Hints and Tips

Practical hints and tips from Flymo. Find a range of articles dispelling common myths to practical advice on attracting worms - the lifeblood of your soil.


Managing New-build Gardens

New build houses often offer limited garden space so it is important to use this space wisely. Planning the layout and keeping design simple are easy ways to manage a new build garden without the hassle of constant maintenance. Focus on one section at a time to make your workload manageable and so you can see progress quickly.
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Keeping Wasps out of the Garden

There’s nothing worse when trying to enjoy a BBQ with family and friends than constantly having to fend off annoying pests. Wasps are the most annoying and can be a huge distraction as well as leaving a nasty sting. The sting can lead to problems if it causes an allergic reaction. Wasps will often will build nests in areas close to your house or even in the house.

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10 Creative ideas for making the most of small gardens

If you have a small or quirky shaped garden it can sometimes be difficult to know how to maximize the space you have. The key is creativity which is why we have sourced 10 creative ideas form some of our favourite bloggers to give you the inspiration you need to reclaim your outdoor space. Whether it’s a tiny terrace or a petit patio you have to work with, these innovative tips, tricks and tools are guaranteed to help you think big and transform your garden into a stylish alfresco space.

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How to repair a lawnmower

It can be very demoralising to attempt to cut your grass and find that your lawnmower refuses to cooperate. It is common for these types of machines to experience issues after a few years of hard work; the key with lawnmowers is to spot the issues early, as this means you will be able to prolong the overall lifespan of your trusty machine.

One way to avoid any potential pitfalls is to regularly service your lawnmower; you should be looking to give your machine a full service at the end of each cutting season. If, however, your lawnmower does give up on you, here are our top tips to help you identify the problems and fix them:

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How to entertain your kids in the garden

With a bit of imagination the great outdoors can easily be turned into an adventure playground that will keep little ones entertained for hours, not to mention burn off their endless amounts of energy throughout the summer.

In today’s world of technology and apps it can be easy to just sit in front of a phone or tablet but you will then miss out on all that your back garden has to offer. No one wants to hear those dreaded words, “I’m bored”, so to avoid this we’ve highlighted six ways to keep the children happy and more importantly their minds occupied outside away from technology.

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How To Transform Your Garden On A Budget

As we head into the warmer months of the year, it’s time to get those gardening gloves on and bring some life to your outdoor space. From sprucing up your fence with a lick of paint to paving an eye-popping path a little effort goes a long way. And fear not, it doesn’t have to cost the Earth - with our tips, you’ll have a glorious garden in no time at all, on a budget that doesn’t break the bank.

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How to bring back your gardens glory

Is your garden looking a little lifeless and in need of some TLC following the harsh winter months? After a dormant period it’s likely your lawn could be looking a little haggard, maybe your fence is in need of a good lick of paint or perhaps your lawn edges require a good tidy up.

Now is the perfect time to start thinking about how to return your garden to its former glory. From smart storage tips to cool al fresco dining ideas, we have it covered when it comes to transforming your garden into a tranquil haven ready for the season ahead.

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Green bin map of the UK

Green Bin Collections. What A Load Of Rubbish.

With summer finally upon us and the nation picking up its garden shears in force, our green waste bins are filling up fast. But what happens when our bins are full? In some areas of England, residents are paying extra charges on top of their council tax to have their green bin collected – but who’s getting the best deal?

There are 326 districts in the UK, and over half of them charge their residents additional fees to have their garden waste collected. These ‘opt-in’ schemes ask residents to fork out anything from £6 up to £96 a year.

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Spot the difference! Is it a weed or a flower?

Weeding can be one of the most annoying activities in maintaining our gardens, and the unwanted pests have a tendency to grow back if untreated. Our gardens are full of them, but identifying all weeds correctly, instead of flowers, can be a difficult task. We’ve put together a quick guide to help you identify which flowers are masquerading as plants, for a weed-free outdoor space where your flower beds are protected and your garden can breathe easy.

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