Road Fuel Duty
Anyone who uses machinery and equipment with small engines that require fuel such as chainsaws, lawnmowers, chippers, a range of forestry and gardening equipment must pay fuel tax.
The Importance of Chainsaw Safety Wear
It is of vital importance to have to have the correct protective wear when operating a chainsaw. This blog gives a brief outline on what protective clothing you should have and why.
Preparing your garden for spring!
Those dark and chilly winter months are finally starting to make an exit, which means we’ve started to look at our gardens with renewed interest. We don’t know about you, but we’ve start to feel sense of excitement for the year ahead tempered by a certain level of panic at the post-winter state of our gardens!
How often should you cut the grass?
However a question we often yet asked is how often you should cut your grass. So this blog will focus on the lawn alone! We will basically explain how to get a beautiful lawn this summer with all of our top lawn care tips....
Basic tools you should have to keep your garden in good shape
We all know that during the winter our gardens and outdoor spaces can get forgotten a little. Here’s a few of the essential tools you will need if you’re looking to start caring for your garden a little better for the warmer months!
A guide to our Chainsaw Clothing range
We offer a comprehensive range of chainsaw clothing here at PSM, to make sure you can stay as safe as possible when you are using this dangerous piece of equipment. Here’s a quick guide of what we offer and why you need it!
Staying safe on your ride-on Lawnmower
Over the years we have heard some dreadful horror stories concerning ride on lawnmowers, some of which are truly tragic. People often forget that ride on lawnmowers are dangerous vehicles that need to be ridden with care and attention!
The purpose of gritting and salting
We may not be prone to having white winters but precautions should be carried out in order to prepare for the worst. Gritting and salting the footpaths and roads will reduce accidents in the work place, in public and at home.
Maintenance of forestry equipment
Forestry and logging are among some of the most dangerous occupations due to the tools, heavy machinery used and the working environment they are used in which can pose many hazards for staff using them and around them.
The risks vibration can cause in the Forestry industry
Although a valuable resource, forests can be a dangerous place to work with incidents of fatal accidents and injuries higher than many other sectors of work particularly with the use of chainsaws and the risks that falling trees can hold.
The Importance of PPE in the Forestry Industry
There are numerous risks that can occur during day to day forestry tasks, with this blog post we’ll discuss the gear that you will need to not only protect your team but to abide to PPE regulations.
Caring for your lawn
If you are just starting off with a new lawn but are confused about what to do and where to start, this is a perfect article for you as we will be talking about caring for your lawn mower and planning ahead.
Gardening tips: Why is your lawn dying?
We know how frustrating it can be when you’re trying to make your garden and lawns look attractive and nothing seems to be working! You can spend hours planting bulbs and beautiful plants and flowers, but if they’re set again a yellowing, dry, unsightly lawn, you may as well not of bothered!
What is life like as an Arborist? (Tree Surgeon)
Many people think of Arborists and think they are either a. crazy or b. super-human! Being a tree surgeon is definitely not a job for the faint hearted – and it requires skill, courage and strength.
What happens to your grass in the winter
In this blog we will explain what happens to your grass in the winter and how you can properly maintain your grass ready for the New Year.
What to do with your lawn mower this Christmas
Now thNow that Christmas is officially around the corner it is safe to say that you can put away your lawnmower in storage! In this blog we will be explaining how to correctly store your lawn mower over the icy nights at Christmas is officially around the corner it is safe to say that you can put away your lawnmower in storage! In this blog we will be explaining how to correctly store your lawn mower over the icy nights.
Our stolen machinery recovery system at PSM lawnmowers
Our stolen machinery recovery system at PSM lawnmowers
Did you know that plant theft is an ongoing problem in the UK, so it’s important to protect your Plants against crime and all the inconveniences that come with theft as 95% of stolen plants are never found.
The Essential Tools for your garden
As spring is drawing closer with each day, now is the best time to think about your new garden weather you need to improve it or maintain it, in this blog we will be telling you the “must have tools” ... if any of these points apply to you please continue reading.
Being safe in the garden
For all you green fingers out there, we all know that being safe is imperative, not only for your physique but your health too; in this blog we will talk about what to do in advance and during gardening.
PS Marsden Timberwolf products
Timberwolf have been manufacturing top quality hydraulic wood chippers and shredders for 30 years. Based in Stowmarket, Timberwolf has a network that spreads across the UK and Europe, and in doing so, Timberwolf have succeeded in becoming the largest seller of commercial wood chip machines in the UK.
Pollinating insects: There important to our planet and here is how you can help!
Pollination the act of one flowers pollen being transferred to another’s by the means of wind or flying insects such as bees, hoverflies or butterflies. This in turn fertilizes the flower allowing them to seed or fruit.
Making a hotel for the bees
As mentioned in our previous blog bees are very important to our eco system and should be encouraged to thrive and visit our gardens so they can continue to aid us with the pollination of plants, but why stop there, why not go that extra step and make a habitat for the bees in your garden.
What to do before you start cutting your hedge
When it comes to cutting our hedges, the most popular way of achieving that goal is using a hedge trimmer, be it electric or petrol and when using any type of powered tool there are always precautions and safety measures that should be taken and followed before doing so.
How to go about cutting your hedge
If your hedge is particularly large or is going to require a fair bit of trimming, you might want to tidy as you go to reduce the level of the task later.
Gardening tips for beginners
Starting your first garden can be a bit overwhelming, there’s the planning, designing and planting to think about. Don’t worry though gardens will surprise you with their forgivingness and as with a lot of things, jumping in head first is the best way to learn.
Edible Flowers You Can Grow in Your Garden
You may or may not have known that flowers, as well as looking attractive and colourful can also be utilised for culinary delight. Below is a list of plants that you can grow in your garden and also use in your meals.
5 things to prepare your garden for winter
Winter is coming, and that means you will need to start thinking about preparing your garden. Luckily as we live in the UK this doesn’t mean you have to put the whole thing ‘to bed’ as most plants will go on to grow well into the month of December.
Simple tricks to give your small garden the appearance of being bigger than it actual is
If you have a small garden and want to it to look bigger than it actually is then you’re in the right place, below are some useful tricks to give your garden the illusion of being more spacious.
Moss causes and prevention
If you would like to have a decent lawn then you are going to have to give your grass some help with the battle against the impending moss attack.
Essential Garden Tools
When it comes to gardening tools there are the essential ones, the useful ones and then the downright useless ones. When it comes to getting the essential ones you won’t need to break the bank, just makes sure to invest in good quality versions of the garden tool and then you can build up others gradually as you need them.
Start getting your plants and garden ready for spring
March is just around the corner and this means the anguish of waiting to get your green thumb back out is almost over and you will be able to get back to tending to and enjoying your garden space.
Tips to prepare your garden for spring
Getting your garden ready for spring will help make things less hectic. Here's a few tips to keep on top.
Top tips for summer gardening
Well, summer is finally here and we thought we would give you some summer sizzling top gardening tips...
Benefits of Chainsaw Clothing
So if you are using a chainsaw on a regular basis, what is the benefit of suitable chainsaw clothing. Well firstly, what kit do you need...
Benefits of the Automatic Lawn mower
In this high tech world we live in, are there any key benefits of using an automatic lawn mower? We thought we would investigate…
Winter lawn care
Now winter is well and truly here, lets see how we can protect our lawns over this potentially difficult period for the garden.
Tree cutting in winter
You might be relieved that you have finally sorted the garden out for the last time this year, no more weeding and no more pruning but there is one thing that you should try and not ignore and that would be your trees.
Each year, hundreds of thousands of individuals in the UK pay a visit to A&E, following an accident in the garden. falls being one of the most common. With this in mind, we are looking at the best garden ladders available today. From tripod ladders to A-Frame ladders
What is Forestry
Conservation foresting and timber foresting are the most common specialist areas of forestry. A timber forester will work for a timber company meaning that they will be tasked with looking after farms and private forests owned by said company.