Garden landscape project starts with a strimmer

Garden landscape project starts with a strimmer

Every great project starts with a lineup of quality tools and in this particular instance I want to discuss the garden strimmer. It’s one of the most useful pieces of tooling equipment in the garden and you just can’t get away from the fact that high quality strimmers are here to stay and is really going to improve the aesthetics and comfort of your garden; if you’re looking to start a garden landscape project this summer you can’t be without one.

You won’t believe just how good strimmers have got these days and you can get all types of different variations from petrol to electric to even cordless electric versions which will significantly speed up the amount of work that you can get done in a shorter period of time and in this article we will go through all of them together; benefits of each one of those trimmers and what it means to you and how much they cost and which one will be the most suitable for your home projects or potentially commercial ventures.

Petrol strimmer for landscaping

One of the most powerful types of strimmer you can get is called a petrol strimmer and the reason for the power is because it’s pushed along by a petrol motor and a petrol motor tends to have far more energy than all of the other types of different strimmers available on the market today. The petrol strimmer can get through a serious bit of work but also at the same time can cost a reasonable amount of money; if you’ve got the budget, it’s better to go for a petrol strimmer because it’s actually the most powerful in the market and its most commercially viable type of strimmer out there today.

Garden strimmer

Garden strimmer

It’s really good and means if you need to get some serious weeds cut back or need to do some grass then of course you’ll get the work done really quickly with a petrol strimmer. One of the small issues you have with petrol strimmers is that you do you need to store petrol which can be dangerous.

But if you’ve not got two children or any young pets or anyone around that could be harmed by the petrol then of course that’s no issue at all whatsoever. The other thing is, of course you can actually work out how to store the fuel correctly and therefore petrol strimmers are really good option if you’ve got a quite a lot of work to get through.

Electric corded strimmer for a cheap garden experience

And electrical strimmer by far is the cheapest and best pound for pound value you can get on the market today and I would definitely buy my electric garden strimmer from Garden Tool Box, they always have the cheapest prices and most up to date offers . This is because electric strimmers have been around the longest and there is the best range; this means that they will always be the cheapest. The only problem with the electrical strimmer is the fact you do you need to have a power cord around with you all the time and that can be quite a bit of a pain; especially if it’s damp or a wet day and you’ve got a power lead on the garden grass. It’s actually not very good overall and it’s only useful for fair-weather in the sunshine.

But with that said it’s a very powerful option if you’re on a budget and certainly it’s well worth considering because of power lead of course isn’t that big a deal; almost everyone still has got a power lead or two kicking around the home, so overall it’s definitely not something to rule out and if you want to go budget, electric grass trimmers are definitely worth a go.

A cordless trimmer is by far and away the best way to go though because the cordless trimmer is easy to use and it just runs on a battery which is very safe and can be easily charged. Normally a strong battery charge will give you a least 45 minutes of run time which is more than enough to do your average daily chores around the garden. If you’ve got an extensive amount of work to do that I would suggest you go for a petrol strimmer or something more powerful because it’s not really for that intended use. It’s more the fact that you can get a little bit of work done here and there and actually if you are the kind of gardener that does a bit here and there around the garden then this will be ideal for you because it basically gives you the opportunity to just charging between uses and take it steady whilst your landscaping and improving the garden.

Cordless electric strimmers are still a little pricey

Cordless strimmers are actually quite expensive so you need to consider the fact that you’ve got to make a bit of an upfront investment but if you do then the actual running cost and use of them is extremely cheap and they’re extremely safe so the overall weight and comfor to use really does make for a good garden strimmer. If you don’t really want to spend out too much money then you’ll have to go for a corded version but completely up to you and decide which you think is the best based on the facts above.

Landscaping with a garden strimmer.

Getting your landscaping going is really easy especially if you got a high quality strimmer because you can work out exactly where you need to come and at what angles plus if it’s big heavy duty work you can really easily chomp through it with a petrol or a garden strimmer.

Overall I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend using garden strimmer wherever possible. It’s a great way to get the garden into shape and you can begin to create curves and designs from the humble strimmer.

Just make sure that when you buy yourself a garden strimmer, that you actually know how to maintain one. Because you need to make sure that you know how to operate it properly so you can continue to get good cutting service area. You also need to make sure you clean the underside of the strimmer so that it doesn’t get all messed up and full of caked on grass

Garden strimmer

Garden strimmer

Then there’s the debris to clean off, otherwise it can get quite awkward and heavy to operate. The main thing is to make sure you keep it clean and keep in good condition.

