Thu 19 Apr 2012
The weather this [ast week was pleasant and dry, so I have been able to get out and do some yard work. This is a big deal, as last year at this time when I was first moving into this house there was still a ton of snow on the ground. I remember it snowed about six inches the day before Easter, which was April 24th last year. Crazy!
Despite the mild temperatures and dry weather this year, it is just a matter of time until the spring rains come and make things all muddy again. So I have been taking full advantage of the situation by picking up the tree branches that fell during the winter, raking out the flower beds, seeding the bare patches on the lawn and a bunch of other things.
It is so hard to believe that the planting season – which means when the frost danger has passed – is still weeks away. But I am busy planning my garden, which means I am attracted to anything related to gardening these days, like the garden tools “built by gardeners for gardeners” of the Garden Tool Company.
About the Garden Tool Company’s garden tools built by gardeners for gardeners: “The phrase ‘best garden tools’ is a bit subjective. If you’re a ‘gardener’ once a year when spring rolls around, then a less expensive tool from one of the big box stores might be ‘best’ enough. On the other hand, if you’re an avid gardener that depends on your tools to work as hard as you, every time you pull them out of the shed, then you’re looking for a tool that is a bit more substantial…a garden tool built by gardeners for gardeners.”
At first look on the Garden Tool Company’s site I will admit I suffered sticker shock on a few items. However, you can just tell these products are well made and will last for many seasons. I can’t tell you how many (cheap) planting shovels I have gone through over the years as the handles break or bend. Anyway, I like the Garden Tool Company’s Japanese Ninji Cultivator Rake.