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Learn how to carry out basic lawn mower maintenance on a petrol lawn mower, with Monty's video demonstration, including how to remove grass debris, check oil levels, and check blade edges.all-year-roundMore lawn mower adviceAdvice on maintaining lawn mowersVideo guide to choosing...
Discover how to renovate a lawn with Monty Don's video project on preparing soil by digging, forking and raking before laying the turf.spring or autumnMore lawn care adviceHow to maintain a healthy lawnHow to repair a lawn patchHow to mow a lawn effectivelyHow to cut a clean lawn...
Carol Klein demonstrates how to add mulch to beds and borders to enrich the soil and ensure healthy plants.spring and autumnCarolMore ways to improve soilImproving soil with green manure.How to feed plants.Improving your soil.Making a soil sieve.
Our gardens our becoming increasingly important places for wild animals and especially birds. By providing a regular supply of food and water, we can help birds survive the challenging winter months, when they can struggle to survive.One way you can
using a pruning saw. For large branches, leave 1cm - 2cm where it joins the main stem, so that the tree or shrub can heal the wound.More pruning advicePruning shrub roses, with advice from Monty DonChris Beardshaw gives tips on pruning viburnum plants
.AdamKitchen scraps are great to use in the fat cakes but don't use anything too salty. Never use salted peanuts or very salty bacon.Attracting birds to your gardenMake a nesting area for birds on a pond, video projectInstall a window bird feederBirds and Bird Feeders
it to the back board using screws.Paint the nest with a dark, water-based paint and finish with a coat of waterproof PVA glue.More on creating nest boxes for garden birdsMake a bird boxInstall a nest-box cameraBuilding a bird raft video projectAdd a green roof
The boot scraper is a handy tool to keep by the back door as the weather gets worse and gardens get muddier. It only takes a couple of hours to make and costs next to nothing.ChiselHammerSawLarge logThick slate tileWood glueall year roundtwo hours
garden projects How to lay a slab path Lay a decked pathway video projectBuild a compost binBuild a raised bed
Sweet ruby jewelsBy choosing your raspberry varieties carefully, you can enjoy the sweet, juicy fruits from late-June to late-September.See how to... make the most of summer raspberriesWhile you may need space to grow raspberries, you don't need much time. They're also one of the...