Use the right tools, garden products and equipment to get the job done fast. If a task is easy to do, don’t leave it to become a problem. For occasional big tasks, consider hiring specialist tools or employing a contractor to do the job for you.

Further information:

Garden tools and equipment

BBC guide to buying tools

RHS guide to hiring contractors

Source: ‘Short Cuts to Great Gardens’ (Reader’s Digest 1999)

Old School Gardener