The garden tools are the
most important things for gardening, which make easy to work on garden. These
tools are used to dig and prepare seed bed, bedding, border or border bed, transplant bed for
transplants, spreading fertilizers, weeding, watering and for more others tasks.
On different stage
of gardening, we need different types of gardening tools. Some tools are must
necessary and some are less. According to necessity, the gardening tools
are divided in two major parts- primary tools and secondary tools.
Peimary tools are must necessary or without these hard or impossible to work on garden.
Spade, hoe, fork, rake, weeder, hand plough etc. are primary tools.
Secomdary tools are less important and these can be substitute by other tools. watercan,
garden hose, pruning tools etc. are secondary tools.
Working on garden can be a wonderfully rewarding activity for both fun and
health that uplifts the body, mind, and soul, but it can sometimes be exhausting
and frustrating if we don't have the right tools for the right task. A right and
quality tools make easy any hard task.
Choosing the right garden tools:
Choosing the right garden tools depends upon four basic criteria- effectiveness,
versatility, quality, and cost. Effective tools work efficiently, without leaving
any worse, injured in the process. The degree of effectiveness is largely determined
by the design and construction of the tools and way of its implementation.
The gardening tools have been divided in five categories (use basis).
2) Lifting & Turning
3) Weeding, Cultivating & Raking
4) Planting & Transplanting
5) Cutting & Pruning
Digging & Soil Preparation
Soil preparation of the is the initial task and foundation of garden upon which every successful garden
builds. Productive garden soil should not only have good aeration and drainage, but also
the ability to retain moisture. If we don’t dig and prepare soil in the proper way in
clay hardpans restrict root growth and prevent the downward movement of water, air and
fertilizer. If so, plants can not grow well and caused insect/disease problems and less
The garden soil has to be prepared in different ways according to requirements.
If preparing to sow seeds, the soil should be made fine, light, and free from weeds/weed seeds,
insects/diseases etc. The seed bed should be little raised from the ground level and well
fertilized (Organic Fertilizer is best for seeds or seedlings).
If preparing for transplanting or planting, the soil should be dug
deep (6–12 inches), watered and fertilized well. And if only weeding or loosen the
soil of around the plants’ roots during the plant growing period, the soil need
to be dug or loosen only on surface (3-4 inches). If we dig deep on this time,
plants’ roots can be disturbed and can die whole or part of plants.
To do perfectly all these gardening task, we need proper gardening tools. Initial
preparation of the soil is the hardest task with among others. In the initial
stage of soil preparation we need these tools.
- D-Handle Digging Fork (Garden Shovel)
- Long Handle Digging Fork
- D-Handle Spade
Later, we will define on these tools.
Gardening tools might be different place to place, which depends upon nature
of land, elevation of land, plants types, climate, peoples’ cultures and traditions etc.
Next: Detail on digging and digging tools.