Thanks to their sophisticated technology and sturdy construction, STIHL chainsaws require very little care and maintenance. During the season, this is likely to be confined to checking the chain regularly and keeping the cutting links sharp for a better cut and to protect the engine. Here are a few tips for storing your equipment
Make a home for your little friends in the garden. It only takes a little bit of DIY skill to build a nestbox - and it's easy. Here's what you need: Round timber, approx. 20 cm in diameter Hammer and nails (60-80 mm) Drill (25-30 mm drill) Sawhorse Chain saw
A home-made flower trough created from a tree trunk is a decorative feature in any garden. Here we show you the professional way to make it. Here's what you need: Round timber, approx. 30-35 cm diameter 2 smaller round pieces for the feet, approx. 30 cm long, approx. 20 cm
There's room for a rustic garden bench in almost any garden. And it makes a nice quiet spot for you to relax. Follow our material and construction instructions to build a full-size one for adults. By the way, it's really easy to make a child-size one for the little ones, too.
Tending the garden keeps on producing quantities of plant debris that take up space. What's the best thing to do with garden refuse like grass cuttings, tree and hedge trimmings, leaves and withered flowers? Green recycling. Using a garden shredder will help tidy up your garden. Unwieldy branches and bushy twigs are
Planting fruit trees in your own garden is much better than looking longingly at the cherries on the neighbour's tree. We have listed some of the most important rules to be followed so that your tree can flourish: The right planting time Fruit trees can be planted between autumn and spring, although
Wood for Open Fires All wood will burn equally well in a good wood-burning stove. But not every kind of wood is suitable for open fires. Sparks Conifer wood tends to trap the wood gas created inside the log. As the piece of wood gets hot, high gas pressure can therefore build up
Should you prune your trees in the Spring? How deep must fertilizer be applied to reach the roots of your trees? Which species of trees should be topped to keep them from falling on your house? Most homeowners treasure the trees on their property but know little about how to care for them.
Keep it sharp. A neat and tidy hedge is a joy to see, but it does need work to achieve that smart finish. You can of course do the job by hand, but a powered hedge trimmer will almost certainly save you time and energy. Choosing the right hedge trimmer is