Over the years, the needs of the average garden have changed little, you will need all of these at some time in your gardening career. An investment in quality and a good name will pay for itself in the end with good results and long lasting tools. Aim to start with a minimum of
- hand fork
Be realistic with your choices, if you have a massive garden or you are shall we say ‘ not in the first flush of youth!’ don’t take on exhausting tasks with inadequate tools, in the middle of summer. Equally don’t buy a ride-on mower for a postage stamp size lawn!
If your lawn is an interesting shape, or has an uneven surface, you will need some sort of cutter, to tackle these areas, not possible with a traditional mower, I recommend a good grass trimmer ( strimmer ), which is also great for lawn edging and avoiding beheading your flowers!
Hover mowers, I suppose , do have their place. But, if your lawn isn’t flat, a hover will be a pain to use and there will always be a bald patch.
The size of your garden will determine what you need to buy , if you are spending too much of your leisure time mowing with an old push mower then take a look at our mower reviews
Similarly if you are spending all day trimming hedges with a pair of shears , no matter how fulfilling that may be, there are some real gems to be had especially with electric type strimmers. Have a look at the strimmer reviews
Two of the most essential jobs are aerating the lawn and scarifying or removing compacted thatch. Here we review a few tools to make the job quicker and more efficient: