Backyard Christmas Gift Ideas for Outdoor Living

Christmas is just around the corner and the beautiful summer weather is certainly here. Christmas is a wonderful time to share gifts with family and close friends while creating great new memories. With the warm temperatures and sunny skies, there’s no doubt many Australians will be spending their Christmas holidays

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Your Guide to Lawn Mower Brands in Australia

  Sometimes you don’t know what you’re looking for until you see it. Lawn mowers are not an everyday purchase. We want to make sure that when you see the perfect lawnmower, it’s not someone else’s! Whether you prefer traipsing around lawn mower stores or trawling the net, we reckon

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How to Mow Wet Grass Without Damaging Your Mower

You’ve probably heard that it’s best to mow grass when it’s dry. Wet grass can hurt your lawn mower and dull its blades. However, sometimes you have to mow grass when it’s wet. If it has been raining for days and your wife is tired of you “putting it off,”

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PPE to Avoid Lawn Mowing Accidents

Thousands of injuries are caused every year due to incorrect use of lawn mowers and lack of safety precautions. One of the best ways to help reduce the risk posed by lawn mowers is to wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). It is not only important to wear appropriate PPE,

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8 Uses for a Pressure Washer around the House

A pressure washer isn’t just ‘another tool’ for the collection, it’s one of the most versatile and useful household items. An essential part of any bloke’s shed, pressure washers can make day-to-day life much easier – especially in summer when pollen builds up on your home’s exterior and the greasy

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How to Stop Pets from Damaging Lawns and Gardens

Whether it’s the kids’ guinea pigs eating that patch of lawn until it’s bare, or the dog’s urine killing the grass, we understand your frustration when your pets damage your beloved backyard. You want an outside area where you can sit back and relax, with something cold to drink in

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6 Outdoor Tools You’ll Need for the Perth Spring

The weather is warming, thank goodness! Is it just us is the Perth winter getting colder every year? Spring is here – so that can only mean one thing. Time to dust off those gardening gloves and get back outside!

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How (and Why) to Buy a Fire Fighting Pump

Fire fighting pumps are a real necessity for Perth homes, particularly when summer rolls around. It is quite simply a pump that will supply water at a quicker rate than you could hope to draw by hand, making it very useful for tasks like fighting fires or even filling up a swimming

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John Deere 1 Series: A Compact Tractor for the Full Ride Experience

Sure, riding mowers are fine…for mowing, that is. Or maybe if you want to pull a cute little wagon with it. But when you really need to get some work done on your property, you soon may find out how inadequate a riding mower really is for your needs.

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Smart Backyard Hacks for Non-Gardeners

The start of the warmer weather gives us the chance to take advantage of the Perth sun by getting out into the garden. We’ve all been waiting for this to carry out the plans for our backyard that were hatched during the colder months. What to plant, where to dig,

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Keep Your Mower Out of the Cold! Storage & Servicing Tips for Backyard Equipment

Now that the winter season is upon us, we all have lots of work ahead of us to prepare. This is especially true for your garden maintenance equipment.

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5 Unique Gifts for Manly Men in Perth

The “Manly Man” concept is something most of us know about. Sure, it’s definitely a stereotype to some effect. However, you also probably have someone in your life who fits the bill of the manly man in their own personality.

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8 Ways to Beat Water Restrictions in the WA Summer

This time of year can be a challenging one for West Australian gardeners. Trying to keep the superb look of our gardens while coping with the inevitable water restrictions is a test for even the most skilled of green thumbs.

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5 Awesome Ways to Decorate Your Yard for Christmas

Here in Australia, people take their Christmas decorations seriously. Not just for their Christmas trees and the front of their homes, but also their backyards. If you’re planning an outdoor Christmas lunch with all the family in the backyard then it simply makes sense to dress up the space for this

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Finding the Best Soil Compactor for Your Project

Getting your soil base properly levelled and compacted is a critical aspect to practically all construction projects you can imagine. Whether big or small, your project absolutely requires a solid base for placement of slabs, pavement or a building foundation. Accurately compacted soil provides a foundation to your foundation.

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2017 Perth Backyard Design & Landscaping Ideas

Western Australia has an exceptionally dry climate, making water management a primary factor in landscape design. Fortunately, the region boasts a large range of unique, visually appealing native plants that are very easy to grow. These days, garden trends favour more compact and shade tolerant varieties, since modern Perth gardens

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Backyard Christmas Gift Ideas for Outdoor Living

Christmas is just around the corner and the beautiful summer weather is certainly here. Christmas is a wonderful time to share gifts with family and close friends while creating great new memories. With the warm temperatures and sunny skies, there’s no doubt many Australians will be spending their Christmas holidays

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Man Tools for a Man Shed

A man’s shed needs a good selection of man tools (right next to the fridge that holds the beer). Tools that you can use to do man stuff and take on projects other than your trusty lawn mower and chainsaw that is. Because nothing’s worse than trying to get a project

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Our Top Five STIHL Products in 2016

When it comes to garden tools, you want power, efficiency, economy, and you want to look cool – even when the temperature rises! Of course, it is important to have a neat, tidy, safe backyard or garden, but it can also be important that you impress those looking on, or

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Australian Lawn Care Calendar for all 4 Seasons

If you’re like most Aussies, you love your yard and want to keep it looking great throughout the year. However, there is more to caring for your lawn than simply setting your sprinklers on a timer and mowing once a week. What needs to be done changes with each season,

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Buyers’ Guide: Generators in Perth

Whether you’re in Glen Forrest or Wandi, Alkimos or Tuart Hill, you need the best quality generator to get the job done. But how do you know that the generator you’ve found is the one for you?

