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Basic Essential Gardening Tools

basic garden toolsFrom gas-powered tillers to electric hedge trimmers, there’s no shortage of power tools to  help you maintain your garden. But while these tools can be helpful, you don’t  need a shed bursting with high-end gear to grow a vibrant garden. Instead, focus  on the basics — these essential tools that every gardener should master before  moving on to the more expensive gardening toys.

Before you can plant a garden, you first need to do  a little digging. A trowel and hand rake are two essential tools for planting  small seedlings, breaking up clumps of dirt and weeding between your plants.

For bigger tasks, you’re going to want to turn to a  shovel and garden fork, the bigger siblings of the trowel and hand rake. Use  these to loosen large patches of packed soil or dig holes for saplings.

While you can certainly get cheap trowels, shovels  and garden forks, spring for something made from stainless steel or cast  aluminum. These are garden tools after all, and you don’t want them rusting  away. You also want to make sure that they are sturdy. you won’t save any money  in the long run by buying something that will bend in half at the first tough  patch of dirt. Read the rest of this entry

Buying Garden Tools and Equipment

With a little serious efforts in  the Fall you’ll likely find the best deals of the year on all types of gardening  tools, equipment and other supplies – with the possible exception of snow  blowers, chain saws, and snow shovels.

This time of the year is perfect for hunting for  used lawn mowers, weed trimmers, and other lawn and garden equipment, since many  people dump their used equipment at thrift stores, flea markets and yard sales  at the end of the season. Read the rest of this entry

5 Perfect All Time Gardening Tools

From gas-powered tillers to electric hedge trimmers, there’s no shortage of power tools to  help you maintain your garden. But while these tools can be helpful, you don’t  need a shed bursting with high-end gear to grow a vibrant garden. Instead, focus  on the basics — these essential tools that every gardener should master before  moving on to the more expensive gardening toys.

Trowel and hand rake

Before you can plant a garden, you first need to do  a little digging. A trowel and hand rake are two essential tools for planting  small seedlings, breaking up clumps of dirt and weeding between your plants.

For bigger tasks, you’re going to want to turn to a  shovel and garden fork, the bigger siblings of the trowel and hand rake. Use  these to loosen large patches of packed soil or dig holes for saplings. Read the rest of this entry

Summer is a real tough gardening time under the open blue skies.This may be the first summer you attempt to grow something besides sage and weeds in your backyard or you may have been gardening for years. In any case, there are a few essential precautions and tools that will make your gardening tasks safer and more efficient.

Protection is the first cardinal principle in summer gardening. Always wear a moisturizer before heading outdoors. Even if you are out watering plants for only 15 minutes every day, you need to wear protection.

The dry climate specifically calls for a layer of sunscreen on all exposed skin every day. Wearing a hat with a wide brim also helps.

Gardening gloves are a must. Not only do they protect your hands from the sun but also shield them from insects and prickly plants. Leather gloves are good to protect your hands around plants with thorns or spines.

In case you are watering a lot, or handling chemicals, it is better to wear rubber or plastic gloves. As for shoes, waterproof boots are the best if you have heavy-duty work to do, or if it involves watering.

Gardening clogs, particularly rubber clogs, are an inexpensive option, but they don’t offer as much protection as the boots.

Whether we are gardening or carrying out essential home maintenance, it is vitally important to have the correct hand tools and the correct safety wear. Safety Gloves are designed for comfort and for protecting the wearer from any damage to the hands whilst carrying out essential tasks. Like all products there is an endless supply of safety gloves on the market and it is important to select the correct safety glove for the task you are carrying out or you run the risk of not being properly protected.

Gardening safety gloves come in a wide selection of styles and designs and are used to protect the hands from any damage when weeding, and digging. The hands will be subjected to all kinds of hazards in the garden and thorns from roses, dirt and grime are all hazardous if the hands become cut or damaged. Garden safety gloves can also protect the hands from wear and tear when using spades, forks and gardening equipment. Read the rest of this entry

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