Gardening is a hobby for some people while it acts as a profession for some people. Gardening is related to caring and growing like flowers, vegetables, and fruits, or herbs. To perform the basic activities like cultivating and arranging plants, removing weeds, protecting them, watering, etc. you or the gardener will need gardening tools. Gardening tools aid the gardener and make the pursuit of gardening quite easy. Some gardening tools like tillers, lawnmowers, hedge cutters make the task of gardening easy. Here is all you should know about the common tools and handling all of it efficiently.
Common Gardening Tools
Weeder – Generally, for protecting plants and gardens from weeds, fertilizers are used but to protect the garden from harmful chemicals, the best solution is to use a weeder. Weeders are fork-shaped from the front and are used to remove weeds from the roots.
Hand Trowel – Hand trowels are used for digging out soil for planting seeds, flowers, and small plants and refilling it when done. It can also be used for digging out weeds.
Pruning Shears – Pruning Shears is a very important tool. They are like scissors and are used to cut extra and unwanted branches of trees and shrubs.
Spade – It is a hand tool used for light cultivation, terracing, and digging.
How To Handle Gardening Tools?
While using gloves, the right pair of gloves should be chosen. They should not be slippery or loose. It should be made of fabric that is breathable and comfortable for your hand or may cause blisters on hand.
For pruning shears, they should easily fit your hand. Uncomfortable and wrong handling would cause you discomfort while gardening.
Hand trowels should be of the broad blade so that it is easy for you to dig or move soil. Long and narrow blades are preferable when using a hand trowel for removing weeds.
It would be best to choose spade as per the gardening usage plus your capability to handle it. Spades with long handles are better, but they are heavier.
Water cans for watering plants are generally available in two materials, that is, metal and plastic. Though plastic is an inexpensive option, it won’t last for a longer period. While metal cans are durable, they also need to be saved from rusting.
Also, water can try to get the one with the right weight. There is no sense in buying heavy water can if you cannot handle it.
All the gardening tools mentioned above will help and aid you in gardening. Also, take care of your gardening tools while purchasing them and while handling and using them. When you buy a set of tools instead of picking one by one, you have to make sure that the brand and if it is going to give your durability because gardening is not a short term task. If you have to keep the plants healthy and alive for long, maintenance is the key and to maintain the garden do you need the perfect set of tools.