Online bargains for the garden in the summer salesWhich? Gardening's pick of the bargains

08 July 2011

If you’re thinking about getting some new garden tools, a barbecue or some outdoor furniture for your garden, now could be a good time. Despite it being one of the busiest months of the year in the garden, there are some real bargains to be had as retailers begin to sell off summer stock to make way for new autumn arrivals.

But before you head down to your local DIY store or garden centre, it’s well worth checking online to see what deals you can get. Online retailers usually have a wider range than garden centres, available at heavily discounted prices.

Big discounts on top-brand BBQs

Amazon are offering up to 46% off pressure washers and big discounts on top-brand BBQs.

Earlier this year we bought 22 widely available barbecues (13 gas and nine charcoal), each one costing £450 or less. We rated how easy they were to put together and what they were like once assembled. We also tested them for safety, stability and how easy they were to move around and clean after cooking. Read our BBQ review to find out which ones performed well and which didn't.

25% off Bosch garden power

Bosch Rotak 40 Ergoflex

You can save 25% on selected Bosch garden power, including grass trimmers and lawnmowers, at B&Q. Also, look out for B&Q’s ‘web exclusive’ deals, offering large discounts for online orders.

We tested 33 lawnmowers this year to find out which performed well and offered the best value for money. We test each mower on ease of use, safety, how closely they can cut edges and how long the battery lasts as well as how they perform on rough, long and damp grass. It's well worth finding out which were the best buys, you might even find one in the sales. Read our review before you shop.

Half price hedgetrimmers

Homebase have a half price sale on garden furniture, or you can get a half price hedgetrimmer at Argos. 

If you have a hedge that's starting to look like it needs a cut but haven't yet invested in a hedgetrimmer, now may be a good time to do so. We've just tested 15 electric hedgetrimmers, read our review before you shop to find out which were a cut above the rest.

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After all that testing we calculate the scores into a percentage to bring you the Best Buys and Don't Buys. 

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