Autumn Tidy

Autumn is that time of year when your lawn and garden can start to look awful again. The wind and rain starts again, plus the leaves fall from the trees once more. Here you can find some quick, easy and practical hints and tips on keeping your lawn and garden looking neat and tidy throughout the autumn months with little fuss and effort.

Leaf Blowing Wet Leaves : Top Tips

When the autumnal leaves begin to fall, a leaf blower is the perfect tool to tackle any build-up which collects on your lawn and outdoor area. As the cooler months progress the likelihood of the leaves remaining dry are slim. There is much discussion around whether you can use a leaf blower to tackle wet leaves with many gardener’s opting to use a hand rake or wait until leaves become dry before taking on the job. Whilst it is true that wet leaves are trickier to tackle due to their increased weight it is still possible to maintain a garden free from leaves and debris if you follow the below tips!
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Scirocco

Leaf blower techniques you need to know

As with any power tool, there is a technique to getting the most out of it for the right results. A leaf blower is no different. If your garden is completely covered in leaves following some key techniques will get it cleared in no time.
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Garden Vac 2500

How do leaf blowers work?

In early autumn a leaf blower becomes a gardener’s best friend providing a simple and effective way of moving and collecting fallen leaves and garden debris, such as grass cuttings, when the colder weather sets in. Understanding how they work is the first step to getting the most of them this autumn.

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Pac a Shredder

How to make a compost heap

Every experienced gardener knows that good compost is an eco-friendly way to provide vital nutrients to a garden and its inhabitants. One of the best ways to look after your garden is to start producing your own ‘Black Gold’, as we explain in our guide to creating compost heaps.
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Ways to collect fallen leaves from different areas of your garden

If you have trees in, or around your home then you are likely to be busy picking up leaves throughout the autumn. Fallen leaves get everywhere, and they aren’t always the easiest of things to collect. That is why a variety of leaf collection equipment is needed when collecting leaves from different types of terrain in and around your property.
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The difference between clean and dirty fan vacuums

The two main types of garden vacuum available to buy are called ‘clean fan’ or ‘dirty fan’ systems and they each have their own benefits over the other.

Clean fan systems in a garden vacuum work by diverting the airflow generated by the motor, down a chute and into a collection bag. Any debris that is collected, is shredded or mulched by using shredding line connected to a rotating disc, located just before the collection bag.

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Tools to help collect leaves in the garden

In the UK, leaves fall from the trees from late September to mid-November. While a few leaves around the garden are fine, there are so many other uses for dried leaves that many gardeners prefer to collect them for, including leaf mould or compost rather than leave them lying around. There are lots of different tools available for collecting leaves but some work a little better than others in different situations, so it is good to have a range at your fingertips.
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Uses for fallen leaves

Fallen leaves are a great natural resource in your garden with all kinds of beneficial uses such as leaf mould and compost.
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Why Collect Leaves?

Rounding up the leaves in your garden is more beneficial than you might think. Here, we explain why you should keep your lawn clear and why you should transform those leaves into leaf mulch and mould, both of which are essential for keeping your garden healthy year after year.
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