How to Create the Ultimate Garden Toolbox in 2016
Whether or not you’re blessed with green fingers, to make the most of your garden, it’s important that you are equipped with the necessary garden tools and accessories to avoid injuring to yourself.
After all, when you’re digging, lifting and climbing, there’s always the potential for strained muscles, cuts and bruises.
With this in mind, it’s important that you have the right gardening tools to help you to create a wonderful outdoor environment that you can enjoy, injury free.
Here’s a list of the gardening tools you will need to create the ultimate garden toolbox…
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Easy grip hand tools
When you’re planting and digging, it’s important that you have the right tools to help you to tackle your garden effectively and safely.
There are a number of hand tools that can help you to carry out everyday gardening tasks. From hand rakes and shears through to scissors, hand weeders and hand pruners, it’s important that all of your tools are strong, durable and easy to grip. You should also ensure that you angle these tools correctly when using them in order to prevent unnecessary strain and injury to your wrist.
Whether you’re trimming grass, edging beds and paths or planting bulbs and weeds, hand tools are garden essentials that you should not be without.
Long handled tools!
There are also a wide range of long handled tools that have been designed to make your life a whole lot easier when keeping on top of your garden maintenance, including a long-handled pruner, a transplant spade and bow rake through to a round-headed shovel, digging fork and leaf rake.
These tools are not only easier on your back (especially when using them for long periods of time) they are also great for helping you to complete jobs such as lifting bulbs, levelling soil and digging holes right through to moving loose materials and raking leaves.
When you’re knee deep in mud or ploughing your way through a mountain of soil, the last thing you will want to worry about is ruining your clothes or becoming covered in scratches, right?
This is why your garden toolbox should always have a pair of garden gloves. Trust us, a good pair of gardening gloves will make your life a whole lot easier when it comes to carrying out a multitude of everyday gardening tasks.
And there are a number of different types of gloves to choose from including:
Heavy-duty leather gloves – These are great for performing strenuous jobs such as digging and transporting garden debris.
Synthetic gloves – Perfect for carrying out general maintenance tasks, synthetic gloves are perfect for wearing whilst performing tasks such as handling seeds, weeding and planting shrubs.
Latex coated cotton gloves – These type of gloves are great for protecting your hands when carrying out jobs such as picking up leaves, watering your plants and planting shrubs.