Keeping your garden looking great requires more than sunlight and water. You need to have the right equipment, know proper techniques, and be organized enough to do the right thing at the right time. Although this may seem quite complicated, once you know what you are doing, it is actually pretty easy.
This article from HowStuffWorks.com can help. It outlines several gardening aspects you should know before starting a garden of your very own.
- It’s all about the basics: You need good hoes, spades, rakes, pruners, and a sturdy wheelbarrow.
- Buy the best tools you can afford: There is no substitute for good tools. Cheap tools will wear down quickly. Good tools will last years upon years. Remember, there is a difference between being thrifty – smart money management – and being cheap.
- Weeds are the enemy: Control weeds or risk losing your plants.
- Be organized: The last thing you want is to lose a tool. Be organized and put your tools in the same place after every use. This will ensure that simple garden projects are not delayed because you can’t find the right tools.
- Safety: Always set hoes, soil rakes, and other tools with horizontal teeth or blades face down on the ground when not being used.
- Resisting rust: Keep a bucket of clean sand and machine oil in the garage to cure tools after each use.
- Sharp tools are happy tools: When a hoe blade begins to get dull and takes more effort to use, sharpen it like a knife with a sharpening stone.
If you follow these simple suggestions, your gardening will continue to run smoothly.
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