Machinery Must Haves For The Gardening Novice

If you’re looking to start gardening, there are a few items of machinery you’ll need to get started. Whether you’ve only recently moved into a home with a garden to tend to or simply think it’s time to step up your lawncare game this spring, Lawnmower’s Direct has put together this guide to the three most important pieces of equipment you’ll need.


This is the most basic piece of machinery you’ll need. The right lawnmower for you will depend largely on the size of your garden and the amount of effort you’re willing to put into lawncare. If you’ve got a relatively small plot and want to get a neat lawn with little-to-no effort, you may not need a propelled or walk-behind lawnmower at all! Robotics is entering every part of our lives, including the garden. Both the Flymo Robotic Lawnmower 1200R and the Bosch Indego 400 Connect from Bosch are hugely popular choices.

For larger plots of land or more motivated novice gardeners, there are fantastic options for both petrol and electric mowers. If you live in a built-up area, you might be better off opting for quieter, less polluting electric options like the Bosch Rotak 43 Ergo Flex Lawnmower or the Flymo Glider 330 1450w 33cm Hover Lawnmower.

Hedge trimmer

Your lawn can be as neat as you like, but if it’s surrounded by unruly, ill-maintained hedges, it’ll ruin the overall appearance. Like lawnmowers, hedge trimmer technology has evolved to the point that for most people, both electric and petrol hedgetrimmers are capable of getting the job done. The Bosch AHS 70-34 Electric Hedgecutters and the Husqvarna 522HD60X Petrol Hedgetrimmer are popular with Lawnmowers Direct customers!


You’ll need a brushcutter for a similar reason as a hedgetrimmer: if your garden is beautiful but framed with mess and disorder, it loses its impact. Brushcutters keep the edges of your lawn in check, ensuring a neat finish after your hard work mowing! Most domestic and novice users will be able to get by with an electric brushcutter, such as the Bosch GFR 25 Professional Battery Powered Brushcutter, or a petrol bruschutter with a small engine, such as the Lawnmaster BC260B 26cc Petrol Brushcutter.