* The effective garden tool kit organic gardeners rely on,
* Both traditional & new gardening tools & accessories,
* Discover what you really need, how it works, & how to use it...
This page is about everything that goes inside your garden tool shed.
Here I share with you my practical experience of choosing and using garden tools.
You won't find chemical herbicides and insecticides in my garden tool shed today, but you will find gardening tools that my Dad would have loved to use. So I look at the best traditional garden gear alongside innovative new designs.
And I may be able to introduce you to a few handy accessories too - for the potting shed, greenhouse, or to go out in the garden. So let me lead you to how these helpful garden aids are used in gardening today.
You'll find more on garden power tools - hedge trimmers, shredders, lawn mowers... further down the page. But let's start with manual garden tools.
On The Move With Gardening Tools
And The Family
For me the usual way to gardening work goes through this versatile
Interchangeable Tool System. For cultivators, hoes, rakes, plus a range of unique gardening tool heads, I find this gardening kit does a great job.
There's nothing more traditional to gardening than spades and forks. I can't imagine gardening without them (but see links on digging below). My priorities include durability and a comfortable ergonomic design. I examine all the main features on these links to
Make the most of your tools and energy with links on How To Hoe, Dig And Fork The Garden Over below...
Are you a weekend gardener
With Paths, Walls, Rockeries and Flower Borders?
Many gardeners simply like to maintain a neat garden and plant up a few containers and borders.
You may have to contend with tricky jobs like extracting weeds, or do mass planting in your flower beds and containers.
Therefore along with pointers on how I tackle small gardening jobs the next link reveals the
small but effective gardening hand tools that I use. You'll also find some especially comfortable ergonomically designed tools.
How To Dig And Fork Your Garden Over
Using gardening tools may come naturally to you. But I have watched many people who don't do it right - and they risk strain, injury, hard work and disappointment. So on the next link take my advice on gardening exercise and you can review
how to use digging spades and forks properly.
Plus find a different way to dig the garden with long handled mattocks. These tools have proven to work faster than a garden spade. Find more on
gardening with mattocks.
You can also get to know
how to handle long handled tools
on this link where I describe
two techniques for hoeing, cultivating and raking etc... I review the features of
garden rakes and various garden hoes - coming soon on these links.
How to Tackle Smaller Gardening Jobs And
Find Ergonomic Gardening Tools
Clearing up is the most tedious job after lawn mowing, hedge cutting, or fall leaves etc... It's enough to make many gardeners postpone important jobs. But the gardening equipment on this link will
make clearing up easier.
Room For The Big Beasts Of Gardening
Power tools can provide a more uniform and consistent finish to your garden.
Do you have enough room for all the essentials? Instead of a new garden shed you might consider an outdoor tool cabinet or garden bunker. I find them useful for storing aggregates, homemade potting compost, leaf mold and fertilizers. But there are cabinets suitable for children's toys, long handled tools, and log piles.
My garden tool shed is essential. In addition to storing pots, trays and garden tools I use it as a potting shed to sow in boxes, prick out and pot on. It is conveniently located down the garden near to my greenhouse where all the action is. I'm planning to make a green roof.