When you’re the owner of a successful gardening and landscaping business, one of the most important things to do to ensure you remain at the top of your industry and one of the first ports of call for local people and businesses in the area is to re-invest some of your profit in the latest tools and equipment.
With this in mind, continue reading for the latest must-have tools and equipment for professional gardeners and landscapers.
A Selection Of Wheelbarrows
One of the most important and simultaneously oldest and most traditional pieces of equipment that should be at the top of every professional landscaper’s equipment list is the humble wheelbarrow.
Different sizes and depths are important to ensure whatever materials you need to move can be carried. Always invest in wheelbarrows with longer handles for better leverage and pneumatic tyres, which have significantly better grip on rough terrain and loose soil.
Precise Paving Tools
Whether your business is one that regularly works on slabs and paving or you are looking to expand your inventory in order to work on such projects in the future, it is essential to invest in good quality, accurate and precise paving spacers, wedges and levelling clips.
The right tiling accessories, bought from a reputable and renowned supplier such as arbourlandscapesolutions.co.uk, for example, will transform both the time it takes to complete the job and the quality of the finished product.
Lawn Edging Equipment
Perfect and picturesque lawns are one of the most sought-after end-products of a visit from a professional gardener and landscaper and, as a result, it is important to invest in the right types of lawn edging equipment as well as artificial turfs and grasses.
Creating The Perfect Landscaped Lawn:
- Dig the ground to a 15cm depth or more and relieve any present soil compaction by breaking the ground
- Install your newly acquired lawn edging into the ground to mark out where the lawn will be
- Create a level and even top surface by breaking up any remaining larger lumps of soil
- Sprinkle a good quality pre-turfing fertilizer into the ground
- Evenly spread the sow seed and turf
- Ensure the lawn is regularly watered for two to three weeks if turf or two to three months for sow seed
- Revisit the site to feed every six to eight weeks
Long-Handled Hand Tools
For the real graft and to ensure that you have a tool for each area of the garden and are prepared for almost any task, be sure to invest in a variety of quality and durable long-handled hand tools.
Comfort is key when selecting your tools, especially if your company specialises in larger areas rather than simply people’s homes.
Spend money on the essential shovel, ideally one with a fibreglass handle for flexibility, rather than wooden ones, which can easily break under duress. You must also possess, in your long-handled hand tool inventory, a transplant spade, rake, Dutch hoe and garden fork, as well as some pruners and shears.