Keeping lawn and border edges neat and tidy is an easy task with a lawn edger also known as a half-moon cutter or edging iron due to its shape.   Using an Edging Iron   Edging irons have a flat blade which makes it ideal for giving straight clean cuts to lawns. Treads on top […]

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Dibble

A garden plastic or wooden dibble or dibble is the most basic tool imaginable, but one of these could save a lot of time if you plant lots of seeds or bulbs.   Essentially a stick with a sharpened end the dibber has changed little in the centuries it’s been in existence.  The sharp end is […]

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The planting of bulbs is made much easier and quicker if you use a bulb planter.   The bulb planter has a set of teeth on the bottom of the cone for biting into the soil. Depending on your soil type will depend on the way you insert the planter into the soil.   Loose […]

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Watering cans are a basic tool for gardeners. Young plants, seedlings, pots and containers as well as plants in a greenhouse all need to be watered using a watering can.   Whilst a hose pipe can be used for well-established plant beds and borders, a watering can will use a lot less water.   Buying […]

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As well as collecting free water a rain barrel or water butt can bring other benefits to your garden.   Plants will prefer rain water and it’s a better alternative to tap water when topping up a pond. Watering a garden is a lot easier from a rain barrel than continual trips indoors to refill […]

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Connecting a garden water timer to a soaker hose or irrigation system will ensure a supply of water to your plants when you are away from home.   Garden Water timer come in various designs with a choice of dials or digital displays to set the time and frequency of the watering.   How do […]

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Irrigation system can save a lot of time spent on the daily watering in the garden.   They can be connected to a water timer which allows water to be delivered economically to plants and vegetables when you are away from home.   There are various kits available for containers, flower beds and vegetable plots. […]

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The garden spade is one of the most basic but essential tools a gardener can have. It is very versatile and can be used for digging, cutting, reshaping or for planting and cultivating and moving small amounts of earth. A spade should not to be confused with a shovel as there are a number of […]

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The garden fork is an essential digging tool for any gardener and here’s why:   The fork due to its construction will penetrate a number of different soils where a spade will have difficulty. Stony, hard compact or heavy clay soil will be dug much easier using a fork. When the tines or prongs are […]

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