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News & DIY Guides

11 December 2014

How to aerate a lawn

Our top tips on why, how and when to aerate a lawn.

3 November 2014

Garden clearance tools - the definitive list

At Best at hire there is a diverse range of gardening tools that will effortlessly cope with any job, whether you want to tidy up a domestic garden or tackle some larger scale landscaping. With everything from tree stump grinders to petrol shredders available for hire.

3 November 2014

How to use a compost bin

When it’s compost time, you should think of everything you throw away and see if it’s biodegradable. This means that anything from your veggie scraps and peelings, fruit cores, eggshells, newspaper, coffee grounds and toilet tissue tubes you simply throw it all into the composter.

3 November 2014

How to lay turf

Preparing the soil and ground underneath the new turf will make the grass growing stronger, healthier and have a much better chance of flourishing.

3 November 2014

How to build a fence

Fences are a great way to gain some privacy and separate your home from prying eyes. They are far cheaper than getting a wall built and can be done by the average DIYer.

7 April 2014

How to clean the most common household items

Best at hire's top tips on how to clean the most common household items.

7 April 2014

Power cleaning techniques using a pressure washer

To achieve the best results and avoid damaging the surfaces you are cleaning, you need to make sure you choose the right machine, and that you use it correctly. Here are our top tips on using a pressure washer.

12 March 2014

How to fit cornicing

A room's cornicing or coving – the ornamental moulding that wraps around the walls – crowns a room and covers the wall/ceiling join. If a room's original cornicing is missing or damaged you can replace it yourself without needing too many advanced DIY skills.

3 March 2014

Prepare and paint interior woodwork

If you would like your woodwork to look fresh, smooth and crisp after you paint it, we have some DIY-friendly 'professional' tips that will help you achieve the very best results.

3 March 2014

Pond care - your seasonal guide

Ponds can provide a lovely feature for a garden, and they also offer a rich habitat for a whole host of wildlife. With an occasional clean up to remove the debris, however, along with a bit of regular maintenance, you can keep your pond looking great all year round