Eco Gardening Tips – Weeds and Lawns

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Its that time of year again. After a winter of inactivity, the lawn is starting to creep higher and weeds are starting to spring from the cracks in the patio.

Keeping back the weeds and trimming the lawn are tasks all householders with a garden have to endure. As mowing the lawn every fortnight and pulling weeds from the garden and paving is not most people’s idea of a relaxing time, it’s understandable that many people adopt take less than eco-friendly.

Electric mowers and chemical weed killers might save you a little time but they are not very environmental and there are other ways to keep down the grass and remove the weeds that are not necessarily that much more time consuming.

Modern push mowers are not like the rusted old cast iron devices that had you dripping in sweat after the first push. Indeed, many modern lawnmowers are manufactured with modern high-tech methods from durable and Lightweight materials.

Companies like Brill, benefiting from German precision engineering, produce mowers that weigh no more than electric lawnmowers, and require little effort to push. Furthermore, with these push mowers, cutting the grass is almost silent, removing that awful buzzing of mowers that plague our summer afternoons.

Brill Push Mower

Dealing with weeds can be just as easy without harsh weedkillers too. One of the simplest methods of removing weeds from the patio is to use boiling water. This will make pulling the weeds free from the cracks very easy. For more stubborn weeds, a good soaking of vinegar will soften the roots.

Salt will also help kill weeds, drying out the rots and making it easier to pull them out complete. It’s a good idea to have refuse bag with you when you weed and put them straight in as given half...

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By none| April 17, 2011
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