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The Quick and Easy Guide to Gardening Greatness this Summer

With summer preparations in full swing, everyone is embracing the idea of outdoor living. At DID, we are always ready to provide you with the best in garden tools, garden storage, and gardening accessories at a competitive price. Below, we will detail some of the absolute must-have gardening equipment for this summer and why you need them.

Lawn Mowers

Whether cordless, electric or robotic, a good quality lawn mower is essential in helping you to maintain a healthy garden environment. Summer is all about keeping our garden clean, and every style of lawn mower that we have in stock here at DID looks to do just that. Our lawn mower collection is extensive and contains garden mowers ranging in price from €100 to €1300, so there is something in there to fit every need and budget. A perfect birthday present for a gardening-obsessed parent or partner, a great self-gift, and a real gift to your garden itself, consider buying a new lawn mower for this summer season.

Leaf Blowers

Is a build-up of leaves causing trouble in your garden? Perhaps you need a new leaf blower to keep your garden clean and tidy this summer. We love our range of Bosch leaf blowers. They are affordable, stylish, and practical, with 3-in-1 garden cleaning functionality and an exceptionally low noise level of just 98db. So you can get to gardening first thing in the morning, and the neighbours can still enjoy their sleep.

Each leaf blower comes with moisture-repellent dirt detectors that ensure any debris is diverted to the ground, and the large volute makes clearing blockages that may arise even easier. Built to be user-friendly, a good leaf blower is a staple for any gardener that wants to keep their garden looking spick and span this summer.

Patio Heaters

If you are looking to host a couple of summer evening parties or barbeques, then a patio heater from our collection would be perfect for you. Ideal for keeping small patio areas nice and toasty, even if the evenings get a little chilly. Patio heaters are an affordable and practical way of keeping you and your guests warm while you enjoy a drink or some dinner in your beautiful garden.

Our patio heater collection ranges in price and power, so we've got you covered, whatever your garden layout or budget.

5 Quick Gardening Tips for the Summer Season

For those of you that love your gardening and need a little refresher with some handy tips and tricks, then listen up:

  1. If you have plants that need watering, try to do it in the morning. The plant will eat during the day in the sun, and the water will eventually dry off. Watering at night or when it is a little cooler will stifle the growth of the plant and may make it more prone to mildew and fungus.
  2. Journal your garden's progress: Okay, so this one is a little obsessive, but keeping track of the shape of your garden, the growth of plants, and which areas may need a little cutting or pruning can be massively helpful in the long run.
  3. If you have to do any weeding (which you should), it tends to be a little easier to do when there has been a little rain the night before and the morning is dry because the soil is a little moister and is easier to work with than dry or dehydrated soil.
  4. Monitor your garden for pests: depending on where you are based, certain pests will be more common than others. However, never discount the role of a small group of insects in destroying your vegetables, fruit, or beautiful flowers. Always have a pesticide or some store-bought insect killer or repellent in case you need it.
  5. Plan for the spring. So many people fail to do this because they are so focused on their current garden design or layout. However, how you manage your garden in the summer and autumn will greatly impact how your garden looks in spring. This is especially important if you love your flowers because the spring is when they bloom. Beautiful summer gardens are created in the spring, so if you want to get the best use out of your new tools and maintain the best garden possible, always plan ahead. 

Are you wondering what tools you might need to get the best out of your garden? Unsure of where to start? your local store, or call our online sales team, who will be happy to assist! Delivery for all small items is only €5.99, or you can avail of the click and collect service across our 23 stores nationwide

Gardening tools FAQS

What type of electrical tools and equipment are commonly used in gardening?

Common electrical tools used in gardening include electric lawnmowers, hedge trimmers, leaf blowers, chainsaws, string trimmers (strimmers), garden vacuums, and garden shredders.

Are there specific safety guidelines or certifications for electrical gardening equipment?

Yes, electrical gardening equipment should be certified and comply with relevant safety standards, such as the European Union's CE marking. Please refer to your product instruction guide for safety guidelines, including proper usage, maintenance, and precautions for each specific tool.

What are some energy-efficient options for electrical gardening equipment?

Energy-efficient options for electrical gardening equipment include tools powered by lithium-ion batteries, as they tend to have longer runtimes and can be recharged. Look for tools with energy-saving features such as automatic shut-off or variable speed controls.

Are there any special considerations for using electrical tools in wet or rainy conditions?

Yes, it is important to use electrical tools specifically designed for outdoor use and suitable for wet conditions. You should consider tools with weatherproof or waterproof features and always follow the manufacturer's instructions regarding usage in wet conditions.

How can I properly maintain and store my electrical gardening equipment?

Proper maintenance includes regular cleaning, checking for damage or wear, sharpening blades when needed, and storing the equipment in a dry and secure place. Always refer to the product instruction book before attempting to clean or maintain the equipment. You should also refer to the manufacturer's instructions for guidance on battery maintenance, such as proper charging and storage practices.