Garden Tools

February 13, 2019
Autumn's really set in and it's become a real annoyance the leaves are everywhere in my garden. I just can't keep up with them. I've got a rake and a broom but that's just not doing the job, I really need a leaf blower and vacuum. I'm spending at least 2 hours a day just trying to keep my garden clean. The damage that these leaves will do to my grass if I don't clean up the garden is considerable. I really don't want to be stuck for spring and summer when I want to enjoy my garden again.I want to have a nice thick and healthy turf so these of got to be cleaned up.

Leaf blower vacuum decisions

So now it’s time to take a look at leaf blowers and have a think about perhaps purchasing one myself. There's a lot of advantages to a leaf blower but there's so many out there I don't really know where to start. I'm thinking that I'm probably going to end up with an electric one. But I just don't know should I get a battery version. There's the possibility as well as getting a petrol version but of course they're far more expensive and I'm only going to use it for two months of the year. It's not like I'm a professional landscaper yet or much more than an avid hobbyist.

Leaf blower vacuum?

The other big question I need to ask myself is will I get a leaf blower vacuum or just a leaf blower? I think from my perspective I really want to not have to bother with the rake and have to put things into the compost bin anymore. I'd rather just have a great big sack and empty one at a time. It also helps me to look at the garden being cleared patch by patch and break the job down. That really kind of gives me incentive when I can compartmentalise the work. I'm thinking I want to spend about 50 quid so in reality it's going to have to be the electric corded version for me. The petrol versions all startup and around about £80-£100. But it's not actually the price that bothers me it's the it's the thing to look after flammable fuel as well as fuse that come off the thing when I'm actually using it. Then of course you have got to think about the spark plugs and servicing the thing in the winter. I actually found an incredible leaf blower vacuum on a website called Gardentoolbox.co.uk. The leaf blower vacuum actually at the moment advertising a Von Haus garden leaf blower vacuum for less than £40. It's amazing because the thing actually combines itself as a vacuum blower but also has the ability to mulch as well. That makes it one of the better machines anyway. But the fact that the things only costs £40 and comes with stunning feedback is quite incredible. I didn't actually find the leaf blower first I found them through one of their brilliant blog posts on how why leaves turn red in late autumn. It's a bit of a problem that the power leads only 10 m long, however, I can live with that. If you look at the actual size of the thing it's very easy to use as well. I'd like to look at a cordless leaf blower but the problem is if they don't actually come with a vacuum as well. Because the vacuum requires a fair bit of energy it's not really ideal for a cordless battery which would be drain too quickly. This leaves you pretty much stranded with the corded electric version. But that said, you're hardly stranded, it's just a case of wanting to have that extra functions and needing the power so that’s that really. I’m pleased with my choice and I'm glad that I'm going to go ahead with it because basically I'm really tired of having to pick up all these leaves in my garden through late autumn. I really hope that the leaf blowers going to change all that and make my life that much more comfortable. If you have any suggestions for clearing the leaves in your garden late autumn stroke winter then I would love to hear them and please do feel free to get in touch with me. I I'd love to hear some other great methods of getting rid of leaves in the garden. I just think that the only one I can see at the moment isn't electric version. But if you've got something else up your sleeve please do let me know!
February 7, 2019

I'm looking to buy a chainsaw about really don't know which one will be best for me because I'm concerned about what skills are required to use it and will I be able to afford petrol etc. So I’m going to go through all the benefits and negatives in this article, which one would be best for me .I'm only looking at two really there's a petrol and electric chain saw. There's nothing else worth talking about really.

Petrol chain saw

The best thing about a petrol chain saw is the ability to just use it anywhere. You really don't have to worry about a power lead or how you're going to get to the bottom of the garden. You can just get on with it. A petrol chainsaw has no set up time at all. Another great feature on a petrol chain saw is the power. You have so much power from using a petrol chainsaw because the engine is simply better than that of the electric one.

