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How To Prune With Loppers

How To Prune With Loppers

November 14, 2018

A lopper is a useful tool in for pruning limbs and branches. The long handles let you reach far and exert high leverage with minimal exertion, letting you comfortably cut braches which fit between the opened lopper blades. Typically, this includes branches of up to 1-2 inch in diameter or more, depending on the type of lopper,

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HOW TO CHOP SOME KINDLING FOR STARTING THE PERFECT FIRE

HOW TO CHOP SOME KINDLING FOR STARTING THE PERFECT FIRE

August 21, 2017

Use a soft wood timber, such as pine, to make your kindling, as the resinous character makes it much easier for lighting fires. Kindling runs out relatively quickly, so it’s always best to prepare a large bucketful all at once rather than make only enough for a single fire

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USING PLANTS TO REPEL MOSQUITOES AND OTHER INSECTS

USING PLANTS TO REPEL MOSQUITOES AND OTHER INSECTS

June 27, 2017

Essential oils in certain plants act as nature’s bug repellent. Insects tend to avoid them.  Why not plant them around your yard or put some pots of them on your deck or patio to ward off the biters?

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Acclimating Houseplants Outdoors

Acclimating Houseplants Outdoors

June 12, 2017

You might have been thinking about giving you house plants a little summer vacation outdoors. Most houseplants flourish with a little time outside in the summer. One of the keys to their success lies in where you place them outside.

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TREE CARE: Choosing the Right Hand Pruning Saw

TREE CARE: Choosing the Right Hand Pruning Saw

April 26, 2017

Trees are one the great joys of any backyard or garden. The problem is they don't know when to stop growing! Once in a while it is needed to do some cutting, trimming and pruning. Pruning Hand Saws are used when branches are too thick to cut down with ordinary garden shears or loppers.

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EASTER WEEKEND GARDENING TIPS

EASTER WEEKEND GARDENING TIPS

April 09, 2017

This is it then – the long Easter bank holiday weekend is traditionally a time when we gardeners roll up our sleeves and move mountains to create a garden we can enjoy over the growing season ahead. It is a turning point. A marker in the year. The beginning of new opportunities and a time for optimism.

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6 WAYS GARDENING IS GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH

6 WAYS GARDENING IS GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH

March 16, 2017

Gardening is one of the healthiest outdoor activities you can do this spring and summer. It offers plenty of fresh air, sunshine (hello, vitamin D!), and moderate exercise—and, best of all, you end up with a tableful of fresh vegetables and herbs. Those with green fingers have long known that gardening is good for you, physically and mentally.

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Keeping Your Tools Clean and Sharp

Keeping Your Tools Clean and Sharp

March 16, 2017

Clean tools work more effectively and they last longer.  Cleaning your garden tools regularly after each use is ideal because doing so keeps diseases, fungi, insect eggs, and weed seeds from being unwittingly spread around the garden, but at the least they should be cleaned before putting them away for winter.  

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Choosing the right Hedge Shears

Choosing the right Hedge Shears

February 19, 2017

If you are a fervent gardener or landscaper your favorite tool might well be the hedge shears. After all, hedge shears provide the pleasing symmetry, balance and beauty to most of the shrubbery, some grasses and even the small trees he tends.

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