Case Study: Royal Aberdeen Golf Club

     About Royal Aberdeen Golf Club

    Founded in 1870, the Royal Aberdeen Golf Club is thought to be the sixth oldest golf club in the world. It has two world class courses, The Balgownie Course and Silverburn Course. The club received its royal patronage from King Edward VII in 1903. It has hosted notable professional golf tournaments including the 2005 British Senior Open, 2011 Walker Cup, and 2014 Scottish Open.

    “People should seriously consider EGO’s cordless technology. They’ll be surprised at what it can do, and how well it does it.”

    To improve the course, golfing experience and reduce costs, the Royal Aberdeen Golf Club has invested in EGO Power+ equipment to look after one of the world’s most famous golf courses.

    Case Study: Ken Walker

    Ken’s Story

    Ken Walker spent most of his working life as a Royal Marine delivering boats around the world, a world away from gardening. He had little experience or interest in grounds and gardening until one visit to his mother at her care home on the South Coast five years ago.

    The care home had problems finding someone to mow the lawns and tend to the garden. As a favour, Ken started volunteering a few days a week using his own electric lawn mower and extension cable. Unknowingly, Ken found the task at hand difficult with his current set up.

    “I’d tell anyone who has ready access to power, that you really do need to hook up with EGO.”

    To start a business, you need the right equipment. Find out how the EGO Power+ range helped Ken Walker create a small grounds maintenance company.

    Case Study: St John’s Garden Centre

    About St John’s Garden Centre

    St John’s Garden Centre in Devon is a huge store in Barnstaple, open to the public for all their gardening needs. The centre is also home to a dedicated landscaping team who for 25 years have worked on garden design, ground works and plant suppliers for commercial and domestic garden projects.

    “Anybody who works in the landscaping industry would be crazy not to look at battery power seriously.”

    The landscaping team at St John’s Garden Centre in Devon has always trusted petrol over electric when it came to garden tools until they took the plunge and introduced EGO Power+ to their inventory.

    Case Study: Adorn Gardening

    About Adorn Gardening

    Adorn Gardening was born out of Abby Baumber’s passion for getting her fingers green when helping her family around the garden to ‘earn her keep’. After working in childcare for 12 years, Abby realised her love for being outdoors meant she had to take the plunge to have a career in gardening.

    “Ditching petrol has not only made my job more efficient, but it also means I am able to work safely, without affecting the environment or the health of my clients.”

    Independent horticulturists, Adorn Gardening, recently added battery-powered garden tools from EGO to its inventory. Find out how EGO Power+ has benefitted the company and its clients.

    Eco-friendly lawn care for green gardeners

    Organic and wildlife-friendly gardening

    Interest in rewilding and more natural gardening practices is growing and this encompasses lawn care. 

    You might have stopped using powerful weed killers on your driveway, established a compost heap, and researched using grey water on your garden in the summer months. But your lawn care can also become more environmentally friendly.

    The ‘perfect lawn’ used to be considered as one that was aesthetically pleasing - level, even, with defined edges and which was diligently mowed to an exact height. Does this image hold true for the 2020s?

    How to edge lawns using a strimmer

    Best tools for lawn edging

    We recommend a cordless battery-powered or electric lawn edger tool, which is suitable for small and large areas. 

    The EGO range of line trimmers is quieter, doesn’t give off emissions (like a petrol model) and has less vibration. Also, you don’t have to worry about power cables being long enough or getting in the way.

    The line strimmer (or strimmer) isn’t a garden tool designed for edging lawns but, if you don’t have a lawn edger, it can step up.

    Lawn repair tips for gardens that have had a hard winter

    When to repair your lawn  

    Spring or Autumn are the best times to make repairs to your lawn as they will make a faster recovery and look better throughout the summer. 

    It’s also ideal in the cooler months because you’ll have to wait for your repairs to bed in before you use your cordless lawnmower - three weeks for new turf and four to six for reseeded patches.

    It’s not difficult to fix your lawn if it looks patchy, weedy or uneven. Here’s how you do it.

    Do you need a brush cutter or will a line trimmer do?

    “There’s a tool for every job” is a well-known saying, but does it apply when it comes to gardening? It’s true that sometimes you can get away with using, say, a trowel instead of a hoe, or a pole saw in place of a chain saw. 

    However, when it comes to modern power garden tools, which have been designed and even innovated for specific tasks, you’d probably do well to choose the recommended model for the job. Not only will it save you time (and your back), but it will simply do a better job.

    If you can’t decide whether you need a brush cutter or a line trimmer, the good news is that we have a range of cordless garden tools that will do both.

    Tips on using a cordless garden cultivator

    Overview of soil cultivation

    Cultivation’s purpose is:

    • Loosening soil
    • Uprooting weeds
    • Top dressing
    • Furrowing in

    Some gardeners like to cultivate their flower beds and vegetable patches with a spade or other hand tool. This isn’t practical for everyone, especially if you have a larger garden or an allotment. Cordless garden cultivators are a convenient and effective alternative.

    The best time to use a cultivator on your garden or allotment soil is autumn or spring, depending on the type of soil in your area. Autumn, before the rain and snow soak the ground, is better for clay soils.