September is here and the warm summer evenings are becoming shorter and cooler. However, don’t fret! While you might still be pottering outside and enjoying the last of the long days, there are plenty of tasks to be done in your garden to help keep you busy.
Luckily for you, here at SJTools, we have come up with a handy list of our five recommended products to help you tackle your garden this autumn which can help with tidying and maintaining your plants, flowers, vegetables and more.
Now that the summer months are coming to a close, it’s time to invest in a handy rake. Rakes are versatile tools and can be used to push or brush together cut grass, loose soil, gravel or debris. We have a large variety of rakes to choose from, including adjustable models, rakes with extra-wide heads and even soft-grip designs to ensure your hands stay comfortable while doing your chores.
Stuck on what to do with your new piles of freshly raked leaves? You could try composting them! Not only does filling a compost bin save you general bin space for the winter, it is better for the environment and it can also help save you money, making fertiliser and other chemical compounds redundant when the time comes to encourage new growth in your garden!
A well-aerated lawn will manage better in periods of drought or waterlogging, which can be expected with the temperamental great British weather, so September and October are a great time to aerate your gardens and outside areas. This treatment is best carried out during fall when there is adequate time for the grass to respond before the soil temperatures get colder.
At SJTools, we stock manual and motor aerators to suit lawns of all shapes and sizes. If the motor models are a little out of your price range, you could try our rolling lawn aerators. These tools are easy to use and time-consuming without being too pricey!
If you’re looking to remove various garden debris, we would recommend using a lawn scarifier to help remove any dead vegetation and moss. A lawn scarifier, sometimes referred to as a ‘dethatcher’, is a garden tool that is designed to cut through the soil, so if you’re a serious gardener, it might be worth investing in a scarifier that is powered by a motor. Our range of scarifiers also features foldable handles, which makes storing these larger tools easier.
Gardening gloves are essential for any gardener, no matter what the season. While mild evenings might be a thing of the past, a strong, durable pair of gardening gloves will keep hands warm and toasty while protecting your digits from scrapes, stings and bites.
It doesn’t take long for all that planting, potting and pruning to take a toll on your hands and nails, but wearing gloves will reduce damage and keep you injury-free so you can keep getting out there and tending to your plants this fall! From junior gloves to heavy-duty designs, SJTools have got you and your hands covered.
Loppers are essentially large pruners. The rule of thumb is that if a stem is thicker than a larger sized pencil, cutting it with a hand pruner could damage your tools! Garden loppers feature longer handles to help you reach awkward areas.
Pruning and tidying up your flowers, bushes and fruit trees can be a tricky task. From handy three-piece sets to heavy-duty designs with comfortable grip handles, shop our range of loppers and find your perfect gardening tool to help with cutting down branches and longer stems.
Although summer is ending, there are still plenty of September and October garden jobs to keep your green spaces in great condition in preparation for next year, so now is a great time to invest in some high-quality tools from SJTools to help look after your garden!