A few words on hand tools for the garden – there is a huge variety of hand tools out there, and I know I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again - keep it simple and it will be simple to keep. Although you don’t need anything too complicated, I do suggest that you spend a little more on the simple tools - secateurs, loppers, shovels, axes, working belts, rakes, pitchforks, work gloves – good quality will always make the work easier and more fun. Also, from my experience, ‘cheap' is more often than not - more expensive. So know that if you spend a little more at the beginning, you’re most likely saving money over time. These simple tools should all last for years, so make sure they are good ones.
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