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Worry free worming

Controlling the worm burdens inside your dogs and cats is so important to ensure they remain happy and healthy. High worm burdens can have disastrous consequences – from suffering and illness, to even death. Even healthy-looking pets can be carrying worms so it is crucial to have a control program in place, which specifically targets…

Tips for perfecting your lawn

Sun, moisture, drainage – all three of these are essential if you want your lawn looking great for summer, which means spring is the perfect time to make a start. After winter weather, your grass will start to recover and grow, so by providing the best care at this early stage, you can ensure you…

Keeping your tank in tip top shape

Practice makes perfect and the same goes for cleaning your aquarium. The task can be a quick and easy so long as you know what you are doing! Ensuring your tank is clean will not only help keep your fish safe from illnesses but also keep your aquarium looking crystal clear. Start with a clean…

Top tips for successful seeds

The process of growing plants from seed is a wonderful task to set yourself and with an excellent selection of seeds available in our Myhills stores, we’ve put together this list of top tips to ensure your seeds are successful. 1. Proper planning To get the best from your seeds and to ensure you don’t…

Tips for growing tomatoes

Growing your own tomatoes is fun and rewarding. What’s more is that you only need a couple of plants to provide you with a good crop that will see you through the summer! Easy to grow from seed, you can sow tomato seeds from late March to early April if you will be growing the…

Don’t let age stand in your dog’s way!

In the same way we find ourselves stiffening up and slowing a little more as we age, so do our dogs. As your dog enters into its later years, it will likely show a few more grey hairs and spend more time resting than they used to. On average – depending on breed and health…

Getting chatty with your pet bird

Have you always dreamt of teaching your pet bird to talk? Not only can this be a fun way to bond, it also makes for a great party trick! However, just because you may be able to teach them to talk, pet bird aren’t for everyone – these intelligent birds require a lot of attention,…

Back to basics with pond building

Have you always dreamt of having a pond in your garden? Eager to set one up but not sure how? We’ve put together a short guide to help get you started! Having a pond offers all sorts of benefits to the wildlife that visit or live in your garden, and allows you to experiment with…

Is a reptile the right pet for you?

For those of you who prefer scales over fur or have limited time to take care of a pet, a reptile may be an excellent choice. That said, reptiles certainly shouldn’t be seen as an easy option! Some species can live for over 20 years and most need very specific living conditions and care. To…

Getting your head around hedging

If you’re looking to add a bit more greenery to your garden, planting a native hedge might be an option. Not only will it encourage wildlife into your garden, it will enable them to thrive – providing shelter, flowers and berries. What to plant When it comes to planting native hedging, consider having a variety…