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Gardening Tools - 15 Wonderful Tips Concerning Essential Gardening Tools!

Jan 17, 2008
So you have decided that you want a garden! Well then, you need to start looking for the right kind of gardening tools to help you get started. A local hardware store should provide all that you need. Oh yes, do bear in mind that wintertime is not really the best time to start a garden - it is better to wait for summer to begin. And stores usually set up a sale of goods once winter comes to an end.

There are some gardening tools that can be classified as essential tools, especially for a beginner. What are these?

(1) The first thing you need is a shovel. If it has a round and pointed blade, all the more better because its function is to dig and move the soil around.

(2) For putting in small plants, you would need a smaller tool called the trowel. Since you would have to adopt a kneeling down posture, it is easier to use this tool for digging rather than the bigger shovel. If you get a little dirty in the process, never mind!

(3) The soil will have to be broken up before you begin planting. Use a garden fork which is small and very easy to handle.

(4) All plants need water, especially newly planted ones. So absolutely necessary gardening tools that you cannot do without are hoses! Buy one that need not be moved around and can reach all plants from the same tap.

(5) Your garden may already have some well-grown plants. Pruners, or what are commonly referred to as large scissors, will help in removing the dead parts of the plants. This ensures that the plants stay alive for a longer time and grow well.

(6) Some uninvited guests to any garden are "weeds"! A gardening tool known as hoe (has a flat blade) will get rid of them quickly!

(7) Sometimes, you may find large trees already present in the front yard of the new house you have moved into. The yard gets filled up with fallen leaves in fall season. A rake would be necessary to clean up the place.

(8) A leaf blower could be added to your store, to clear up the extra leaves which have not been picked up by a rake. Actually, the leaf blower can be used by itself as it functions faster.

Now that you have collected all your gardening tools, how do you ensure that they stay 'in condition' for a longer time?

(1) Every tool has to be cleaned after use and before it is put back in storage. The tools will remain functional.

(2) The tools have to be put away during wintertime.

(3) Before storing them for the winter season, coat the tools with oil or wax. Moisture will not affect them.

(4) With the return of spring, your gardening tools are ready to be employed again. The screws on the tools have to be tightened before use. This is a practice which should be followed regularly every gardening season.

A few last tips:

(1) Every species of plant has to be treated differently. So do collect information about each one before planting them.

(2) Do not keep too tight a budget when it comes to gardening tools. Have a long-term vision and do not grudge spending just that little bit extra.

(3) Forged tools are longer-lasting than ordinary tools, though they are more expensive.
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