You might not think it, but the humble garden has evolved enormously over the last few decades. The best gardens could hope for in the past was a sad-looking lawn with some drooping flowers around the border.
Driven by television shows, internet inspiration and magazines, we can now create gardens that are simply stunning. By adding materials, from bricks, aggregates, lighting and water features. Our gardens can become an oasis of calm.
spring? As we demand more from our outdoor spaces, the tools needed to create what we want has grown in proportion. It would be expensive to buy all the equipment we need, but thankfully we don’t need to. The number of shops hiring gardening tools has grown. If you’re looking to give your garden a spring makeover, let’s take a look at why hiring your garden tools, rather than buying them, is the way to go.
The joy of hiring garden tools isn’t just the simplicity of going to the shop and walking away with your equipment of choice, assuming you’ve paid for it, but it’s the sheer range that’s on offer. From the smallest of jobs to the largest of projects, there will be something for you.
If you’re one of the growing numbers of people who are replacing their grass with artificial turf, then you’re going to need to dethatch the lawn first. Yes, that’s a word. If that’s the case, you’re going to need a scarifier! A scarifier uses steel blades to cut out the thatch, or grass. You can get manual versions, but electrical ones will rotate making the job so much easier. They also result in a firmer lawn which means air, water and nutrients will be able to permeate the soil much easier.
If you’re just looking to improve your lawn, rather than rip it up, then aerating your grass will mean it grows thicker with deeper roots. Lawn aeration involves inserting small holes into the ground to improve air circulation, i.e. letting out stale CO2 and adding in oxygen. It also improves the water and fertiliser consumption by the roots. By their very nature, lawns get compacted, so aerating them improves the condition of them in a way that is both vital and affordable. If you’re looking for a lawn with deeper, healthier grass, then you can hire a motor-powered aerator to make your life easier.
Hiring garden tools allow even the least green-fingered amongst us to create a space we can be proud of. If you have an unsightly bush, then a hedge trimmer is perfect to bring it back into line.
When you look around and see the ‘mess’ your artistic endeavours have created, then you can also hire a leaf-blower. Fallen leaves are part and parcel of having a garden, whether they are yours or the consequence of your neighbour’s tree, they will make even the nicest garden look a mess. Thankfully they are no match for a leaf-blower. These fantastic tools can make quick work of the largest gardens.
From spring into summer, right through to the golden tones of autumn, the tools you use now will save you time and money through the year. Don’t fill your garage or shed with the equipment you only use now and again, hire them and save that space for things that enhance your home day after day.We hope that our blog has been helpful and informative if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch on 0116 254 3999 or alternatively head over to our contact page to fill in our online enquiry form.