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Before going off on holiday, we all go to great lengths to ensure our homes are spic and span – mainly so we don’t arrive back to mountains of housework in a jetlagged state. Ensuring the garden’s in a tidy state, however, is a task that features much lower down the list of pre-holiday tasks.
On returning this means that many of us are confronted by lengthy lawns, dense hedges, hanging branches and grimy patios. It’s certainly not the kind of environment in which you can mark the end of the barbeque season with family and friends!
Although on first glance it might look like a massive job, the garden tools in our range can help you make light work of taming your garden.
It’s always good to have a clear plan in place before starting such a wide scale clean-up. So, start with the largest section first - it’ll usually be mowing the lawn or clearing away the moss and weeds from the patio.
Whilst your lawn mower is capable of dealing with the majority of your garden’s lawn, there’s always an abundance of awkward corners that get missed – and they can end up becoming a scruffy eyesore in no time. With the Gtech HT04 Grass Shears Attachment you can tidy these sections up.
The sharp blades are powered by the HT04’s battery, generating the power needed to easily cut through thick brambles and nettles – in addition to grass. Alternatively, you could use the precision of the ST05’s plastic cutting blades to bring the lawn back into an orderly state.
But what if you have masses of paving slabs?
Weeding the patio
The idea of spending hours scraping away on your knees at the weed between each of your garden’s paving slabs isn’t likely to inspire or motivate – especially if you’re still in relaxed holiday mode. With our HT04 Patio Cleaner Attachment, you don’t have to do any bending.
Simply plug it into the head of your unit and select the nylon brush for block paving sections, and the zinc-coated steel brush to work away weeds from tougher stone surfaces.
Branch cutting and hedge trimming
With these tasks completed your garden will start to become more recognisable.
Those high hanging tree branches can be cut back with the HT04’s powerful saw blade.
It’s capable of cutting branches measuring 40mm in diameter from 1.2 metres away. Thanks to its counterbalanced design you can always achieve a clean and precise cut too – you never have to worry about losing control.
That just leaves the long hedges, which can be cut back with the HT05. Whether you’re simply looking to give the hedges a straightforward trim or create an ambitious topiary centrepiece, the HT05’s design gives you the control needed to do this.
With a thorough post-holiday tidy-up you can ensure your garden looks great, and that those precious final weeks of summer sunshine don’t go to waste.