Choosing the Right Gardening Tool

Choosing the Right Gardening Tool
Garden Tools

Garden Tools

If you are thinking about taking your gardening seriously and getting out there to increase the attractiveness of your garden, then you will want to get the right tools to help you do this. Gardening tools are essentially tools designed to help the leisure and full-time gardener in the quest of owning a landscaped or simply, a well-maintained , fairy-tale garden. If you are a serious gardener you’d like to have a select choice of gardening tools. These gardening tools should be bought depending on the size of your garden and your physical abilities. While purchasing gardening tools opt for better quality, as you will have to use them all throughout the year. If you are a new gardener you may not need all the gardening tools mentioned here. Here are some general suggestions to consider when purchasing and using garden tools: Use the correct tool for the job. Try to select tools that not only fit the task, but also feel good in your hands. You may be using these tools for a long time, and a tool that feels good will make your gardening experience more enjoyable. The choices available can be overwhelming, but by breaking down your gardening into tasks such as tilling, cultivating, planting and watering, it is easier to get a handle on what you actually need and what you can do without. Before selecting gardening tools you need to keep the following in mind: the size of the garden, your age, your strength and your basic needs. There are many different types of gardening tools available, both hand and power operated. Hand Tools consist of shovels (to dig holes and move soil), spades (used for cutting), garden and spading forks (to turn over garden soil), hoe (preparing seedbeds, removing weeds and breaking encrusted soil), garden rakes (to clear rock and debris from the garden), lawn rakes (rake leaves and gather loose plant debris), trowel (for digging tasks), pick axes (to break up stony soil) and a wheel cultivator (for soil cultivation and weed control). Power Tools consist primarily of a rotary tiller (to make the soil loose and ready for planting). The most important tilling tools are a good shovel and spade. Easily maneuverable carts and wheelbarrows would also speed up the process of pruning. With a spading fork, a hoe, a watering can, a shovel, a garden rake and pruning shears, you will be equipped with the requisite gardening tools to begin the craft of gardening. These gardening tools should be bought depending on the size of your garden and your physical abilities. While purchasing gardening tools opt for better quality, as you will have to use them all throughout the year. The tools should also be light in weight. Keeping the tools clean and sharp will make them last longer. It is also important to store the tools properly for better maintenance and to avoid mishaps. This is only a basic list, for there are many styles and variations of these and other tools available to the home gardener. You will probably want several sizes; they are available in long-handled and short-handled varieties, depending on your needs. Short-handled tools are lighter in weight, usually less expensive, more compact to store than the long-handled varieties, and allow one to work efficiently in confined spaces or while kneeling. Common short-handled tools include hand pruners and clippers, hoes, garden trowels, and cultivators. While the longer handles will give you added reach to prune higher branches, that's not their true advantage. These are long-handled versions of hand pruners, and provide greater reach and leverage, allowing for larger items to be cut. Gardening tools for pruning depending on the size of the garden, and the size of the trees and branches you may choose between pruning shears, lopping shears, pole pruners or hedge shears. The purchase of watering gardening tools depends on the climate, water supply and gardening practices. Soil monitoring tools can be used once every two to three years. You may opt for a row seeder or a hand held seeder for sowing different kinds of seeds in your garden. Pest control sprayers are the most common type of pest control gardening tools. There are many different tools that can be used as gardening tools for your garden, some times you need to just use your imagination in your area. So it is up to you to choose the gardening tools that are most right for you. Whatever your reason for gardening, it is wise to remember that the success of a garden relies heavily upon having the appropriate gardening tools.  

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