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Make space in your garden
You know the problem. Tending the garden can produce large quantities of plant debris. What's the best thing to do with garden refuse like grass cuttings, tree and hedge trimmings, leaves and withered flowers? Save yourself the problem of waste piling up, or costly trips to the tip to dispose of garden waste, and instead make space for a shredder which will pay dividends for years to come. High quality VIKING cutting systems chop up all kinds of garden waste: unwieldy branches and bushy twigs are quickly chopped up into easy-to-handle plant residue which you can simply dispose of or reuse as a compost base. Tip : Shredding garden waste reduces the volume of plant trimmings by an average 75%. VIKING garden shredder – the 'green' recycler.
Shredded cuttings can be recycled to make environmentally friendly compost - a valuable natural fertilizer. You can also use some shredded material as garden mulch. Mulch and compost contain a number of valuable raw materials that supply your garden soil with important nutrients in a totally natural way. So lawns, flowers and bushes thrive splendidly. The VIKING garden shredder – 'green' recycling for the environment, for your garden, for you. VIKING garden shredders – for reliability.
You are sure to make a good choice with VIKING garden shredders. Their innovative technology, high reliability and easy handling are the result of more than 25 years' accumulated technical know-how. Our wide range includes models for every application. We have exactly the right machine for your requirement.
November Suburban Gardening Calendar with Marc Rosenberg
Garden writer Marc Rosenberg, who has been gardening for 30 years and has contributed to the STIHL blog since 2018, shares what he’s sowing and growing in November with a diary from his small suburban garden. Planting hellebores and dogwoods to inject color into winter gardens is high on the garden jobs list for November… Plant Heavenly Hellebores Showy flowers are commonly a preserve of the warmer months. In the depths of winter, blooms that adorn shrubs are often tiny, although some can be highly scented – the intensely fragrant, contorted petals of witch hazel or miniature flowers of viburnum are classic examples. Yet the hellebore plant defies convention, whatever the weather, with a profusion of large, cheery blooms while much of the garden lies deep in slumber. The Lenten rose plant, as it’s commonly known, is a winter superstar that I wouldn’t be without. These dependable perennials are at their finest between February and April, providing an early source of nectar for insects. Planted where they can easily be seen from the house, as well as along regularly trodden pathways, their saucer-shaped blooms are one of the earliest indicators that a new season is dawning. Hellebores love well-drained soils and are ideal for underplanting deciduous shrubs, where they’ll benefit from dappled light but won’t be starved of rain. It’s important to remove damaged leaves during autumn to prevent fungal and viral diseases from taking hold ahead the flowering season. I just cut the damaged leaves away with sharp secateurs. These jewels in the crown of the winter garden will flourish in garden containers, too, if planted into John Innes No.2 compost with a little added grit for extra drainage.
Urban Gardening Box
STIHL Cordless Chainsaws Making DIY Enjoyable A vegetable garden in a box is a perfect way for urban city dwellers to grow their own produce. Your container box can be kept on a windowsill, a balcony, a terrace, or small garden, and the size of the box can be specifically chosen to suit your space limitations. Though you may not be able to grow an abundance of vegetables in a container box, a small selection of your favorite vegetables should be easily achievable. With the addition of a couple of grow lights, you can keep your garden growing all year round. You can also rotate your crops to grow different crops one after the other. MSA 160 STIHL BATTERY CHAINSAW
HOW TO MAKE A GARDEN BENCH WITH YOUR STIHL CHAINSAW
There's room for a rustic garden bench in almost any garden. And it makes a nice quiet spot for you to relax. Follow our material and construction instructions to build a full-size one for adults. By the way, it's really easy to make a child-size one for the little ones, too. Here's what you need: For the back: 2 uprights (length according to the height required), 1 plank (approx. 120 cm long)
Round timber, approx. 30 cm diameter Another 2 pieces of round timber for the feet, approx. 30 cm long, approx. 30 cm diameter Chain saw with low kickback chain, e.g. STIHL MS 171 with Picco Micro Mini 12 screws, approx. 150 mm Drill Step 1 of 4: Chock the round timber with wooden wedges or similar to prevent it from rolling away. To make a seat, the round timber has to be cut more or less in half. Draw a sawing mark on one of the faces first and then along the long sides. Now saw out the seat, starting with a vertical cut into the center of the round timber. Then turn the round timber 180 degrees and make the cut from the other side Step 2 of 4:Now make the feet. Make a v-shaped cut in each of the two short pieces of round timber to fit the seat and fasten in place with screws Step 3 of 4:Screw the uprights onto the feet and the seat Step 4 of 4:Finishing off: All that's left is to fit the back. Screw the panel onto the uprights at the desired height using 2 screws on each side. Hope this was a helpful tip how to use you MS 170 STIHL Chainsaw. Thank you STIHL for the use of this article for our blog.
