A novice (and sometimes an experienced) farmer has a lot of questions when choosing a tool for tillage. In order to determine what to buy, it is important to understand what kind of work will be carried out on the plot.
For example, the main tool for digging is, of course, a shovel. And it is necessary to buy a standard bayonet shovel for direct work on the beds and a shovel – it will be needed for making fertilizers, sand, and so on into the soil. Another necessary tool for cultivating the soil is a fork, which allows you to gently and accurately loosen the beds.
Do not do without garden works and without cultivation, for which a pitchfork can be used, but it is better to use a hoe or a rake – they are also useful for harrowing. A more modern option, which many gardeners like, is a manual cultivator.
One of the most important processes on the vegetable garden will be hilling. It will require a trowel or garden fork, while weeding will definitely need a weed extractor.
Of course, you can do with a minimum of necessary tools on the plot, but it is still better to buy for each type of work its own devices, because this way they will be performed faster and more efficiently, and the result will definitely please. In addition, thanks to quality tools, the work of the person who will work the land will bring joy, not fatigue.
When choosing gardening tools, of course, it is important to pay attention to its quality. If the shaft will constantly break, and the main part – bend, then there is no pleasure of work. Also it is necessary to choose the size and weight of the tool, because the user will get tired even during the lightest works with unsuitable tools.
The handle must be made of wood and well treated, so as not to drive himself into the palms of endless splinters, and not to get hurt. It is fitted tightly to the main part, so that it does not fall off.
In addition to the basic set of tools for work in the garden, there are additional tools, and then everyone should pick out for himself the set that seems most appropriate. Most likely, it will be supplemented as the number of plants on the plot will increase and the dacha owner will have his own needs. It is necessary to be prepared for the fact that something will not come in handy in the end.