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Best Lawn Mowers

If you have a huge lawn that needs trimming all the time, you can either get a grass trimmer which requires frequent line replacement as it often breaks or you can make your lawn care a simple and quick task by getting a quality lawn mower. If you have been using a grass trimmer, you will know how frustrating it is to replace the twine, especially when it got tangled in the motor housing. It’s even more troublesome if you’re using a gas-powered grass trimmer as you have to deal with the gas and oil mixture, as well as...

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Herb Your Enthusiasm: A Beginner’s Guide to Herb Gardening

Planting your own herbs is a perfect way to dip your toes into the world of gardening. You can start them indoors by planting seeds in small containers, then transplanting them outside once they have sprouted and the weather is amenable. Several types of herbs are virtually foolproof and take little time to cultivate. They also add a wonderful bouquet of fragrance to any windowsill or garden. Basil Basil is an excellent choice for beginning gardeners. The plant is strong and sturdy, and it germinates fast–usually in less than 10 days. If you start these from seeds while still indoors, be aware that you will want to replant them in larger and larger containers as they grow. This gives the roots room to spread out and keep the stems and leaves hearty. Once the weather is conducive to planting, you can transplant your basil to your garden or window-box. Each plant should be spaced about 12 inches apart. They will grow to be around a foot tall and a foot wide and will fill the air with their sweet, distinctive scent. Chives Chives are no-fuss plants that are also perennials, which mean they will appear in your garden year after year. They too germinate quickly–in less than 10 days–and once they’re outside, they love to spread as far as they can reach. When doing the initial transplanting from container...

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Double Digging, The Gardener’s Workout

Ah, spring! The warmer temperatures and longer days will soon lead to…bikini season. Not what you expected me to say, was it! This is garden season, and there’s no time for the gym! Let me introduce you to the fabulous workout that will get you ready for both garden and bikini seasons. Double digging! What is Double Digging? Double digging is a technique for preparing garden beds for planting. It is one part of the method known as French-intensive gardening. Intensive gardening was first practiced by Parisian gardeners growing for market in the 1800’s, bringing together horticultural practices of...

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Best Loppers For Pruning

No two loppers are the same. The difference between a high-quality lopper and an inferior one can be like night and day. I learned this thing the hard way. Not only did I lose some hard earned dollars, but I also received a nice LECTURE from my wife. We have a strict rule between us that there would be no yelling in the house unless there is a fire. Being a creature of habit, my dumb ass mistakes often compel her to break this stringent rule. Phew! Being on the receiving end of her screams is like stepping on...

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Best Retractable Awnings in UK

Retractable awning is an excellent bit of lawn or backyard accent that may create evenings and your times much more pleasant. No surprise people enjoying the advantages of spending quality time outside aside from climate conditions and all around the nation are adding them. If you’re fortunate enough to have a patio or deck, you’ll know how wonderful it is to drink your morning coffee out there or enjoy a glass of juice after work, sitting in the cool of the late afternoon. Having the sun beating down, however, can detract from the experience in a big way. It’s...

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