Best tools for autumn gardening
With spring bulbs to be planted, leaves to be cleared, and preparation for winter and new beginnings, there is plenty to do to keep your garden looking its best. If you are a recent newbie to gardening or simply want to update and refresh your gardening tool kit, we spoke to Dobbies Garden Centres all about the best tools for autumn gardening.
1. Border spade & fork
Make light work of digging with a long-handled border spade and fork. This is a must-have tool for any gardener as it will help to avoid unnecessary strains and reduce stretching. Autumn is the time to cultivate and aerate soil, which will help roots to grow and lead to a healthier, stronger lawn.
2. Sharp secateurs
Autumn is a time for cutting back and pruning your garden, ready to withstand the harsh conditions of winter. Make sure you’ve got a trusty pair of sharp secateurs in your tool kit that will make light work of this lengthy task.
3. Garden rake
Autumnal leaves falling from the trees is a simple pleasure of the seasons changing however whilst they look lovely turning golden shades of amber when still hanging from brances, they aren’t quite so appealing when covering your patio or garden. Be sure to rake up any leaves and put on your compost heap or in your garden waste bin to avoid them rotting all over your lawn.
4. Leaf blower
If you’re short on time or simply would rather invest in a piece of kit that makes autumn gardening a lot easier, then a leaf blower can make quick work of the autumn garden tidy and keep your outdoor space looking picture perfect. Looks for a leaf blower with a bag and vacuum function if you’d like to quickly remove leaves from the ground.
An often overlooked addition to your gardening toolkit arsenal: a kneeler. Protect your clothes and your knees, and your gardening sessions will be all the more harmonious for it.
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