If you buy a good, well made garden tool then gardening will be a pleasure.If you buy a tool that breaks or bends, the pleasure is replaced by frustration and disappointment.
Having worked as a landscape mechanic repairing broken tools and servicing gardening equipment, I started this website to provide information and advice about what makes a good garden tool. My aim is also to build a comprehensive garden tools list as many people are unaware of the wide variety that is available to them.
As well as advice on tool buying, we have tips and videos on using the tools as well as suggested maintenance to keep them in top condition.
If you have had young plants or vegetables eaten by slugs and snails this summer, why not make a9v electric slug fenceto keep them at bay, its cheap and easy and we have pictures and step by step instructions to show you how.
With the leaf collection season just around the corner why not invest in a leaf blower/vacuum. These make a seasonal chore a lot easier.
Would you like to recycle more than just compost in the garden? Visit our garden recycling page for some ideas including making mini cloches out of metal clothes airier.
With everyone having to make cutbacks making a composter for free is a great way to save some money. We have step by step instructions as well as ideas where you can obtain some free pallets for this project.
Garden forks and spades are a must have, for any digging tasks in the garden but which is the right one for you? Do you need a border spade or a digging spade or both? We explain the differences. and the advantages and disadvantages of both.
We unravel the difference between different types of hoe and tell you why might need to add a swoe to your garden tools list. Are hand cultivators and rakes a must have tool for your list? well possibly. Why not take a look at our cultivating pages.
Secateurs or hand pruners come in three different types bypass, anvil and ratchet, we look at all three. Need to prune higher than ground level? We have some useful information on loppers and pole pruners in our pruning pages.
Want to install a rain diverter or sharpen your hand tools? We show you how with our guides. As well as text these contain pictures to help understand the process involved.
Lawns need looking after to help them stay green and lush. Regular clearing of leaves and debris are part of that care. We look at the options available including fixed head and adjustable head lawn rakes, leaf collecting tools and de-thatching rakes.
Just for people with bad knees? Definitely not. We should all look after our knees and here we look at the different types of knee protection available to keep our joints in good condition.