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Get the Right Gardening Tools on a Budget

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Get Your Garden in Shape Without Digging Deep

In this blog, we look at:

  • What Gardening Tools Do I Need?
  • Save Money with Spares and Accessories
  • Money Saving – Grow Your Own
  • Make Your Own Compost
  • Upcycling Ideas in the Garden

When making your garden look great, it’s easy to get carried away with all those colourful plants, stylish outdoor accessories, and must-have tools that can quickly add up and stretch your gardening budget. However, at a time when many of us are watching what we spend, we’ve got some great advice on how to achieve the garden of your dreams on budget without spending a small fortune.

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What Gardening Tools Do I Need?

Having the right tools for the job is a great starting point when it comes to keeping your garden in shape.  However, with so many unnecessary and expensive tools on the market that aren’t worth taking up valuable storage space, deciding on the right tools can be a daunting task. 

To begin with, you might want to start with the basics, such as a fork, spade, and lawnmower

Lawnmowers Under £100

If you have a relatively small garden, a lawnmower such as the QG30-1200 electric hover lawnmower or QG33-1200 Electric Rotary Lawnmower from Q Garden is perfect for grabbing out of the shed and is a steal at under £100. 

Lawnmowers Under £200

For medium to larger gardens, you might want to opt for a slightly more feature-rich electric rotary mowers such as the QG33-1200, or a petrol lawn mower such as the QG39-130, which you can buy for less than £200. 

It’s also worth remembering that you get what you pay for’ so whilst we all love a good bargain, don’t be tempted into buying cheap garden tools that promise the earth, as these may well end up costing you more money in the long run. Look for durable products at an affordable price from a reputable brand.

Spare parts

Save Money with Spares and Accessories

When deciding on the best line trimmer to tidy up your edges, or the best hedge trimmer to keep your bushes in shape, it’s also worth asking yourself how easy it is to access spares and accessories?

Things can and do need replacing, so it’s always worth opting for a brand that has a wide range of replacement parts that can be easily and affordably accessed – it’s certainly cheaper than having to buy a new machine!

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Money Saving – Grow Your Own

Once you have the right tools, gardening on a budget doesn’t have to be limiting. There are plenty of ways to keep the cost down so let’s look at some simple garden ideas on a budget. Why not start growing plants from seeds, or ask friends, family, or neighbours for cuttings? It’s a great way to introduce new plants to your garden without the expense.

Make Your Own Compost

Making your own compost is a great way to save money on plant food. It’s also a good way to reduce the amount of waste your household produces. You don’t even need to buy a fancy bin, simply create a dedicated pile, or make one out of repurposed fencing.

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Upcycling Ideas in the Garden

One of the best cheap garden ideas is to upcycle so, if you’re feeling creative, give old and tired items in your home a new lease of life – even an old pair of shoes can make a quirky planter! 

To add instant colour to your garden, why not paint an old colander and make your own unique hanging basket by planting fuchsias, verbena, or petunias, or hang an old mirror or chandelier to add a bit of shabby chic.

Plastic water bottles are also a great alternative to planters, simply cut open one side, fill with compost and plant seedlings, then hang with heavy-duty string.

Gardens are often an extension of our home so why not create a garden makeover by investing in an inexpensive garden rug and accessorise with some garden lanterns, outdoor cushions, candles, and fairy lights. Garden furniture can be expensive so if you have some old furniture inside, why not create a one-off garden piece by re-purposing it.

Repurposing

Gardening doesn’t have to be expensive; you can fit it into any budget. However, at a time when costs are rising, it’s easier than you think to achieve a garden transformation on a budget. With the right tools and a bit of time and creativity, you can make your outdoor space look fantastic and create the perfect garden haven for you to enjoy with family and friends.

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