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Using Garden Kneelers – What Is A Garden Kneeler For

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Using garden kneelers can make enjoying some time outside easier and more pleasurable. What is a garden kneeler? For more information about these handy garden accessories, click on the following article.

Hats For Gardeners – How To Choose The Best Gardening Hat

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

While working in the garden can be good for you, it is still important to consider risk factors associated with doing so. Among these, consistent and prolonged exposure to the sun should be taken into account. And that includes wearing a hat. Learn more here.

Winterizing Power Tools – Tips For Storing Power Lawn Tools

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

Temperatures often dictate when we can start or finish chores in the garden. This includes storing power lawn tools that we won’t be using for a few months. Find tips for winterizing lawn movers, trimmers, blowers and other gas- or electric-powered equipment here.

Innovative Gardening Tools – Learn About Unique Garden Tools To Try

By Teo Spengler

In today’s technologically advanced world, there are many new must-have garden tools available. These are unique and innovative, offering efficiency, usefulness, and ways to make garden tasks easier. What kinds of new gardening gadgets are out there? Click here to find out.

Choosing Tools For Kids: Child Sized Garden Tools For Pint-Sized Gardeners

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Gardening can be great fun for kids and may even lead to a hobby they will enjoy as an adult. When introducing children to gardening, it’s important to get them started with their own set of child sized garden tools. For tips on choosing garden tools for kids, click here.

Beginner Gardener Tools – Essential Tools For Your Tool Belt Or Apron

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Your new hobby is that of gardening, but what do you actually need to get started? While it can be overwhelming at first, a few beginner tools are all you need. To learn just what to put in your new gardening tool belt or apron, click here.

DIY Garden Tools – How To Make Tools From Recycled Materials

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Making your own gardening tools and supplies may sound like a big endeavor, but it doesn’t have to be. Knowing how to make homemade gardening tools can be really simple. Save money and waste with some of these ideas for DIY garden tools. Learn more here.

Garden Hose Upkeep – Learn How To Make A Hose Last

By Teo Spengler

Did you know the most important garden tool you have just might be the garden hose? If you think about it, this tool is very handy when it comes to watering the numerous plants you may be growing. Therefore, garden hose maintenance is vital. Learn more here.

Soil Sifter Tool: How To Make A Soil Sieve For Compost

By Teo Spengler

If you are developing a new garden bed or working the soil in an old one, you may come across unexpected debris making digging difficult. A soil sifting tool would come in handy. For information about using a soil sifter and tips on how to make one yourself, click here.

Drones And Gardening: Information On Using Drones In The Garden

By Amy Grant

Drones and gardening are a match made in heaven. What can using drones in the garden help with? The following article contains information on gardening with drones, how to use drones for gardening, and other interesting facts about these garden quadcopters.

What Is A Potting Bench For: Learn About Using A Potting Bench

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Serious gardeners swear by their potting bench. You can buy professionally designed furniture or repurpose an old table or bench with some DIY flair. Every gardener is different and it is reflected in the many potting bench ideas online. Learn more in this article.

What Is A Cape Cod Weeder – Learn How To Use A Cape Cod Weeder

By Amy Grant

Folks from the U.S. eastern coast probably already know how to use a Cape Cod weeder, but the rest of us are wondering what the heck it is. Here’s a hint: A Cape Cod weeder is a tool, but of what sort? Click here to find out about using a Cape Cod weeder in the garden.

What Is A Kirpi – Tips For Weeding With A Kirpi Tool

By Teo Spengler

One interesting tool you may not have heard of is the kirpi Indian hoe. What is a kirpi? It’s a multi-purpose tool that may be the only weeding implement you need in the garden. Click here for a description of a kirpi weeding tool and more information.

What Is A Patio Knife: Using A Patio Knife For Weeding

By Teo Spengler

What is a patio knife? It’s a tool especially suited for weeding out the narrow areas between the pavers in the patio. If you didn’t know there was a tool specifically made for this task, you are in for a treat. Click here for more patio knife information.

