By Leah Allen
Have you browsed the garden tools section lately at a hardware store, or nursery, or better yet the big box stores? There’s an umpteen amount of shovels, pruners, and rakes on display, all just a little bit different than the last, essentially helping to overwhelm the consumer in the selection process.
I love a good garden tool, but I believe some tools are like kitchen gadgets – they look fun and easy, but after impulsively buying it, they barely get used, if remembered to get used at all.
I’m going to break down the garden tools that are essential in any garden and where you can purchase these tools locally and online.
Hori Hori gardening knife
The hand cultivator helps loosen soil, rake and smooth soil.
Long Handled Tools
You can check local flea markets and yard sales for old gardening tools. New is not always better. All that matters is how effective it is for the job you need it for.
Whether you start with some basic hand tools and add on to your tool collection as the years go on or buy all new, these are the tools you will use time and time again for all your gardening and landscaping needs.
You can purchase any of these tools locally at:
B&M Landscaping on Clark’s Falls Road by I-95 in North Stonington, CT
Holdridge Home and Garden Showplace on the Colonel Ledyard Highway in Ledyard, CT
Westerly Agway on Friendship Street in Westerly, RI
Pequot Plant Farm on Wheeler Road in Stonington, CT
You can find them on-line at:
American Leonard Tools
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