The garden tool you need to use depends on the job that should be done. But how to know which is the proper tool when you are just a beginner in gardening? Here are a few tips that will help you to decide which garden tool matches best on the task you want to do.
- Shovels have round edges, making them suitable to dig the soil when planting a tree or shrub. Unlike the shovels, spades have a flat blade which is more appropriate for scooping.
- Use flexible rakes for removing lightweight materials such as leaves and lawn clipping, and bow rakes for removing rocks or large clods of earth from soil.
- Pitchfork is handful tool when moving twiggy material such as small branches.
- Use a spading fork to dig down into hard soil and break up the ground.
- Hand cultivators are used for opening the surface of the soil, which adds oxygen to the ground. You can use a cultivator to uproot young weeds.
- Remove weeds around plants using a short-handled hoe or weed knife.
- Use large, long-handled hoes to get rid of weeds from large, not planted areas of your garden.
To make it easier for your back, use short-handled tools only for small jobs, as suggested by gardening Battersea team. Preserve your garden equipment in good shape by sharpening the blades of digging and chopping tools with a metal file and rubbing penetrating lubricating oil into wooden handles occasionally. If you need help to put your garden in order, consider using gardening Battersea service.