Having the right garden tools can make creating a dynamic and beautiful garden easy! When you are thinking about starting a garden project it will be important to have both a good plan and the right tools in place to make the project move smoothly.
When you are drawing up your garden plan, make a list of the plants and flowers that you are going to put in each plot. This is a good time to make a list of the tools that you do not have. It is also helpful to check the tools in your garden shed and discard tools that have become damaged or need to be replaced.
If you are going to get garden tools that will only last one season, they do not need to be the sturdy and durable tools that you would want for long term use. The cost of the tools varies greatly depending on the materials they are made from and their life expectancy.
If you want tools that are going to last for several years, they should be made of a heavy duty steel or a material that will not bend or break when it is being used. Many tools are now made with industrial steel that keeps them looking new indefinitely.
When you are starting your project, you will find garden tools in sets that can be a great way to get started with all of the basic equipment you need for your garden. These tool sets usually include a small garden fork, hand held rake, weeding tool, and trowel. Once you begin your project, you may find that larger tools are needed such as a spade and shovel that is made especially for flower beds.
The sets normally have a carrying case included that may be made from a tough polyurethane or fabric. Some of the cases are designed to serve multiple functions. The combination tool holder and seat make working in the garden very relaxing. The apron tote allows you to have easy access to your tools when you are in the middle of your flower bed. A belt with pockets for each tool is also made from canvas and makes keeping the tools in order very easy.
The sizes of garden tools vary greatly. A person with a very small plot of land will find tools that are petite and allow for planting and tending small gardens that hold delicate plants. A person who has a large yard will easily find tools that will break hard packed earth and make creating a landscape a simple task. When choosing tools for heavy landscaping work it is always a good idea to get a quality tool that has a warranty to cover the tool if damage or breaking occurs.