How to Recognize Gardening Tools & Their Uses

How to Recognize Gardening Tools & Their Uses

How to Recognize Gardening Tools and their
Uses. Take care of your garden by learning to recognize
and use the right tools to spruce up your yard. You will need Shovel Spade Hoe Pitchfork or
spading fork Pick or cutter mattock Hand trowel Hand cultivator Pruners Shears Loppers Rakes
and tiller. Step 1. Use a shovel to move dirt and scoop dirt and
debris. The handle of your shovel should be shoulder-height,
with a straight blade and edge for borders and tight spaces. Remember to wear a hat and gloves and protect
your skin with sunscreen during long hours in the sun. Step 2. Use a garden spade to dig soil and to cut
through stubborn roots and clay. Unlike a shovel, a spade has a pointed head
ideal for cleaving. Step 3. Break up soil around plants and loosen weeds
with a draw hoe, which is angled to pull toward yourself when preparing soil for planting. A straight hoe is designed to slide beneath
weeds and to chop up turf or difficult clumps. Step 4. Smash dirt clods with a pitchfork or spading
fork. Use forks to scrape garden debris into piles
without having to bend over. Step 5. Pick and dig through hard ground, cut through
weeds with deep taproots, and make planting trenches with a pick or cutter mattock. Step 6. Dig holes for planting seeds or bulbs with
a hand trowel, and use a hand cultivator to break up soil and weeds around plants. Use bright-handled hand tools so that they
can be spotted easily in the garden. Step 7. Clip shrub and tree growth with bypass or
anvil pruners. Use hand shears or electric shears for topiary,
and loppers to cut through thicker branches. Use pruners and loppers with blades that can
be locked when not in use. Step 8. Use a draw rake for debris like sticks and
stones and to level dirt. Remove thatch or moss with a spring-tined
rake, and remove loose matter with a leaf rake, which will also distribute topdressing
and work it into the sward. Step 9. Use a gas or electric tiller to turn soil
and to mix fertilizer into it before planting. At the end of the season, till organic plant
remains back in. Exercise your green thumb by using the right
tool for the job. Did you know Scientists estimate there are
around 400,000 species of land plants.

11 thoughts on “How to Recognize Gardening Tools & Their Uses

  1. Wrong way pruning a tree supposed to be against the tree not 6in away, don't wear flipflops while using a tiller and many more fails they showed.

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