A well-maintained garden will add value to any property. It’ll provide you with a place to relax and unwind during the summer, and it’ll look pretty even during autumn and winter. But to keep your garden in good shape, you’ll need to assemble the right set of tools. There are literally hundreds to choose from, some of which are suited to specialist tasks, others you’ll be calling upon regularly. Let’s take a look at a few of the latter category.
A quality lawnmower will make it easier to get around the lawn and make the task of cutting your grass much simpler. As a consequence, you’ll be more inclined to keep on top of it. Lawnmowers are available in several forms. There are powered and unpowered ones, as well as electric and petrol-driven ones.
A garden spade is among the most fundamental pieces of equipment in your shed. You’ll be relying on it every time you dig up a new flowerbed or lay a new path. Look for something that’s made from stainless steel; that way you won’t have to contend with rust further down the line.
This is a pair of big chunky scissors which you’ll be using to keep sections of difficult-to-reach lawn and hedge at bay. A pair of shears can be turned to a range of tasks, and this versatility makes it indispensable to the modern gardener.
If you’ve yet to do much gardening, then the chances are that your first clean-up sessions will generate an enormous amount of waste. To get this cleared up, you’ll need a wheelbarrow. But that’s not the limits of what this humble device can do; you’ll also be using it to transport materials around the garden, including water.
If you head into the garden without a suitable pair of gloves, you’ll come away with scores of cuts and scratches all over your fingers and palms. A good pair of gardening gloves should be rugged enough to keep thorns at bay, and yet pliant enough that you can still pick things up, use tools, and generally get on with the business of gardening.
Getting rid of weeds requires a little bit of precision. If you’re too liberal with chemical weedkillers, then you may end up killing valuable plants as well as nuisance ones. Still, you’ll want to keep the stuff on hand so that you can clear garden paths, lawns, and other areas that need to be kept clean and tidy.