A Gardener – Photo Courtesy: Andra MIhali
Some people love tinkering around in their garden. Others, on the other hand, hate it with a passion and would much rather stay indoors with a good book and a nice bottle of Pinot Grigio. If your other half falls into the first category and you are wondering what to buy him or her, then fear not because you are spoiled for choice. There are lots of useful gardening gadgets available for those of a green-fingered disposition and although your gardener may already have some of them, it may be time to upgrade to a better model.
1. Lawn Mower
Unless your garden is a tranquil place of gravel, paving stones and artfully arranged plants and flowers, you are likely to need a lawn mower of some description. Lawn mowers come in all shapes and sizes, from small rotary mowers to huge sit-on machines designed to keep football pitches nice and trim. You can spend serious money on a new lawn mower if you have cash to blow, so if your loved one spends hours every weekend labouring up and down a one acre lawn with a small petrol mower, maybe it’s about time you bought them a smart new sit-on mower?
Strimmers are very useful if there is a lot of edging to be done or vast expanses of virulent weeds to decimate. Strimmers come in electric and petrol varieties: petrol strimmers are a better choice for larger gardens. This is a good gadget to buy for the gardener who loves to tackle new gardening projects. For example, if there is a patch of wasteland at the bottom of the garden and there has been talk of turning it into a vegetable plot, buy a strimmer to help the ground clearing process.
3. Leaf Buster
Leaves can be a real menace in the autumn. As fast as you sweep them up, more appear. Basically you end up fighting a losing battle for several weeks until the last of the leaves disappear and form a stagnant pile of mulch beneath the bushes and shrubs. A leaf buster makes life a lot easier. Instead of sweeping the leaves into messy piles, only for the wind to blow them all away again, you can suck them up and deposit them into a compost heap, quickly and tidily.
4. Hedge Trimmer
Hedge trimmers cut hedges. Of course you can cut and trim a hedge by hand, but it is a time consuming process, especially if you have a lot of hedgerows. Hedge trimmers can do the job in a fraction of the time, which is perfect if you would rather be doing other jobs around the garden instead.
All gardeners want to enjoy the fruits of their labour at some point. Buying a BBQ is a great way of ensuring that your gardening enthusiast takes some time out to relax and enjoy his beautifully landscaped garden. For best results, opt for a gas BBQ as they are less labour intensive.
Gardening gadgets can be bought from all good outdoor and garden stores, both on the high street and online. Just make sure you read the product reviews before you buy.
Anthony Pitt is a sales professional working for Balcatta Mowers, a company dealing in an extensive range of lawn mowers. He enjoys his job and he likes going camping on weekends and the holidays.