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Choices In Hand Gardening Tools

Making a garden in your own yard is a fun and creative way to make a special space for you and your family. Hand gardening tools are necessary to not only plant the garden, but maintain the space. Selecting hand gardening tools that will work for you, can take some research and even trial and error practice before the right combination is found.

Unique Hand Gardening Tools

Most people are aware of the traditional hand gardening tools that include things like a small shovel, hoe and weeders. Today, there are more choices than ever in the gardening arena. Many of these tools are unique and offer even the weekend gardener a convenient way to take care of a garden.

One of the ideas that will work for many people is a seat that they can sit on to take care of the garden. These benches need to be easy to carry or fold up, to carry around the yard. They also need to be low enough to the ground, that the gardener is able to work the soil. Many companies offer a variety of seats for use in this manner.

Another type of hand gardening tools, is a pair of gardening gloves. These gloves need to be thick enough to avoid getting stickers, but flexible enough to garden with. Because of so many new materials being developed, finding a set of gloves that will work for your needs is easy. Most garden stores carry several different brands. As far as hand gardening tools go, gloves may be the most important investment that is made.

Some basic hand gardening tools that should also be handy are hand trowels, cultivator, and the classic weeder. These classic hand gardening tools are all purpose. These really are the basic tools that are needed for gardening.

There are many different designs for all of these tools. In fact, there is even hand gardening tools designed for left handed gardeners. Many of these tools can be found with unique features. There is a circle hoe that is designed to pull even the most resistant weed. This tool is made with a sturdy handle and thick head to be able to pull weeds and not break.

Discovering hand gardening tools is as easy as stopping by any gardening shop, or shopping on-line. So many companies are now in the business of supplying gardeners with equipment, it is simple to find the right tool for your gardening needs.


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Gardening Tip #11

Some plants require re-potting for optimum growth but there are others that resent having their roots disturbed. Or their roots system may be small enough that they don't require re-potting. One way to check if your plant needs re-potting is to turn it upside down. Tap the pot to release the plant and check its roots. If roots are all you see, then re-pot. Sometimes the roots will come out of the pot. You should either cut them off or re-pot the plant.