Landscaping tools are one of the most important aspects of creating a yard that’s more than a yard: it’s a showcase. Become the envy of your neighbors and the target of that psychopathic gardener down the street by arming yourself with landscaping tools that almost get the job done for you. The right tool for the right job means the kind of landscaped lawn and garden that you’ve only dreamed about up to now.
Look for a pickaxe with a long wooden handle and head that is chisel-shaped at one end and pointy at the other. The pickaxe is a landscaping tool design to break up hard ground surfaces, especially those where rocks are too problematic for a shovel to get the job done.
The post-hole digger has two long, thin wooden handles that are each attached to a blade. When the handles are pulled apart, dirt comes up out of the hole into which you stabbed the blades when the handles are pushed together. If your landscaping plans require a fence, you will definitely need the post-hole digger.
The wheelbarrow has been utilized for landscaping for almost as long as people have been landscaping, It is one of the basic tools that electricity still hasn’t made better. So, you now, if you’re looking for one of those million dollar ideas, consider inventing a remote control wheelbarrow. The wheelbarrow has a tire at the end and handles at the opposite end and is used for transporting dirt, supplies and small children looking for the cheapest of thrills.
The spade is more than just a derogatory term heard at many Tea Party rallies against Pres. Obama. The space should not be confused with a shove, but almost always is. The difference is that a spade is basically a shovel with a straight edge. The straighter and sharper the edge, the better the spade can do its landscaping duties. Those landscaping duties include digging into hardened soil and lifting away rocks into what? Yes, the wheelbarrow.
One of the most important landscaping tools literally has been around since before Jesus Christ walked the earth. I guess. I mean, you know, it’s been around a long time. The shovel is better used for dirt that isn’t better cut through with the flat blade of the garden spade.
The tamper has a long steel tubular shaft and a small, flat and square area at the bottom. You grasp the landscaping tamper by the shaft and push down hard on the ground to compact whatever surface is below it. This could mean the landscaping tamper compacts stone, gravel, clay or whatever.