Essentials Tools for Your Gardening Shed

The right tool can help make any job easier and the garden is no exception. More than 91 million households gardened in 2005, isn’t that amazing. Gardening is incredibly enjoyable, but without the right tools you could end up sore, blistered and achy. Now is a great time to properly prepare for the gardening season ahead.

Here are some essential items to make sure you have in your garden shed to get ready for the season:

Tools for Gardening1: Gardener’s First-Aid Kit: The first-aid kit could be the most important thing to make sure is in your shed. This first-aid kit should contain things for common garden emergencies including sunburn, bug bites, cuts, and maybe treatment for poison ivy, oak or sumac. One of the worst things a gardener dreads is poison ivy because the itch can last for weeks, but it doesn’t have to with the help of one of my favorite products, Cortaid® Poison Ivy Care Treatment Kit. It is easy to cut or scratch yourself wrestling plants or bushes around and so having things handy is always a good thing.

2: Gardening Gloves: While I love getting my hands dirty, nothing beats a great pair of high-quality leather gardening gloves. The right gloves can protect hands from thorns, and sharp twigs or sticks and blistering.

Tools for Gardening3: Shovels/Spade: A good shovel is the difference between making your garden work easier and giving you a backache. One with a long handle can take pressure off of your back. Having a good flat ledge at the top of the spade part creates a good surface for your foot.

Tools for Gardening4: Pruners-Pruning: Deadheading (picking the dead flowers off plants) and trimming plants goes on all season long. A good pair of “bypass” pruners that make a clean cut on the plant without crushing or tearing it is essential. Having a small saw for trimming the woodier bushes and small tree limbs is very important.

5: Wheelbarrows and Carts: Toting things around the garden can become a chore. Save yourself a backache and find a lightweight yet sturdy and steady cart to help with heavy work. If you are young you may think I can do without it but let me tell you as someone who thought that way. It takes its toll and a wise person would do what I say not what I did.

Tools for Gardening6: Watering Essentials: There are always times when we have to water our garden, lawn or flowers especially if you do any container gardening. A good hose has a 5/8-inch opening, is reinforced with a mesh layer and is kink resistant. It should handle 50 pounds per square inch of water pressure. Cost usually reflects quality, so spend the extra. A good hose bib or way of storing it is as important. You will also need a sprayer for the end of the hose and or a sprinkler. Again if you don’t want to be buying one every year buy quality it is usually cheaper in the long run. For areas your hose can’t reach, invest in a sturdy watering can.

With tools like these, gardening will truly be a pleasure, so get out there and “Get Your Hands Dirty.” “Get digging”

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6 Responses to “Essentials Tools for Your Gardening Shed”

  1. D Pescony Says:

    I like site good the info is good

  2. Fosl Says:

    I’m going to buy some tools this spring hopefully ones that will last.

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