Hints and Tips

Practical hints and tips from Flymo. Find a range of articles dispelling common myths to practical advice on attracting worms - the lifeblood of your soil.

10 Creative ideas for making the most of small gardens

If you have a small or quirky shaped garden it can sometimes be difficult to know how to maximize the space you have. The key is creativity which is why we have sourced 10 creative ideas form some of our favourite bloggers to give you the inspiration you need to reclaim your outdoor space. Whether it’s a tiny terrace or a petit patio you have to work with, these innovative tips, tricks and tools are guaranteed to help you think big and transform your garden into a stylish alfresco space.

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How to repair a lawnmower

It can be very demoralising to attempt to cut your grass and find that your lawnmower refuses to cooperate. It is common for these types of machines to experience issues after a few years of hard work; the key with lawnmowers is to spot the issues early, as this means you will be able to prolong the overall lifespan of your trusty machine.

One way to avoid any potential pitfalls is to regularly service your lawnmower; you should be looking to give your machine a full service at the end of each cutting season. If, however, your lawnmower does give up on you, here are our top tips to help you identify the problems and fix them:

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How to entertain your kids in the garden

With a bit of imagination the great outdoors can easily be turned into an adventure playground that will keep little ones entertained for hours, not to mention burn off their endless amounts of energy throughout the summer.

In today’s world of technology and apps it can be easy to just sit in front of a phone or tablet but you will then miss out on all that your back garden has to offer. No one wants to hear those dreaded words, “I’m bored”, so to avoid this we’ve highlighted six ways to keep the children happy and more importantly their minds occupied outside away from technology.

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How To Transform Your Garden On A Budget

As we head into the warmer months of the year, it’s time to get those gardening gloves on and bring some life to your outdoor space. From sprucing up your fence with a lick of paint to paving an eye-popping path a little effort goes a long way. And fear not, it doesn’t have to cost the Earth - with our tips, you’ll have a glorious garden in no time at all, on a budget that doesn’t break the bank.

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How to bring back your gardens glory

Is your garden looking a little lifeless and in need of some TLC following the harsh winter months? After a dormant period it’s likely your lawn could be looking a little haggard, maybe your fence is in need of a good lick of paint or perhaps your lawn edges require a good tidy up.

Now is the perfect time to start thinking about how to return your garden to its former glory. From smart storage tips to cool al fresco dining ideas, we have it covered when it comes to transforming your garden into a tranquil haven ready for the season ahead.

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Green bin map of the UK

Green Bin Collections. What A Load Of Rubbish.

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?

There are 326 districts in the UK, and over half of them charge their residents additional fees to have their garden waste collected. These ‘opt-in’ schemes ask residents to fork out anything from £6 up to £96 a year.

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How to toughen up your garden for sports

Gardens are there to be enjoyed, and there is no better way to enjoy a garden than by having a kickabout with the kids. Especially in a world cup year, you can expect families across the country to lace up their boots and go for a game of footie.

While it may be great to have some fun outdoors, you need to make sure you have prepared your garden to take the strain first. There’s nothing worse than reaching the end of the summer and realising your lawn looks like a wasteland that will take ages to repair…

Here are our top tips to create the perfect sporting arena in your garden ahead of summer:

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No Garden? No Problem. How To Create An Outdoor Space When You Don’t Have A Garden

Just because you don’t have the space for a proper garden doesn’t mean you need to go without your own outdoor space. You can create a beautiful outdoor oasis without much space at all; all you need is a bit of planning and design. Smaller gardens may need more thought than larger gardens but with the right planning they can be even better – they do say ‘great things come in small packages’.

If you are looking to revitalise your outdoor space here are our top tips to give you the garden you deserve.

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Spot the difference! Is it a weed or a flower?

Weeding can be one of the most annoying activities in maintaining our gardens, and the unwanted pests have a tendency to grow back if untreated. Our gardens are full of them, but identifying all weeds correctly, instead of flowers, can be a difficult task. We’ve put together a quick guide to help you identify which flowers are masquerading as plants, for a weed-free outdoor space where your flower beds are protected and your garden can breathe easy.

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