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Loppers are a key part of all gardeners kit, but having the right pair can make all the difference. We have bought three of the more popular models currently available and put them all to the test to see which set deserves the title of “The Best Loppers!” Our Three Contenders In this test, we have the Gruntek telescopic anvil loppers, Spear and Jackson RazonSharp loppers and the Stanley FatMax loppers. Watch The Video Review…

If you want perfect stripes, then you need a mower with a rear roller. The roller flattens the grass as you mow, allowing for excellent lines. Your answer to the next question will come down to how serious you are about lawn care. Cylinder or rotary mower? What is a cylinder mower? A cylinder mower operates differently to the mowers most people will be used to. Unless you work professionally in lawn care you will…

Anyone with a lawn needs a lawn mower (obviously!), but for those gardeners with smaller gardens then it isn’t always necessary to go for the biggest and the best mowers on the market. To help you out we have created this specialist buyers guide which is full of helpful advice and guidance to help you pick the best lawn mower for small gardens. If you are looking for the best petrol lawn mowers, in general,…

When cheaper alternatives just won’t cut it then its time to invest in some serious professional hedge trimmers. If you are cutting all day or just want the extra power then a set of powerful hedge trimmers can be a great investment. When making a big purchase it is important to do your research first, this is where I can help you.  After years of working as a professional gardener with lots of different kit…

Trimming hedges is hard work, but the results make it well worth your while, cleaning up the look of your garden. Frequent trimming will help you to keep a hedge healthy, maintain an attractive appearance, and reduce the chances of insect issues in the hedge too. For hedge trimming, there are several kinds of trimmers, and the right one will depend on factors, such as the type of hedge and size of the garden. The…

If you are a heavy-duty user, whether professionally or in your own garden then you the right kit. A cheap domestic strimmer just won’t cut it, you need the best professional petrol strimmer you can get. After years working as a professional gardener I believe I am in a position where I can help you out and offer some great advice when it comes to purchasing the best professional petrol strimmer on the market today.…

For most people, keeping your lawn looking healthy could be quite a hassle. These days, this doesn’t have to be the case. Having an electric lawn rake can really help keep everything in working order by removing dead grass and moss. As most people need the grass cut on a semi-regular basis, this is only one piece of the puzzle. If you want the lawn to look healthy it may be worth getting an electric…

A cordless strimmer can be used for garden maintenance such as tidying lawn borders, trimming tall grass, tackling overgrowth, and getting in those hard-to-reach areas where wires would usually hold you back. There are different sizes available to match the size of your garden, making them ideal for anyone who wants to keep their garden looking neat and tidy. They come with a built-in lithium battery which makes them really easy to manoeuvre in comparison…

The Best Lawn Scarifier The Einhell cordless is our best lawn scarifier. It uses 2x 18v batteries and has more than enough charge for medium-sized gardens. Please note batteries and charger are an added extra but do work with other tools in the power x series. The handle height can be adjusted using the quick-release levers, and there are also three different working depth settings. You can set up the scarifier just the way you…

Small Garden Cultivators Cultivators are a great tool, even for small gardens. Cultivating soil is back-breaking work, work that some gardeners don’t want to do and work that unfortunately, some gardeners are no longer able to do. But do not worry, this is where cultivators and tillers come in. These petrol powered pieces of gardening machinery have rotating metal blades that when powered by the petrol engine did up the ground. Don’t get me wrong,…

Why you need the best pond pump If you are just thinking of creating your first pond or are a seasoned pond expert the best pond pump can literally make or break your pond. Our handy guide to the best pond pumps is perfect for anyone looking to build or maintain a pond. If you are looking to plant up your pond why not have a look at my favourite pond plants. Pumps for garden…

When it comes to our gardens, there can be one problematic area that we want to bypass after the winter months. It can be a vast expanse of space. Be covered in a considerable amount of moss, grime, and dirt. It can even be a slipping hazard. Have you guessed the area we are discussing? That’s right, the patio area. In your garden, a patio is a well-used space in the Spring and summer. You…

There are many different reasons why you may be considering purchasing a petrol lawnmower. One of the main reasons why people go for this option for their gardens or business is because they are not going to be tied to a power supply, which means that they have much greater flexibility. You won’t need to be restricted in terms of having to be near a power port in order to use your lawnmower. This also…

A properly serviced and maintained petrol lawnmower can last a lifetime, making it well worth the investment. But where do you start? A brand new mower is usually fine for the first year or so – depending on usage – without much interference. But after this, at least once a year (ideally at the end of the cutting season) there are a number of things you need to do to keep your mower working at its…

Nothing beats the smell of fresh-cut grass on a summer afternoon, and anyone in-the-know will tell you – a petrol lawnmower is definitely the way to go. They are more powerful than most electric alternatives, aren’t restricted by power cables (and the accidents they cause), and have that nostalgic sound and smell that make mowing the lawn a favourite Sunday afternoon pastime.  But starting a petrol lawnmower is notoriously tricky. So much so, it can put…

Sharpening your shears and loppers is the key to speeding up your pruning work. While it can seem bothersome to take a few extra minutes to sharpen your tools, getting used to it can drastically reduce the amount of time it takes to maintain your tools. It’s also good to do for two separate reasons; to get clean cuts with your tools that lead to healthier plants, and also to make the pruning process go…