Lawn Care

Get some basic lawn care advice and get some practical tips on how to get the most out of your McCulloch products.

How to look after a garden with hills and inclines

A particularly hilly garden is a tricky thing to manage. What could be a simple task in cutting the grass is suddenly much more difficult. But it doesn’t mean it’s impossible. All you need is a change in strategy and the right tools to get the job done.

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How to sharpen your lawnmower blades

At the end of your grass-cutting season you should make sure to look at the quality and condition of the blades as part of your maintenance, before you store the machine away for winter. It isn’t a particularly complicated process, and spending a little bit of time sharpening your blades can be a serious help for the next time you need the lawn mower.

Depending on how long you’ve had your mower, you may need to replace the blades to ensure an efficient cut. By keeping the mower blades sharpened yearly will help delay replacements, which will ultimately save you money in the long run.

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What type of lawnmower do you need for a small garden?

Choosing the correct lawnmower to suit your gardening needs can be a minefield! With a wide range of models available, it can be difficult to know where to start.

Whether it’s a petite patio or a tiny terrace, the good news is that you will not need the most advanced machine to keep your small outdoor space in order. Small gardens up to the size of a tennis court can often be mowed in one go with minimal effort. Despite this here are a few things you should look out for.

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What type of lawnmower do you need for a large garden

A large garden doesn’t have to mean double the work when it comes to lawn maintenance, you just need the right tools.

There are hundreds of different lawnmowers on the market today so choosing the right one is vitally important if you are going to save yourself valuable time and effort.

If you have a large garden, here are some key things to consider when you are looking for a lawnmower.

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How to repair your lawnmower

Over an extended period of use, lawn mowers will develop issues. This can be delayed with regular maintenance and proper storage, but in some instances a lawnmower will need to be repaired. Fixing your lawnmower doesn’t have to be a daunting prospect; in fact, a lot of the biggest problems that occur with a lawnmower are easily fixable with a quick diagnosis.

With any repairs you should always consult your instructors manual before you undertake any work. This should always be your first step, as it will provide bespoke instructions on your machine. Once you have perused that, here are our handy quick tips to get you going again quickly.

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How to Prevent Yellow Grass

The last thing you want is to notice that your beautifully manicured lawn is suffering. Yellow patches of grass can be quite unsightly and can be the sign of fairly big problems. Luckily not all causes are serious and understanding the problems can make remedying them much easier.

Here are our top causes of yellow grass so you know what to guard against.

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How To Be As Good As A Green Keeper

Green keepers are trained professionals who have to go through years of training to be as good as they are, and their skills don't go unnoticed. That doesn’t mean, that with a bit of hard work that you can’t create a decent lawn in your back garden.

Here are our top tips on how to create your own personal golf course in your garden:

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How To Tackle Long Grass

Dealing with long grass can be a tricky process. It is never as simple as just pushing the lawnmower over it, as you risk damaging your lawn or even your lawn mower; if grass is too long, the lawn mower can get clogged or overheated, and you also risk tearing the grass, which can affect the overall health of the lawn. Regardless of the scale of the job in hand, before beginning, you should first check that your machines are in perfect working order. By performing a maintenance check, you can make sure that the lawn mower or grass trimmer is at its most efficient, which will make the difficult task significantly easier.

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How To Repair Patches In Your Lawn

Dead patches in your garden can look quite ungainly. When you spot one it is always advisable to deal with it quickly. Weeds can take over dead patches so it is better to avoid this if possible, to keep your lawn looking fresh. As with a lot of garden tasks this will require a bit of patience and perseverance, however the benefits of having a flawless lawn will easily outweigh the work.

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