A garden cart has an extremely important and fundamental role in gardening. A garden cart is not a wheelbarrow. Instead of having a single, squat tire, a garden cart has a large body boxed in by wood, sometimes aluminum, flanked by two, heavy-duty bicycle-size tires.

The tires’ size and the fact that they’re centered along the wooden bed make a garden cart useful in a different way than a wheelbarrow. This cart lets you move a much heavier load — up to 400 pounds if it’s a high-quality cart. That’s because the large wheels move smoothly over bumps, and carry most of the weight.

With a garden cart, you mostly just pull the weight, in contrast to a wheelbarrow,which requires you to lift and push.

The large, high-walled bed of the cart also makes it possible to haul around oodles of bulky materials. A friend praises his cart for being able to move, in one trip, four large bales of hay from his storage area to his horses.

The garden cart helps you with enormous quantities of organic materials hauled over including compost, leaves, and other bulky materials.

Any garden would be improved by a garden cart, and be sure to get a high-quality one. Look especially for sturdy wheels and a large bed of high-quality plywood.

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