Everyone knows the old saying that a poor workman always blames his tools. When doing any kind of manual work, if you don't have the right tools it can make it significantly harder or even impossible to get the job done right. So, rather than a bad workman blaming his tools, perhaps it should be more that a good workman knows which tools to use for the job.
The Best Garden Tools
Having a garden is great. Outside space is really enjoyable, especially in the summer and with all the forecasts saying this summer is going to be a good one; your garden could be the place to be for the coming months. While having a garden is great, looking after it can be tough. Being outside, plants can get out of control; things get dirty and require fixing. So, having the right tools to keep your garden in order will make things much easier.
Depending on the size and nature of your garden, your tool requirements could be anything from a chainsaw to a simple trowel. For looking after trees, ensuring they don't encroach too much and for chopping wood a chainsaw is an essential tool: spend some time trying to do it with an axe or a bow saw and you'll see why.
Keeping it Clean and Green
Keeping garden furniture, patios and decking clean is a hard job. Mould, mildew and moss grow quickly and can be very stubborn and difficult to remove. That's when having a pressure washer can save you time and effort.
If you're planning on using your garden for practical reasons or simply growing flowers, you're going to need to turn over the soil. This allows air in and seeds to take root. Doing this by hand with a garden fork can take hours and it is back-breaking work. The same job using a rotavator will cut down how long it takes immeasurably, leaving you with plenty of time to sit back in a chair and enjoy the fruits of your labour.
For keeping grassy edges and weeds at bay, using a strimmer will also save you stacks of time. You can usually pick these up quite cheaply and they will definitely be worth the investment. Doing these kinds of jobs by hand is no fun at all and very bad for your back.
What to do with Garden Waste? Once you've used all your new tools and got all the gardening done in record time, you might find yourself with a load of greenery and rubbish to dispose of. You could bag it all up and take it to the tip. But why not reuse what goodness is left in it? Using a garden shredder you can break down excess material and use it as compost or even to prevent weeds coming back in certain areas.
Keeping all the tools safe, dry and out of harm's way means that you might need a couple of storage sheds for keeping everything secure. A nice firm padlock on the shed should be enough to keep everyone and everything from getting up to mischief.
With the right power tools, no garden job is too big or too small to take on. It will also cut down the amount of time you spend making the garden a great place to be this summer. If that's not a great investment then we don't know what is.