Preparing garden tools and equipment for winter: What to look out for

Garden shed to store garden tools in winter During winter, your gardening tools are usually no longer needed. To start off the gardening year in spring; without having to do cumbersome repairs or spend money on replacements for unmaintained tools, you should prepare your garden tools in autumn before the first real frost. The preparation consists of cleaning, maintaining and possibly repairing the garden tools before winter storage. In this article we will show you what you definitely need to look out for. [continue reading…]

The Asian tiger mosquito (Guest Post)

Teaser image showing an asian tiger mosquito Actually, we planned to publish an article about the disadvantages of leaf blowers and write about the deadly dangers for small animals, such as bees, butterflies and many other insects. However, during our research, we quickly became aware of the tiger mosquito and the treat it demonstrably poses for us humans. As we think this a very critical topic, which is discussed far too less in public, we decided to publish a guest post about the tiger mosquito at this point of time. [continue reading…]

5 Differences between 20V and 40V battery-powered leaf blowers

Teaser image showing two different colored fields to illustrate the existence of differences between 20V and 40V leaf blowers The particular terms indicate it already. The central difference between 20V Max and 40V Max appliances is the battery (resp. the battery voltage). Popular battery leaf blowers are by now operated with lithium-ion batteries – usually with 20- or 40V. By comparison, the battery of a shaver has 1.2- or 2.4V; drills often have 10.8- or 14.4V. But 20V- and 40V leaf blowers do not only differ in terms of used batteries. There are also other areas, e.g. size and weight or performance. [continue reading…]