Category: Gardening Tools

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Electricity in the garden

Electricity is often used to power lawn mowers and hedge trimmers, along with providing power for outdoor lights, pond pumps, heated propagators and greenhouse heaters. This source of power is obviously useful for gardeners; but care must be taken to avoid shocks, fire and electrocution. Quick facts Keep safe in the garden: Use an RCD

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Top Garden Tools

I can’t remember how many trowels I’ve owned/broken over the years. I have an unmatched ability to shorten the life of any gardening implement used for digging. In my defense, one of those many trowels met its fate by being run over by a car (it’s a long story, don’t ask). But several others broke

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7 ways to upcycle plastic bottles in the garden

From plant markers to hot water bottles under row covers and even bottle-cap pot feet, you’ve probably already found clever, yet simple, ways to use plastic bottles in the garden. But we have even more ideas for you! Rinse out and peel the label off a bottle. Then grab a pair of scissors or a box cutter to cut,

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Mulching is a common gardening practice with many benefits. But using mulch incorrectly can have the opposite effect. Here’s how to mulch a garden—and get the most out of mulching. WHAT IS MULCH? At its simplest, mulch is a material that covers the soil for variety of reasons, usually controlling weeds. ADVANTAGES OF MULCHING Mulch

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Sustainable Gardening

The right thing to do these days in your yard and garden is to practice sustainability. Here are six practices that can help you do your part for sustainability: 1. Conserve water and control water runoff Lawn Water plants only when they need it. Lawns only need about 1 inch of rain a week. Set

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DIY Bean Trellis

Bean plants climb and cover anything in their path, but can sometimes look messy and tangled. Try making this arched bean trellis for your garden to give them a structured path to follow for a tidier look. When grown densely, this trellis gives the garden a magical, country garden vibe that also keeps crops off

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How to Pick the Right Garden Edging

Choosing the right garden edging—the material used to define the perimeter of plant beds—can make a huge difference in the look of your home’s landscaping. “I always tell our clients to pick materials that are classic, will age beautifully, and go with the style of your house,” says Roots Landscape’s Nathan Tuno, who helped House

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How to maintain your lawn mower

If you’ve got a petrol rotary lawnmower, you can get the best from your machine by carrying out a series of simple jobs every month. Always consult the owners’ manual or contact your local dealer for further advice about your specific model before you start. When you’re ready, remove the spark plug cap so the

Food Gardening

All About Growing Tomatoes

Nothing says summer like a fresh sun-warmed tomato from the garden. If you love tomatoes and want to grow your own, but aren’t sure where to start, this is the collection for you. Below you’ll find articles all about growing tomatoes from the archives of Fine Gardening and Kitchen Gardener magazines as well as videos that will help you

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Aerate Your Lawn

Proper watering and fertilizing routines can help you keep your lawn healthy and beautiful. But over time, the soil in your lawn may become compacted, preventing water and nutrients from reaching the grass roots. Aerating opens up the lawn and allows water and nutrients to enrich the soil, helping your grass grow to its full

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The best gardening tools you didn’t know you needed

Every gardener has go-to tools they use to make gardening easier. Over the years I’ve tried a LOT of garden tools and gear. Some worked great, others did not. The ones I’m sharing are the tools that I’ve come to rely on to make both my garden and myself more productive. I call them the best