When it comes to gadgets, the garden offers ample opportunity to invest and play. Whether you’re green thumbed or just looking to make your life a little bit easier, here are the best garden gadgets you should consider adding to your shed repertoire.
Water Carrying Bag
For those who have gardens big enough to accommodate livestock like chickens, having to haul a heavy watering can or drag the hosepipe across the lawn to refill the water trough can be tedious to say the least. Well, struggle and tangle no more with a water carrying bag! There are plenty to choose from, each ranging in size. For those who have a high volume of water to transport, a wheelbarrow water carrier is a good option. It’s not the most ‘techy’ gadget, but it’s certainly a life-changing investment that will make your life infinitely better – even if it does deplete your bicep strength!
Automatic Lawn Mower
If you feel like you’re on a never-ending quest to mow your lawn in order to maintain a stunning garden, it might be high time to make the ultimate purchase in the form of an automatic lawn mower. Come rain or shine, hills or flats, automated mowers can manage it all and save you at least 20 minutes every summer weekend. That’s less time potentially running over the cord and sweating in the hot sun, and more time to sit back and relax as technology does all the hard work for you.
Bin Bag Loader
Another not-so-techy gadget but one that is definitely a game changer is a bin bag loader. There’s nothing worse than trying to scoop up a pile of garden debris with one hand whilst simultaneously trying to hold open a bin bag with the other – especially if it’s windy. The bag will flutter, debris will spill out and it will take you double the amount of time it needs to, but there is a solution. Bin bag loaders rigidly hold bin bags in place, allowing you to use both hands to scoop up debris and put it in the bag without fear of it blowing away. Not only this, bin bag loaders also prevent your bags from getting pierced by sharp cuttings, so there’s no risk of holes, either!
Powered Garden Auger
Planting is relaxing, but it’s strenuous at the same time. If your knees and back aren’t what they used to be, it can make gardening a bit of a struggle to say the least. Likewise, if you have a lot of things to plant all at once, it can be back breaking work and can really take its toll on your body. The solution? A powered garden auger! This handy machine will automatically dig the soil for you, creating a suitable sized hold for you to plant your plants – minus the tricky digging. If you’re routinely planting new things, this could well be a worthy item to invest in
Digital Soil Tester
There are three main components for successfully growing plants: good soil, lots of sunlight and ample water. Luckily, there’s one gadget that can give you all the information you need: a digital soil tester. You can buy lots of different ones, but a good one should tell you the pH level of your earth, as well as the moisture levels and temperature which will be indicative of the amount of sunlight your plants are receiving. This, in turn, will help you figure out what you need to do to rescue/maintain your plants moving forwards.
Some of these gadgets will allow your garden to thrive, and others will make your life just a bit easier; whatever your reasoning is, they’re well worth adding to your garden shed!