Get your Garden ready for the Bank Holiday


We all love spending time in the garden, so why not take the opportunity this bank holiday weekend to get out into the garden and start getting it ready to enjoy spending quality time with family and friends.

With the warmer weather now starting to arrive, there are plenty of easy DIY garden projects that can be done on a sunny day but will still make a big difference to the look and feel of your garden. 

Read our blog to find out how to make sure your garden is ready to party when the sun comes out and the guests start to arrive.


1. Trim back hedges

If you’ve got some tall hedging or trees that need a bit a tidying up, hiring a petrol-powered long-reach hedge trimmer is a great way to cut through them and will get your garden looking presentable.

We recommend that no matter what time of the year it is, you should always check carefully for active bird nests prior to cutting.

Speedy recommend the Stihl HL94 C-E 600MM, 6.2KG long-reach 2-Stroke hedge trimmer designed for work on high hedges and close to the ground, it is lightweight and adjustable ideal option for homeowners.

Another option is the Stihl HS 82 RC-E 600MM, 5.3KG a professional hedge trimmer with 2-Mix technology designed with a double-sided cutting blade to cut through the toughest of hedges.


Speedy Top Tip! Please Watch our How-To Use a Long-Reach Hedge Trimmer Video below:



Benefits of a Long-Reach Hedge Trimmer:

  • Trim tall hedges from a safe standing position.
  • Easier garden pruning and hedgerow maintenance.
  • Double-sided cutting blades for cutting thicker branches.
  • No storage required, hire it, use it, give it back.


* Before you use a hedge trimmer it’s really important that you wear the correct PPE, safety boots, gloves and eye protection and a hard hat are essential, and we would also recommend that hearing protection is worn when using this petrol-powered equipment. 


2. Mow the lawn

Does your lawn need a little bit of TLC, is it looking a bit overgrown and tired from those long winter months? Is your lawnmower broken or you simply don’t have the space to store one?

Then not to worry you can hire a lawnmower and cut your grass to get it looking great again, just in time to get those sunbeds out this Bank Holiday.

Speedy recommend the Makita PLM4631, 32.5kG a self-propelled petrol mulching lawnmower recommended for lawns of up to 1400m². Cutting heights of 20-75mm with 8 centralised stepping and equipped with a large 60 litre grass box ensures less time spent emptying the grass cuttings.


Benefits of a lawnmower:

  • Cut through tougher grass with ease.
  • Edge trimming; able to cut close to walls and around obstacles.
  • Quicker job completion time.
  • No storage required, hire it, use it, give it back.


* Before you use a lawnmower it’s really important that you wear the correct PPE, safety boots and gloves are essential and we’d also recommend that ear protection is worn when using any petrol-powered equipment.


3. Clean the patio

After a long winter we’re all ready to start enjoying those hot sunny days sat in the garden relaxing and enjoying the sunshine. If your patio looking a bit dirty and you need to bring it back to life the best way to get rid of mould and dirt is by using a pressure washer.

Speedy recommend the Karcher Xpert One HD7125 110v, this heavy duty pressure washer is fitted with a 10m high pressure hose and lance and is ideal for the rigours of daily cleaning.


Benefits of a pressure washer:

  • Boosts your curb appeal.
  • Saves time and energy.
  • Helps to extend the lifespan of your patio.
  • No storage required, hire it, use it, give it back.


* Before you use a pressure washer it’s really important that you wear the correct PPE, eye protection, safety boots, gloves and a dust mask are essential, and any PPE you do require can be purchased from Speedy.




Ready for more DIY inspiration?

Thank you for reading the Speedy Services blog, we hope you found this how to get your garden ready for the bank holiday blog useful, start to transform your garden today ready to enjoy those hot summer nights.

Speedy Services, the UK's number one hire company has over 3000 different tools for you to choose from including, daily, weekend and weekly tool hire available at over 200 service centres nationwide, online and in selected B&Q stores. With 4-hour delivery on many of our products, it's safe to say, we've got you covered.

  • Please visit our Skills and Projects page for more inspiration and help for your DIY projects. Happy Bank Holiday to all our Speedy DIYers.
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