Equipment

Gardening is great and with the right equipment you can transform any piece of land into a little corner of heaven. Not all gardeners have expensive or high-tech gardening equipment and you actually don’t need very sophisticated tools to do the job. So what sort of equipment will help you get the job done with less effort?

For working in the garden here is an idea of some of the gardening equipment you may want:

  • Protective clothing  – gardening gloves, overalls, special shoes, etc., and tools meant for the different types of operations that you want to do.
  • There are tools designed for cutting, trimming, watering, irrigating, digging or pruning. Therefore, irrespective of the type of gardening you intend to do there are a few tools that are musts in gardening.
  • Among these we can mention garden shovels, spades, hoes, blowers, vacuum shredders, chainsaws, hand tools, hedge trimmers, hoses, sprinklers, mowers, buckets, watering cans, rakes, pruners, compost bins, garden baskets, garden sieves and sprayers.

Now how do you purchase your gardening equipment? It is easy to just go to your local gardening store and ask the clerk to give you the tools you need for certain activities. But it would be more useful if you did some research on the Internet, through books or discuss with other gardeners (maybe join a gardening club) in order to make a good choice.

You need to get well informed about the equipment you want to acquire especially because there are so many choices that make it difficult for you to decide. It is very easy to fill your garden shed with unnecessary tools, or ones that get hardly used at all.

Doing the job without gardening equipment can make the job harder and some almost impossible to do. I wouldn’t like to prune my roses without the right gear, although there are gardeners who are not afraid to tackle any job and actually enjoy getting dirty and sore, while planting or pruning.

Even those gardeners have at least the basic tools like a spade, a rake or a hoe. It proves ultimately that how you enjoy your gardening is how important your choice of gardening tools and equipment is.

You may be happy with your seeds, dirt and spade, whereas I do like my riggers gloves and chainsaw!

Gardening Shoes

As a hobby, gardening is a favorite pastime for lots of people. It offers a great opportunity to be creative and it allows one to release the tensions accumulated during desk work. As it happens with any other hobby, gardening requires some basic equipment for both comfort and protection. In addition to gardening tools, hobbyists and professional gardeners are inclined to buy gardening gloves, aprons or wellingtons as well as gardening shoes.

No matter how big or small your garden is (it may be just a little patch) it is still a garden, and if you want to make it look at least good you need to get a little dirty or, sometimes dirty a lot. Your hands and feet ? even your legs up to your knees ? are the first to get dirty and injured. So appropriate gardening shoes and gloves are mandatory when you start working in the garden.

Some people do not necessarily consider acquiring proper gardening shoes and keep using older worn out shoes. If that’s how you prefer it, you should know that there is a good chance to ruin your feet as such shoes will turn out to be very uncomfortable for gardening activities.

If you just put on some of your every day shoes you will surely manage to ruin them before long. So, either way you may think of doing things, you sacrifice comfort, quality or money. You choose! Gardening shoes may not look great, but they are sturdy, comfortable and protective.

Before you go shopping for gardening shoes, you need to know what they are good for and how they can contribute to your task performance outdoors. Well, there are mainly two types of gardening footwear: shoes that are easily put on and taken off every time you need to use them and boots which, though more difficult to put on and take off than the shoes, are highly protective.

Gardening boots which go beyond ankle level are even better as they protect not just the feet but part of your legs too. Most of the shoes are made of rubber or other waterproof materials which can be very easily cleaned. The boots are also made of sturdy materials, not to mention that both footwear types should be tough enough to keep your feet safe from injury. So, depending on your gardening needs you can choose between these two types of gardening shoes so as to stay safe, clean and dry while you work in your garden.