Battery Power In Lawn Care Products
Robust cordless lawnmower for working on larger areas of lawn, 7-level cut height adjustment, 51 cm cut width, convenient side ejection when mowing and mulching, placeholder for two AP batteries. This is the perfect mower for 3000m2 or less, boasting a fantastic finish with small clippings. Unit available on our Online Store Today! Free Training Given with purchase.
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Creating a Place of Peace in your Garden
You will need: An old pallet
5 bags of potting soil
Bounce Back – you only need about three handfuls
Landscaping sheeting, available from most nurseries
Staple gun and plenty of staples
36 x 6-packs of herbs or flowers (you need a lot more than you think!)
Gardening fork The STIHL GTA 26 Is Your Friend in this Project Step by step: 1. Get hold of an old pallet and measure it. 2. Research which herbs you would like to grow and whether they are suitable for a pallet garden. Bushy herbs and veg plants like chilli, parsley, rocket, basil, mint, sorrel and oregano work well. In our experience chamomile, chives and lettuce are less successful. 3. Head out to your nearest nursery (plants adapt best if bought from an area with the same climate and exposures to wind and rain) and buy the needed plants, soil and landscaping sheeting. 4. Now to wrap your pallet up in the sheeting. You want the sheeting to fold up and over, around the sides, as though you were wrapping a present, except for the side where you are going to plant your herbs, vegetable and flowers and the very top of the pallet when it is stood upright. This may sound obvious but you are doing this so that your soil stays in the pallet. Buy enough sheeting to create a folded hem on the sides so that when you staple it down it won’t tear. 5. If you bought enough, you should be able to lay the sheeting out flat and place the pallet in the center. When it comes to folding up the edges, tuck the sheeting in so that it forms an angled flap. Like wrapping a very large present. 6. Now add a sufficient amount of soil to the pallet, leaving room to add in the Bounce Back. Make sure you have some soil left over to fill in the empty spaces after the herbs are planted. 7. Bounce Back time. Grab about three handfuls of this high quality, organic fertilizer from the bag. Don’t use the whole bag (we learnt this the hard way by having to hand pick all the Bounce Back out of the soil, a rather smelly endeavor), and scatter this over the top of the soil. 8. Work it in with a gardening fork or your bare hands. 9. Create troughs, using your hands, in each strip of the pallet and pack your plants in tightly. We suggest using two 6-packs per section. If you feel that it still isn’t sufficiently packed, add more. 10. Fill any gaps with the remaining soil. 11. We left our newly planted pallet garden horizontal for two weeks to give the roots a chance to grow, thereby stabilizing the soil. In hindsight, four weeks might have been a better bet, since much of the soil trickled out during the first cloud burst. 12. Water your newly potted pallet plants daily. 13. After the allotted time has passed, lift it up and stand it vertically against the wall. Nailing it against the wall, is your best bet. Be warned: pallet gardens become very heavy once all the soil and herbs are planted in it – you may well need to recruit some man power to lift it. 14. Some soil will fall out when the garden is turned vertically, this is normal. As long as it’s not the majority. Thank gravity, not Murphy for that. Just scoop it back up and pack the fallen soil in the top of the pallet. With any luck and a good measure of perseverance you will have a pretty pallet garden at the beck and call of your culinary whimsy. However, if you love the look of a vertical garden but would prefer to simply pay some clever, entrepreneurial folk to make one for you, then get in touch with the innovative team at www.PMBPowerProducts.co.za – they will assist with examples of great gardens. IF YOU WOULD LIKE MORE PRODUCTS OR ADVICE PLEASE USE THE COUPON
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