Gardens ‘can suit any budget’

Getting to work outdoors with the garden equipment is surely an activity that has near-universal appeal.

This is particularly the case now, as the dour wet weather looks like it might start to turn around as we finally enter the summer season.

Indeed, this is the busiest time of year for any gardener, as there is so much more they are able to do without having to worry about causing damage.

For instance, getting out the lawn mower is highly recommended – at least once a week – between March and October.

One of the great contributing factors to the appeal of gardening as a pastime is the fact that it is something of a social leveller – it can be done on almost any budget.

This is widely recognised – and the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has responded by including gardens that demonstrate this in the forthcoming Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.

Landscapers submitted gardens that cost a total of £7,000, £10,000 or £13,000 to assemble.

While very few people have instant access to this kind of money, this can be a useful barometer of what to aim for with your work in progress.

The lower budget category is designed with younger people in mind – and is tailored to provide a relaxing and chilled out space accordingly. Mixed shrubs and perennials are included in order to guarantee the space boasts maximum impact.

Anyone who wishes to plant this kind of greenery should not forget that it will need a degree of maintenance.

Why not have a look through MowDIRECT's range of hedgetrimmers and hedgecutters in order to ensure you are fully prepared?

This can be a very satisfying activity – and is possibly more fun than some of the ideas presented by the more expensive garden category, which focus on low maintenance!

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