OK so it hasn’t been the easiest year to keep your lawn well mown, but if you invest in a good mower it will last you for many years to come.
As part of our series of new video reviews on tools and other Home Improvement products we have asked the green-keepers at Orchardleigh Golf course to test the Mountfield rotary lawn mower and the Briggs and Stratton Self-propelled mower.
See the full review here for the Mountfield mower, or watch the video below:
see the full review here for the Briggs and Stratton mower, or watch the video below
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Cuprinol have come up with a power sprayer to make spraying their fence spray paint very easy – if anyone has large expanses of timber to protect this is a great tool to make the job easier.
Equally if you live in a house with a rose garden this would make an industrial grade insect buster – if you like to blast greenfly with soapy water. Obviously don’t use it for both or your roses won’t thank you!
There are a couple of warnings for use from Mike so do watch the video to see what he suggests.
There is more on this product in the full review, and you can click through to purchase the sprayer and the paint from Cuprinol.
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In an earlier post we looked at workboots and now we are moving up to trousers.
Our CEO Mike Edwards can’t claim to be the Gok Wan of the Home Improvement world, but he can say whether it is worthwhile buying specialist workwear. Obviously these items are made from durable materials and often include extra pockets, double stitching and padded knees. Also if you have dedicated work clothes you wont ruin your everyday clothes when you are DIYing.
We can’t promise these trousers won’t give you a builders-bum, but hopefully you are less likely to suffer in these than in your trendy jeans (which seem to include waistbands halfway down your buttocks before you even start wriggling into awkward spaces!).
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If you need to prune trees you may be interested to hear about this nifty little pole saw that allows you to cut through branches without climbing ladders.
There are some cautionary notes in the use of this saw, which is reviewed for DIY Doctor by one of the green-keepers at Orchardleigh Golf Course in Somerset. Don’t forget to protect external power supplies with an RCD to guard you against electrocution.
Titan Pole Saw, click here for full review
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Summer is the time to trim most hedges so we have reviewed these two hedge-trimmers to help make light work of the task. Always assuming of course that you can find a dry spell to do it in, as we have one of the wettest summers on record.
If you are unsure when is the best time to trim your particular species of hedge, then check out the Royal Horticulture Society’s site which helpfully lists the most common types of hedge and when is best to trim them.
Mountfield Hedge Trimmer, click here for the full review
Ryobi RHT2660DA Hedge Trimmer, click here for the full review
There are many more tool reviews coming on the site, please click here to see the full range.
When you are doing work in the garden it is important to make sure that any electrical equipment is protected with an external socket that has an RCD, this will cut the power if you damage cables or if there is a surge in power. See more about that in our blog on RCD external socket.
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