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How would you deal with this garden?

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SingingSilver Wed 22-May-13 15:34:23

My grass has got very overgrown, there are photos in my profile (the mess on the trampoline is a pile of brambles from last year that I meant to make a bonfire of but chickened out), and my old strimmer and lawnmower are knackered!

I'm thinking of buying a new strimmer to get it down to a manageable level, can anyone recommend a decent model? I don't think a mower would get through it well, not my old one at least and I don't want to give a new one a baptism of fire!

Any advice or thoughts appreciated!

Pootles2010 Wed 22-May-13 15:37:07

Can't see your profile, let alone photos, sorry! B&Q have a strimmer & mower for £69 atm, we have the same set, does the job.

SingingSilver Wed 22-May-13 15:41:57

Ah, I uploaded photos but I think I left my profile private! I hope they're visible now?

MrsHoarder Wed 22-May-13 15:53:17

Firstly I'd have an evening bonfire this weekend. Get rid of the garden rubbish.

Then tackle the grass, mine got that bad but my dad has a petrol mower which he tackled it with and we've kept it short since. If you don't know anyone with a petrol mower, maybe pay for a lawn mowing service until its back under control.

Its just a matter of cutting it every week. Dull slog, but gets you a nice a space.

Pootles2010 Wed 22-May-13 16:00:14

Yes agree with bonfire this weekend, or a tip run if you don't want bonfire. You're going to need new mower/strimmer, so go out & get one asap, they need trimming loads this time of year!

Then you can see it as a clear space, and start adding other bits if you like.

SingingSilver Wed 22-May-13 17:06:56

Is it possible to have a safe bonfire in an overgrown garden? I wouldn't know where to start! We have brambles in the grass. I read somewhere that roots can carry fire under ground!

MrsHoarder Wed 22-May-13 19:56:52

It doesn't look that bad. Just clear a large circle away from fences and house and start from there.

Us it possible to move/take down the trampoline? Underneath shouldn't be as bad to get down to the ground.

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