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Select The Considerations for Garden Tools

2016-12-10

Garden tools have evolved a lot over the years, from the digging sticks of antiquity to today's highly specialized tools. Every season brings new garden gadgets and buying them can become addictive.

What to consider when buying garden tool ?There are 3 main things to consider when buying gardening tools: durability, function and comfort. Think about their weight and handle length – do they suit your strength and build?

When selecting garden tools, make sure you get the right tool for the job, but don't stop there. Part of selecting any tool is the "How does it feel in my hand?" test. When choosing, try to imagine how the tool will feel after a few hours of use. Remember, as the size of the tool increases, the weight of the tool also increases. Larger tools are efficient, just remember to choose one that won't wear you out too quickly.

Power tools are more expensive than hand tools but if you have miles of hedges or and lots of pruning to do you'll find powered trimmers and saws very useful.

Remember to use tools for their intended purpose. For example, you shouldn't have to wrench or twist your secateurs to cut through a branch. In this case it would be better to use loppers or a saw.

Once you've invested in quality tools, look after them. Store them where they'll stay dry and be easily accessible. Hanging racks keep clutter off the floor and silhouettes painted on a wall of storage racks will help you keep track of what's missing. Big hooks are handy for wrangling extension cords without tangles.

A bucket keeps smaller hand tools together. Carry it to where you're working and make a point of putting each tool back in the bucket after you've used it. That way they'll be less likely to end up at the bottom of the compost bin or in the skip on the way to the green-waste recycling centre. Some gardeners wear a holster or builder's apron for the same reason.