Video: The Minimum Set Of Tools For Gardening
Speaking of garden tools, we think first of all we should mention the shovel. A real owner of shovels can have up to a dozen, of various sizes and types. An obligatory set is a bayonet shovel with a working part measuring 20x30 centimeters. It is with such bayonet shovels that they dig up turf and virgin soil, dig holes, dig potatoes … It is better to have at least two such shovels. To work in the greenhouse and do more delicate work, you should choose a small paddle with a smaller bayonet and handle. To remove debris, you will need a stripping shovel with a rectangular working part. Also, don't forget the winter snow shovel. So it turns out that there should be at least five shovels on the farm!
Rake. They are also different. There are straight and curved teeth, and for lumpy soil, aerator rakes with knife-shaped teeth are suitable. As a minimum set, purchase a fan rake that perfectly removes foliage and small debris from lawns and beds, as well as straight heavy ones - for leveling and loosening the soil.
Hoe. An irreplaceable helper in weed control. Choppers distinguish between triangular and square, with different sizes of the working part - from 15 to 40 centimeters. In addition to a hoe, a hoe is often used in the country economy, and now the Fokin flat cutter is gaining more and more popularity. However, if we are talking about the minimum of tools for the garden, two hoes, preferably titanium, of different sizes, are quite enough.
Pitchfork. They are necessary for loosening the soil, carefully digging up root crops, digging up hard soil, which is more difficult to work with with a shovel. The pitchfork can also be used for organic fertilization, hay or straw. The pitchfork can be sharp or blunt, your choice.
Watering cans and buckets. We think you have a hose or have a drip irrigation system. But you still can't do without buckets and watering cans! Watering a separate bed or flower bed, picking apples and cucumbers, diluting fertilizers … There are never too many buckets on the farm, but one watering can is most likely enough.
Lopper and pruner. If you want your trees, shrubs and vineyard to be in perfect order, then you cannot do without a pruner and a delimber. The pruner can handle stems and branches up to 12 millimeters, and the lopper up to 40 millimeters. Pay attention to comfortable handles, they should be long enough, and the blades should of course be sharp.
Even in gardening, it is advisable to have at least a small, two-liter, hand sprayer in order to effectively fight pests. Also, we would like to include an ax in our minimal set - you will definitely need to chop something, and just cook firewood for a shish kebab, a hacksaw to remove tree branches that the lopper cannot handle.
We advise you to pay attention to another convenient garden tool, which is not yet so common - a garden planting fork, which can be conveniently used when planting seedlings, removing weeds, loosening the soil in small areas. We are sure that such a minimum set will be enough for a novice gardener, and then - see for yourself - what other helpers will be useful to you. And we have already suggested ideas for storing garden tools.