The Tools You'll Need for Gardening


Article by: Bill McRea

Different kinds of gardens , How To Waterproof a Canvas require different kinds of garden , Grass Varieties tools. Hardware , The Flower Drying Game - Part 3: An Affordable Home Flower-Press stores mostly cater for a wide range of tools, , 'Brite Eyes' Climbing Rose but there are shops that specialize in the more expensive kind of garden , November ing Tips tool that shouts quality. Wherever you decide to shop, here are a few pointers to advise you.

Do you have small garden , The Beckons or a large one? A small garden , The Beckons will not require the same large equipment that would be of use in an extensive one. A ride-on mower , General Lawn Maintenance Tips is unnecessary if you only have a small strip of lawn. , Adirondack Chairs - How to Care for and Clean Them Another point to consider is who does most of the gardening? Some tools , Bare Root Roses, What To Look For When Buying are too heavy for use by women.

When you buy secateurs make sure the blade always stays sharp to avoid damaging the plant. , The Basics of Growth; Part 1 Hormones Look for models that have blades that can be sharpened or replaced, models with tension control and with sizes that best fit your hands. Secateurs usually cost around $50 - $130.

Hedge trimmers or shears are handy - but only if you have a hedge, , Snapper Mowers Models or plan , The Basics of t Growth; Part 1 Hormones on growing , A Teak Table - Accent Your Outdoor Decor With One one. Some hedge , Dog Days of Summer trimmers have curved blades to stop branches from sliding out when cut.

Forks are used for turning and aerating compost , Daphnes for Scent and Colour and breaking up lumps of soil. , A Touch of Feng Shui in the Garden The cheaper ones are often not strong enough for heavy soil, , Want to Build a Pond? so go for sturdiness instead of price. Forks usually cost around $30 - $100.

A shovel has a scoop blade and is best used to move around dirt and garden , Water Ponds and Wildlife - How To Attract More Animals to Your Backyard soil. A spade has a flat , Want to Build a Pond? blade great for cutting edges, digging and dividing plants. , Oregano: Joy of the Mountain The edge of a spade should be kept sharpened for clean and efficient cutting will cause the least amount of damage to plants. , How To Waterproof a Canvas These are a basic garden , Dog Days of Summer necessity and usually cost from $30 - $50.

A pruning , Deck Swing Buying and Assembling Tips saw is used for pruning trees , How To - Casting Decorative Concrete and larger shrubs, , Oregano: Joy of the Mountain while secateurs are for plants , Sowing an Annual Flower Border like roses. , General Lawn Maintenance Tips Pruning , Hardy Hibiscus saws have a narrow curved blade that fits between stems or branches and easily and cuts them as you pull the saw backwards. They are approximately $27- $55.

A chipping hoe is a handy tool , Lawn and Garden Care - Simple Tips For Success for getting rid of small weeds. , Mulchers - A Buying Guide The Dutch or push-hoe is slightly more user-friendly as the action required to use it does not jar the neck and shoulder quite so much.

A rake is also a basic requirement for the garden. , Grass Varieties The strong rake with the flat , Growing Tea Herbs for Fun or Profit head and sharp metal , How to Choose the Right Bulbs for Your Spring Flower Garden prongs is used for smoothing a garden , Landscape Design - Well Balanced Home Landscaping bed and getting out the last of the bumps and weeds. , Landscaping - A Recreational Activity for Kids The plastic , Do Garden Statues Have a Place in a Modern Garden? rake is used to gather leaves and grass , The Coliseum Is One Of The Best Complete Hydroponic Systems On The Market clippings only.

Gardening tools , The Flower Drying Game - Part 3: An Affordable Home Flower-Press don't have to be expensive you should check out on line stores as well ass flea markets and garage , The Basics of Plant Growth; Part 1 Hormones sales.
Bill McRea is the publisher of Garden , The Amazing Hummingbird Facts also Garden , Daphnes for Scent and Colour Decor and Landscape , Grass Varieties Trees Landscaping , Winterizing Your Roses and Gardening , Oregano: Joy of the Mountain with information , A Teak Table - Accent Your Outdoor Decor With One and products. , Adirondack Chairs - How to Care for and Clean Them

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