There’s so much to do when it comes to garden maintenance – weeding, pruning, cutting the grass! The list is endless.
But what if it was easier? What if you had the means to complete all your gardening and landscaping work without breaking your back over intense manual labour?
Well, today we’re going to show you exactly how you can do just that.
We’re here to talk about professional garden equipment: what it is, where you can get it, and even how to maintain it.
So if you’re tired of spending hours on your knees pulling weeds, take a look at our guide to maintaining your garden with professional garden equipment.
What is professional garden equipment, and do you need it?
I know what you’re thinking, you’re not a professional gardener, so why do you need professional-grade garden equipment?
Professional garden equipment isn’t just for landscaping professionals, not at all. It’s also for the humble homeowner who wants to make the most out of their back garden and wants to enjoy crafting a summer oasis for themselves and their family.
But what is professional garden equipment and where can you buy it?
Well, most professional garden experts would consider a high-quality shovel and wheelbarrow a professional tool, but when we talk about garden equipment, we’re primarily focusing on things like brush cutters, leaf blowers, chainsaws, hedge trimmers and all sorts of electric hand tools.
Sure your shovel will work wonders, but it won’t make your life easier, and this is what this blog is all about – making gardening and landscape maintenance easier for homeowners.
What type of gardening equipment should you buy as a homeowner?
Brushcutters or clearing saws are used to trim weeds, small trees and other annoying foliage on your property. They’re an incredibly handy tool to have in your shed as they’ll make quick work of any unruly tree or bush on your land.
Trimmers are also incredibly helpful at tidying up your grass and cutting the edges that your lawnmower can’t quite get to.
Having a chainsaw in your arsenal when going about serious garden maintenance is a lot handier than you might think – especially if you have a lot of overgrown trees. Chainsaws will easily trim branches and quickly tidy your hedges and bushes without you having to put in much effort.
They’re ideal for removing tree limbs growing dangerously on your land and even for felling trees if you want to open up more space on your property. They’re quick at their job and aren’t as taxing on the arms as a handsaw.
Hedge trimmers are incredibly lightweight and make pruning and trimming hedges easy. Using a hedge trimmer, even the most unruly of hedges can be tamed.
They’re also cordless gardening tools making it easy for you to trim your entire garden without the restriction of an annoying cord.
A leaf blower is an absolute must for any gardener or budding gardening expert. Leaf blowers allow you to make quick work of leaves, sticks and other annoying debris that’s fallen onto your garden while you’ve been busy trimming your hedges or trees.
It blows away all the leaves and debris in mere minutes, saving you a lot of time and backache. You can also use a leaf blower to blow away small stones and grit, which can become problematic for your lawn mower if it hits one.
A scarifier is a tool that not many homeowners know about, but it is an essential piece of garden machinery that’s ideal for maintaining and ensuring the health of your grass all year long.
You operate it like you would a lawnmower, walking behind it. It has sharp blades that rotate over the grass, hooking and lifting the grass. This encourages new growth in your garden by splitting the grassroots and letting them breathe.
The process allows water and nutrients into the soil, and it also removes any moss or weeds that have been collected over the summer.
If your garden has unsightly and potentially dangerous stumps, then removing them is necessary for the health of your garden.
You should remove stumps for a few reasons, including:
If you want your plants to grow healthy with as little weed infiltration as possible, then a garden tiller is what you need for your beds. A tiller quickly breaks up hard ground and prepares your garden bed for planting.
If you have tilled ground for your garden beds, it’ll be easier to plant flowers, and your flowers will grow a lot easier than in the harder ground.
A ride-on mower is one of the best tools for making garden maintenance more manageable. Gone are the days of pushing around a heavy mower and doing your back out when you chip over a rock or hit a dog toy you didn’t know was there.
A ride-on mower will have you cutting your grass quickly, efficiently and in pure comfort. Ride-on mowers are easy to use and make mowing the grass a whole lot more relaxing than it ever was before.
Ride-on mowers are a must for any homeowner who likes to keep their garden in perfect condition.
Why do I need to maintain my garden equipment?
If you’ve decided to buy some garden equipment, congratulations, you’re now the owner of tools that will make your gardening life much easier.
But, like a car, your garden machinery needs to be maintained and serviced to stay working at their best. Keeping your equipment maintained means you can do your gardening quickly and more efficiently.
If your machine has a warranty, then you might be able to get any repairs or even a service completed for free by a dealer like Middlewich Machinery. If not, you’ll have to book it in for maintenance with a team of trained specialists.
If you want to check to make sure your machine is in warranty or if you want to get it serviced, then give our team a call. We offer repairs, maintenance and services to a variety of garden machinery.
We can repair and service grass strimmers, tractors, ride-on mowers, and more. Our team has the skill and access to a range of OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) parts so that we can get your tools back up and running in no time at all.
If you want to buy the best machinery for maintaining your garden, then check out our extensive catalogue of professional garden machinery.
At Middlewich Machinery, we provide homeowners with the highest quality machinery on the market.