5 tools that can make caring for your garden much easier

5 tools that can make caring for your garden much easier

Your garden may offer you solace and space in the sunshine, which can be vital as the summer rolls on through, but it’s an area that can require a lot of care. There are a lot of gardening tasks that you should never skip, and tackling of all of them can be a real chore. However, there are tools out there that can make caring for your garden much more effectively, saving you time and energy.

Robotic lawnmowers

Robotic lawnmowers are a revolutionary tool in garden maintenance. These autonomous devices are designed to mow your lawn without any manual intervention. Equipped with sensors and programmed routes, they navigate through the garden, cutting grass consistently and efficiently. The major advantage of robotic lawnmowers is the time they save. Instead of spending hours pushing a traditional mower, you can set the robotic mower to operate on a schedule, even when you’re not home. This continuous mowing keeps the lawn well-maintained and healthy, as frequent mowing encourages denser growth and reduces weed proliferation.

Automated irrigation systems

Automated irrigation systems are another game-changer for garden maintenance. These systems can be programmed to water your plants at optimal times, ensuring they receive the right amount of moisture without the need for manual watering. This is especially beneficial in large gardens or during hot summer months when plants require frequent watering. Automated systems often include features such as soil moisture sensors and weather forecasts, adjusting watering schedules based on real-time data. This precision not only saves water but also promotes healthier plant growth by preventing both over- and under-watering.

Leaf blowers

Leaf blowers significantly reduce the labour involved in clearing leaves, debris and grass clippings from your garden. Compared to raking, a cordless blower is much faster and requires less physical effort, making garden clean-up a breeze. They are especially useful in the autumn, when leaves can quickly cover your lawn and garden beds. By keeping the garden clear of debris, leaf blowers help maintain a neat appearance and prevent the build-up of material that can harbour pests and diseases.

Weed torches

Weed torches offer an efficient and eco-friendly solution to weed control. These tools use propane to produce a high-temperature flame that quickly kills weeds by disrupting their cell structure. Unlike chemical herbicides, weed torches do not leave harmful residues in the soil and can be used in organic gardening. They are particularly effective for targeting weeds in hard-to-reach areas, such as between paving stones or along garden edges.

Garden sensors

Garden sensors are sophisticated devices that monitor various environmental factors such as soil moisture, temperature, light levels and humidity. These sensors provide real-time data to a connected app or system, enabling gardeners to make informed decisions about watering, fertilising and other maintenance tasks. By using garden sensors, you can ensure that plants receive the right conditions for optimal growth without the guesswork. This technology reduces the risk of plant stress caused by over- or under-watering and helps optimise resource use.

Your time in the garden can be better spent actually enjoying it. Hopefully, the suggestions above help you do that.


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Meccano bus, lorry and aeroplane

We picked up these gorgeous Meccano models at auction recently – a lorry, a bus and a plane.

red and green lorry

They’re very charming – a little play worn and full of character.

blue aeroplane

They’re pretty big actually – the largest measures 60 centimetres in length. They look great on a shelf – adding a playful, vintage industrial touch – to either a kid’s or grown-up’s room!

red and green bus

The lorry and aeroplane will be available on our website soon; the bus has found a free parking space in our lounge!