As the weather warms up, there are many people who enjoy working in the garden. If you are one of those people, then of course you will need garden tools. Tools will definitely help you to get your garden work done. The garden tools you will need will depend on the type of garden you have. You may think to yourself “How will I know what garden tools I need?” Here are a few tips for finding garden tools that best suit your garden.
First you need to look at the size of your garden. Smaller gardens do not need the same tools that a larger garden would. One garden may only need shovels and similar tools while another may need large hedge trimmers. You should also think about who will be doing the garden work. This way you can find tools that are comfortable and easy enough for the gardener to use. You do not want something that is too heavy or difficult to use.
There are quite a few tools you can buy for your garden. Here are a few of the tools you can find in various stores. There is a small description of what each tool does, as well as a price estimate. This will help you decide what garden tools to buy.
Secateurs are a type of pruning shears to help trim flowers, plants, and shrubs. When you buy this tool, make sure the blade stays sharp. This will prevent damaging your garden or plant. Look for secateurs that have blades that can be sharpened or replaced. You also want secateurs that will fit your hands and have tension control. The usual price estimate of secateurs ranges from $50 to $130.
If you have or plan on growing a hedge, then you will need hedge trimmers. Hedge trimmers are designed just for trimming down your hedge. You can find hedge trimmers with curved blades. This will stop cut branches from sliding out.
You can use gardening forks to break up lumps of soil. The forks can also be used to turn and aerate compost. When you shop for your fork, try to go for the sturdy models. Not all cheaper ones will be strong enough for heavy soil. The usual price estimate of forks ranges from $30 to $100.
When you need to move around dirt and garden soil, then you can find a shovel with a scoop blade for doing so. When you need to dig, divide the plants, and cut the edges, you can find a spade with a flat blade. If you are going to buy and use a spade, make sure to keep the edge of it sharpened. This way you will get a good cut without doing too much damage to the plants. The usual price estimate of the shovels and spades ranges from $30 to $50.
Just like the shovel and spade, a rake is another basic necessity for your garden. Use a plastic take to gather grass clippings and leaves together. If you need smooth your garden bed or get rid of bumps and weeds, then you will need a stronger rake with a flat head and sharp metal prongs.
While secateurs are for roses and other plants, you may need a pruning saw for pruning larger shrubs and trees. Pruning saws have a narrow curved blade that will easily fit between branches and stems. This will allow you to prune and cut as you pull the saw backwards. The usual price estimate of pruning saws range from $27 to $55.
Do you need to get rid of any small weeds? You can use a chipping hoe to do this job! If you are looking for something more comfortable on your neck and shoulders, then you can go for the Dutch or push-hoe.
There you go, a few tips for finding garden tools that best suit your garden. Once you figure out what tools you need, you can figure out where to buy them. You can check out retail stores and shopping websites that carry garden tools, flea markets, and garage sales. This will help you to find a nice selection of tools at different prices. When you get the tools you need, have fun working in your garden!