Do gardening tools make a garden? Well, yes. And even more important, garden tools make the gardener. If you’ve ever used a poor tool for something, you know the work took longer, you made more mistakes, and sometimes you finally had to give up and buy a better tool. You can avoid frustration and lost time when you buy or give good gardening tools.
How do you recognize good garden tools? First, materials. Demand good quality steel or aluminum. If the finish appears to be chipping at the edges, those tools are not for you. Does a gardening tool like a pruner, which opens and closes, do so easily and without sticking? A pruner that sticks shut is an endless hassle. Examine the blade carefully – if the cutting edge is very smooth it will be sharper. The store may be able to demonstrate sharpness – running your finger along the edge of a good pruner is likely to result in a cut! See our pruner and trimmer garden tool set.
Tools and garden also mesh when you decide to try some indoor houseplants, or bring summer pots indoors for the winter. You won’t believe how much easier it is to use our garden tools sized for pots. An outdoor trowel is just plain too big for many indoor pots, and using a serving spoon less than satisfactory. Note the sharp end on the small trowel in our Deluxe Indoor Tool & Tote set. Fits anywhere. The trimmer and can pare unruly roots to allow your plants to grow better. This set of gardening tools also includes a rake plus a plant mister. Indoor air is usually dryer than plants like. You’ll be amazed at what a little misting can do. The tote for these tools and garden mister is handy as you go from plant to plant and ensures you’ll find all your gardening tools in one place.