Reel Lawn MowersWritten by Andrew Caxton
Reel lawn mowers can totally make difference for your garden in terms of effectiveness. Since most homeowners still think that expensive mowers are a must in their gardens, a simply reel push lawnmower can be most efficient amongst these kind of garden equipment. You can purchase perfect model from many different on market, there are many to choose from. The range of prices vary from most affordable to your budget up to real expensive ones. The kind of mower you finally buy will depend exactly on size of your garden, lawn or property. Here you have some examples for different sizes of areas.
•Small sizes : The perfect reel mower for small gardens would be probably one lightweight, which are actually affordable to all budgets as well as easiest to use and maintain. They work well with lawns that don’t require much attention. There is also another important issue regarding lightweight reel mowers, they are extremely easy to store when job is done.
•Medium sizes: Lawn mowers for medium sizes are usually larger and heavier. They are specially designed for larger areas to mow. While medium models are slightly expensive than smaller models, price will worth it. You will save time when mowing large areas as well, this is a fact that will pay off at end when you review your mower investment.
•Large sizes: Of course not, there are not reel mowers designed for large sizes unless you wanted to spend a whole day or week to mow a large area. There are instead electric lawn mowers that might fit into large areas, electric ones would fit perfectly into small and medium sizes. However lawn mower batteries don’t work a lifetime and might not be definitely what you looked for. If you are planning to mow large gardens, please take a look on riding lawn mowers or heavy gas powered mowers that definitely will worth for your property.
One of keys to maintain a garden looking great is taking special care of lawn by using proper tools. A healthy and beautiful garden is success of gardener who has worked hard. If you want to achieve a beautiful area, you will need to spend money and time mowing lawn as well as investing in quality tools that will help you to get your goals. A poor quality reel lawnmower might be a waste time in terms of performance. You will need to invest in a competitive reel mower. It’s worth do it when someone wants to get job done well.
Gardening for KidsWritten by Judy Williams
Children are continually bombarded with advertising for fast food and unhealthy treats. One of most important lessons you can teach them is how to tend and grow their own food from garden.
There are plenty of quick and easy projects that children can get involved in. The projects will teach them about nutrition, nature, recycling and organic gardening. That's a good outcome!
The no dig garden is a particularly good project for children because garden can be built and planted in just a couple of hours. You do not have to prepare garden for weeks in advance, as with other growing methods. There are detailed instructions for building a no dig garden on my website (www.no-dig-vegetablegarden.com). If a full on garden seems too ambitious at start, try something simpler.Growing bean shoots is quickest way to grow edible things. In just a few days, kids will be able to pop fresh bean shoots in a salad or sandwich or just eat them as they come. This will also work with alfalfa, cress and snow pea seeds. Put seeds into a clean, wide mouth jar and place a mesh material over mouth. It must be a material that water and air can pass through, but not seeds. A bit of discarded pantyhose secured with a rubber band will do. Soak seeds overnight in water. Next morning, drain excess water and place jar on its side in a bright room, near a window. A couple of times a day, re-wet seeds, drain and return to bright space. The seeds will sprout and grow very quickly and within a few days will be ready to eat.To propagate your own garden seedlings build this portable greenhouse! Wash a 2Lt plastic bottle (soft drink or soda water type) and using a knife or sharp scissors, cut it in half along one side. Force it open and fill one side with good quality potting mix. Plant your seeds and water gently. A very light mixture of water and liquid fertilizer will kick start seeds. Close bottle back up and seal with tape. Place bottle in a sunny position. Your seedlings should be well on their way and ready for repotting in 2-4 weeks.