools make their way out of storage, the barbeques are an essential part of every weekend, and the cocktail jugs are never empty. Weekday dinners are enjoyed Al Fresco, as friends and families across the nation, come together to take advantage of every last drop of sunshine, because, who knows how long it’s going to last?

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Why does the UK love the classic rotary mower?

When it comes to lawnmowing everyone has their preference in machine. Some swear by their electric mower whilst others will not change from petrol. Some gardeners prefer a hover machine whereas others cannot see past the classic rotary lawnmower.

One thing is for sure, when Karl Dahlman invented the ‘Flymo’ in 1964 it changed the way we mow the lawn forever. Its unique design and advanced manner of operation, floating on a cushion of air meant that for its time it was simply revolutionary. And yet despite the hover mowers ground breaking introduction to the gardening world it did by no means mean the end of the classic rotary lawnmower.

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The benefit of environmentally friendly products

The benefit of environmentally friendly products

Protecting the environment is something that should be top of everyone’s agenda. Each week, in the UK, we’re reminded by facts and figures in the news about our ever growing carbon footprint.

This, accompanied by warnings about the damaging effects of some products on the atmosphere, the state of our ecosystem, and the predicted effects of global warming can leave us feeling a bit overwhelmed – but nevertheless Britain is acting.

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How to clean a lawnmower

How to clean a lawnmower correctly

Every time you cut the grass it is recommended that you clean your lawnmower thoroughly. Regular maintenance and cleaning, not only prolongs the life of your lawnmower, but ensures that it works efficiently meaning less time is required to cut the lawn next time.
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Insects in your garden

Whether your garden is your relaxing retreat, or is filled with children and grand-children…or a happy mix of both, you must work in conjunction with nature, to maintain a healthy garden.

All it takes is a little bit of knowledge, being able to identify which bugs are good, which are bad, and which are just plain ugly.

Check out these bad, and beneficial bugs!

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Getting your garden ready for summer BBQs

Summer is just around the corner and many of us will be inviting friends and family around for a barbeque - but is your garden ready for entertaining?
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