If you’ve got a petrol strimmer and of course you’re going to need to service it just like any other engine but if it’s just the electric cordless version then really and truly just leave it be and it’ll deal with it for itself. You really don’t have much in the way of work to do with it yourself. It will manage itself until it breaks and pretty much with that said, they will last a long time and you always get a 12-month manufacturer’s guarantee too on a cordless garden strimmer.

If you can’t afford an expensive strimmer then definitely at least go with corded electric. If you’ve got a lot of work to do then go with a petrol strimmer but of course that requires you needing a lot of work and your garden needs to be big. Personally I don’t really have that much work to do so I’m fine with an electric garden strimmer for my landcaping projects.

So, You Want to Try Fall Gardening

So, You Want to Try Fall Gardening

If you want to try your hand at fall gardening, the good news is that it can be as easy and as fun as growing a summer garden. The growing principles are much the same as the plants will need adequate water, sunlight and protection from pests and disease. However, unless you live in a tropical climate, you will also likely be contending with cold weather as well. This is really where the challenge of vegetable gardening in the fall comes in. You will need to monitor the weather extremes and provide protection for your plants when you detect that they need it.

Of course, the harvests that you make in the fall actually start in the summer. Planting for your fall garden will generally be made in midsummer, around July or August in most areas. Because this is actually the hottest part of the year, you’ll need to take extra care as the plants germinate. Keeping the area properly irrigated is essential to success. If your plot is particularly hot, you can even germinate them in your house like you may have done for your spring plantings. Whether you plant them inside or out, you want to cover them with a friable soil such as peat moss and vermiculite. This will not only hold moisture, but also give them less resistance as they poke out of the ground. Once they are established, you may also want to provide shade cloth to cut down the sun. Crops that are happiest in the fall prefer less sun.

There is quite a list of crops that are ideal for vegetable gardens that will be harvested in the cooler weather of fall. While bush beans need quite hot temperatures to germinate, they can easily mature in cooler air. Plants that belong to the Brassica or Kale family are ideal for fall planting. They thrive in cool weather and are actually at their absolute best when reaching maturity during the fall. These include plants such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, mustard greens, chard, kohlrabi and beets. Root crops also love cool weather. Some fall favourites are turnips, rutabagas or swede, radishes and onions. Greens are happy in cold snaps, so plant a few patches of lettuce and spinach as well.

When practicing fall gardening, many people get even more mileage out of crops that are happy with the cold by using a greenhouse or cold frame to provide even more protection. By using these techniques, it’s possible to not only push the limits with cold loving plants, but actually be harvesting the most hardy plants well into the new year. Growing a fall vegetable garden can be a fantastic next step for the serious summer gardener!

Garden Design

Garden Design

If you’re designing a backyard or container garden, then birdhouses, bird feeders and butterfly houses are a must. The products we offer are designed to be décor items that give your garden a special look. The birdhouses can be elaborate homes for a whole family of birds or a simple design that provides shelter for a mother and her nestlings. Our bird feeders range from simple, basic feeding platforms to multi-level, complex creations.

You can select a bluebird house with a sloped front, which deters predators while making it easier for nestlings to exit when they mature. Some birdhouses and bird feeders in our collection are built with coppertops, the industry standard for high quality. Every coppertop roof is individually cut, bent, hand-fitted and glued according to our high standards.

You can become a collector by choosing colors and designs that complement your garden décor. Since our products are designed to be “user friendly” for our bird friends, you can choose any design that appeals to you and be guaranteed that your garden visitors will feel safe and welcome.

The elegant designs of our butterfly houses, squirrel feeders and bat shelters make a great backdrop for that photo session. Show off your garden masterpiece with these quality products.

Be Bio-Responsible

Did you know that habitat loss is one of the greatest threats to biodiversity? Scientists have created programs whose goal is to provide native wildlife with food, water and shelter to make up for losses due to development or other encroachments.

Gardening for Small Spaces

When one thinks of a garden, the first image to come to mind is likely to include manicured lawns and spacious flower beds. Yet in the world of the twenty-first century, where many living spaces lack the space to create such a natural panorama, the popularity of smaller, mobile, and more creative expressions of the love of nature is on the increase. Container gardens are, for many, the preferred approach to bringing to life plants of all descriptions.

Various aspects of container gardening are explored on this site. You can read about containers, their location, the selection of plants, and issues such as color, soils, watering and lighting. The versatility of the container garden is illustrated. The limits of the container garden are only bound by the imagination of the container gardener.

