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''A tool is but the extension of a man's hand''

            -Henry Ward Beecher



How To

Welcome to our how to page. We intend to add articles regularly with pictures as well as text for easier following.

 Sharpen Tools

half moon lawn egder

Some tools can be easily sharpened with just a vice and a file. Keeping the original manufacturers angle on the blade is critical to having a good cutting and long lasting edge. We show you an easy way to do this.



 Get Rid of Moss

lawn moss

Does your lawn suffer from moss? We have a chemical free way of getting rid of it and giving your grass a boost at the same time.




Install a Rainwater Diverter

downspout diverterPlants benefit from being watered with rain water. Installing a rain diverter will fill your rain barrel very quickly. All you need is a down pipe, a cheap diverter kit and a rain barrel. We have photos to show you how easy it is to install one of these.


Make Leaf Mould

fallen leaves for leaf mouldCollecting fallen autumn leaves can be a chore so why not put them to good use by making some leaf mould. Its really easy to do and you can either turn the leaves into a mulch to put around the base of your plants or a soil conditioner.




Make a Composter

wooden made pallet composterWith everyone on a, budget making things for free is a great way to save some money. Using free wooden pallets you can make your own composter that will last for years. Its easily assembled and is large enough to take all your garden and kitchen waste.



Make an Electric Slug and Snail Fence

Make an electric slug fenceSnails and slugs will eat young plants, strawberrys and vegetables. A cheap and easy to make homemade 9v electric fence around the perimeter is a good deterrent. These work by sending an electric shock though them each time they try to get to your plants or veg.