I’m Terry Smith from gardentoolbox.co.uk, a professional landscape designer, hobbyist gardener, and barbecue fanatic with 20 years experience building and restoring. So as you go through my site you'll watch me document some of the professional garden installs I make as well as the major projects I take on at home. While sharing those experiences and guiding you, I'll be recommending some great tools I use to enable this along the way so you can really buy in confidence.

Terry Smith

Major project guides that will transform your garden experience - home office, decking, restoration

Learn how to make a decking from scratch using recycled plastic decking boards and joists
Terry Smith
  I had planned to get out in the garden and give you some pictures…
How to insulate your shed and turn it into an office or summerhouse garden room.
Terry Smith
With the Covid-19 shift toward home working for office staff there has never been a…
Learn how to remove Ivy from roofs and walls
Terry Smith
Ivy is probably one of the most difficult and potentially damaging plants to your property.…
Learn how to level a lawn in the UK from scratch step by step
Terry Smith
You’ve (and by you, I mean me :D) looked over at the neighbours lawn recently…

Product Reviews

Best lawn mower[UK]:Buyers guide (November 2020 Updated Review)
Terry Smith
Simply put, welcome to the largest, most factually correct resource and buyers guide for the…
Best pressure washer[UK]: buyers guide in (November 2020 Updated Review)
Terry Smith
Best pressure washer We've put together what can only be described as the single most…
Garden Leaf Blowers & Vacuums Updated Ready For Autumn 2020
Terry Smith
As summer approaches and we get ready to enjoy that perfectly mowed lawn, new garden…
Best strimmers [UK]-heavy duty, professional, petrol, cordless strimmers compared
Terry Smith
Overgrown grass and vegetation can be the stuff of nightmares. It’s not always easy to…

Tool Reviews

Terry Smith
As you probably gathered from the name, oscillating multi-tools are incredibly handy and versatile tools,…
Terry Smith
What is a bench grinder? A bench grinder is a bench top tool that usually…
Terry Smith
Power drills have been around for a long time. The first patented one was in…
Terry Smith
Disc sanders are used to smooth and/or shape surfaces on various materials, most common of…

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