Tips On How To Get Better Gardening Supplies
Have you ever really given your gardening supplies a second look? Most people don’t, and that is why we recommend that you do so now. Very often, people use old, rusty gardening supplies to tend their gardens. For people who use chemical fertilizers and growth boosters, many of these are stacked haphazardly in the back shed where they linger in the fumes of other chemicals like gasoline for the lawn mower or even leftover cans of paint. In other words, your supplies are becoming health hazards… not only to you, but to your plants as well. Here are some reasons why you should get the necessary supplies for your garden.
For prunes, shears and other cutting instruments… it is necessary to have these cleaned, oiled and sharpened at all times. Using a rusty pair of clippers on your plants causes more damage since these usually do not cut off cleanly. Plus, any accidents can cause severe infection from the oxidizing rust. If you have any of these, it would be better to dispose these ASAP and acquire new ones.
The same is true for shovels and spades. These should be cleaned thoroughly before using and just before being stored away. Dust, rust and any other material that may have accumulated on these instruments tend to stay in the soil for a long time. This is not particularly great if you are tending a vegetable or fruit garden.
For chemical enhancers (everything from chemical fertilizers, to insecticides, to bloom enhancers) try to buy only the smallest containers possible. If you can, try to buy those that are serviceable only for one application. The longer you store these, the more hazardous these become to the environment and the people using them. Better yet, why not switch to organic enhancers instead? These are less likely to be accidentally ingested… and even then, organic enhancers are 100 times safer than the chemical ones.