Step outside your home on any summertime weekend in Australia and chances are you'll hear a familiar sound: the drone of gardening equipment. It's not easy to find the time to carry out any necessary garden DIY you might have been putting off, but with the favourable weather, large number of holidays and extra hours of sunshine, getting out and tidying your greenery now is a smart move.
The garden supplies retailing industry is big business, generating over $2 billion a year in Australia according to IBISWorld. For a lot of us, however, the great garden clean up is a once- or twice-a-year thing, so rather than having a bunch of expensive equipment gathering dust at the back of your garage, getting everything you need from Kennards Hire is the right move.
Let's take a look at a couple of essential DIY gardening and landscaping tasks you can carry out this season.
Deal with dangerous tree branches
Australia is home to some beautiful native trees, but what you might not know is how much of a hazard they can sometimes be. In fact, a La Trobe University study found that of 128 outdoor education deaths between 1960 and 2007, 14 of those were the result of falling tree branches.
More potential problems could come during our bushfire season, where dry, dusty trees can act as fuel. Do your bit to prevent the spread of fires, while also protecting your family, by pruning back any excess foliage on trees around your property. Kennards Hire has a great variety of saws for all your cutting needs, as well as a range of chippers to deal with all the green waste.
Revitalise your tired old lawn
Believe it or not, there is actually more than one type of grass that makes up Australian lawns. No matter which variety surrounds your home, there is one constant - all need to be looked after. For most people, maintaining your lawn is as simple as making sure you mow it regularly.
If your lawn has been particularly neglected over the year, it may be worth a trip to your nearest Kennards Hire branch to pick up a spiked lawn roller. By allowing you to aerate your soil and make watering easier, the health of your grass should be improved in no time.
We love our backyards in Australia, so make sure yours is well managed over the summer.