Gardening. Unless you grow flowers or veg, it’s pointless, isn’t it? Wrong. There are over 27 million people who get involved in gardening every year in the UK, which is more than a third of the UK population of 64 million people.
In 2014 it was reported the gardening market was worth about £5 billion, a figure that’s sure to get your mouth watering. Why do you think we’ve invested in a new gardening range!
Gardens have a wide range of purposes, too. Some people use their gardens for growing produce like tomatoes and other fruit and veg.
Then some people like to decorate their gardens to improve the aesthetics, with trees, plants and other ornaments.
We expect to see a few gardening trends emerge this spring and summer, including:
Gardening requires people to spend a lot of time on their knees, picking, pruning and digging. While grass is softer and offers a cushion-type feel to the knees, getting them on concrete or wood is painful and can cause some nasty cuts and bruises. Even on grass, you can kneel on something sharp or something that stings you and the fun stops there! That’s why we stock garden kneelers to help keep your customer’s knees safe and clean.
When you spend a lot of time picking, pruning and trimming in a garden, there’s always lots of waste. While some customers may have garden waste bins, they aren’t what you’d call portable when you’re dragging them around a garden. Help your customers dispose of their waste or transport things around the garden with our multi-purpose buckets.
When you’ve got vegetables to grow and plants to tend to, you need something that’ll get the job done quickly. A watering can is a staple of any garden where life exists and thrives, which is why we stock watering cans.
Your customers could use our multi-purpose bucket or watering can to transport water around their garden, but sometimes you need something a little more robust and convenient.
Hose reel sets come in handy for people with large gardens, saving time returning to the water tap. They’re also helpful for older customers who can’t get around their gardens as quickly as they used to or have health conditions that make carrying large amounts of water dangerous.
Summer is the right time to give tired-looking sheds and fences a new lease of life, providing it isn’t raining. But let’s be honest, nobody can guarantee that in the UK! You can give your customers the tools they need to be prepared, though. This is why we stock shed and fences brushes.
An absolute must-have for any gardener is a pair of strong gardening gloves. Gloves can protect gardeners from harmful plants such as nettles, holly and rose bush thorns. They can also help protect the hands from splinters and wood shavings. Gloves also enable gardeners to get a better grip on plants or roots, so they’re essential.
Your customers need a good set of secateurs to prune and pick their tough weeds, bushes and plants. Secateurs are easy to use and easy to carry, so they come in handy for small jobs that don’t require much strength.
Garden forks are often used for digging up weeds and are sometimes referred to as ‘weeding forks’. However, they are suited to many jobs around the garden, such as preparing planting holes, transplanting, aerating and mixing additives into soil and are indispensable for levelling around border edges and neatening up the soil.
Trowels are ideal for applying, digging, moving and smoothing small amounts of garden material, such as stones, soil or plants. We stock heavy duty garden trowels, which will help your customers with a host of garden tasks.
Perfect for days out in the garden. The trowel end is made from an epoxy coated carbon steel, hardened and tempered with plated ferrule and includes a leather wrist strap and plastic handle.
If you’re building up your product range for the summer, we have the perfect blog to help you decide what to buy. It’s our BBQ Product Collection, where you’ll find all the equipment your customer need to throw a BBQ bonanza.
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