Here at Outdoor Creations, we just love this time of year. Granted the nights are getting longer and the rain is more frequent, but this can easily be overlooked when you appreciate the colours that appear naturally in your garden from the trees and leaves. This time of year can be really beautiful.
In a previous blog post, we wrote about jobs that landscape gardeners can do this time of year when things are starting to get a bit colder (revisit it here) , but we didn’t tell you the best tools and equipment to do them with. So we’ve put together 5 pieces of apparatus we feel are essential for the Autumn:
1. Leaf Blower
The leaves may be beautiful colours, but they are everywhere! They cover your lawn, starving it of light and encouraging disease. They can also make paths and decking slippery, which is dangerous. These can be raked easily enough, particularly if your garden is small, but a leaf blower makes the job a lot easier. The leaves can be blown into a pile in no time and used for mulching.
2. Hand Warmer
Outside at this time of year can feel quite mild, especially if the winter sun is attempting to make an appearance, but after a while the chill in the air does start to make itself known, particularly on those parts that you might not have covered, like your hands. Hand warmers are perfect for fitting in your pocket and providing you with that little bit of morale boosting warmth.
3. Garden Track
This is perfect for protecting your lawn. It provides you with a safe platform to move about your garden, especially if it’s wet. It will protect your lawn from becoming damaged and muddy from all the activity.
4. Compost Bin
One of these is essential is you’re wanting to make use of the leaves you’ve just blown into a pile with your leaf blower. The ultimate ‘green’ product for a gardener, it provides you somewhere to put all your gardening waste (and kitchen waste) allowing it to decompose and make an all natural compost for your garden.
5. Quality Gardening Gloves
Healthy hands are important for a gardener, and gloves are perhaps the most essential tool in this list. They shield your hands from blisters, thorns, cuts and rough work. They also provide a bit of protection from the elements, which are turning harsher this time of year.