Most jobs get easier when you use the right tools, including gardening. This video will show you how to assemble a gardening tool set.
You Will Need
* A 10-foot-by-12-foot garden tarp
* A Dutch fork
* A short-handled trowel
* Pruning shears
* Long-handled shears
* A garden rake
* Long-handled floral shovel
* A push broom
* A watering can
Step 1. Start with a tarp
Used for hauling leaves and other waste, the tarp is the workhorse of the garden. Look for a plastic laminated tarp with metal grommets and ropes for easy handling.
A hardware or garden-supply store will carry all of these tools.
Step 2. Add a Dutch fork and trowel
A Dutch fork and trowel help to turn soil and mulch weeds, which creates a layer of materials that protect the soil beneath. Look for tools made of forged metal and try them in your hands to make sure they're a comfortable fit.
Step 3. Add cutting tools
Pruning shears keep rosebushes looking good while long-handled shears can cut small branches.
Step 4. Include digging tools
Don't forget digging tools. Add a rake to cultivate soil and a long-handled trowel, which create holes for new plants.
Step 5. Sweeping up
For cleaning up dirt and clippings, add a push broom to your garden arsenal.
Step 6. Keeping it moist
An old-fashioned watering can is ideal for keeping flowers and small gardens moist during dry weather.
FACT: The Missouri Botanical Garden in South St. Louis contains the Climatron, a geodesic dome that contains more than 1,200 species of plant life.
It’s Black Friday week on WonderHowTo! Don’t miss out on all of the big sales in the Gadget Hacks and Null Byte shops. And if you’ve been wanting to take some classes without going into debt, check out our best deals on online courses for a variety of skill sets. Don’t miss out on these huge discounts: