Thursday, 16 January 2014

Easy Tips for Lawn Maintenance

Whether you live in an independent house or an apartment, having a lawn area as part of your landscaping helps to improve the green cover and is also a pleasure to look at. Here are some tips to help maintain your lawn in a lush green condition at all times:

Feeding or Fertilizing: Much like other plants, the grass of a lawn needs an optimal level of nutrition to exhibit good growth as well. Depending on the type of lawn that you have, you should plan the right type and amount of natural and organic nutrition to be supplied to it to keep it in good condition.

Mowing: This is one of the most frequent maintenance tasks that you would require to do for your lawn, and is made much easier if you have a lawnmower such as the Black & Decker GR3400. It helps you adjust the height of cut which you can maintain according to the frequency of mowing, and help keep your lawn looking well nourished and even at all times.

Trimming and Edging: Other than mowing, it is important to keep the edges of your lawn even and well trimmed. This can be accomplished by paving the side of your lawn to prevent uneven growth at the joints, or by using an appliance such as a trimmer.

Watering care: Rather than a daily gentle watering, lawns prefer a good soak that is done just once or twice a week depending on the weather. This is the best nourishment for the roots, and helps you to control any dry patches that might start showing up due to uneven watering.

It is not too tough a task to maintain your lawn with these simple tips and by using useful appliances such as the mowers, trimmers and cutters from Black & Decker. Do check out our homepage for details of these and more:

Monday, 6 January 2014

B&D Buddy - 12

Dear B&D Buddy,

At our last party at home, I put in a lot of effort into the appetizers for the guest. But at the final stage of frying them, it seemed like the temperature of the oil and the time taken for frying varied so much that the pieces looked completely different from each other. Some soggy, some burnt, overall not a nice picture L. It was so disheartening to see this result after burning a few fingers along the way as well! Help!

Burnt in Basra

Dear Burnt,

Temperature control is one of the most common issues with deep-frying and can ruin everything from pooris to deep fried appetizers. Do try our B&D Deep Fryers, where you can regulate the temperature as well as keep your hands protected due to the removable frying basket. I’ll be waiting for your delighted feedback!

Easier Done than Said,
B&D Buddy

Thursday, 2 January 2014

How to Choose your DIY Project

DIY is frequently thought of as a fix for all problems that might arise in your home, but this may not always be the case. Trying to attempt a project that is not meant for him or her might overwhelm a DIY amateur, and this is why we need to put in some thought into choosing the right project. Here are some questions to help you decide:

Do you have the tools for it? Some of the basic appliances such as a drill kit, hammer, pliers etc. need to be part of the investment made by any DIYer. If a job requires many specialized pieces of equipment, then it might indicate that it’s time to call in a professional for the same. On the other hand, if you find that it needs just one or two additional tools that might serve as a good investment for any future projects, go ahead and take the plunge.

KRP12 Drill Kit from B&D

Is it in your skill level? You might need to adopt a very realistic attitude to recognize when a particular project might be beyond your current skill level. Of course we all gain experience with every project, so if this is something that you can put off for later, you can always add it to your list of dream projects to take up in the future.

Do you have the time? This is the third and final question to be answered, as the amount of free time that you have would also dictate how long a DIY project would take. Try to calculate how long a particular project would take, and if you would be able to complete it in the timeframe you require.

We hope that the above questions would help you choose the DIY project that’s right for you! Don’t forget to check out the range of DIY tools from B&D, aimed at the beginner as well as the professional. Do visit our website here: