How many times have you gotten started on a job around your house and realized that you didn’t have the right tool to do it? What did you do?
- Did you futilely try to do it with another tool that just wasn’t quite right?
- Did you give up on the job at hand?
- Did you try to borrow the needed tool from your neighbor?
- Did you go out and buy the right tool?
I think this has happened to all of us at some point and we’ve all tried at least one of these solutions. It’s always a pain to find out after you’ve started a project that you’re missing something. It’s sort of like baking a cake and realizing that you don’t have any eggs in the refrigerator.
With Spring right around the corner, tadalafil it’s a good idea to take inventory of what gardening tools you have on hand and what condition they’re in. Before you know it, buy viagra it will be time to clean up your yard and do some planting. To help you get started, here’s a list of the basic gardening tools that every homeowner should have on hand.
- MOWER – If you have a lawn, check your mower to make sure it’s still working. If you left gas in it over the winter, you will need to empty it out and add new gas.
- LEAF RAKE – For raking up loose leaves and light debris.
- HARD RAKE – For raking out crushed rock and heavier material.
- WHEELBARROW – For moving dirt, mulch, plants and other landscape items from one place to another.
- HOSE – Check to make sure your hose didn’t crack during the winter.
- SPADE SHOVEL – For digging holes.
- SCOOP SHOVEL – For scooping up piles of debris for removal.
- PRUNING SAW – For trimming larger branches off of trees.
- HAND PRUNERS – For snipping off small branches.
- LOPPERS – For pruning medium branches that are too big for hand pruners and too small for a pruning saw.
- HEDGE SHEARS – For trimming shrubs.
- PITCH FORK – For carrying thorny tree branches to be removed.
- HAND TROWEL – For digging small holes for flowers.
- HULA HOE – This is a handy tool for removing weeds manually from our hard soil and from crushed rock areas.
- GLOVES – This is probably the most important item. A good pair of gardening gloves will save your hands from blisters and thorns. You’ll be happy that you wore them.
It’s also a good idea to have some basic irrigation parts on hand if you have an irrigation system for your plants. For drip irrigation systems, this includes a roll of polyline, spaghetti line, emitters, some different sizes of couplers, and an end cap. Keep in mind that there are different sizes of drip irrigation lines. The most common size is 1/2″ but some are different.
If you don’t consider yourself a do-it-yourself-er (my husband falls into this group), give us a call at (520) 370-5697 and we’re happy to help you with your gardening projects. And then, you don’t have to worry about having any gardening tools on hand!