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Yeominis Hand ForkMini gardeners can dig, rake and scoop out their own plot with this range of hand tools, complete with contoured handles and durable metal heads. There is a choice of four in the range ? trowel, fork, rake and scoop. The comprehensive Yeominis range...
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Yeominis Hand RakeMini gardeners can dig, rake and scoop out their own plot with this range of hand tools, complete with contoured handles and durable metal heads. There is a choice of four in the range ? trowel, fork, rake and scoop. The comprehensive Yeominis range...
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Garden Tool Tips:
What to buy

 Listed here are some basic needs, something like a trowel is needed no matter how large or small a garden, but some tools become more necessary as you hone in on a particular interest. Take bulb planting, for example. If you wish to have just a few bulbs to line your walkway of a a few yards, a trowel will suit you just fine, but if you have a large area that you wish to plant up with bulbs, you may find a bulb planter essential. .

Tools to Begin Gardening


 



What to begin with? A trowel; but not just any trowel.Buy a really good quality one.  This is one tool not to skimp on, and if you shop sensibly it need not be expensive. It should feel comfortable in the hand with the strongest shank, solidly connected to the handle or even one piece.. A strong heavy steel is preferred. The trowel is used for every garden task from containers to borders to bulb planting; it can weed, dig, cultivate, divide plants,  You name it, the sturdy garden trowel can do it. If you should decide to economize on this tool, you will regret it. Several replacements that don't work properly are not an economic purchase.  A really top quality one may cost around £15, don't buy a poundshop bargain though, as it will simply not do the job.

Next, the spade: there are several types and I like having two, but the most basic is the long handled rounded digging spade. Some might like the same type with the D-handle. This is necessary for moving larger amounts of dirt and digging borders; it can handle edging, dividing large perennials, moving plants, shrubs, grubbing out unwanted woody plants, and digging holes. A straight bladed spade is a good edger,The garden fork his useful for everything but moving soil and edging

There are no substitutes for the cutting tools, hedge shears and pruners. These are needed to trim bushes, overgrown perennials or dead stalks, deadhead flowers, trim roses, and remove small dead branches. Loppers handle all large unwieldy branches from bushes and trees. The pruning saw is for larger branches.

Tools For Beginning Gardeners



Actually, a wheel barrow is not necessary- just something to haul plants, soil amendments, tools, etc. from place to place in the yard. A small cart will do. After several trips to the tool shed you will determine the need level for the hauling apparatus yourself.  Grass and vegetable gardening require the garden rake and hoe. Roses and thorny bushes need the gloves and loppers. You may substitute tools, but some perform jobs better: the weeding tools.   Even though a wheel barrow is not necessary, some sort of wheeled cart is handy for hauling tools around with you and garden cleanup, I have gone through several here . And another useful thing I didn't mention is the garden tote. These organize my tools - and after a tiring day of weeding it helps to just have all the hand tools in one place to bring back to the house.

Not something you have to have, but something you end up being grateful for if you do much gardening. Plus this is a way to keep things tidy, even if you have a small garden and "hauling things around" doesn't hold so much importance.

trowel for planting

 



 

Garden Niceties

A couple of things that are nice for gardening and with use might find its way into the 'necessary' category for you would be a pair of garden boots, known as Wellies in England. Or colorful plastic clogs, which I find more useful in the humid summers. These are great for tromping around in the soil, whether moist or dry. They slip on and off and are waterproof, stainproof, and dried mud is just knocked off. You also may find a large galvanized watering can useful, especially if you have many plant containers to water.

Garden Hoses! Get a good quality hose with quality brass fittings, and find sprayers that do the job you desire, these, too, will be a money and time saver if you purchase with quality rather than economy in mind. If you have container plants on the porch the long handled sprayer attachment is really going to be handy. I have found those perforated soaker hoses good for my drought-given summers. They preserve water that would get evaporated into the air with the use of regular sprinklers. Another nicety which can easily turn necessity ( if you have enough length of hose) is some sort of Garden Hose Reel , I haven't found the perfect type yet, but it is better to have one than to struggle with dragging lots of hose all over in a tangled mess.

 

Buy Quality and Buy Wisely - well made garden tools can last a lifetime and beyond if they are well cared for and good quality to start.

 

Happy gardening!!