Whether you’re a keen gardener, or you don’t know a rose from a rhododendron, nothing beats spending time in the great outdoors. That’s why we’ve put together this handy guide to help you look after every kind of space, from big gardens to small patios.
If you want to make the most of a sunny day but don’t have much time to get your garden prepped, take a look at our range of robotic lawnmowers. We’ve picked out our favourites that will get a job done without you needing to always get stuck in.
Because robotic models can run themselves, you’ll never have to spend another second pushing the mower again. Just tell it where you want it to go, and you can sit back and watch as the lawn is taken care of without you having to lift a finger.
Some mowers don’t have a bin, which means you won’t have to keep emptying piles of cut grass every few minutes. Instead, any trimmings end up back on the lawn, acting as a natural fertiliser to keep it healthy.
Robotic mowers come with a handy app available. This means you can start and stop them, and get updates on your mower, all from a smartphone – you’ll never have to leave your deckchair again.
Some models can even be set to have multiple starting points, so if you have different areas of lawn that need seeing to, nothing will get in the way of a relaxing afternoon.
Prefer a paved garden over grass? We’ve got plenty of power washers that’ll keep your patio spick and span. Check out our favourites that love to get stuck in with the cleaning.
Power washers come with different settings to suit different tasks. Cleaning wooden decking usually doesn’t need a high pressure, but if you’re tackling a driveway, you’ll need to turn things up a notch. So make sure you pick a model that has all the settings for your jobs.
Using plug and clean detergent can shave off a bit of time, and even make sure your chores won’t need doing as often. That’s because not only is it ready to go straight away, but some of Karcher’s detergents even stop surfaces getting dirty again for a while.
Tackling the driveway? Patio cleaner attachments are designed for just that job, cleaning up to 5 times faster than a standard lance. And best of all, there won’t be any splashback – no need to grab a towel once you’re done.
If you’ve got a large garden that’s your pride and joy, you’ll want a mower that’ll always be up to the job. Our favourites will save you time and effort, so you can go back to admiring your handiwork in no time.
Models with a large bin (30+ litres) are a great option. The bigger the bin, the less you’ll need to empty it, and the quicker you’ll be done – that refreshing drink will be in your hands in no time.
Sick of hooking up endless extension cables? A cordless mower means you can reach every blade of grass without worrying about getting tangled up. Just remember to charge up the battery before you start.
If you want to give Mother Nature a helping hand, a mulching plug blocks the bin, so any cuttings get sprinkled back onto your lawn as a natural fertiliser. Not only will this help keep your lawn healthy, but you won’t need to make any trips to empty the bin. Win-win, right?
The last thing you need to look after a small or uneven garden is a bulky mower that’s going to miss any tight spaces – those patches of longer grass will stick out like a sore thumb. That’s why we’ve picked out our favourite models that’ll have no trouble covering every last groove, bump, and corner.
Ever wondered how your lawn can have the same stripes as a football pitch? It’s easier than you think. Stripes are made when light hits rows of grass that have been flattened in different ways, and all you need is a mower with a roller on the back. We’ve picked out 3 models with just that, so you can get your lawn looking cup final-ready in no time.
No two lawns are the same. Robotic mowers take the stress out of tending to your lawn, letting you programme multiple cutting areas and removing the need to empty a bin entirely. But if you’re more of a hands-on gardener, there’s models with rollers to achieve those perfect lines across your grass. It all boils down to what you’re looking for in a lawnmower.