Gardening is Easy with the Right Tools
Its often said that with the proper tools, any job can be done right. The same is true with gardening. Of all the tools you need for gardening, there are two basic types: cultivating tools and planting tools. The first group of tools have several names that all have to do with digging, raking, hoeing, and shoveling. These include a digging fork and a five-tined cultivator. The other group includes a spade and a dibble or pointed planting tool. Visit the plant care shed to find the tools you need and more!
Burgon & Ball Tools
Plants aren’t the only thing that will need a refresh this season! Stop by the Plant Care Shed to shop through Burgon & Ball’s plant tool line. The line is sponsored by the Royal Horticultuere Society, one of the world’s foremost horticultural organizations and the UK’s leading gardening charity.
Each tool has a lifetime guarantee through its manufacture which means you can garden with ease of mind. Our pick of the week is their Houseplant Pruner that makes keeping your indoor jungle maintained a breeze!
Grab yourself a cool new tool or gift to your green-thumbed friend!
Plant Care Shed Picks
Bamboo Gardener Gloves
These bamboo rayon fiber gloves are: lightweight, incredibly comfortable, moisture-wicking and breathable with a fantastic wet/dry grip. The naturally soft and comfortable 13-gauge seamless knit liner is constructed of bamboo rayon fiber. Bamboo is amazingly sustainable and regenerative; it’s the fastest-growing woody plant in the world with some species growing over 3’ a day. The relaxed ergonomic shape reduces hand fatigue and increases productivity. The special treatment and dipping process improves bonding of the premium green natural rubber latex to the knit surface. Unique flat wrinkle-finish provides better flexibility and dexterity; an excellent strong wet or dry grip; abrasion resistance and improved durability.
Corona Pruning Saw
Ideal for small to medium branches. The 7 inch blade ideal for cutting 3 inch diameter branches. The saw’s RazorTOOTH Saw technology removes up to 2x more material per pull stroke than conventional blades for fast and efficient cutting. Each tooth is triple-ground, providing multi-faceted angles to maximize efficiency of cuts and removal of wood.
This versatile meter combines the testing requirements for moisture, light and pH in one meter. The meter dial records the soil moisture level and gives you advice to water or not. Move the switch to pH and the existing soil acidity is measured. Compare the reading to the scale for your plant on our website and follow the directions to sweeten the soil. Move the switch to light and read the amount of light available to your plant. Reposition your plant to adjust the amount of light required for your plant.
Manage the Rain
If you need even more rain management, consider adding rain fixtures to your garden! We’re fans of adding pieces to the garden that are not only aesthetically pleasing but also functional.
A rain barrel is a very useful tool to have in your garden. They are considered a low-cost and effective way to capture rainwater. They can be used to irrigate your garden or any part of your yard that needs watering. Our barrels can catch up to 55 gallons of water and will help reduce your irrigation costs. They are easy to install, easy to maintain, and provide years of use!
Rain chains are very unique, as they do exactly what you think: Collect rainwater from the top of your house and then let it flow down in a unique way. Rain chains are becoming popular everywhere – even in the US, with more and more people installing them in their gardens as a form of decoration and rain management.