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.

What is compost?

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Composting is the process where organic material is broken down into the nutrient-rich soil we know as compost. Leftover vegetables, plant trimmings, sticks and dying plants are the fuel of any compost heap. Essential for any garden, it’s an invaluable soil improver and mulch that improves the growth of vegetation. By actively maintaining compost production, you are ensuring the return of nutrients to the soil and continuing the cycle of life for your garden and its inhabitants.

How to store lithium-ion batteries over winter

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UltraStore Lawn Mower in Storage

Correct storing of a li-ion batteries is crucial to ensuring the lifespan of the battery. This is something you need to take into consideration, especially when storing your tools over winter as Lithium-ion batteries are highly susceptible to temperature. Temperatures that are too high or too low can cause the cells to suffer permanent damage. In rare cases of batteries being stored incorrectly for long periods of time, it is even possible for the battery to become completely unusable, this is called deep discharge.Deep discharge is when the entire battery capacity is depleted. This usually happens when batteries are stored empty of charge and then discharge themselves even further. If self-discharge occurs for too long, this causes deep discharge. This results in permanent, irreversible damage to the battery. To avoid this happening and to extend the lifespan of your batteries, please read our storage tips for the winter months below.

Uses for the EasiClean

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EasiClean Li Plus battery pressure washer

Our EasiClean low pressure washer is a versatile tool, with many applications for around your home and garden.

1. Divide And Conquer

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Split your garden into smaller sections, this will make it more manageable overall. Create a pile for each section rather than one massive mound of leaves. Try blowing the leaves onto a sheet to help make transporting them to the garden bin or compost heap easier.

Ways to Collect Leaves from Different Areas of Your Garden

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PowerVac 2700 Leaf Blower

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.

What Is Leaf Mulch And How To Make It

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Leaf Mulch

Leaves are plentiful in the autumn as they fall from the trees and collect on the ground in our gardens. Rounding them up and putting them back to work is a great way to ensure that your garden flourishes time and time again, as we explain our guide to leaf mulch.

How To Make Leaf Mould

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Transform autumn leaves into valuable leaf mould, which is as easy to use as mulch, soil conditioner or a seed compost. Learn more in our guide below.

Uses for Fallen Leaves

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

Damp, Wet Or Soaked Through

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There is a difference. If the leaves are damp then it shouldn’t be a problem, a little wet with a powerful jet will still work well but if leaves are soaked then best to leave well alone until they have had time to dry a little.