Dutch How Uses – Learn About Weeding With A Dutch Hoe

By Teo Spengler

Your opinion of hoeing might change when you start using Dutch hoes. This cool variation on the old tool makes hoeing much easier. Click this article for information about Dutch hoe uses including tips for weeding with a Dutch hoe.

What Is A Pruning Knife – How To Use A Pruning Knife In The Garden

By Teo Spengler

A pruning knife is the basic tool in a gardener’s tool chest. But what is a pruning knife exactly, and what are pruning knives for? Click on the following article for information on the different types pruning knives and the many pruning knife uses.

Lawn Mowing Equipment: What Are The Different Kinds Of Lawn Mowers

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

In addition to regularly purchasing fertilizers, herbicides and seed for overseeding, homeowner?s desiring a perfect lawn may also have to invest in a good quality lawn mower. Understanding your lawn mowing options is important. This article will help with that.

Sterilizing Pruning Tools: Learn How To Sterilize Pruning Tools

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

Disease pathogens can catch a ride on your pruners or other tools, possibly infecting the next plant you use them on. Sterilizing pruning tools between uses can help prevent the spread of diseases in the landscape. Click here for helpful suggestions on how to sterilize pruning tools.

Microwave Gardening Ideas – Learn About Using A Microwave In Gardening

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Gardening with a microwave may seem odd, but the machine has several practical applications. Sterilizing soil with a microwave or even drying herbs are just a couple of ways this kitchen appliance can help the gardener. Click this article to learn more.

What Is A Garden Spade – Garden Spade Uses And Tips

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Your garden spade is one of the most used tools in the landscape. What do you use a garden spade for? The answer is more complex than it may seem with this versatile tool. In this article, we'll break down the spade's uses and some selection criteria.

Bow Rake Information: What Is A Bow Rake

By Liz Baessler

Not all rakes are created equal, and some jobs require a certain tool. One such rake is the bow rake, also known as the garden rake. Learn more bow rake information, like how to use a bow rake and garden rake uses, in the following article.

Edgers For The Garden: Learn How To Use A Garden Bed Edger

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Lawn and garden edgers are important tools for anyone who appreciates the beauty of a crisp, neat line. Use an edger, not a trimmer, to create delineations between beds and grass or between grass and other surfaces, like your driveway. Learn more here.

Choosing A Weed Eater: Tips On Using String Trimmers In The Landscape

By Teo Spengler

Many gardeners know more about weeds than weed eaters. If this sounds familiar, then you may need some help choosing a weed eater, also known as a string trimmer. Click here for string trimmer information and tips about using string trimmers in the landscape.

Wheelbarrow Care: Learn About Seasonal Maintenance For Wheelbarrows

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Wheelbarrows are handy gardening tools are, but they also need care. Maintenance for wheelbarrows is crucial for keeping them rolling, clean, and free of rust. Learn more about how to care for a wheelbarrow in this article.

Different Garden Hoes – Learn How To Use A Hoe For Gardening

By Mary Ellen Ellis

A hoe is an important tool for any serious gardener, but did you know that there are multiple types of garden hoes? Some are better for specific jobs, while others are designed for bigger or smaller spaces. This article will help with choosing the right hoe for the job.

What Is A Pruning Saw – Learn When To Use Pruning Saws

By Teo Spengler

One important gardening tool is called a pruning saw. If you?ve never used one, you may have lots of questions. What is a pruning saw? What are pruning saws used for? When to use pruning saws? Click here for all the information you need to get started using a pruning saw.

Using Hand Weeder Tools: How To Use A Hand Weeder Tool In The Garden

By Liz Baessler

Weeding isn?t fun. The rare lucky gardener can find some zen-like peace in it, but for the rest of us it?s a real pain. There?s no way to make weeding painless, but it can be made bearable, especially if you have the right tools. Learn more about using hand weeder tools here.

