Before long, it will be time to start gardening again. Perhaps you’ve already spent time eagerly circling variety options in seed catalogs, planning your garden, researching fruit and vegetable crops, and starting your seeds indoors. But have you dug out and dusted off your garden tools yet? With the right tools, you can start your spring off right, and you’ll be completely prepared when the weather starts to warm. Here are some tool resources and tips to help you out.
First, give your existing tools new life by recycling materials you have on hand. You can tune up secondhand tools so that they’re better than new in no time, or make your own garden tools from recycled materials, such as saw blades and wooden handles. You can also build a nifty multi-use garden tool, which will allow you to perform many tasks without dishing out the money for many different tools.
After you’ve exhausted your reusable-tool options, research the tools that are on the market. Some companies design their farm and garden tools with women specifically in mind, and others tools are so helpful and high-quality that you won’t remember what you used beforehand!
Once you’ve revitalized your tool collection, you’ll want to find a good place to carry and store your tools. This tool tote can be made from recycled aluminum cans, or you can build a tool-holder out of leftover fencing materials. That way, you’ll always know right where your tools are when you need them.
Do you have any tool suggestions to share? Let us know in the comments!
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