By Therese Joseph. Hand Tools. Published at Friday, December 22nd, 2017 - 09:12:28 AM.
Garden Cart - Garden carts, with the wide set bicycle wheels, are steady as a rock but don’t dump well and the wide wheel base can be a pain. While I own a traditional model, I have my new favorite, what we in the trade call a mulching monster, sort of a hybrid of the two other designs. The wheelbarrow body (good for dumping) is set on two garden cart type tires set about a foot apart (good for stability).
Nose Pliers - All good anglers will have a pair of corrosion resistant nose pliers.You always seem to find a need for them when out fishing, so a good quality pair is on top of most fishermens must have list. Fillet Knife - The next tool you will find in all tackle boxes is a high quality fillet knife. These come in all shapes and sizes to meet each anglers different needs but the common feature is that they are usually razor-sharp and have a good quality blade. I prefer the titanium bonded type with an 8 inch blade.
Why a Garden Spade is Important - A spade offers more versatility; the narrower blade and shorter handle make it easier for workers in a small garden. The shovel is a better choice for digging that big hole (and for saving your back), but why choose? I have both and suggest you do as well. If you do have that big area or are just establishing a bed, roto-tilling is a suitable method but a quick word here; I do feel that buying a roto-tiller is a good investment. Or you can rent one for the weekend to knock out that new garden makes much more sense, as yearly roto-tilling breaks down the composition of your soil (more so in clay soils). Repeated tilling also brings up weed seed that eventually decays if left in the depths of the soil strata. I till in compost at the end of the season, and thats it for tilling. This may not sound like a big deal but consider crabgrass. It can lay dormant at depths of up to three feet for 100 years, waiting to infest your bed and dive into the lawn.
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