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Guide to Leaf Blowers

The leaf blower is an essential gardening tool, used for clearing fallen leaves and other light garden debris (e.g. grass clippings, small sticks, sand, light snowfall). It can transform your garden into a neat and tidy haven, without the back-breaking labour of a rake and shovel. Having an orderly garden is important for two reasons.…

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Grass Strimmer/Trimmer Guide

A grass strimmer/trimmer /brush cutter is the tool which can turn your beautifully mowed lawn into a patch of sheer and utter perfection. It is designed to cut away long grass, sometimes weeds and other vegetation (depending on the power). It is perfect for trimming the edges of the lawn, along paths, around objects, and…

Log splitter

Log Splitter Guide

Log Splitter Guide Tired of those endless, back-breaking hours spent chopping logs with an axe? A log splitter is the faster, safer, more effortless alternative to a chainsaw or axe (though the two can be used in tandem). It is the perfect machine for winter preparation. Log splitters are simple. They use a hydraulic mechanism,…

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Changing A Lawnmower Blade

Changing A Lawnmower Blade Maintenance is critical for all garden machinery. Therefore  it is essential to replace a blunt blades, faulty wires and clogged-up air filters. A lawnmower blade should be sharpened  numerous times in its life cycle . An old worn blade will offer a low quality, uneven cut, leaving your grass vulnerable to…

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Lawn Mowers that Won’t Start

Help! My Lawn Mower Won’t Start After Winter. Summer has arrived and it’s time to cut the lawn again.You take the mower out of storage ,dust it down and and pull the cord once ,twice and thrice for good measure . And it refuses to start up. Or it starts once,then refuses to start again.…

Different Soils

Different Types of Soil

Different Types of Soil Having the correct kind of soil for each plant can mean the difference between ordinary development and exceptional growth (or even simply decay!). There are six types of soil, each with their own advantages and disadvantages.Here are a list of different soils. Clay Soil Composed of a minimum of 25% clay.…

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Hedge-Trimmer Guide

Hedge-Trimmer Guide An unkempt hedge can make an otherwise beautiful garden appear in disarray. And yet keeping a hedge under control is simple, requiring only one tool: a hedge trimmer. Any gardener should have one of these in their arsenal. If you do not own a hedge trimmer– or are in the market for a…

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Gardening Safety Guide

Gardening Safety Guide Would you ride a motorcycle without a helmet? No. So why would you consider entering the garden without first taking appropriate safety precautions? There are five simple tips for keeping you and your family (including your beloved pets) safe in the garden. Chemicals Chemicals can be found everywhere, from weed killer to…

Buying Lawnmowers

Lawnmower Guide

Buying Lawnmowers-A lawnmower is the most common and important machine in your gardening arsenal, wielding the power to transform a lawn from an overgrown jungle into a perfectly-trimmed haven. Before buying yours, there are a number of things you should consider. Types of Lawnmower Petrol/Electric Lawnmower: A “traditional” lawnmower, and the one you are most…

Maintaining A Healthy Lawn

Maintaining A Healthy Lawn The lawn is often the centrepiece of our garden, around which everything else revolves. It therefore deserves the utmost love and care. Watering Ensure your lawn is watered at least once every ten days – either by hand or rain. Consider the type of soil on which the grass grows –…

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Stihl Compact Cordless Range

Check out the amazing new range of Stihl Compact Cordless Equipment from Garden Lawnmowers Direct. We have produced this 60 second video to show the items in the range in action. Stihl Compact Cordless Equipment Garden Lawnmowers Direct are lightweight, quiet and powerful. The batteries can be easily swapped between equipment. in the range. The products include…

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‘How To’ Lawnmower Video Guides

Solutions Lawnmower Problems At Garden Lawnmowers Direct we want you to get the best our of your garden equipment, that’s why we have created a series of useful Solutions Lawnmower Problems -‘How To’ Lawnmower Video Guides. Martyn Buzzing from our technical team, presents 9 video guides, covering everything from changing a spark plug, to adding a mulching…

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Welcome to our new website

Welcome to the new Garden Lawnmowers Direct website. Escape Somewhere Nice This Summer Summer is a time for people to visit nice places. So why not turn your garden into a lovely place so you can enjoy yourself during summer in your own garden. This will save you paying a fortune to travel around and…