With the first scents of the autumn, you should prepare your outdoor garden for the next season and it is essential to do it before the first frost. Some plants and late-grown edibles require special cares while the preparation of a green house is not an exception too. This is the season when a quick garden clean up might be insufficient for a proper and beautiful layout for the winter, so take your free time and spend the entire weekend in the garden. Take a pick of a sunny and warm weekend, and spread tasks between all the family members. Most of all – check out your tool kit for the important tools, as well as their condition and do the needed repairs. The perfect gardening tool kit you should own is a set of:
The Gardening Toolkit You Should Own
A trowel and a rake are high on the list, because they are some of the most frequently used tools. They will need you when planting new seeds for the cold season if you have a small urban garden. Not to mention that there are different types and sizes of trowels, which can suite best the needs of your garden. If you prefer just garden landscaping in small sizes such as on the roof or on the balcony – a better idea is to get a smaller trowel. It is perfect for growing plants in a row or when changing the plants between different pots. A rake is required to spread out the soil evenly and to get rid of the bigger grit, sand, stones and other particles. What better way to use the rake as a tool for leaf collection too!
Hand pruners and/or loppers are next. They are very handy for fine gardening when the landscape is more than just a way for growing edibles and trees. Because of that, the hand pruners are also a very frequently used tool for shaping bushes alongside the walkway in the garden or for transforming a plant into a piece of art as a decoration for the patio or for the observation deck. The hand pruners give you the strength to remove small branches and leaves with just one cut. The bigger and longer handles of the loppers are recommended for cutting bigger and thicker branches – just the perfect tool for the autumn when you have to ensure a better leaf clearance by removing the most invasive branches of the adjacent trees to the house or to the fence.
A shovel for maintaining a small garden is required, especially for an outdoor garden. Make sure that you have a good quality shovel or check out the condition of the old shovel if it`s not used frequently. If needed – sharpen the edge for a better penetration into the soil. A shovel for snow is also a great tool to keep in your gardening set.
Lawn care tools. From personal protection tools such as gloves and glasses, to a strimmer for lawn care – there is a myriad of things to include when it comes to the proper look of the lawn. If you have a lawn in a greenhouse
You probably need a smaller strimmer such as a string trimmer. For lawns of quite large sizes and dimensions – search for a rental lawn mower or call the gardening experts to help you with the difficult things.
A backup hose is always a great tool to keep in the gardening set. It may be not that useful for the cold season, but it is definitely a must-have when cleaning the patio, the balcony and the walkways from the fallen leafs just by hosing with water.