When you start a garden, one thing you need to consider is the supplies that you will use. Depending on the type of garden you have, you will probably be dealing with all sorts of different operations, such as digging small holes, digging large holes, raking, planting, and many other more fine procedures. So if you have the right tools for the job, you can get it done quickly and with relatively small amounts of hassle. So consider all of the following things when you are looking to get started with your garden.
First, you have to do some research about the companies that you are buying supplies from. Some companies use processes to make their items that are harmful to the environment, or unethical. There are countless resources devoted to discussing which companies are reliable and decent, and which ones the consumer should avoid. So find out about company practices, and try to find a few companies that you will stick with when buying garden supplies.
Every garden supply selection should start out with a small shovel for fine work, such as digging small holes or removing weeds. If you’re going to be installing entire plants or bushes, you could do with a larger shovel as well for large-scale digging operations. For jobs involving cutting, weeding, and pruning you could use a good pair of gardening shears. You can get a heavy-duty pair that will take care of pretty much any job you require. You should also look into an aerator, which is essentially a cluster of spikes that can be easily driven into the ground.
Next, now that you have all of the basic products required of gardeners, you can start looking into specialty products. If you expect to be planting a lot of bulbs in the future, then you can buy a product that will make that process much easier by practically injecting the bulbs directly into the ground. This will save you the trouble of repeatedly digging small holes, inserting the bulb, and covering it up. Instead, you can do it all in one slick movement. If you use fertilizer or pesticide, then you can buy tools to easily spray it or spread it around as needed. There are even tools that help in the process of composting.
So look on the internet and at your local gardening supply store for tools that will make your life easier, and help your garden to achieve its full potential.