After a miserable British summer, it’s fair to say that gardens across the UK are looking a little worse for wear after the constant rain and wind. The intermittent sunshine also will have turned unruly hedges and bushes into an overgrown state – but where do you start ahead of autumn?

Instead of relying on a gardener to get your garden into shape for the colder months, why not save some money and have a go yourself?

Here are 5 top gardening essentials from which will help you breeze through overgrown hedges and dirty decking and paving. You can shop all the below items with free UK mainland delivery.

1500W Electric Lawn Scarifier & Rake


Autumn is the perfect time to scarify, mainly since the soil will most likely be warm and moist, which are the optimum conditions. If you’re looking to remove thatch and other debris from your lawn, this 1500W scarifier is a great choice as it makes light work of a usually labour-intensive job.

This scarifier comes with a large 30L collection box and a lightweight design of 8.5kg.

1600W Pressure Washer


Over long periods of time, algae, mildew and other debris is likely to grow on paving, decking and other areas of the garden, making these areas look dark and stained.

Before the temperature drops, make sure it’s cleaned up with this nifty 1600W Pressure Washer. This model has a pressure of 90-130 Bar, and has 6 different attachments to make cleaning your garden easy.

3-in-1 Leaf Blower


Falling leaves in autumn can become a nuisance, especially when they clutter driveways and paths.

You can make this a thing of the past with this handy leaf blower, which not only collects the leaves together, but sucks them into the collection bag and mulches to condense the waste into material suitable for composting. The ultimate autumn garden maintenance made easy!

600W Pole Trimmer


If you’ve not managed to maintain bushes and hedges throughout summer, chances are your garden may be looking slightly overgrown. Choose a tool with impressive capabilities such as this 600W Pole Trimmer, which will help you put those overhead heights within easy reach.

You can choose from three extension options which will help you tackle high hedges and give you clean lines and a flawless finish.

40V Cordless Lawn Mower


Last but not least – arguably one of the main garden tasks to consider – cutting that long grass!

Summer will have aided its growth, and it’s important to give it a good trim before winter. This 40V cordless lawn mower is an ideal choice for keeping your lawn looking pristine. There’ll be no tripping over cables or accidentally cutting extension cords – garden maintenance just got a whole lot easier.

Kieren Crampton, DIY Buyer at VonHaus said:

“It’s important to take care of your garden in autumn using tools such as leaf blowers as it keeps it looking tidy and neat throughout winter, meaning you won’t have as big of a job come spring.

We’d also recommend using tools such as scarifiers and hedge trimmers as it means your foliage and grass will be much healthier throughout the colder months.”

Founded in 2009 by co-founders Mark Januszewski and Craig Foster, DOMU Brands supply quality and innovative kitchen and homeware products to consumers across the UK and Europe under the VonHaus, VonShef, Spinningfield and BTFY brands. Ranges are developed in-house and sold direct to consumers via dedicated e-commerce site and through online marketplaces Amazon and eBay.