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

Post-Holidays Gardening Activities

You must be enjoying the holidays with full throttle these days and it is quite obvious that you are not paying full attention to your garden and gardening activities owing to celebrations of Christmas holidays.

As soon as you get free from these holidays you will obviously have certain activities that need your attention in the garden. You may start thinking and acting over any or all of these activities as per your convenience during coming days and weeks.

  1. Just surf on the internat and book tickets to any of the forthcoming gardening  shows scheduled in the year 2012.
  2. Clean out the garden shed or garage and reduce, recycle or re-use anything that you might otherwise discard to the every decreasing landfill sites. Read the rest of this entry

Basic Hand Garden Tools For Vegetable Gardening

Gardening catalogs and garden centers generally offer a large variety of garden tools. These gardening tools include basic as well as the highly specialized and multipurpose tools.

There are five very basic garden tools most suitable for gardening and especially the vegetable gardening. These basic hand garden tools include a shovel, spading fork, rake, hoe, and hand trowel.

A durable and easy to use garden trowel is essential in a greenhouse and is ideal for transplanting seedlings and bulbs. Buy the best you can find

Garden shovel has a rounded blade is lighter and smaller compared to all other types of shovels. Depending upon your own ease of use you should select the right type of garden shovel. Get the best you can afford. Read the rest of this entry

A Garden Cart is Not Wheelbarrow

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. Read the rest of this entry

Simple Home Gardening Tips

Your garden must be appropriate in size and scale. It doesn’t cost anything to have your beds the right width so you can move your wheelbarrow around. Gardeners had been saving money for decades propagating plants and growing from seeds.

Across the world gardeners and home owners have understood well the importance of growing fruits,vegetables,herbs,and flowers on their own simply because it adds to the home-economy.

Doing simple things like changing your garden tools will make your job easier. Try using a tarpaulin sheet for weeds instead of a wheelbarrow. You can collect a lot more and carry it over your shoulder and up steps.

Recycling is a great way to save money. Something like putting pine posts in the garden and being creative with what they grow up them. Plants are always the cheapest things you can buy for the garden. It’s about keeping it local and not having to travel to buy things.

You can save yourself money on watering by laying cardboard or grass clippings over the soil. This keeps the moisture in so you do not have to water as often. 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

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