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The Essential Gardening Equipment

Gardening is a widely practiced hobby because it is relaxing and it provides immediate rewards as you enjoy the results of your labor right away or in a short period of time, when the plants and flowers will grow and bloom. While gardening is an enjoyable practice you still need the right equipment for it and here is the list of the essential gardening equipment, which will help you be safe while enjoying your favorite hobby.

Protect Your Hands, Face and Body

While gardening you are exposing yourself first and foremost to the weather, which usually is warm as you mostly garden during the spring and summer therefore, you need to have a hat or cap that will cover your head and also keep the sun away from your face to keep you from getting sun stroke.

The next important gardening equipment is the gardening gloves, which will protect your hands from sharp objects, harsh chemicals and also from an occasional insects or bugs that may be around and can bite or sting you. Special garden gloves are available in all department stores for different types of jobs that you might be doing in the garden.

Your gardening equipment should include gardening clothes that you donít mind getting soiled when working in the garden with mud or other things that you are exposed to when gardening. When you spray pesticides or use other chemicals it is also important that you use a mask over your face, nose and mouth so you donít inhale the same.

Other Gardening Equipment

Depending on the size of your garden you will require the right tools as part of your gardening equipment in order to be able to work the soil appropriately; shovel, fork, rake, chipping hoe and pruning clippers or saw, depending on how large your bushes or plants are.

All gardening tools come in different sizes to match the garden you have, for example if you have plants in pots only in your garden, you may want to get the smaller set of tools and if you have a large garden you will need larger tools in order to make your gardening easier.

Watering your plants and trees can be done either with a watering hose or with a watering can again depending on how large your garden is.

Gardening equipment is extremely important in order for you to enjoy gardening without exposing yourself to harmful chemicals or possible injuries that are sometimes inevitable while gardening therefore, take a few moments and ensure you are fully equipped in order to enjoy gardening without any risks.


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Overwatering kills most houseplants. Looks can be deceptive, so to see if your soil is dry enough to water, try the finger test. Insert your index finger up to the first joint into the soil. If the soil is damp, don't water it.