Garden catalogs and stores are full of gardening tools, many highly specialized; some are very useful, others are nice but not necessary, and some are gimmicks. The gardening equipment you need depends on the size of your garden, your age and strength, and whether you want to get the job done in a hurry or prefer to take your time. The basic equipment needed by most gardeners (for vegetables or the landscape) includes a shovel or spade, a hoe, a rake, a trowel, and pruning tools. A wide selection of styles is available in each of these tools, and the choice is really one of personal preference and price range.
Though a lot of gardeners do not have high-priced or advanced gardening tools, all of them have some type of gardening equipment for cultivating. Tools for cropping may be include both hand held tools and power tools. What kind you purchase depends on how serious of a gardener you are. Hand tools include your daily items like shovels, spading forks, rakes, trowels, and diggers. These may be whole be used to get a garden ready for planting and are comparatively easy and don’t require much strength to use. Other tools include a wheel cultivator, pickax, and mattock.
As power tools are a little costlier than hand tools, they actually cut down on the hard labor. The most important part of gardening equipment is without doubt the tiller. The tiller will break up the ground and make it ready for planting, chop up any dust, and help mix in fertilizer and compost. If you don’t wish to spend the money on a tiller you can hire someone or rent a tiller for one time use. Other power tools that are very popular include chippers, garden shredders, and chain-saws.
If you’ve bushes, hedges, or small trees in your yard, pruning tools are a vital piece of gardening equipment. Pruning shears are good for branches about ¾” in diameter, while lopping shears may be hold branches from a half inch up to about 2 inches. Pole pruners are on a pole and can reach branches about 15 feet above ground. Hedge shears and pruning saws are both bigger, heavier pruning tools for the serious gardener.
Since your plants must be irrigated in order to live on, and lets face it, it doesn’t rain whenever we require it to, gardening equipment for irrigating is a must have. The one thing you can’t get along without is a water hose, everything after that is additional. Many gardeners use sprinklers or s drip irrigation hose. There are even timers you can buy for sprinklers or drip hoses, if you are willing to drop the extra cash.
Gardening without gardening equipment would be a nightmare. Certainly there are a few people who enjoy getting a little dirty while they plant their flowers, but even those types of people have the most basic of gardening tools, like a rake or a hoe. Gardening equipment is a part of gardening, as important as the dirt and the seeds.