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BASIC TOOLS AND SUPPLIES FOR THE BEGINNER GARDENER

Just like gardens themselves, garden equipment will come in all shapes and sizes. Assuming you have a compact, indoor garden, with your plants put into containers, you won't need very many tools. If you have a garden that fills half of your back yard, then you probably will have a lot of gardening equipment. If finances are a problem, you may have to find tools that are not the best.

Not everybody, who's got a garden is able to afford tools that are high-tech and expensive, but they all have cultivating tools of some kind. Depending on just how serious the gardener is, the tools that can be purchased cover anything from simple hand tools to power tools. Many of the everyday tools that will be included among the hand tools are usually diggers, rakes, trowels and shovels. Most of these tools are simple enough to use for prepping your garden. If you require various other tools, you can get a wheel cultivator, pickax or mattock. You'll be able to really cut down on the hard labor by making use of power tools, but they do cost more than hand tools.


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Out of all the tools that are essential, the tiller is probably the most essential piece of equipment. It will get the garden all set for planting by breaking up the garden soil, along with chopping up any debris, mixing in fertilizer and composting. In the event you don't want to buy a tiller, you'll be able to probably rent one or borrow it from someone. Additional well-liked power tools are usually chain-saws, garden shredders, and a chipper. For those who have shrubs, hedges or small trees in your yard, then it is important to have pruning tools. If the branches are under half an inch wide, you are able to use pruning shears but if the branches are half an inch to two inches thick, you will need lopping shears. When the limbs are close to fifteen feet above the ground, you can use a pole pruner to get at it. The truly serious gardeners might prefer more heavy-duty pruning tools, just like a pruning saw or hedge shears.

Because you are not able to rely on rain as a water source, your garden requires access to water. Although a water hose is pretty important to have, it may not be absolutely necessary. If you have the money, you can set up sprinklers or drip hoses with timers. Without gardening equipment to make the job easier, many people wouldn't do it. Whenever you will find people who love to get dirty in their garden, they are still using some type of tool to help them. As vital as having the right soil and seeds for your garden, you need to have the right tools for your garden.

When you are planning out your garden, and all you need, remember to put tools in your budget. You don't need to have the best tools, or perhaps new ones, but you actually do need the basic tools or your garden will never get done.