What Is A Water Wand: Learn About Using Garden Water Wands

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

Watering plants probably seems pretty straightforward and simple, but it is actually something I spend the most time training new workers on. One tool I find essential to proper watering practices is the water wand. What is a water wand? Find out here.

What Are Loppers Used For: Tips On Using Garden Loppers For Pruning

By Teo Spengler

Gardening is easier when you choose the right tool for a particular task, and it?s hard to get by without loppers. What are loppers used for? They are tough pruners used to clip thicker woody stems as well as thinner stems that are hard to reach. Learn more here.

Digging Fork Functions: What Is A Digging Fork Used For In Gardens

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

Have you ever tried to dig into rocky or extremely compacted, clay soil with a garden spade? It can be back breaking work. Using a digging fork for a job like this can reduce the strain on your body and tools. Click here to learn when to use digging forks in garden projects.

Using Round Point Shovels – How To Use A Round Head Shovel In The Garden

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

A round head shovel is one of the most often used tools when developing a garden. What is a round point shovel used for? Learn more about this type of shovel, how to choose one and the best time to use it in the following article.

Tips On Using A Garden Fork – Learn When To Use A Garden Fork

By Ilana Goldowitz Jimenez, Plant Scientist & Writer

A gardening fork is one of the most important tools to have around the garden, along with a shovel, rake, and pair of shears. Available forks include large versions for upright work and small ones for more detailed, low-to-the-ground tasks. Learn more here.

What Are Rakes Used For: Different Kinds Of Rakes For Gardening

By Liz Baessler

When a lot of people hear rake, they think of the big plastic thing used to make leaf piles. And, yes, that?s a perfectly legitimate kind of rake, but it?s far from the only one, and not really the best tool for gardening. Learn more about different rakes in this article.

Choosing Garden Gloves: Selecting The Best Gloves For Gardening

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

Ok, not everyone is a fan but wearing gloves in the garden is actually important if you want to avoid pricks from thorns, splinters or nasty blisters. What?s every bit as important, though, is the type of gardening glove you choose. This article will help.

What Is A Transplant Spade: Using Transplant Spades In The Garden

By Liz Baessler

Almost every gardener has a shovel, and probably a trowel too. And while you can get a long way with a few simple tools, it?s sometimes nice to have the perfect utensil for the job. One such item is the tree transplant spade. Learn more in this article.

Choosing A Wheelbarrow – Learn About Different Types Of Wheelbarrows

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

Not all wheelbarrows are the same, though, so which type of wheelbarrow you should buy depends on the tasks you need it for. Click the article that follows to learn more about how to choose a wheelbarrow and the different types of wheelbarrows.

Japanese Digging Knife – Using A Hori Hori Knife For Gardening

By Liz Baessler

The hori hori, also known as the Japanese digging knife, is an old tool that?s getting a lot of new attention. While most Western gardeners may not have heard of it, it seems that everyone who does falls in love. Learn more about using a hori hori knife here.

Choosing Shovels For Gardens: What Shovel Do You Need For Gardening

By Ilana Goldowitz Jimenez, Plant Scientist & Writer

Correctly choosing and using shovels in the garden is important. Choosing the right type of shovel for the job will help you work more effectively and avoid injuries. It will also provide better results for your garden. This article will help make your selection easier.

Types Of Leaf Rakes – Tips On Choosing A Leaf Rake For Landscape Use

By Amy Grant

Garden tools, like other tools, help us do tasks more easily. For instance, if your landscape abounds with deciduous trees, you need a leaf rake, not to be confused with a garden rake. There are different types of leaf rakes available, so click here to learn more about them.

Using Garden Shears – How And When To Use Shears In The Garden

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

When it comes to using garden shears, choosing the right pair is essential. Unfortunately, selecting from the many different kinds of shears on the market these days can be overwhelming, especially if you aren?t sure exactly what type you need. This article will help.

