Choosing the right garden maintenance tools and machinery

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lawn mower machinesRegular garden maintenance keeps your outdoor space looking fresh and tidy, but having the right tools and machinery to hand is key to achieving this. Here are a few things to think about when selecting equipment to keep your garden looking its best.

Garden size

The size of your plot will have a large influence on your choice of garden maintenance equipment. The bigger the area, the more likely you’ll want to focus on high-powered tools and machinery that will get the job done efficiently and with speed, rather than manual items. For example, if you have a large garden, a ride-on lawnmower could prove less of a burden when your grass needs cutting compared to a push mower.

Practical use

Whether you’re cutting the grass, trimming hedges or tidying up borders, using equipment that’s comfortable to hold and grip, as well as being easy and convenient to use, is key. If you can try out items before you buy, this could prove useful, so pay attention to features such as handles, weight and ergonomic design. Take storage into account too, so if you’ve got limited space, tools that are easy to store or fold away are ideal.

Frequency of use

Investing in decent equipment that you know is going to get a lot of use makes good sense, but if there are one or two tasks that seldom need doing, you might not have the space or budget to purchase machinery exclusively for this. In which case, you might wish to consider hiring equipment as and when you need it or borrowing from someone you know.

Opt for quality

Whatever garden maintenance tools and machinery you buy, always invest in the best quality that you can afford. Choosing reputable brands and products means your equipment won’t let you down, and you can get good use out of it for a long time to come. Keeping your equipment in pristine condition will further prolong its durability, so look for a retailer who can offer sales and repair services when you buy your items to keep them in good working order.

At Redblade Mowers, you’re in good hands when it comes to selecting quality, high-performance mowers, and with our sales and repair services covering West Lancashire, we make sure your mower won’t let you down.