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Power through your gardening to-do list with these time-saving garden tools

Top 5 garden gadgets

Gardening can be back-breaking work, especially during the spring and summer months. That’s why it’s important to think ahead and enlist the right tools for the job. If you need to tackle impeding gardening jobs around your home but want to make it as easy and efficient as possible, these time-saving gadgets and garden tools will help you achieve a neat and tidy backyard or front outdoor space, all while taking the strain out of your gardening maintenance and yard work.

1. Robotic lawn mower

Simplify your lawn maintenance routine with a robot helper. With programmable schedules and quiet operation, this handy and automatic gardening power tool means you can relax while your turf gets trimmed. The invisible boundary wire technology and built-in sensors of the Gardena ‘Sileno Minimo 250’ allow it to stay within its designated mowing area and easily navigate obstacles in your garden. Certain models of robot lawn mowers also have sensors that halt the blades upon detecting any obstruction.

A robotic lawn mower on a grass in a backyard. 

2. Pruning saw

Take the hard work out of pruning trees and shrubs in your yard with a cordless pruning saw that offers precision cuts and impressive manoeuvrability. This lightweight, compact tool has a powerful motor and specialised blades that slice through even the toughest branches. Ergonomic design allows for comfortable one-handed operation, while a long-lasting battery means these saws are ideal for extensive pruning as well as quick tidy-ups come gardening time.

A person holding a pruning saw on a tree branch.

3. Lawn scarifier

Elevate your lawn to the next level with a high-performance battery-powered scarifier. It opens up your lawn and promotes better water, oxygen and nutrient penetration for healthier growth of your grass. Its specially designed scarifying blades effectively remove dead and thatched grass, moss and fallen leaves from your garden, while the debris catcher ensures easy waste collection. And with an adjustable working depth, you control what material you’re removing.

Birds-eye view image of a neat lawnBirds-eye view image of a neat lawn.

4. Soil meter

Are your vege seedlings always looking a little sad, or are you wondering why your hydrangeas are pink not blue? 3-in-1 soil meter is the perfect gardening gadget to give you the answers. A clever 3-in-1 soil metre means you'll no longer have to second guess when it might be time to water your plants - perfect for those new to gardening. It also provides soil pH readings and the level of sunlight your greenery gets, both important to plant health and growth.

5. Handheld cultivator

Give your soil the yearly boost it needs with a cordless cultivator. These battery powered tools are ideal for aerating and turning over compacted soil in small gardens and raised beds, making it a simple process to plant seedlings while promoting healthy root growth. With adjustable speeds for different soil and ground types, you’ll no longer have to struggle with traditional garden cultivation methods.

A person holding a cultivator on top of soil in a backyard.

Keep in mind...

Safety tip: Always wear the appropriate safety equipment (safety glassesglovesear muffs and a mask, for example) and always follow the instructions for the product or equipment. When pruning, always wear protective gear such as gardening gloves and long sleeves, as the leaves and sap of some plants can be a skin irritant and/or cause allergic reactions.

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Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

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