New build houses often offer limited garden space so it is important to use this space wisely. Planning the layout and keeping design simple are easy ways to manage a new build garden without the hassle of constant maintenance. Focus on one section at a time to make your workload manageable and so you can see progress quickly.
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.
Bees are an important part of the garden all year round. They are important cogs in the garden machine as they pollinate our plants and vegetables. It is been widely publicised that their numbers are in decline, which could cause serious issues to our plant life over the coming years. Luckily all is not lost yet, with a bit of thought and planning, your garden can become a haven for these busy buzzers.
Gardening is getting more popular, and we’re spending more time in the garden , but it’s tricky knowing your herbaceous borders from your perennials, dandelions to creeping buttercups. However, for the novices and less green-fingered among us, Google has all the answers. From getting rid of weeds to growing vegetables, every year thousands of budding horticulturalists are searching online for ways to maintain and perfect their garden.
With summer finally upon us and the nation picking up its garden shears in force, our green waste bins are filling up fast. But what happens when our bins are full? In some areas of England, residents are paying extra charges on top of their council tax to have their green bin collected – but who’s getting the best deal?
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.
Easter is usually the busiest gardening weekend of the year. For many people it is the first chance they get to put on their boots, pull out their clippers and tidy the garden.
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.
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.
When the topic of gardening comes up in conversation it certainly divides the opinions of Brits. Some of us are fully fledged green fingered wizards, some of us dabble with a few colourful plants and perhaps a lush green lawn, and some plain and simply see gardening as a massive chore. Here’s how gardening can have a positive effect on your health.
The preservation of the environment is a growing concern for people all over the world, with issues surrounding the loss of urban green spaces, rising pollution and the ongoing wellbeing of citizens now at the forefront of the global debate. A study by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences concluded: “The loss of urban green space in compact city environments during the densification of cities is now a major challenge. The loss of urban green space is rarely matched by the addition of more green space, potentially damaging the social value of these areas for decades to come.”