A well made garden tool can make a world of difference in your success with your gardening efforts. Whether you are raising ornamentals, like flowers, trees and shrubs or you are concentrating on the edible form of gardening, you should buy the best gardening tools you can afford.
Some of the choices in garden tools can include, but are not limited to hand forged tools. There is a connection to the earth and to our history when we use tools that have turned hickory handles and forged iron blades. Our ancestors used these components and settle entire countries and continents carrying them with them to break the ground of their homesteads.
The tools that are most durable seem to be the ones that come with fiberglass handles. These handles are less likely to shatter. They do not need painted or varnished to protect the gardener from splinters. On garden tools with fiber glass handles one is likely to find blades that are Teflon coated. The tools then resist rust and weathering by the elements.
To be able to garden for a long time without putting undue strain on your back and arms, you may want to consider ergonomic garden tools. They are often light weight but strong. There is usually a curve to the handle of ergonomic garden tools that encourages good posture and prevents back injury.
Garden tools make excellent gifts. In the winter they remind us that Spring will return with all its growing opportunities. For couples wedding showers, garden tools can be cute, and useful gifts along with garden or yard décor. Housewarmings are other times when garden tools are the absolute perfect gift.
Having the right tools is important, whether it is for home or garden, growing or building. There is a wide selection and garden tools should definitely be on your list for yourself or as a gift.