Essential tools to get your garden spring-ready

AS we count down to Easter, springtime and warmer days are fnially within reach.

If you’re looking to get your outside space spring-ready, Draper Tools have everything you need to transform any tatty garden.

Here are the top five jobs to put on your ‘Summer Garden To-Do’ list.

Show your lawn some love

After a long winter, it’s time to get the mower out and give your grass its first cut of the year. If the rain has stayed away and your lawn is dry, then you’re all set to give it a good going over. You might even be surprised by how much you’ve missed the task – mowing the lawn was voted one of the most satisfying garden jobs you can do!

In need of a new mower? Draper Tools has a great range of petrol and electric mowers, as well as a hand mower for smaller spaces.

Spring cleaning for the garden

If winter has taken its toll on your garden furniture and patio, there’s nothing like a pressure washer to blast away the grime. Another seriously satisfying job, pressure washing can restore your patio to its former glory in minutes. Whatever your space and budget, you’ll find a pressure washer that’s made for you in the Draper Tools range. There’s even an option if you don’t have an outside water supply – check out the D20 Cordless Pressure Washer, which can operate from a bucket of water.

Get growing and sowing

Now’s the time to plant those summer-flowering bulbs. This could include dahlias, peonies and gladioli, to name a few. If you need a little help with the job, check out the Draper Tools range of bulb planters – they can really make a difference if you’ve got heavy soil conditions to contend with.

It’s also a great time to plant trees, shrubs, roses and perennials too. And for anyone keen on growing their own food, it’s the perfect time to start planting herbs and vegetables. Whether you’ve got a window box or a larger plot, anyone can give the grow-your-own trend a go.

Weeding and mulching

It’s time to tackle the weeds, but you don’t have to go it alone. Draper Tools has a great range of weeding accessories, including a weed burner that offers a precise and handy way to tackle weeds. It works by transmitting bursts of thermal heat, which results in the plant cells dying from root to tip without the use of dangerous flames. It’s a great alternative to weed killer and much better for the environment, leaving gardens clear of weeds and safe for children and pets.

With the weeds cleared, mulch your beds and borders with compost to keep them weed-free.

Spring pruning

Some plants need pruning in the springtime such as hibiscus, buddleia and fuchsia. Deciduous trees and shrubs can also be pruned in early spring. The RHS advise pruning just above a healthy thick stem.

Not sure what kind of tools you’ll need to tackle your pruning jobs? Check out Draper Tools’ handy guide to anvil or bypass secateurs as a starting point. Whether you need a pruning saw, loppers, shears or secateurs, they’ve got a great range available.

Good for you and the garden

Studies have shown gardening can be therapeutic and a great way to de-stress, so what are you waiting for? Gardening can provide a real boost to mental and physical wellbeing, so tackling these spring jobs is a win-win for your health as well as the health of your garden.

For detailed advice and expert guidance on plants, the RHS website is a great place to start. If you’re looking to add some additional gardening tools and essentials to your collection, there’s a huge range available from Draper Tools.

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