Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Timberpro Chainsaws vs The best of 2014

I've made it no secret on this blog that Timberpro are my go to guys when it comes to buying gardening equipment online.And as a sort of my test to see if my resolve was all worth it, I have got the good and bad points about the best chainsaws of 2014 and we're going to pit the Timberpro machines against them!

Before we begin however I would like to point out I'm going to be highlighting 3 important factors:
  1. Quality
  2. Price
  3. Ease of Use

Comparison Time!

The 5 machines below are absolutely brutal machines that perform their jobs to an exceptional degree provided you have the know-how and if you have the pockets that are deep enough!

Price: The Timberpro range blows the machines above out of the water in terms of price. The husqvarna 460 ranger costs a staggering 300 pounds whereas the timberpro 62cc costs a mere 80 pound in comparison

Quality.: Husqvarna are known for their chainsaw building flair and technique and their machine in the hands of a capable garden can do things that some people may not have thought possible with a chainsaw.

Ease of Use: The best of 2014 are made with experienced gardeners in mind and people who have picked up and operated a 100 different chainsaws in their lifetime. The Timberpro range is built with simplicity and ease of use in mind for the average homeowner to be able to use with zero experience and an instruction manual.
On this basis I have to give it to the Timberpro and I will continue shopping with them as you should do to!

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Stable Greenhouse Conditions and Backup Generators

We're now into December and the weathers getting colder, more windy and more unpredictable. And with turbulent weather comes power cuts and power shortages. This can prove to be a dastardly time for gardeners using greenhouses to replicate delicate conditions for their plants in this unforgiving season as slight power failures could spell death for all their hard work and dedication. However companies like Timberpro have found a way for gardeners in the UK to minimise this risk as much as possible with the use of backup generators. 

Backup Generators

Backup generators are the UK gardeners way of fighting back. These generators will act as a safety measure in case of a power shortage to ensure that your plants get the climate they need to thrive. And before you ever think that setting up a generator seems like an awful lot of work and it will be very difficult this can be quite easy depending on which generator you buy and always remember if you are even a little worried about how your generator is setup you can always call an electrician who can do it for you for a small cost.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

5 Tips to Prolong Your Lawnmowers Life

Lawnmowers are expensive pieces of kit, and just like most expensive machines you will get a good few years out of it before you eventually have to get rid and get a new one. But also like most machines there are plenty of ways of delaying this inevitable moment.

Using The Correct Fuel

This one is very self explanatory but the highest cause for lawnmowers breaking is because of incorrect fuel. Briggs and Stratton personally recommend never using fuel with more than 10 percent ethanol rating as this is a sure fire way to be sending your lawnmower to the morgue sooner rather than later.

Store Your Mower Properly

A lawnmower is definitely not a yard dog. If you leave your lawnmower open to the elements then you'll be lucky if it even starts when you want it to never mind perform at its best. Rust and corrosion can spell an early death for a lawnmower so keep it stored somewhere inside and dry!

Tire Pressure

If you ever find that your lawnmower is not cutting your lawn evenly there is no need to panic. You do not need to fork out for a new lawnmower... probably. Try checking the tire pressure as this is very simple to fix and can end up saving you a little bomb.

Clean the Mower Deck

The mower deck can be a cesspool for "gunk" that builds up and sticks. If left until it has to be cleaned your going to need a chisel and hammer however if you regularly clean the mower deck you will just need a sponge. You know what to do guys.

Basic Lawnmower Maintenance

Each lawnmower will have its own little quirks and tricks so the best way to keep your lawnmower fighting fit is by reading the manual and following the brand owners maintenance instructions! That's right guys just pick up the manual, I swear it doesn't bite.