Garden Hose Information: Learn About Using Hoses In The Garden

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

While not exactly the most fascinating subject in gardening to read about, hoses are a necessity to all gardeners. Hoses are tools and, as with any task, it is important to select the proper tool for the job. Learn about different types of garden hoses here.

What Is A Hand Pruner: Different Types Of Hand Pruners For Gardening

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

It?s not surprising that sorting through the many different types of hand pruners can be mind-boggling, but it?s important to choose the best tool for the job. Knowing when to use them and using appropriate pruners makes the job easier. Learn more here.

Garden Trowel Information: What Is A Trowel Used For In Gardening

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

I have had the same favorite garden trowel for about ten years now. It is one of my most prized possessions. So what is a trowel and why is it an essential tool for every gardener to own? Click on this article for garden trowel information.

What Are Garden Scissors Used For – Learn How To Use Scissors In The Garden

By Amy Grant

There are many uses for garden scissors vs. pruning shears. What are garden scissors used for specifically? Use the information found in this article to find out how to use scissors in the garden. Click here to learn more.

What Is A Long Handled Shovel: Garden Uses For Long Handled Shovels

By Teo Spengler

The uses for long-handled shovels are many and both your garden and your back will thank you. What is a long handled shovel? When to use long handles shovels? If you are unclear about where to stand on the long vs. short handled shovel debate, click here.

Hand Rakes And Uses – When To Use A Hand Rake In The Garden

By Gardening Know How

Hand rakes for the garden come in two basic designs and can make many gardening tasks more efficient and effective. This article will explain when to use a hand rake and what type will work best for each situation. Click here to learn more.

Do I Need A Bulb Planter: Learn About Using Bulb Planters In The Garden

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

A bulb planter is a foolproof way of getting the depth correct. Using bulb planters can take the guesswork out of planting bulbs and make the process much quicker. This means your color display will take half the time but be just as beautiful. Learn more in this article.

Essential Japanese Garden Tools: Different Types Of Japanese Tools For Gardening

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

What are Japanese gardening tools? Beautifully made and carefully crafted with great skill, traditional Japanese garden tools are practical, long-lasting tools for serious gardeners. Learn more about choosing and using Japanese garden tools in this article.

Different Types Of Watering Cans – Choosing Watering Cans For Gardens

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Just as many of us have a favorite pair of pants or a special way to fold towels, there are also preferred watering cans among the knowledgeable gardening set. Different types of watering cans can fulfill specific roles in the home and the landscape. Learn more here.

What Is A Garden Knife: Learn About Garden Knife Uses

By Amy Grant

Every avid gardener has his or hers favorite garden tool. Mine is the hori hori garden knife. Garden knife uses are many. Want to learn more about gardening knives? Click here to find out when and how to use a garden knife.

Help, My Garden Tools Are Rusted: How To Clean Rusty Garden Tools

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

After a long season of garden projects and chores, sometimes we forget to give our tools a good cleaning and proper storage. When we return to our garden sheds in spring, we find some of our favorite garden tools are rusted. Learn how to clean rusty garden tools here.

Winter Garden Tool Storage: How To Clean Garden Tools For Winter

By Liz Baessler

When cold weather is coming and your garden is winding down, a good question arises: What will become of all your garden tools? Learn about winter garden tool maintenance and how to clean garden tools for winter in this article.

What Are Cloches And Bell Jars: How To Use Cloches In Gardens

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Bell jars and cloches are invaluable objects for the gardener. What are cloches and bell jars? This article will help answer that as well as how to use them in the garden. Click here for more information.

Must Have Gardening Tools – Learn About Common Garden Tools And Equipment

By Heather Rhoades

If you?re in the market for garden tools, one stroll through the tool section of any garden center or hardware store can make your head spin. What kind of garden tools and equipment do you need, and what are the best tools for garden and lawn? Find out here.

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