There are a couple of problems. The big one being when you have to carry around petrol which is dangerous and secondly having more power of course means that you can really hurt yourself. I really like a petrol chainsaw because you really haven't gone to worry about the set up time.

Electric Chain Saw

Electric chainsaw is really useful in a small garden. The cost of an electric chainsaw is considerably less than the petrol one. When using an electric chainsaw you don't have to worry about starting the chain saw itself. With a petrol chain saw you can really struggle to get the thing started if you flood it.

The electric chainsaw has plenty of power to cut down little trees in the back garden. You can buy an electric chainsaw from just £30. it's quite amazing that you can actually buy a motorised tool for just such a small amount of money that we really will save you a lot of time in the garden. One of the best things I can think about an electric chainsaw is just simply turn it on once you’ve got the power set up and you're ready to go. There is considerably less noise when using an electric chain saw. An electric chainsaw is a good option if you're on a budget and you haven't got a lot of work to do at the same time it would be too much effort with a hand saw. This is the perfect use for an electric chainsaw.

When I think about which chain saw I prefer, literally falls down to how much money I have. If I'm going to spend money of course I'm going to go with a petrol chainsaw. This is because a petrol chainsaw is far superior. At the same time, if I'm going with a small budget there's no doubt I would still have an electric chainsaw because in the situation of a small garden it's a very useful items to have. especially if you don't like getting your hands dirty.

When you think about the cost of an electric chainsaw, it’s hard to imagine such a little amount of money can give you some great advantages. It's the necessary tool to have in the shed even if it only comes out a couple of times a year.

February 7, 2019

Hard to say which is the best lawn mower for your garden because there are so many variables, but the good news in this post we will go through all of the options and scenarios to workout what will be the best for you. Lawn mowers come in all shapes and sizes with difference price tags to go. They start from a small number such as £30 for the very cheapest push mower with no engine up to thousands and thousands for the latest ride on mowers. Most people are not looking for either end of the spectrum but somewhere just around the middle where functionality meets price at the sweet spot. So without further adieu lets get going on all of the case studies.

My garden is a typical 3 bed semi size, what lawn mower do I need?

It's pretty reasonable to expect that you'll need a lawn mower right on the middle of the price point. Most owners of three bed semis normally have a reasonable size garden of around 400m2. This is far too much to achieve with a little push mower but at the same time a ride on would be ridiculous. For a start, you probably won't even fit it through your small gate. The best value for this type of home owner is a small electric or petrol lawn mower. You can normally pickup a Flymo or similar for around £100 or less and a reasonable quality petrol mower for about double that. This will mean that you can cut your lawn in a sensible time without having hassle or difficulties in making the mower come in and out of the garden.

I have a mansion with two acres and I'm considering a ride on lawn mower

If you have a large garden and you're looking for a ride on lawn mower then it might make sense despite the huge cost involved. There are a lot of benefits to a ride on lawn mower.  They are extremely easy to use and actually quite fun. They also come with collection boxes so you don't even need to get off of your ride on lawn mower to pick up the grass after. They are not too expensive to run. The most expensive part of owning a ride on lawn mower is the maintenance the fuel itself is actually not too bad. You can cover a really large surface area are in a really short space of time on  a ride on lawn mower.

One of the most annoying things about ride-on lawn mowers is that you need to change the battery sometimes.  apart from that is super cool. Save you a huge amount of time despite the price tag that really worth it

I have a tiny little back garden, what lawn mower should I buy?

If you have a really small back garden the best lawn mower that you can buy would be a small push mower or perhaps even a very very small electric lawn mower. There's just no point in investing in an expensive lawn mower.  You're probably better off just to buy a small push mower.

to conclude the best lawn mower is always going to be about how big or small your garden is. There's not really a set rule, it's more about what you're prepared to spend and how comfortable you'd like to be.  Personally, I really like a ride-on mower but it's just not appropriate for my small garden so I just have a petrol version instead.

Let me know below how it's benefited you buying your lawn mower. I'd love to hear from you  sometimes we can exchange some ideas as to the best lawn mower for each case study and scenario.