Here are a few tips to keep in mind, they will make your entire gardening experience an enjoyable one.
- Buy the best tools you can afford. There is no substitute for good tools. Tools that cost half the price but last only two years (instead of 22 years) are not cost-effective in the long run. Buying tools from a reputable dealer willing to guarantee their performance will give you product confidence. Tools with steel blades are strong enough to last for years without bending. Stainless steel is even better, because it won’t rust.
- Keep hand tools in a basket on the garage or pantry shelf so they are always easy to find. Nothing is more frustrating than seeing a branch in need of a quick trim but having to search all over the house and garage for a pair of pruning shears. If all your tools are kept together you will always know where they are.
- Keep garden tools together in one place, preferably close to your basket of hand tools so they will be easy to find when needed.
- Always set hoes, soil rakes, and other tools with teeth or blades face-down on the ground when not being used. If stepped on, the teeth or blades sink harmlessly into the soil. But if left upright, someone might step on the teeth – we have all done it at least once so lets try and avoid it.