Selecting The Best Garden Tools
Garden tools are a gardener’s best friend. Garden tools can do more than just help a gardener weed his garden. When choosing garden tools, consider the gardening tasks you do regularly and select the tools required for your needs. Chose the tools that are well constructed and built to last. It’s best to shop at a garden center, where selection will be varied. Don’t buy used garden tools unless you can inspect them carefully for damage. Most gardeners need a sturdy wheelbarrow or some type of utility cart to carry and transport soil, seeds, or other necessities for gardening tasks. The cart or wheelbarrow you choose should have at least one wheel for smooth movement. Two-wheeled wheelbarrows are more balanced and secure.
If you have many shrubs that need to be pruned or trees that need to be cut, you’ll want a good pair of pruning shears and possibly a hand saw. Choose shears that have a comfortable grip handle, so you will be less likely to suffer stress or repetitive-motion injury. Don’t buy cheap tools that might warp or rust. Invest in good quality garden tools that are made with aluminum or steel. For tasks such as garden planting, choose a garden tool set that contains the basics, such as a trowel and cultivator. When shopping for garden tools, also consider buying a protective tool chest or some type of storage caddy.