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Outdated hand tool and modern tools

Hello all,My name is Roman and it's my first article, something like experiment or first step. I want to tell you about one of outdated hand tool for work near the house. This is scythe.This tool most often used for cutting grass, as well as grain crops (rye, wheat, oats). The tool consists of long curved steel blade attached to long wooden base with one short handle (less often with two handles). Wooden base should be maximum light and strong as possible.Until... continue reading

A glowing tree

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Gardening tip

Most folk in Europe who own a house will have a garden and if owners are like me they want a striped lawn.Unfortunately dandelions grow as weeds in lawns and in Springtime proliferate. They seeds are vector borne.I discovered some 2 years ago the Supermarket Lidl stocked weed removersand here is a shot of a dandelion being removed by my wife.So far this Spring my wife has removed over 500 dandelions which if left in the ground would have multiplied to thousands later in the Summer.... continue reading

Should I bag my lawn clippings? Is it worth all the extra hassle?? - S

I have been the care giver of the best lawns around, however, these are my opinions.I believe that bagging the lawn is a matter of preference.Bagging offers a more beautiful end result, however the draw backs are that its more labor intensive, takes more time, and if the lawn waste is not recycled then it goes right into the landfill.Some experts believe that bagging is a must as it helps reduce thatch, while others will tell you that mulching the clippings back into the turf adds a natural... continue reading

Wildlife in your backyard

You know you live in the right neighborhood/town/country when you pull the curtains in the morning, and you see a little rabbit in the backyard, nonchalantly taking his/her breakfast on the patch of clover that invaded a corner of your lawn.I managed to overcome my urge to run for the camera (low light, the previous batch of “rabbit in my backyard” still on my computer instead of DT, camera in the basement, etc.) and just sat there watching for a few seconds.Do you have stories of wild life... continue reading

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