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Regular activities like watering and weeding keep our gardens at their best. Read about techniques and tools to make these important tasks easier.

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Guide to lawn care

Lawns are as important a part of British gardens as fish and chips are to our national cuisine! With a little regular care your lawn can be your pride and joy.

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Sweeping outdoors

Sweeping paths and patios is a regular outdoor activity. It helps keeps your garden clear and safe.

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How to make garden compost

Making compost is an environmentally friendly way to give your plants the nutrients they need. This guide shows you how to make it, where to use it plus top tips to compost with ease.

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Guide to pruning

Some of your trees and shrubs may need pruning to keep them healthy and manageable . We look at tools and techniques to help you prune in your garden.

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Deadheading flowers

Deadheading is a light physical activity that can improve plant appearance and health. We look at why and how to do it.

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Watering plants outdoors

Just like people, plants need water to survive. Find advice on when to water outdoors and how to water wisely, making this key activity easier to manage.

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