Now that Christmas is behind us, the nights are only going to get lighter
The ground will get softer and that means one thing – the garden is yours once again..
Sure, there are plenty of tasks you can do in the depths of winter, but the pruning, tidying and preparation really starts once you can break ground. 2021 promises to be the year of the garden because, right from the start, Boris Johnson enforced restrictions on leaving our homes and they could potentially run deep into the year. If you have an outdoor space, now is the time to show it some love.
If you are set on working in your garden, you will need tools though and if you were guilty of neglecting your open space before we entered lockdown, then you might feel your shed does not quite have the equipment you need to be an effective gardener.
That is not a serious problem, even during lockdown you can get the bits you need quickly and effectively online. Buying online may mean you have to pay attention to a few finer points, such as trying to find a provider that offers competitive delivery options.
Different companies will have different services, which you can research for the best deal. Very have free deliveries on garden power tools as part of their Click & Collect service on orders over £30, which is ideal for those buying in bulk. Whichever company you choose just make sure you are thorough with checking the terms and conditions so you avoid any hidden costs.
But ultimately, there are potentially more options when it comes to making your purchase online, as there is more variety and much wider quality. That means a few more pitfalls you may find yourself tumbling into, so make sure that you shop carefully.
To try to help you with the purchase of new garden power tools, we have brought together a list of three that will be essential for a new or returning gardener in 2021. Not only do we have the tools, but also some good examples that should help you start your online research.
Cordless String Strimmer
Keeping those edges neat and trimmed back can be backbreaking job if you look to manual tools, so turning to a string strimmer is a sensible method.
The WORX WG160 is a great choice, as not only does it have the standard strimmer setting, but also an edger and a mini mower, making it three tools in one. There are many applications around a garden which a cordless strimmer is useful for and free from restrictions of a wired power supply, so you can work on an area of the garden as far away from the house as you like.
The humble hedge trimmer is not a new weapon in the gardener’s arsenal, but again finding something cordless might be a benefit heading into 2021. The restrictions of a cord are obvious, but with a hedge trimmer you also have to worry about where it is behind you and where you are in relation to the blade.
A product such as a Black and Decker 40V Cordless Hedge Trimmer is perfect for alleviating that worry, but keeping the hedges around your garden neat. Of course, having a cord is not a crime and the Remington RM1025SPS Pole Saw and Chainsaw might need a supply nearby, but it is also useful for some of the pruning and trimming tasks a larger garden may present.
Another top rated hedge trimmer is the GTech HT3.0, which is a best selling model, which is always being upgraded.
The last thing a gardener wants to think about when approaching the new year is what will happen in eight months, but the fact is once summer is gone, your garden will begin to die off and you may find leaves everywhere. If you do have trees and find the collection and disposal of leaves tiresome and wasteful, then a mulcher is the gadget for you.
A foldable mulcher such as the WORX WG430 can mulch 11 bags of leaves into one bag of mulch, is recommended by the RHS as great for the beds. It is fast too, it can get through 53 gallons of leaves in a minute, making it essential for the savvy gardener looking to produce excellent compost for the following year.
Best of luck with the gardening in 2021 and make sure to stay tuned on our Pinterest page for ideas and inspiration.