All gardening starts with operations performed with hand tools. Hand tools come in a wide variety of styles and uses and whether you have a small garden or a large garden, there are specific hand tools that you will need in order to keep your garden looking good. Many of us are all too aware of the hand tools they need and have quite a collection but for those that have recently acquired a garden, shopping for hand tools can be quite a task.
Whether your garden is large or small, garden hand tools are a must and purchasing the right garden hand tools is even more important. A spade is a gardeners must have and can be used for many jobs such as planting new plants and trees, turning over loose soil and digging new borders and rockery beds.
The height of the spade is really important and not many home owners give this much thought when shopping for a spade. If a spade which is too short is purchased or too long, unnecessary bending is inevitable which can cause back and muscle strains.
Smaller hand tools such as hoe’s and trowels are also must haves for gardeners and can be used for planting, weeding and tidying up small and large rockeries. Always choose hand tools with a good firm handle that will last the test of time and hand tools made from stainless steel are always good options. Choosing hand tools with bright colours is also a good idea and ensures that we can find them easily after use. Garden hand tools left out in the elements will inevitably rust and will be rendered useless.
Garden hand sheers are also an essential hand tool to have and can be used for pruning and tidying small plants and trees. Hand sheers may need sharpening regularly and should be done so safely to ensure they are in the best condition.
Small garden hand tools such as forks and trowels can also be purchased in a set and there are some really good quality sets on the market.
Finally a good quality wheelbarrow is a must whether your garden is small or large in order to move and transport garden waste safely and easily. Again there are many wheelbarrows on the market and the size of the wheelbarrow is important to the size of the user. Always shop around and try out different models of wheelbarrows to ensure you purchase the correct one and always ensure the size of the wheelbarrow is ideal. The more a wheelbarrow holds the heavier it will be to move and this should affect the type and style you purchases.