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Five Popular Garden Tools to Care For Your Garden


Having the right garden tools to do the jobs can be the secret to a beautiful garden. There are some easy tips to create a spectacular garden that are easy and affordable. Having a plan for your garden will be the first step in deciding on the type of tools that you need.

Garden tools are quite in demand these days due to the increase in the number of people maintaining their own gardens. But, generally people get confused in deciding which garden tools are necessary and which not. Here are five popular garden tools that are fit for everyday care of the garden

(1)Trowel is a tool that is used in many construction activities also, but here we are talking about the garden trowel. This tool possesses a curved blade and a short but well grip handle, usually wooden handle. Trowels come in basically two shapes, i.e., flat and curved. This garden tool is meant for activities like planting, soil leveling, potting, and soil preparation.

(2)Spades are specialized garden tools having a narrow headed blade, attached with a long metal shaft, usually 28 to 48 inches long. The pointed head blade of the spade is ideal to work between plants and near the borders and other such places in the garden wherever neatness is required. This tool is used to dig, plant and cultivate purposes.

(3)Garden weeder is a tool with a long handle and a perpendicularly attached sharp blade. This tool is very effective in removing weeds from the garden bed or even out of some hard surfaced areas like the brick walkway. The ergonomic design of this tool allows the user to perform weeding and other gardening tasks without the need to stoop or making excessive physical effort.

(4) Rake appears to be a broom at the first sight, but it's much more than it. It is basically a long handled tool with a head attached to one of its ends, having protruded teeth, which are usually made from carbon steel. The main functions of this garden tool include scarifying, removing fallen leaves, raking gravel, and soil leveling and preparation. Rake has two primary variants, the lawn rake and the gardener rake.

(5)Garden fork is a sturdy tool that usually made of stainless steel or iron, having thick, but sharp prongs attached to its head. It possesses a fine-grip and ergonomic handle on the end opposite to the head part. This tool is designed to provide optimum leverage with minimal effort. Fork is very helpful in performing gardening activities like raising, piercing, and digging. It is also considered quite effective in removing the perennial weeds.

People who are just beginning to establish a garden often find that buying a garden tool set is the most affordable way to get all of the tools they need easily. The sets often include all of the basic garden tools that you will need for your garden. The sets normally include a small trowel, spade, weeding tool, garden fork and hand held rake. In addition to these small tools, you may want to have a larger garden spade, shovel and other tools that will need to be purchased separately.

Garden tool sets usually come in a handy carrying case that makes them easy to keep track of. Some of these cases can be attached to your garden work chair or are on a belt that you can wear while you are gardening. When the tools are not in use, the case can easily be hung on a hook in your garden shed.

Garden tools are available in different sizes to meet the individual needs of the gardener. If you are working with a large garden area, there are larger tools that can accomplish your Garden Shredder. When you have a very small garden plot, the smaller garden tool sets that are made from heavy aluminum will be very effective. Opposite, when you are working with a large garden area with hard dirt, tools that are specifically made for commercial landscaping may be your want.