Your first trip to buy garden tools can be quite overwhelming. There is a huge assortment of different tools out there and many tools serve the same purpose. To make things easier, you should decide exactly what you need before you go to the store so that you don’t end up buying tools that will sit in your shed unused.
Make sure you buy the right tool for the job. The wrong tool won’t get the job done and you could end up with sore, strained muscles. For example, if you are going to be pruning trees and shrubs, you will need the proper pruning shears. A long handle with large, strong blades will be best for tall trees. Large branches will cut easily with these and you can work right from the ground, eliminating wobbly ladders. Pruning shears with shorter handles and blades will work best for shrubs and will prevent arm and back strain caused by using a tool that is too large.
With any tool, you should look for ergonomic handles that have good padding. A tool that is made to accommodate the curve of your arm and the way in which the tool is used will add greatly to your comfort. Padded handles will prevent painful blisters.
In the end, you should buy the best garden tools that you can afford. These tools will last longer and make your work much easier.
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