10 Gardening Essentials Every New Homeowner Should Own

You’ve just brought your first ever home and have endured months and months of stress, now you’re finally getting settled in and don’t know where to start with your extensive “to do” list.
As a first time buyer, there’s likely to be a vast range of things that you need to invest in, from essential items such as domestic appliances to paints, so you can spruce up any rooms in need of TLC.
Besides tackling internal home improvements, you may not have considered what essentials you need to upkeep and maintain a healthy looking garden. With the start of spring now in full swing,
the weather’s getting brighter and with the clocks soon going forward, we’ll see the days getting longer as nights draw in. There’s really no better time to get started in transforming your garden, before the april showers kick in next month.

Here at Buydirect4u we have put together a handy list of 10 gardening essentials that every first time buyer should own.


National Trust dragonfly cotton gloves


A must have for keeping weeds at bay, this pair of practical National Trust gardening gloves will keep to your hands protected. Featuring an attractive dragonfly print, these lightweight gloves are crafted from soft cotton and are finished with PVC dots, for a stronger grip.



Charles Bentley Petrol lawn mower


The main garden power tool that any homeowner with a garden should own, this 3 in 1 petrol lawnmower will help you to keep the grass trimmed and your new lawn looking neat and tidy. Easy to use, this petrol lawnmower is perfect for medium to large sized gardens.




National Trust hand trowel gift set


Going hand in hand with gardening gloves, this high quality hand trowel is an essential item in any gardening tool collection. National Trust branded, this durable hand towel features a stainless steel head and is ideal for both planting flowers and digging. This hand trowel comes as part of a lovely gift set and includes a pair of soft cotton gloves.



National Trust soil rake



A highly sustainable tool for any garden shed, this National Trust soil rake can cultivate soil up to a depth of 2 inches. An ideal tool for levelling off before sowing, planting or turf laying. Crafted from FSC approved wood, the handle is made from the finest ash wood and will provide a comfortable and firm grip.



Charles Bentley Garden Auto Reel Hose


Another garden essential for watering plants, this auto reel hose features a 20m hose and can be wall mounted. With an effective rewinding mechanism that rewinds the hose without any kinks, this auto reel hose will make watering the plants effortless.




National Trust Lawn And Leaf Rake


Perfect for keeping your lawn free from leaves and grass cuttings, this National Trust lawn and leaf rake is weatherproof and is made from the finest FSC approved ash wood for added durability.




National Trust Digging Spade


The largest digging tool that any homeowner will need, this premium quality National Trust digging spade will make digging an efficient task. Constructed with a stainless steel head and Ash wood handle, this hard-wearing digging spade offers a relaxed, but firm grip.



National Trust Secateurs And Gloves Gift Set


Designed to make gardening pruning an efficient and easy task, this National Trust secateurs and gloves gift set are a must have for your gardening tool kit. Featuring an easy to grip wooden handle and stainless steel blades, this pair of secateurs will provide long lasting use.




National Trust 12" Natural Bassine Broom


Ideal for general sweeping tasks, this National Trust 12” natural bassine broom can be used on hard surfaces such as concrete and tiled areas. Crafted from FSC certified ash wood, this broom has a weatherproof finish and ergonomically design handle, for maximum comfort.




Charles Bentley Telescopic Electric Grass Trimmer


Another highly practical garden power tool, this electric telescopic grass trimmer is ideal for trimming and edging your lawn. Suitable for various grass types and lawn sizes, this lightweight electric grass trimmer is finished with an ergonomically designed handle, for a comfortable grip.




For more gardening hand tools and power tools, please see our garden hand tools category or our National Trust Garden tools category.