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If you are wanting to take your first few steps into the world of gardening, but aren't sure where to start, we are here to help you figure out exactly what you need in order to make your gardening adventures fun, easier and effective. There is no need to go out and spend hundreds of pounds on useless equipment that will probably end up collecting dust in the shed! Whether you want vegetable patches, beautiful flowers or a lush green lawn, you'll want to get a few tools to get you started. Here is your essential list of 5 fantastic gardening tools that will get you on your way to green-fingered greatness.
Scarification is a process best described as a mechanical raking of the lawn. Its main purpose is to remove excess thatch and moss caused by dead leaves and debris that has accumulated in the lawn. At Greensleeves, we use a high quality, professional scarifying machine that contains a series of sharp tungsten blades which rotate at a high speed to slice into the lawn in a vertical direction. This specialised machine should not be mistaken for the typical machine available on the domestic market, which is more of a lawn rake. Our intensive, industrial scarifying machine will result in a much more effective treatment than using a DIY tool.
As keen gardeners, we love getting outside and enjoying all our plants and bushes. But what to do when the weather is absolutely miserable and we don't really fancy being outdoors? We all know how winter can take its toll on gardens and lawns. House plants are a fantastic way to bring your garden indoors and they bring with them a whole heap of benefits. From purifying the air, to various health benefits, to tackling nasty bugs - we'll tell you which plants are easiest to keep alive and have the best benefits for your home.
The new year is a great time to make healthy resolutions and introduce some new exercise into your routine. But don't go straight to the gym and sign up to an expensive membership that you won't enjoy! Gardening and lawn care can be a great way to get out into nature and get your heart rate up in an enjoyable and satisfying way. 30-45 minutes gardening every day can strengthen muscles, raise your heart rate and give you a breath of fresh air without having to leave your back garden. With so many benefits, there really is no reason not to!