Essential Gardening Gear for Summer

Published: 22 May 2023 ・ Read time: 5 mins
Now that we are well into Spring, Summer is fast approaching, the longer nights and warmer weather provides opportune time to get your garden back in shape, ready for the upcoming growing season and the warm sunshine of the coming months. 
In this  quick guide, we’ll be highlighting a few garden necessities that you will need to transform your garden into an elegant outdoor space that will add a touch of charm to your home.

Gardening Power Tools

You can save a lot of time and effort with garden power tools. There’s a wide variety of tools available, and all of them are designed to keep your garden in tip-top shape, without quite so much manual labour. 
Some of the most common garden power tools are:
  • Blow Vacuum - Blow Vacuums are great for cleaning up any dead leaves that have been collected during the winter months. We stock a range of powerful vacuums, such as the WEBB petrol blowers. Their lightweight design can produce a force of up to 179mph, making them perfect for keeping your outdoor space free of leaves, debris, and mud. 
  • Petrol Trimmers - These self-propelled walk-behind petrol trimmers are a must-have for any garden as they help you keep control of grass, thick weeds and nettles. They have a generous collection bag attached and can provide a mulching ratio of 10:1 and a max air speed of 167mph.
  • Mini Tillers - Mini tillers are an exceptional piece of equipment and a must-have if you are to prepare flowerbeds and vegetable patches ready for seeding. They work by breaking up compact soil using their incredibly sharp teeth. Check out the 'THE HANDY' range: their compact design makes them easy to carry around and fold away for storage. They can cut up to 8 inches deep, making them suitable for cutting short and long grass.
  • Multi Cutters - This handy multi-tool kit can save you a lot of time when it comes to cutting hedges and tackling more heavy-duty jobs for keeping the garden well-maintained. It's worth mentioning that these kits can come with additional attachments, such as a strimmer for cutting longer grass and a brush cutter for taking on thick undergrowth.
Take a look at our WEBB 4 in 1 Petrol Multi Cutters. They're the perfect time saver as they provide everything you need for tidying up the garden ready for the warmer season.
homeowner using power trimmers at city plumbing

Time Saving Solutions With Pressure Washers

Pressure washers are versatile pieces of equipment that provide conventional cleaning quickly and easily. These tools are perfect for deep cleaning outdoor living spaces that have grime and dirt, as well as garden ornaments.
There are two main types of Pressure Washers: those powered by electricity and those powered by petrol:
  • Electric Pressure Washers are usually smaller and lighter than those powered by gas and are typically powered by electricity. Aside from the fact that they are more affordable, they are also easier to maintain. It should be noted that electric pressure washers are not as powerful as gas-powered pressure washers and therefore are not suitable for heavy-duty cleaning operations.
  • Petrol Pressure Washers are typically more powerful than electric pressure washers. They are also more portable than electric pressure washers, as they do not require a power source. However, gas-powered pressure washers are more expensive, require more maintenance, and can be more dangerous to use.
You can choose from a variety of pressure washer models that can be used in commercial or residential settings - such as the Karcher range. They can cycle through three different pressure settings, ensuring intense cleaning, and are easily transportable and easily storable.
Here are some handy tips safety tips for using a pressure washer effectively:
  • Always wear safety glasses when operating a pressure washer.
  • Start with a low-pressure setting and increase the pressure when needed.
  • Do not point the pressure washer at people, animals, or electrical equipment.
  • Do not over-spray any surface, as this can damage surfaces.
  • Always rinse any surface with clean water after using the pressure washer.
Homeowner using a pressure washer to clear garden decking at city plumbing

Wet & Dry Vacuum Cleaners

An all-purpose motor Outdoor Vacuum Cleaner are perfect for dealing with rigorous debris collected during the winter months. They're specifically designed to tidy up wet or dry soil, dead leaves and loose grass clippings. 
They are exceptionally reliable for keeping your garden in check as it's also ideal for keeping on top of pathways and decking keeping them free from moss buildup.
Check out some of our Wet & Dry Vacuum Cleaners we have available on our website.

Manoeuvring Made Easy

If you're a keen gardener, consider getting a Wheelbarrow or Sack Truck. It's inconvenient trying to manoeuvre heavy bags of compost, so having a Wheelbarrow makes things so much easier by distributing the weight allowing for suitable carriage. 
Sack Trucks are similar to Wheelbarrows in that they allow for easy transportation of full bags or sacks to be moved around in the garden.
We stock a wide range of Wheelbarrows and Sack Trucks in-stock and available to buy online.. Consider the Walsall range - Constructed from a built-to-last tubular frame they provide generous capacity for carrying heavy loads.

Get Ready For Summer With City Plumbing

Here at City Plumbing, we stock an extensive range of Gardening Equipment for installers and homeowners who can get to work on turning the garden into a botanical masterpiece - with free next-day delivery on selected products, or click and collect from over 370 branches nationwide.

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