Essential Tools For Messy Gardeners
Some things in life are more fun when there is mess making involved. For many of our customers, this applies to their gardening technique, and a day outdoors can often results in boots piled high with mud as well as off-cuts of branches and hastily pulled weeds strewn all over those neatly manicured lawns. There’s nothing wrong with creating an ‘organised chaos in your garden’ – here are some accessories that are essential for messy gardeners, helping to return your backyard balance once more!
Whatever the weather, the boots you wear for your outdoor improvements can quickly get mucky. When left dry, it is easy to wipe off the dust-like dirt from your wellington boots however, if it has been raining or if you’ve been watering your plants then the mud is much harder to budge. A heavy duty boot scraper, such as a cast iron Victorian boot scraper, is both decorative and practical, making it the perfect addition for your backdoor step. If your garden is classic, then a vintage boot scraper style will complement its appearance however, if your lawn is filled with fun ornaments and characters then our charming dog design may suit. For something more substantial, we also have a multi-purpose boot scraper and brush, featuring handles and a horseshoe boot puller to remove your Wellingtons without having to get your hands dirty too!
Even when the thick casing of mud has been carefully removed with a decorative booth scraper, it’s best to store your boots in a specific place in order to prevent the outdoors from heading inside and dirtying your interiors too. Wellington boot stands are perfect for this. Our range of stands are coated in plastic over a solid steel frame, making each one durable enough to be used as an outdoor boot holder, while decorative enough to be placed in any porch or hallway. As well as storing your boots upright and keeping the muddy soles away from the ground, some of our stands also feature boot pullers to remove them carefully too.
In order to avoid having to retrace your steps to pick up any off-cuts, trimmings and general garden waste, a trug is essential. A trug is a rubber gardening bucket that is flexible, lightweight and makes transporting heavy weights much easier. With easy grip handles, every gardener can keep one of these flexible garden buckets by their side in order to help them with a range of outdoors duties. Frost proof, shatter proof and UV stable, these hardwearing rubber garden buckets are indispensable for any messy gardener and the even messier tasks they complete!
While a garden was made for relaxation, it can be remarkably difficult to keep refreshing drinks stable when sitting on a lawn. And if you are particularly clumsy, spillages are a common occurrence. Our collection of outdoor drinks holders use a stake to pierce into the ground, forming a strong and supportive base. With a selection of sizes available, these holders ensure that warm mugs of tea are stored without burning hands and wine bottles, glasses and tumblers are safe and secure, ready to be enjoyed alfresco.
Do you know a messy gardener, or are you guilty of causing chaos outdoors? With these handy tools, calm can be restored once more!
- Eileen Pegg