Get the answers to some of the more random / specialist questions Flymo receives each year. From how to clean a lawn mower to how to attract worms - the life blood of your soil.
Mixing and matching your plants can help you to get the most from your garden. Not only will it create a beautiful range of colours and textures, but the additional benefits from growing vegetables will result in a higher yield overall if you do it right.
There is a lot of information regarding which plants go well with which others but here are some simple tips you can follow.
As we become more aware of the origins of food many of us are choosing to grow our own. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or a gardening novice, one thing you can grow with ease is herbs.
Growing your own herbs will not only bring your outdoor space to life but provide tasty fresh ingredients to help step up your cooking game. Regardless if it’s a potted plant or you plan to grow directly from the seed, we take a look at what’s hot in the herb world for the year ahead.
Growing your own vegetables has a wealth of benefits. Not only is it kind to your wallet and the environment but it also allows us to be more self-sufficient. Filling your dinner plate with vegetables grown in your own back garden gives you a real sense of achievement – plus they are free from harmful chemicals and pesticides! Fancy giving it a go? Here is a green-fingered guide to growing your own.
We all aspire to have the perfect garden but sometimes life gets in the way. Gardening can be time-consuming and sometimes there are just more important things to do. We all want a garden that we can enjoy and not one that just becomes another chore around the house.
It’s for this reason that often a more low maintenance approach can be the best solution. By stripping back the finer details in the garden, you can strike a better balance between an amazing looking garden and one you don’t have to spend every free moment on.
Whether you’re a green-fingered expert or a gardening novice, we’ve teamed up with some of our favourite bloggers to outline key trends which will dominate our 2018 gardens, and share top tips as to how you can easily achieve them in your outdoor space.
Bees are an important part of the garden all year round. They are important cogs in the garden machine as they pollinate our plants and vegetables. It is been widely publicised that their numbers are in decline, which could cause serious issues to our plant life over the coming years. Luckily all is not lost yet, with a bit of thought and planning, your garden can become a haven for these busy buzzers.
Along with the cold, the winter months also bring the wet weather. While flooding in the UK is a relatively isolated problem, many homeowners may find that a torrential downpour can often leave their garden flooded and waterlogged.
Flymo has dedicated decades to producing products that are Easier by Design, making gardening as quick and as easy as possible. With Father’s Day just around the corner we have the time saving answer to Dad’s gardening problems.
The paddling pools make their way out of storage, the barbecues are an essential part of every weekend, and the cocktail jugs are never empty. Weekday dinners are enjoyed Al Fresco, as friends and families across the nation, come together to take advantage of every last drop of sunshine, because, who knows how long it’s going to last?
One thing is for sure, when Karl Dahlman invented the ‘Flymo’ in 1964 it changed the way we mow the lawn forever. Its unique design and advanced manner of operation, floating on a cushion of air meant that for its time it was simply revolutionary. And yet despite the hover mowers ground breaking introduction to the gardening world it did by no means mean the end of the classic rotary lawnmower.
All it takes is a little bit of knowledge, being able to identify which bugs are good, which are bad, and which are just plain ugly.
Check out these bad, and beneficial bugs!
This, accompanied by warnings about the damaging effects of some products on the atmosphere, the state of our ecosystem, and the predicted effects of global warming can leave us feeling a bit overwhelmed – but nevertheless Britain is acting.
To find the best small lawnmower for your needs you should keep an eye out for the following points.
We spoke to Flymo customer, John Irving - from Hebburn in the North East, who told us what he thought of the UltraGlide.
Spring has finally arrived! The sun is out and many of us are getting the lawnmower out for the first time this year, and getting ready to mow the lawn. For most, this is relatively painless, but for a few their lawnmower just won’t work. Find some of the most common reasons why your electric lawnmower won’t work and how to fix them.
Exactly like smell and sound, colour has the power to induce a mood with the click of its fingers. It is one of the most important things to help, in strengthening the design of your garden. There is a lot of garden-design theory based around the colour wheel, which of course, is initially an artist’s tool. Colours are arranged in a circle, starting from red at the top through to; red-orange, orange, yellow-orange, yellow, yellow-green, green, blue-green, blue, blue-violet, violet, red-violet and back to red. When you choose a shade that you like on the wheel, you will find harmonious colours on either side. However, if you want to liven up the garden with some mismatched colours, the colour directly opposite, will contrast beautifully with your chosen shade.
The end of the school term has finally arrived, and many of your children will be looking forward to six great weeks off! I’m sure the question is circling your brain of how to keep them busy like it does every year, alongside the family holidays, theme parks, cinema and bowling…why not introduce them to gardening?
World Health Day is celebrated every year on April 7th, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organisation. When the topic of gardening comes up in conversation, it can quickly divide the opinions of Brits. Some of us, are fully fledged green fingered wizards, some of us dabble with a few colourful plants, and some, plain and simply see gardening as a massive chore. Whether you love it or hate it, gardening can actually have a very positive effect on your health.
Typically lawnmowers come with either a plastic or metal blade. The blade type that your lawnmower is fitted with can affect the quality of cut and the finish to your lawn and garden.