The Basic Gardening Tools Guide - Pick Up Your Weaponcomments (0) January 30th, 2014 in gallery
Gardening tools come in all shapes, sizes and weird names. Some of them are pointy, some of them are sharp and some of them have more than one purpose. That is why it is essential for every beginner to know the difference between a shovel, a trowel and a stirrup hoe. Doesn't matter if you want to do your gardening as a hobby or you want to develop a big gardening empire, you have to know the basics. Thanks to Paul's Landscaping Melbourne for making this gardening tool guide come to life and help people who are eager to learn.
First of all, we will start with the little hand trowel. These are good for digging and can come particularly handy for small planting projects at home, as well in the garden. The range of what you can do is big - from flowers to herbs or even fruits like strawberries. All you need is time, a pot with some nice soil, some water and voilà! There you have it.
Of course, for the big plants you will need a bigger tool. This is where the shovel steps in. A thing you should know about it, is that a shovel has many purposes depending on its handle size, its blade shape and the material that it is made of. For example, if the handle is short then the tool is for lighter digging. The most widely spread and definitely with the best use are the square-mouth and the trench shovels. The first one is used for excavating and the second for digging channels.
The next gardening activity we are going to review is pruning. Pruning is required for trees, bushes and plants in general, in order to maintain their health, their produce (if it's a fruit plant) or directing how they grow. Pruning is done mainly with three tools - the hand pruner, the pruning saw and the ratchet pruners. Respectively, each of these is needed when a thicker stem or branch that needs to be removed. What you will need to know for the saw is that it has to be at least 20 cm in length if you want it to be effective.
Weed control consists of two parts - physical and chemical. In this article we are going to review the physical method and the most successful way to do it is by using the classics. The hori-hori is one of these classics and it has been around for centuries. It originates from Asia and its design hasn't change. It consists of a serrated blade on the one side and a sharpened blade on the other. This makes it perfect for cutting roots as well as weed stems.
These are just a few of the basic gardening tools. There are different opinions about whether or not this hobby is easy or hard but what matters the most is how you feel about it. What do you think? Was this guide or the infographic useful to you? Please, add your comment in the section and let us know what else should we add here!
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