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The 10 Garden Tools You Need This Summer

Summertime is peak season for doing work in the garden, as it is the time when all of your plants are growing. You will also need a well-maintained outdoor space for the summer parties or impromptu football matches with your children. Now that the weather is going to start getting warmer you need to make sure you’re ready! Regardless of your experience in the garden, there are tools that everyone needs to get the job done.

1. Gloves

Gardening can be a fun hobby, but it can quickly become difficult and painful without the right gloves. A durable pair of gloves can make the most arduous garden task much easier. They may not look very fashionable but you will be grateful for their toughness when working around the garden.

2. Spade

Perhaps unsurprisingly the spade is one of the most important tools to have at your disposal. Its applications are as varied as the range of spades available on the market. Digging a flowerbed is a significantly simpler endeavour with a good quality spade.

3. Hose

When the warmer months kick in, you will need to make sure that the garden is well watered, as you cannot always rely on rainfall – even in Britain. This is why it is very important to get your hands on a high-quality hose, so you can manually keep on top of the watering. If you are feeling more adventurous, you can set up a more comprehensive irrigation system however this will obviously take more time and effort to do.

4. Lawn mower

Undeniably, this is one of the most important tools for the summer. Regardless of the dimensions of your garden, this is a must to keep your lawn looking pristine during the summer months. Summertime is the perfect time to enjoy your lawn and a mower is the perfect tool to get the most out of it. Lawn mowers now come in all shapes and sizes, with a variety of power outputs and designs, so be sure to get the right one for your garden. McCulloch have a range of lawn mowers available, but if you don't fancy taking on this chore regularly, then a robot lawn mower may be the answer to your prayers.

robotic lawnmower

5. Grass Trimmers And Brushcutters

A grass trimmer or brushcutter is the ideal machine when a lawn mower can’t get the job done. They are the ideal tool to help tidy up the edges of your lawn with minimal fuss. McCulloch trimmers are also incredibly versatile as some models allow you to replace the lower shaft with a variety of accessories (sold separably). You can buy chainsaw, hedge trimmer and cultivator attachments, making it the perfect all-round machine.

6. Sacateurs

Secateurs are a very important piece of kit for those precision clipping jobs. They allow you to cleanly cut through plants in a precise and delicate manner that full-blown hedge trimmers would struggle with. For stems that are roughly the diameter of a pencil, this is the ideal tool to have by your side.

7. Wheelbarrow

If you are undertaking a lot of work in the garden you will be grateful for a wheelbarrow, as it is very helpful at shifting garden debris with minimal fuss. Not only can it carry more than the average person can, it can also save time, energy and prevent injury. If you have a garden, odds are you will need a wheelbarrow.

8. Hedge Trimmer

If you have hedges in your garden, you will typically need to trim them back a couple of times a year. It is therefore worthwhile to invest in a decent hedge trimmer so you can get this chore out of the way quickly and easily. Hedge trimmers come in many shapes and sizes so you can choose one that is right for your garden.

9. Barbeque

No summer would be complete without firing up the grill and cooking outdoors. The barbecue is a staple of the summer months and, as such, is a must for your garden. If you do splash out on a nice new grill make sure you have the right storage for it for when it isn’t in use.

10. Shed

OK, so this one isn’t strictly a garden tool but you cannot argue that it would not be very important as all of your equipment needs somewhere to live and a shed is the perfect place. Sheds come in all shapes and sizes so you shouldn't have a problem finding one that suits your garden. If you are feeling adventurous, you can turn it into the man cave you have always wanted!