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pond wildlife guide

How to Encourage Wildlife Around Your Pond

Ponds are a wonderful addition to any garden. Whether yours is a natural pond or one man-made using a pond liner, they can play an important part in the survival of wildlife around it. The fact is, many of the country ponds that once existed

keeping your pond water clean

5 Tips on How to Keep Your Pond Water Clean

Good quality water is one of the most important factors towards a healthy and thriving pond habitat. And while we recently talked a little about collecting clean and fresh rainwater to encourage wildlife in and around your pond, today we are going to look at

carport vs garage guide

Should you build a Carport or Garage? A Comparison Guide

You are looking to protect your vehicle from the elements. You have a flat bit of land close to the house and a carport or garage would fit perfectly. So which should you go for? In this guide we will look at the pros and

Pond Pump Maintenance

Pond Pump Maintenance & Troubleshooting – An OC Guide

The pond pump is very much the “heart” of the pond. And it is easy to see why the comparison fits; without the pump fresh oxygenated water would not circulate, fish and filtering bacteria would fail to flourish – with a ‘heart’ the pond is

BEST CHICKEN COOP DOOR

Best Automatic Chicken Coop Door [TOP 5 FOR 2021]

What is the best automatic chicken door on the market right now? That’s exactly what we will look into today. We have taken 5 top-rated automatic door opening units, (both fully built systems and add-on motors) to give you a comprehensive low down on what

best fire pit

Best Fire Pit for your Garden (2021 Edition)

Fire pits are a fantastic way of bringing that warm, cozy campfire vibe onto your backyard, patio, or deck. They can be used all year round and make for a great outdoor focal point for family and friends to come together and have fun, no

Using a wood chipper

How to use a Woodchipper the Right Way

Before starting the woodchipper, locate a flat surface devoid of pits and holes, and then clear it of any debris that can trip, or cause an accidental fall. Always avoid slopped surfaces. Relatedly, a woodchipper is a machine with rotating parts which makes safety a

An OC Guide to the Stump Grinder

Trees in the yard can age and die, or become diseased due to tree infections, or dry due to girdling. Such trees need to be cut and felled. Also, healthy trees can be felled during landscaping, tree care of forests, or when freeing up yard

spring lawn tips (1)

5 Lawn Tips to Take Care of in Spring

Spring is on its way, and if you want your lawn to be the envy of the neighbors, there are a few things you should be taking care of right now. Let’s take a look… 1. Start Weeding With the coldest months behind us, it