Best Gardening Tools

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Best Gardening Tools

This list of 10 tools that could revolutionize your gardening experience includes some of their recommendations for great gardening tools and a few of my own “must-haves.” A great tool makes gardening so much easier — and your garden will flourish.1. Good, Sharp PrunersPhoto Credit: geishaboy500, Flickr Creative Commons Attribution License.

Best Gardening Tools

There is not enough pocket space for everything, and I hate having to wander back-and-forth grabbing tools. If you prefer to have all of your tools at hand, a gardening apron is for you.

Best Gardening Tools

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It’s important to keep your tools in tip-top condition, so always clean them after use. Remove sap and resin from shears and secateurs by using a drop of white spirit on a rag, scraping any stubborn stains with the nail of your thumb. Give the blades a squirt of WD-40 for good measure before stowing away safely in your shed. Once a year, give any wooden handled tools a rub down with linseed oil. This will keep the wood supple, help prevent cracks and ensure years of faithful gardening service.

Best Gardening Tools

If trying to figure out how many pepper plants you can fit in your garden is not your idea of a good time, you might want to take a look at one of the online garden planners available. I like these because it makes it easy to make the most of your gardening space. Some good online planners:Gardener’s Supply Company has a free online planning tool based on the Square Foot Gardening method. Renee’s Garden Seeds offers plans for short and long-season gardens. There’s less flexibility with this, but the plans do give you an idea of how much you can fit in your space, as well as what plants grow well together.Mother Earth News offers a nice garden planner on its website.However, this planner is subscription-based. You do get to try it for a month for free, and then decide if you want to keep using it or not. I like that you can get monthly emails based on your zone to tell you what to plant.9. Self-Watering ContainerVideo via YouTube.

Best Gardening Tools

Therein lies the genius of the wheelbarrow organizer. For $60, the Original Little Burro fits over most wheelbarrows to provide a compartmentalized tray for tools and supplies. The lightweight caddy will hold up to 80 lbs. It even has individual partitions for keys, a cell phone, and a drink, and it can carry long-handled tools, a 5-gallon bucket, and seedlings. It’ll cut down the number of trips you have to make to your garage or shed, which will make your life a little easier.

Best Gardening Tools

Wheelbarrow Organizer The trusty wheelbarrow is an indispensable tool for hauling organic matter, fertilizer, plants, and more. The problem is that everything gets heaped together in the middle. Imagine you’re moving some flowers and a bag of topsoil when the bag tips and crushes the plants. No good. Therein lies the genius of the wheelbarrow organizer. For $60, the Original Little Burro fits over most wheelbarrows to provide a compartmentalized tray for tools and supplies. The lightweight caddy will hold up to 80 lbs. It even has individual partitions for keys, a cell phone, and a drink, and it can carry long-handled tools, a 5-gallon bucket, and seedlings. It’ll cut down the number of trips you have to make to your garage or shed, which will make your life a little easier.

Best Gardening Tools

The trusty wheelbarrow is an indispensable tool for hauling organic matter, fertilizer, plants, and more. The problem is that everything gets heaped together in the middle. Imagine you’re moving some flowers and a bag of topsoil when the bag tips and crushes the plants. No good. Therein lies the genius of the wheelbarrow organizer. For $60, the Original Little Burro fits over most wheelbarrows to provide a compartmentalized tray for tools and supplies. The lightweight caddy will hold up to 80 lbs. It even has individual partitions for keys, a cell phone, and a drink, and it can carry long-handled tools, a 5-gallon bucket, and seedlings. It’ll cut down the number of trips you have to make to your garage or shed, which will make your life a little easier.

Best Gardening Tools

For those hefty gardening tasks, use this for ground clearing, unearthing roots and stones or trench digging. This two-handed implement has a high-density fiberglass shaft and two super-sharp cutting heads which will both deliver, and take, plenty of punishment.

Pride of place in our tool shed goes to the Fiskars Xact spade. Not only will it make light work of any digging tasks, but its stylish looks will draw admiring glances from over the garden fence. If you are looking for a gardening gift for a green-fingered friend, you can’t go wrong with the RHS secateurs. They’ll see you through years of happy pruning, and at a shade under £17, are an absolute snip.

If sharpening your pruners is a task you dread, you probably aren’t using the Speedy Sharp. This compact sharpener fits in the palm of your hand, and makes sharpening fast and fun. While most people sharpen tools in winter, hand pruners need …

As a landscaping professional, I have very little patience for inefficient tools. That’s why I can never understand why so many people favor a tool as insipid and useless as a trowel. Do you need a weeding tool, or something to plant bulbs or tiny …

Every gardener has their favorite tool, one that’s always close at hand when they’re at work. I asked the gardeners I know on Facebook and Twitter what their “must-have” tools were, and found that (like me!) most of them were both particular and passionate about what they liked and disliked in a garden tool.

These will probably be the most used tools in your garden armoury, ideal for planting, poking, weeding and removing cat deposits from your raised bed. This pair comes with soft, non-slip handles and they have polished stainless steel heads for maximum rust resistance.

These bargain trugs from Wilko are lightweight, flexible and easy to carry. Useful for shifting compost and weeds, or bringing home a harvest, they’re also tough enough to transport your garden tools.

Author Copy Created with Sketch. By Brett Martin and Popular Mechanics Editors Mar 1, 2017 When the weather warms up and it’s finally time to work outside again, be ready with new tools that will let you kill weeds with fire, keep your wheelbarrow organized, and water your lawn like a firefighter.Advertisement – Continue Reading Below

Author Copy Created with Sketch. By Brett Martin and Popular Mechanics Editors Mar 1, 2017 When the weather warms up and it’s finally time to work outside again, be ready with new tools that will let you kill weeds with fire, keep your wheelbarrow organized, and water your lawn like a firefighter.

The humble trowel has taken a backseat in recent years to its sharper competitor, the hori-hori or Japanese soil knife. Because my landscaping employees lose their soil knives more often than I’d like, I’ve had a good excuse to try out all the different brands out there and get a feel for which ones perform the best, are most ergonomic and comfortable, and most importantly, which ones truly last (as long as they aren’t lost in the compost pile). Because the world of hori-horis is constantly growing, I’ll update this post every time I test a new version.

I keep a journal because I know that I won’t remember everything from year-to-year, and to keep a written and visual record of how my garden progresses. After a couple seasons of keeping records in your garden, you’ll have a better sense of what grows best there, which will make you a more successful gardener.

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