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

UK’s best lawn mowers TESTED: Makita, Bosch, Flymo, Hyundai, and McCulloch for value and cut quality.
Terry Smith
Exciting times. You're picking a new lawn mower but which is the best lawn mower…
Best pressure washer[UK]: buyers guide in
Terry Smith
Best pressure washer We've put together what can only be described as the single most…
Garden Leaf Blowers & Vacuums [UK]: top garden leaf blowers compared
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
[table_content] Best cordless planer 1. MAKITA DKP180Z 18V LXT CORDLESS PLANER 2. DEWALT DCP580N-XJ 18V…
Terry Smith
The battle between power cord and cordless tools rages on. In this best orbital sander…
Terry Smith
[table_content] Best cordless router 1. Makita DRT50ZJ Cordless Router Trimmer 2. DEWALT DCW604NT 18V XR…
Terry Smith
I decided to team up with well known and respected Carpenter Brian turner (an expert…

Latest Post

How to make cheap wooden garden planters
Terry Smith
Earlier this year I decided to install a fence on top of a wall using…
How to add a fence on top of a wall step by step
Terry Smith
There's loads of ways to add a fence on top of a wall. I decided…
How to scribe a kitchen plinth the easy way
Terry Smith
So on the weekend I decided it was time to fit the plinths in my…
How to heat a gazebo in winter – electric, gas, or propane heater?
Terry Smith
How to heat a gazebo in winter? For a lot of people living in the…