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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

After the recession, the decision is not only based on how much a certain garden furniture or tool costs but also, for how long it can be used. This is not only important from the perspective of any garden section portfolio .

A slow, but stabile change can be noticed in the turnover of the gardening products. Not only did the decrease experienced in certain areas stop, but increase started in other areas. Customers are seemingly looking for offers with good price-value ratio: both the turnover of the least expensive items and those of higher price and reliable quality are increasing. A growing number of people say “I cannot afford to buy cheap products.”

Naturally, there are significant differences within the assortment of many thousands of different gardening items. The turnover of pleasure gardens has started to increase already and has shown an on-going demand for monocarp and balcony plants, bushes and evergreens. What’s more, the turnover of rhododendrons, for example, has tripled since then. Read the rest of this entry

The essential gardening tools include digging forks for digging out all the root crops , hand clippers (scissors) and harvesting knives for cutting all the greens.Japanese knives and putty knives for weeding are also very useful community gardening tools.  Hand trowels for transplanting; big salad spinners for drying greens; pitch forks and shovels for making compost and lots of love, patience and acceptance around the weather that mother nature sends our way are some of the really essential community gardening tools and elements.Even if you are taking care of a small garden in your backyard, there are a few essential gardening tools that you still need to have:

  1. A shovel to dig holes, move piles of debris, place compost in the right place, get leaves into the wheelbarrow and turn soil. It is an indispensable tool for beginning and season gardeners alike! Read the rest of this entry

Perfect Aquaponic Gardening Tips

What do discarded bathtubs, spent IBC Tote shipping containers, and recycled plastic storage barrels have in common?

They can all be easily converted into inexpensive backyard aquaponic food growing systems with the help of now avaialable specific Aquaponic Gardening Kits. 

Aquaponics is a unique, synergistic growing technique in which fish and plants are grown together. The fish waste feeds the plants using organic hydroponic techniques. The plants, in turn, clean and filter the water that returns to the fish environment.

Aquaponic gardening needs less than 10% of the water used by traditional soil based growing methods and sustainably produces food that is 100% organic, with no worries about pesticides or mercury. The system waters and fertilizes itself, is free of weeds, and can be set up at waist height, thereby eliminating most of the mundane chores and back pain associated with conventional gardening.

Making large items headed for the trash heap into fish and vegetable producing systems is not only a unique way to produce food, but also helps us reduce our overall burden on the planet. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) estimates that in the U.S., the waste coming from construction and demolition debris accounts for 20% of all landfill waste.

What if some portion of this could be used to grow food? “The best sustainable design transforms waste into exciting new products.” states Sylvia Bernstein, President of The Aquaponic Source. “With these systems you are doing that twice. First, by reusing discarded tubs and containers and second by naturally converting fish waste into the organic fertilizer needed to grow spectacular plants, all through aquaponics.”

Flooded laundry rooms, overflowing  toilets, and aquariums with dirty water gives real problems. Portable and rechargeable water pumps are now in the market to help homeowners and gardeners. These new portable and rechargeable water pumps control overflowing or leaking water which is one of the most common causes of household damage. These modern days appliances are quite dependable and portable water pump that equips consumers with an immediate solution for excess water removal.

Commonly used portable and rechargeable water pumps come with a compact size  7″ by 3.25″ by 5.5″ and lightweight up to 4-5 pounds. It is ideal for a wide range of home applications including routine hot tub cleanings, and aquarium, clogged sink, toilet, wet basement, and laundry room draining. It is also equally effective in removing water from small marine craft such as kayaks, dinghies, canoes, and sailboats.

The portable and rechargeable water pumps run on a safe, low voltage battery, which is fully submersible and can be used to pump out fresh or salt water. It includes a submersible pump, eight-foot hose, rechargeable NiMH battery, and charging station. It also connects to any standard garden hose; and, with a 200-gallon per charge pump capacity, it resolves household water mishaps easily with the simple twist of a switch.

Tips For Spring Gardening Shopping

Spring is the season for gardening at home and save money.Spring shopping will sure help you beautify your garden and make your garden work easier and more pleasant.

These days the “Garden Centers” and “Garden Stores” across the world are brimming over with lovely and colorful annuals.Many of the annuals and plants can be planted outside as well . It is important for you to know that the heat-loving annuals will need to be shuttled in and out until temperatures stay above 50 degrees at night. Those that can be transplanted safely now include pansies, stock, nemesia, diascia, Marguerite daisies, African daisies, snapdragons, dusty miller and ornamental kale.

For the purposes of indoor gardening you may consider some cheerful plants for your desk or window, such as brilliant Easter cactus, azaleas or orchids. Read the rest of this entry

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