Growing your own fresh vegetables is both rewarding and a healthy decision for your family. It does involve some work, however, and having the right tools can make this work a little quicker and easier.
If you grow flowers in your yard, you already know that certain basic tools are a must, and you probably keep them handy throughout the summer. You’ll need them for your vegetable garden too. These include:
Shovel, preferable a sturdy one with a gripping handle on the end for turning soil over and digging substantial holes for larger plants.
Hand Trowel for planting small plants, creating seed trenches and getting into tight spaces that need digging.
Hoe with a long handle to break up soil between rows, keep soil loose around plants, and save your back.
Pruning Shears, preferably kept sharp for trimming both small and woody branches and keeping flowering bushes and vegetable plants under control.
Weed Wacker to keep edges and walkways neat and weeds out of your gardens.
No matter how diligent you are with your gardens, weeds will be an issue, and in a vegetable garden it is crucial to keep them at bay if you are to get the best harvest possible. Anticipate spending time pulling weeds. For the stubborn ones, consider a notched cobra head tool to get under the weed and pull the root.
Building a garden
For vegetables or flowers, building a new garden takes some planning and some additional tools. You will want to first identify a location for your garden and determine a size. For vegetables, the amount of sunlight and the quality of soil are critical for maximizing your harvest. Remove grass from the area or use a weed wacker to trim it as short as possible, then turn it over with a shovel or tiller.
Be sure to get a sturdy wheelbarrow to haul additional soil and compost to fortify your garden and till these additives into the soil to create the perfect soil composition for your garden plans.
At Sully’s Tool Rental, we have what you need to create a garden you can be proud of. For the largest of gardens, we rent 5 and 8 horsepower tillers to work the soil. Sturdy weed eaters also are available for rent to clear your garden area or get an overgrown garden back in shape.
Check us out today for all the tools you need to be a successful gardener.