Wednesday, 26 October 2011

How to Decide Which Garden Tool to Use for the Job

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Pitchfork is handful tool when moving twiggy material such as small branches.
  4. Use a spading fork to dig down into hard soil and break up the ground.
  5. 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.
  6. Remove weeds around plants using a short-handled hoe or weed knife.
  7. 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.


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