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How To Mow A Lawn
Although push lawn mowers are wonderful machines that do a great job in keeping the lawn looking lush and well groomed, sometimes you need something with a bit more power to get the job done.
Ride on mowers can turn an all day chore into an enjoyable job that lasts only a few hours. Instead of pushing your mower back and forth over several acres of lawn, you can sit on your ride on mower and relax as it does all the work. You can choose a rear sweeping model, that pushes long grass away to prevent clogging or you can choose to have the grass bagged so that you can use the clippings in another area of the garden. If you add a mulching kit, you can leave the grass clippings on the lawn to provide valuable nourishment.
These mowers are also useful for many other yard tasks. Hitch a wagon to your ride on mower and haul brush to the refuse pile or drive mulch across the garden so you can spread it more quickly. Since these are available as electric lawn mowers and petrol lawn mowers, you can choose a ride on mower that uses the energy source you prefer.
After you mow the lawn, you will want to tidy the edges and trim around trees and shrubs. Luckily, there are several great tools that can help you get the job done right. Grass strimmers are perfect for getting into tight spaces or cutting back weeds and grass by the fence line. You can choose one of the handheld models that are powered by electric or petrol for this type of job. If you need to do some serious brush cutting, you may want to look at the heavy duty wheeled strimmer model. This strimmer can take on some serious brambles.
Next, tackle overgrown shrubs with electric or petrol powered hedge trimmers. These trimmers can help you tidy hedges in just an hour or so.
To tidy the lawn after you are finished your yard work, you may want to add just a few more pieces of lawn equipment. If you don't have a bagger on your lawn mower, take a look at leaf blowers and vacuums. These hand held petrol or electric powered tools help you make short work of leaf covered lawns. If you are a serious gardener, you may want to turn your leaves into leaf mold for the garden by using a free standing electric or petrol shredder to shred the leaves.
With the right equipment, you will have a lawn that fills you with pride in no time.
Hot Feeding Tips
Summer is the most enjoyable water gardening season and the time to watch for potential problems caused by high water temperatures during extreme or extended hot periods.It's important to feed food that is easily digestible so fish benefit from fully absorbing the nutrients.
Home for a Gnome?
Kitsch is defined by several dictionaries as relating to poor quality or gaudy art objects that appeal to "low-brow" taste. But in the garden, kitsch categorizes folksy or commercial art that's viewed condescendingly by some, and with irony by others.
Plant Hardiness Zones
When selecting plants for the landscape, is important to select plants that will grow in your climate. The United States has 10 of growing or climate zones.
Hummingbird Nesting Facts
Every spring the United States and Canada are blessed with the presence of humming birds migrating north to make a home for their coming young. They come from Mexico and South America in search of a cooler, more suitable climate to nest and have a family.
Wild Flower Garden - Recreate the Splendor of Nature in Your Own Backyard
A few years ago I made the decision to create a wild flower garden within my existing garden. I had been working to develop a more earth friendly approach to my garden, trying different options for fertilizing and pest and weed control.
Teak Furniture: The Premier Outdoor Furniture
When selecting furniture for their outdoor spaces, many people purchase pieces made with teak, a hard strong durable golden-brown wood, which is both resistant to the elements and requires little maintenance.Teak grows in the region of Southeast Asia, mainly in Java, Indonesia, and is harvested from the surrounding forests and teak plantations by the locals and the Indonesian government.
What Type of Gazebo is Right for You? Top Questions You Need to Ask
Having a gazebo in the backyard is an excellent way to enhance the appearance while providing you with a quiet place to sit and relax after a hard day at work. Gazebos are wonderful for barbecue parties, family gatherings, or simply sipping on a cup of coffee or glass of lemonade on a lazy day.
Fountains of Refreshment
When hot, sticky days hit, try to use all your senses to keep cool. Sight and sound have amazing psychological effects, even when the thermometer soars.
Seeding Flowers Indoors: An Inexpensive Way to a Beautiful Summer Garden
Every year you plan that THIS will be the year you have pots and pots of lush plants on your balcony or deck. Then you visit your local nursery in the spring and reality hits -- the cost for your fantasy is just outrageous! Sound familiar?But you can have the planters of your dreams at a fraction of the cost and with a choice of varieties far beyond what the local garden center offers.
Chives - Allium Schoenoprasum
Known as common garden chives, Allium schoenoprasum, can be grown indoors and out. Chives are rich in vitamins A and C, potassium, and calcium.
Iris Flowers Remind Me Of Mom!
Iris flowers always bring memories of mom to mind. Let me share with you three reasons why.
Get your Garden Cooking with Friable Soil
Oh sure, fried green tomatoes are ok; but I'll take an extra helping of friable soil any day! This is the desire of any gardener who attempts to sink a shovel into the clay found in our area. Clay just does not make a great sandwich.
Funniest Pond Stories-Part 1, May 2004
Get ready for some gut-wrenching, laugh out loud hilarious pond stories from all over the world..
Dill: Scandinavias Most Important Culinary Herb
The ancient herb, Anethum graveolens or Fernleaf dill as it is commonly known, was mentioned some 5,000 years ago in early Egyptian writings. It is the most important culinary herb in Scandinavia, as popular as parsley is in other parts of the world.
Fish Health in Hot Summer Heat
Summer is over, but for many of us - the heat remains. Here a couple of things to do to keep your fish healthy and your pond clear going into winter.
An important addition to any British back garden, the greenhouse is firmly established in the British way of life. It's probably the inclement weather that drives the british gardener 'inside'.
How to for Lawns - Mowing
How often you mow your lawn will depend on a number of factors. Firstly how much time you have to devote to your lawn's maintenance.
New for 2006 - Granite Flexible Preformed Rock Ponds
Traditionally, preformed ponds are large shells, which are extremely burdensome and difficult to transport. For example, a typical preformed pond kit would come in a box that is 60" x 48" x 24", which is too large for many car trunk sizes.
Ecological Landscape Design and Organic Lawn Care
There is a growing recognition, that the expanding suburban landscape is having a negative environmental impact. Suburban development often includes vast energy dependant monocultures (perfect, grass lawns).
Organic or Chemical Feeding of Plants - Whats Best
A fundamental question in vegetable gardening is - what is the proper use of organic and/or chemical materials? Let's determine the truth of the matter, with four basic principles and a few brief examples from Dr. Jacob R.
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