Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Guide to Basic Garden Tools for Greenhouse Gardening

No matter whether you’re greenhouse gardening or gardening outside in your yard, you need to have some specific garden tools. In fact, it’s next to impossible for you to have any kind of garden without tools. Sure, you could dig in the dirt with your bare hands, but why would you want to? Greenhouse gardening, in particular, requires you to have some specific equipment.

Types of Greenhouse Tools

The first type of tool you’ll need is something to cultivate the soil. This might include tools such as trowels, shovels, spades and other sorts of digging tools. For traditional gardening, you might need bigger tools than these, but for a greenhouse these hand tools are generally just fine.

The good news for greenhouse gardeners is that they can usually choose their soil and don’t often need power tools. There is no need to rent or purchase a tiller to break up the soil. You can choose the specific soil for the type of plants you want to grow in your greenhouse garden.

Depending on the plants you are growing, you might need some pruning tools, too. Things like pruning shears, lopping shears, hedge shears, pole pruners, and pruning saws are the sorts of equipment you’ll need for pruning. Here again, it depends on the kinds of plants you want to grow. These tools are especially useful for trees and shrubbery.

Since all of your plants need to have water in order to survive, you need tools to deliver moisture to the plants in your greenhouse. Unlike an outside garden, you can’t rely on the rain to provide that necessary moisture for your plants. Whether you use a simple watering can or an elaborate sprinkler system with a timer, you must have a way to deliver water to your plants in your greenhouse garden. While a watering can is more precise and cheaper, a sprinkler system can save you all sorts of time. Here again, it really is up to you as to the type of tool you want to use.

Having the right gardening tools will save you a lot of time, so you can spend less time working and more time enjoying the fruits of your labor. There are many gardeners who enjoy getting a little dirty while they plant their flowers, but extensive gardening is easier with even the most basic of gardening tools, like a rake, trough, or a hoe. Aside from the essential dirt, seeds and sunlight, your gardening tools will help you be a success in your greenhouse!

About The Author
Michelle Torres has nearly 20 years experience using and designing greenhouses and is an avid gardener. You can find additional useful greenhouse information at http://www.greenhousecatalog.com

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