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Lawn an unruly grower? Let’s find you the right mower!

There’s nothing like the day you take possession of a home and take in the expanse of a yard full of beautiful grass. That is, until it grows out and you realise you’re going to have to mow the thing. Luckily, lawn mowers have come a long way. The right choice of

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Using a Chainsaw? These Tips Could Save Your Life

There’s a reason why movies like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre have become cult horror hits; it’s because chainsaws are bloody scary! These powerful machines are also very useful, but only when used correctly.

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Zero Turn Mowers in Australia – What You Need to Know

Zero Turn Mowers aren’t new, but they’re certainly increasing in popularity here in Australia. They began as commercial vehicles for large areas of agricultural land, but they’re becoming more and more popular for the smaller business and domestic users. It’s easy to see why – they are powerful, compact, offer

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5 Ways to Convince Your Other Half You Need a John Deere Gator

You need a gator. You really need a gator. You know that, we know that, but does your better half know that? If only there were some way to let them know how important a purchase this could be for your family. Fortunately, there is. In fact, we can think of

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5 Signs Your Lawn Mower Should Retire

Have you ever found yourself ready to mow your lawn, only to realise that no matter how hard you try, your lawn mower simply won’t start? It happens all the time — especially if it’s a model that you’ve been using for years. After all, your lawn mower has served you

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PPE for Looking Good & Staying Safe When Using a Chainsaw This Season

Before you get to work cutting up trees, pruning, and harvesting your firewood this season, don’t forget to give your safety equipment a good once-over. By way of reminding you about what you need, the following is a list of the absolute essentials. If you are unsure if your PPE

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How to Give Lawns & Gardens a Creative Edge

If you live in Perth, you’re no stranger to sunshine and probably try to get outside as often as you can. But the great outdoors isn’t so great if you have to stare at those rough edges around your home every day. So here are a few simple (and mostly

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Buying Your First Ride-On Mower? 5 Things You Need to Know

As we’re heading into spring, the need for a reliable ride-on mower has become critical for many home-owners in Perth. With so many models to choose from, it can be difficult to select the best mower for your needs. Factors like the size of your lawn, type of terrain, and

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4 Front Garden Ideas to Turn Heads

If you want to get to know someone, check out their front garden. Seriously! For better or worse, a front garden can say a lot about the family living in the house behind it. It’s more than just a few flowers for pedestrians to muse over on the way down

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A Cut Above: Getting the Best Chainsaw for Your Money

If you’re serious about outdoor work, then you’re probably well-aware of the importance of chainsaws. These cutting tools are built for big cutting jobs. From garage work to yard work – or even tree cutting – any home with a yard needs a good chainsaw in the equipment pile. If you

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Toro Mowers vs. John Deere Mowers – What’s Better?

There’s two major priorities to consider when the Mrs asks you to get the lawns sorted. And let’s face it, she’s been pestering you for weeks now so you want to get this right! But first – the job has to be done properly (or you’ll be in the dog

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Perth Home & Garden Bloggers We Can’t Get Enough Of

We don’t know about you guys, but here at Beacon Equipment we love perusing blogs for inspiration. Whether we’re about to undertake our next DIY backyard task or a home reno, it’s great to have so many free resources full of tips and advice at our finger tips. Being based in

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Six Space-Savvy Design Ideas for Your Small Backyard

Don’t let limited space limit your gardening possibilities. In fact, small space can be just the inspiration you need to try out some creative, and beautiful gardening ideas.

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Zero Turn Mowers In Australia What You Need To Know

Christmas is just around the corner and the beautiful summer weather is certainly here. Christmas is a wonderful time to share gifts with family and close friends while creating great new memories. With the warm temperatures and sunny skies, there’s no doubt many Australians will be spending their Christmas holidays

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PPE To Avoid Lawn Mowing Accidents

Christmas is just around the corner and the beautiful summer weather is certainly here. Christmas is a wonderful time to share gifts with family and close friends while creating great new memories. With the warm temperatures and sunny skies, there’s no doubt many Australians will be spending their Christmas holidays

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Essential Tips for Winter Gardening in Perth

Winter is upon us. Yet, the cooler months shouldn’t mean it’s time to forget the garden.While there is plenty to reap from the winter garden, it is also a time to sow the seeds for a great spring and summer. Here are a few tips for inspiration and motivation through

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Essential Tips For Winter Gardening In Perth

Christmas is just around the corner and the beautiful summer weather is certainly here. Christmas is a wonderful time to share gifts with family and close friends while creating great new memories. With the warm temperatures and sunny skies, there’s no doubt many Australians will be spending their Christmas holidays

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