It’s a funny time of year for weeds. The weather is still warm, but the rain is falling. Perfect weed growing conditions! You hoe the ground, clear those nasty buggers, blink and they’re all back again. You feel like you’re loosing a battle. Your back aches from bending over, knees sore from kneeling, and you’ll hate the bloody job. It never gets any easier? Or does it?
Garden Gear 2-in-1 Telescopic Patio Brush
Firstly, I’d like to say a huge ‘Thank You’ to Waltons, the nation’s longest running garden building retailer, for gifting me the Garden Gear 2-in-1 telescopic patio brush in exchange for this review.
My front garden has been somewhat neglected of recent months. There was a dead Range Rover Classic in my garden (courtesy of my husband) for months, which took up most of the garden space. The cottage garden flowers became entangled amongst each other, the weeds took hold and my pride of joy (and one of- if not the best- gardens in the road) became an embarrassment.
My marriage came to an end, the Range Rover was towed away and I gained my garden back. As I cut the grass back and pulled the weeds from the flower beds, I started to see potential of my beautiful garden once again. I have a lovely brick path leading from my drive, through the lawn and up to my front door. The bricks are Victorian and reclaimed from a house a few streets away. The path is far from perfect, but it suits the cottage garden feel. But the weeds just made it look horrific. So, needs must. Time to do some weeding! Thankfully I can save the back ache, sore knees and spare the hate with the Garden Gear 2-in-1 telescopic patio brush.
What is it?
This versatile brush has been designed for use on patios, driveways, decking and garden paths to clear away weeds, dirt and moss with ease.
It has a telescopic handle that can extend from 80 to 140cm for complete ease of use, so no more bending and stooping! The brush has the option of two cleaning implements, so you can get the best clean possible in your garden.
The footpath running through the garden was about to put this 2-in-1 patio brush to the ultimate test. Here’s what we thought…
Let’s clear the path!
Opening the 2-in-1 telescopic patio brush, it was clear to see exactly what the product was to be. There was no set up at all. All that was needed was to adjust the length of the telescopic pole, to suit my height. A simple twist of the pole adjusts the height in seconds. Simple and fool proof.
For the footpath, I personally found I used the narrow metal head spike my go-to tool on the brush. It easily slid between the grooves and lifted weeds out with ease. The narrow spike is very sharp, so be careful! It cuts through the deep roots and lifts the weeds very easily, with no tugging of pulling.
For cleaning up the brick work, and where our concrete meets the back door step, I used the wire brush. The small brush head fits into small gaps to brush away moss or other greenery that likes to hang out in tiny gaps.
The brush certainly saved me loads of time and back/knee pain. Normally that job would take an age, crawling along the path systematically pulling the weeds out. But the brush slashed this time dramatically. Clumps of weeds were pulled within minutes and I only had to bend down to pick up the weeds to transfer them to the compost heap!
The 2-in-1 Garden Brush is easy to store and takes up very little space, when the pole has been retracted. For safe storage, remember to replace the rubber cap over the metal spike.
The whole brush feels sturdy and strong. This brush should last for years with care and correct storage. I can imagine it will become a favourite tool of mine for keeping the garden looking fresh and smart, all year round.
The Garden Gear 2-in-1 Telescopic Patio Brush is available from the Waltons, the outdoor living specialists, website.
The telescopic brush is currently on offer at just £5.99 (was £9.99)*
*Price correct at time of publish and may change.
The 2-in-1 telescopic patio brush was sent to me in exchange for this post. All opinions are honest and my own.
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