Where Does My Garden Grow?

A container garden is an excellent option for apartment dwellers, people who live in homes with tiny yards (you know, concrete slab with a six-inch grass border), and gardeners who are renting houses whose owners don’t welcome renter personalisation.

All you need to get started with container gardening is enough space for a comfortable chair and a few large planters or ceramic pots.

And this is where the fun of container gardening begins. Once you place that chair on your balcony, you’ll want an overturned crate to serve as a table for your cordless phone and your book—not to mention your glass of lemonade. Oh, and it’s a perfect place to hang those new wind chimes. How about an umbrella plant to keep that nosy neighbour from peeking out his window at you?

Evening falls as you gather your book, your empty glass, your phone, and the plate that held your sandwich. It’s too nice to go indoors. You put up a small table with a few candles and invite a friend over to spend the evening watching moths darting at the flame.

For the finishing touches, you start an herb garden in small clay pots arranged in a flat wooden crate. As the autumn winds pick up, you move your plants indoors, waiting for the spring sunshine to kiss your balcony so that you can do it all again. You’re a gardener!

Wildlife and Gardens

Wildlife and Gardens

So you have a backyard or container garden or are thinking about designing one, and you’re interested in creating a hospitable environment for wild animals?

Maybe you want to create an environment that is “home” for compatible creatures. Perhaps, instead, you have a favourite animal and would like to attract one or more individuals of that species.

Possibly you need to control one or more pests by attracting natural predators such as ladybugs or lacewings. Whatever the motivation, expending a little effort can be rewarding and may give you considerable pleasure. This site provides some interesting garden design options.

Whether they are herbs, flowers, vegetables or mixes of these, gardens have a lot to offer different animal species. Or they may be designed for a particular creature like the hummingbird, or a season such as spring. Gardens afford shelter from the elements and short-term protection from predators. They can house sources of food and water and nesting materials, and some may even offer a habitat in which to mate.

The animals you might want as visitors generally fall into one of three main types: birds, mammals or insects. Occasionally, species from other animal groups, such as spiders, warrant serious consideration for being part of such a habitat.

Of course, there is danger in attracting the “wrong” animals to your garden. We’ve only to witness deer destroying a rose garden or rabbits eating vegetables to understand why caution is warranted.

And there is a general consensus that rats do not provide “added value” as Click here to learn more about osteoporosis garden member. Insect pests can wreak havoc with foliage and become a permanent resident of your garden by repopulating themselves.

Sounds of the Garden

The gentle sigh of the evening breeze through ornamental grasses, the solitary trill of a night bird, the haunting tinkle of wind chimes, the comforting gurgle of a fountain and the stillness of the night itself blend in harmony with the spirit.

This mixture of the man-made and the natural, the fusing of sight, sound, touch, smell and, if added to a goblet of good wine, taste, form a melodic theme for the senses; a true symphony of the soul.

Contrary to what many believe, creating this multi-faceted sonic enhancement to a garden is not restricted to huge yards and fields of flowers.

In fact, even the container garden that you design for your patio, small yard, balcony, porch, rooftop—even your indoor sunroom—is a perfect opportunity to develop an environment filled with unique, pleasing and restful sounds.

A garden’s décor should reflect the gardener’s unique combination of emotions, interests and expressions. So, too, are the sounds of each garden an extension of the image that the gardener has: a realisation of the mind’s song, tailored to the ear and sensitivity of the listener.

What is the essence of the garden? Is it a riot of colour that will make the observer feel alive and vibrant? Is it a place of tranquility where one can spend quiet moments in contemplation and in restoring the inner self?

Perhaps it is an exhibit of the diversity of nature, filled with exotic plants and grasses that both delight and amaze all who would see it?

A fountain for the gardenOr, perhaps, it’s an eclectic blend of the natural world and the world of humans, where creations of people exist in harmony with the creations of the land.

The identity of each garden is as subjective and as individualised as the gardener who tends it. This site focuses on the various “instruments” available to create a symphony unique to the garden’s theme.

Now, let the music begin . . .

Birds, butterflies, ladybugs and squirrels are wonderful guests in a backyard or container garden. Stand on your back porch and watch a family of bluebirds flock to their feeder. Or catch a glimpse of butterflies emerging from their house while you tend to your flowers in the early morning. Or take a great picture of a squirrel hopping up onto her chair to nibble on a corncob.