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Preparing the garden for Spring

PriceSpy's Super Saver has provided some top tips to prepare your garden for the spring.

Text:
Abbie Rendell

Published:
Friday 12th March

This article has been written by PriceSpy’s Super Saver Abbie Rendell and approved by Milk & Honey. There are no paid links or other types of advertising collaborations.

Spring is upon us and the time has come for sorting out our gardens for the year ahead. Whether you have half an acre, or a more manageable window box, the fresh growth and bright colours of shrubs, bedding plants, or herbs can’t help but evoke a feeling of wellbeing. 

I am lucky enough to have a large outdoor space, but that brings with it lots of upkeep and sadly I haven’t inherited my Mum’s green fingers. While I was brought up surrounded by beautiful, landscaped gardens and vegetable patches, low maintenance is more my style now. Here are my top tips for enjoying your outside space, without it becoming a full-time job. 

Photo: Bosch Advanced Rotak

Keep grass areas to a minimum

Achieving a perfect lawn takes lots of maintenance, so keeping these areas smaller makes life a lot easier. For any size garden, however, a decent lawnmower is an important tool. If you have a small garden, an electric hover mower is perfect, but in my case, we need something bigger which will hold more grass. 

I recommend the Bosch Advanced Rotak 36-650 Cordless Lawnmower with 36 V 4.0 Ah Lithium-lon Battery, which you can find on the PriceSpy site. The cordless function saves you from having to drag around a cable or keep a can of petrol on standby. 

Creating an attractive space for relaxation

Last year we laid a patio area in our back garden. This has created a great space for our garden furniture and keeps it low maintenance. Looking for our garden furniture I made sure I did lots of homework regarding the prices. PriceSpy was a huge help towards this with their great Price History and Price Alerts feature.

I am looking to add some potted easy to care for plants such as palm trees. This will be a great addition to our garden this Summer.

Photo: Kalim, Adobe Stock

Get the grill fired up

Having harvested your lovely home-grown veg, you’ll want somewhere to cook it right? A BBQ is a must for anyone who enjoys spending all day outside and also saves on a lot of washing up in the kitchen. There are BBQs of all shapes and sizes to choose from.

What type to go for is a very personal choice, with options on:

  • Electric
  • Gas
  • Charcoal

How to Shop Smarter this summer

Do your research before you buy. Using PriceSpy’s handy price comparison and history tools can help to get your chosen purchase for the right price. 

This article has been written by PriceSpy’s Super Saver Abbie Rendell and approved by Milk & Honey. There are no paid links or other types of advertising collaborations. Ellie Yeardye can be reached at [email protected]