When you have the right garden tools and products will make gardening a lot easier and a lot more comfortable. We have all been there and suffered from gloves that are too small, garden forks that bend under pressure, wheelbarrows that are too small and more.
It can be quite easy to go overboard when purchasing landscaping tools which can take up a lot of space and cost a lot of money too, but it is important to stay focused on the basics to stop your shed or storage area from becoming overcrowded. Buying the best quality tools that your budget will allow, and maintaining them, can go a long way and allow you to make the most out of your investment.
If your garden has extra soil to be moved around, compost or mulch that needs to be added to garden beds, or any other heavy lifting and moving project, a wheelbarrow can help you haul hundreds of pounds of compost, topsoil and other garden aggregates.
Single-handed two-wheel models are easier to balance, better for those with limited strength or when pulling over uneven terrain. They can be pulled or pushed with one hand and you can prevent rust by storing them in a shed or under a cover. You should also keep the wheels inflated properly to prevent damage and for easier wheeling.
Gardening is a wonderful hobby and is so good for you for a number of reasons, however, it can quickly turn into a thorny and splintery hassle without the right pair of gloves. Gloves are a personal touch to your hobby and there is a huge range of styles and designs out there.
Gloves should be durable but not too bulky, especially if you are working with seeds or transplanting seedlings. It is so important to have a pair of gloves that fit perfectly as poorly fitting gloves can cause blisters or cause accidents if they slip off. You should also look into globes that are water-resistant, breathable and comfortable.
Hand pruners which are also known as secateurs are used to help reign in plants that may be getting under control and are taking over your garden. There are two styles available: Anvil-style pruners as they cut with a sharp blade meeting a flat surface and Bypass pruners which cut with a sharp blade that passes by a sharp-edged flat surface.
Anvil pruners are best used for dead wood and Bypass pruners are better for live plants. They should fit easily in the palm of your hands and should be sharpened regularly to prevent injury.
A garden fork is an efficient tool for turning soil as it can dig into dense soil and is much better to use than a spade. Forks with a slight curve to the spines are useful for scooping mulch or turning over compost piles, much like a pitchfork. Straight tines are better for digging and are perfect for compacted, rocky or clay soil.
When leaves and debris fall a rake is perfect for whisking them away. Rakes come in a huge variety of styles and sizes. You can get adjustable rakes which are perfect for different places in the garden, reaching into narrow areas and gathering large piles of leaves.
Topsoil is ideal for filling in any low spots in your garden or along any walks and patios. Adding a few inches of topsoil will give your lawn a better chance than subsoil or clay. Topsoil can help plants grow better too! It’s a win, win.
Where Shall I Buy My Garden Supplies?
Wring Builders Merchant offers Garden Supplies in Bristol and the surrounding areas. The professional team also provides excellent building materials for home and trade. Established in 1927, Wring has years and years of experience and are able to help no matter what you need. If you would like more information on our garden supplies or any of our other services please get in touch today on 0117 978 2693.
Sarah Wirth works for Wring Builders Merchants as a marketing specialist.