Improve Your Garden Soil Store

Discover everything you need to get your garden fired up. Quality hand tools tend to work better, and of course will last you a lifetime - so don't be tempted to buy cheap and cheerful.

And we all know that having the right tool for the job makes life so much easier. So always make sure you have a solid range of basic tools to hand.

At the very least you want:

There are endless other tools your local garden store will want you to buy. But hold off the urge for shiny new things unless you see specific jobs they would make easier. Lots of gardeners have sheds full of useless gadgets they never use.

And keep your tools sharp too. And yes, even your spade - it will make a big difference. Just don't hit your wellies...

You can sharpen tools yourself fairly easily using a diamond file or a whetstone.

Where to next?
Learn more about the importance of soil testing and how to use a soil ph meter.
Discover effective tactics for killing weeds and in particular crabgrass control.
Or that essential ingredient of all successful gardens - read about building a compost heap or potash fertilizer.
Maybe you're a rose fan, in which case our rose gardening series will help with everything from growing miniature roses to rose trees.

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