Get In On The Green-Fingered Action And See Your Garden Grow


When you’ve spent a lot of time trying to get your home up together, you can often feel the need to get outside and do the same in your garden. After all, you may have spent a lot of time preparing your home for the summer, so you’re going to want to do the same with your garden too. But, it can often seem like a big task. If you’ve not spent a lot of time getting involved with your garden, you might not know where to start. But to make sure that your garden flourishes this summer, it’s time to get green-fingered.


Get Your Hands Dirty


When you’re looking to get out in the garden, you’re going to want to embrace the idea of having to get dirty. If you really want to transform your garden, you’re going to want to get stuck right in. You might find that the right equipment will help you. This review of timberland earthkeepers on should give you an idea about footwear, but you may also need some gloves and perhaps even protective eyewear to make sure you’re up to the job too.


Learn Your Plans


As well as feeling prepared for the task at hand, you might also want to swot up a little. When it comes to gardening, plants and living things, it can be to your benefit to know a little about what you’re doing. When you’re planting different flowers, you may need to know what sort of conditions they thrive in and how to care for them. Otherwise, you may find that your hard work backfires if your newly planted things just can’t stay alive.


Dine Al Fresco


Eating outside is always such a treat in the summer months. But, in order to be able to enjoy it, you’re going to need to have somewhere to put your dining furniture and maybe even outdoor cooking facilities. So, as a part of your garden works, you’re going to need to create a dedicated eating space. This could involve creating a patio area if you don’t have one already, and looking for the perfect dining furniture set.


Get The Little Ones Involved


One of the best things about getting out and working in the garden is that you can involve your children too. It can be a lot of fun to show them how to plant things and care for them. It’s also great to be able to plant different fruits and vegetables with your children, watch them grow, then go on to cook and eat them too.


Attract Wildlife


While you’re out making your garden gorgeous, you might want to think about the different ways that you can attract wildlife. Not only can you do this while you’re planting new things, but you can help to encourage wildlife into your garden with your maintenance and upkeep too. Being a little untidy, leaving seeds out for the birds and watering often are all good ways to ensure that you create a lovely home for local wildlife.

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Keep Your Ford Ranger Running Smoother For Longer

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For those who don’t know, the Ford Ranger has long been the most popular car both in sales figures and driver satisfaction. But like most things in life, how long you get to enjoy your beloved truck is all about what you put into it. Don’t worry, we’re not insinuating that you have to spend thousands of bucks every few years, just a little bit of tender, love, care, and maintenance will do the trick.

That is why we have spoken to some members of a Ford Ranger Driver’s Club, as well as the Chief Engineer, to help you understand what the most effective ways of keeping your truck running smoothly are.

Always Get That Oil Change

You may be rolling your eyes and thinking, “yeah, yeah, we know this one,” and you’d be right too; it is one of the most documented ways of ensuring your Ranger has a long and smooth life. What you may not know is there are different oils that are tailored to different stages of a car’s life, as will attest. Chances are, you have been using conventional oil. However, if your car qualifies as high mileage then you should really be using what they call blend. As for how often, our Ford engineer recommends every 7000 miles or six months, depending on which comes first.

Swap Your Tires Around

For a whole range of variable, your tires won’t wear evenly. Drivetrain, terrain, alignment, driving style; there are so many reasons that will see tires wear and different rates. As such, recommend that you swap the front and back tires over every time you get your oil changed. This is especially important on Ford Ranger’s where the front tires are known to wear much faster. The great thing about this little hack is that rotation won’t just extend the life of your tires, it will also improve your ride quality.

Let Your Truck Breathe

Engines are a lot like humans in the sense that the cleaner the air they breathe the better they operate. Don’t despair, this is a relatively easy task. All you have to do is swap out the air filters every 20,000 or so miles. This is because air filters become clogged up with all sorts – dust, debris, chemicals, bits and bobs – and by swapping them out regularly you are giving your Ranger a chance at a much more optimized life and for longer; hello new-found love for your pre-owned car. We’re talking better fuel economy, top speed, and acceleration. Of course, if you are often driving on dirt tracks and off-road, then you will want to change your filter more frequently than every 20,000 miles.

Maintain Your Fluids

The obvious one on this front is your engine oil; an essential fluid going. What you are looking for is any signs of it being dirty and to see if it smells like gas. If it does, well, it’s time for that change. However, that isn’t the only fluid you need to check on the regular because both engine coolant and windshield washer fluid are going to be especially important to your car’s healthy and your comfort. This is especially true for the coolant because that is what keeps your engine from overheating.

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