What Everyone Ought To Know About Gardening Tools
Some say that gardening tools are just “stuff” you use in the garden. This may be true on one account, but getting the right tools to do specific jobs around your patch of land can mean the difference between a healthy garden and a just-barely-there garden. The right gardening tools can help maintain the health of your plants, the soil that they are growing in, and the water that you feed them with.
For starters, using the proper tools means you get the job done a lot faster. This will cut your working time in the garden by as much as 50%; and might even afford you more time to make those garden improvement projects you have been meaning to do. You do not have to get the latest and most expensive tools all the time. Just try to make sure that you actually use the tools as they are intended.
Try also to keep your gardening tools in proper working condition. Rusty tools like spades, shovels, shears, pruning instruments and the lot should be permanently retired. Not only do these rusty implements damage the plants, but the oxidized metal may contaminate the soil as well. Unfortunately, rust tends to stay in the soil for years; and plants can absorb this through their roots and slowly poison them as well. Traces of rust can also make their way to the vegetables and fruits you may be growing in your garden.
It is also essential to tuck gardening implements away when you are not using them. Even simply leaving the garden hose out in the hot sun can cause your plants serious damage. More often than not, the plants accidentally get doused by heated or iced water from the hose, damaging leaves and flowers. Store all non-essential tools properly away. This leaves your garden looking less cluttered and actually safer for everyone… especially your plants.