Power tools can make your gardening jobs faster and more efficient, but it can be hard to decide which ones are right for you. Whether you're building up your garden for summer or just looking to maintain your garden, we've put together a short list of garden power tools, ideal for any level of gardening experience.

Lawn Mower

We'll start with the most popular power tools on this list. It is a common gardening tool in many homes with green spaces, the lawnmower.

Things to Consider When Choosing a Lawn Mower

Household lawn mowers can cost as little as £25, but if you want a more advanced and heavy-duty mower, some ranges reach £1,000 or more.  

There are three types of Lawn Mowers: Electric low mowers, Cordless lawn mowers and Petrol lawn mowers. 

  • Electric mowers are often lightweight, easy to manoeuvre, and require little maintenance. These versions should only be used in dry weather to prevent water damage to the mower's internal components.
  • Cordless mowers can be powered by petrol or batteries, so you don't have to worry about tangled cables. These require little care, only to ensure that they are fully charged for each use.
  • Petrol lawn mowers are the most powerful form of lawn mower, making them perfect for larger gardens with tough grasses. These types of mowers are durable, so they can tolerate uneven surfaces and slopes. The only downside is that they are typically loud and large.

See our wide range of lawn mowers available to hire for your project.

Pressure Washer

Dirt and grime can accumulate on garden furniture, patios, and roads. Pressure washers are ideal for outdoor cleaning since they have more force and precision than a standard garden hose.  

Things to Consider When Choosing a Pressure Washer 
  • The power of a pressure washer is measured in bars, which is the amount of energy that the water will hit a surface with. The higher the bar, the higher the pressure it releases.
  • Think about what you will use your pressure washer for, this will determine how powerful the model that you buy needs to be. 
  • There are three types of pressure washers: light duty, medium duty and heavy duty
  • Light Duty is between 1200W to 1600W, perfect for everyday garden furniture cleaning. They are less expensive compared to more powerful pressure washers. 
  • Medium Duty is between 1600W to 2000W, good for mid-level cleaning jobs on patios, fences and guttering.
  • Heavy duty is between 1800W to 2500W. They are powerful and suitable for large driveways, paving and wooden decking. These models tend to be heavy so keep this in mind for storage and mobility purposes. 

Consider the surface you want to clean and if it is acceptable for use with a pressure washer. See our wide range of pressure washers available to hire for your project.

Hedge Trimmer

Another popular essential when it to garden maintenance. The right hedge trimmers will give you more control over your hedge design. 

Things to Consider When Choosing a Hedge Trimmer 
  • Cordless trimmers can run for up to 75 minutes on a 5.0Ah battery. Rechargeable batteries allow you to move around your yard with ease.
  • Electric trimmers are frequently corded, so if you have a large garden, you may want an extension wire to move around. You'll need an RCD power adaptor, which immediately turns off the power if there is a fault, such as rain while the tool is in use or if the cord becomes damaged.
  • Petrol hedge trimmers are the most powerful sort of trimmer, making them suitable for tradespeople searching for long-lasting tools. The petrol engine, however, makes these trimmers heavier than other types and necessitates occasional maintenance. 
  • It may be tempting to pile up dead leaves, but they clog drains, cause flooding in your garden and hinder your grass from getting nutrients. Leaf blowers make removing leaves, twigs and other waste quick and easy.

Leaf Blower

It may be tempting to pile up dead leaves, but they clog drains, cause flooding in your garden and hinder your grass from getting nutrients. Leaf blowers make removing leaves, twigs and other waste quick and easy.

Things to Consider When Choosing a Leaf Blower

Consider the type of blower needed for your project:

    • Cordless Leaf Blower: Ideal for gardens with narrow spaces and corners. Most versions have a battery life of 15 to 20 minutes at full power.  
    • Petrol Leaf Blower: Petrol-powered leaf blowers are best for heavy-shedding trees, and larger gardens. One downside, however, is that they are noisy.
    • Corded Leaf Blower: A less expensive version, with some models including a built-in hoover.Better suited to smaller gardens where a plug socket is easily accessible.
    • Leaf Blower Vacuum: It takes less time than picking up leaves manually, and any obstructions may be addressed by switching between the blow and hoover modes.
      Most models include an inbuilt shredder, making composting simple. 

    Grass Strimmer

    If you want a professional-looking finish after mowing your grass, a strimmer is the tool you need.

    Things to Consider When Choosing a Grass Strimmer 

       There are three main types of strimmers:

      • Petrol Grass Strimmer: Ideal for heavy-duty tasks, such as clipping overgrown grass and working in large-scale gardens. These might be heavy due to the weight of the petrol engine and other attachments.
      • Rechargeable Grass Strimmer: The cordless capability of this tool allows you to wander over your garden without becoming tangled. You may want to purchase a second battery that can be charged while the first is being used.
      • Electric grass strimmer: These particular strimmers provide limitless power because they are powered by mains energy. These types are ideal for effortlessly maintaining relatively small gardens and hedges.

      See our wide range of grass strimmers available to hire for your project.


      We hope you found this list helpful and the information helps you make an informed decision. To save money on buying these tools, simply hire them for a fraction of the price from Frank Key Plant & Tool Hire. Click the link to see our tool hire website and upgrade your garden today.