If you own a house and have some property that you need to maintain, you should buy the best garden tools you can afford. Garden tools that are built with better and stronger materials not only work better, but they also last longer.
You could probably go out and buy a rake or a cheap hoe for less than $10 and it would work okay for raking up some leaves or creating furrows to plant your tulips. If you are trying to dig into hard clay with a cheap hoe, don't be surprised if one of your mighty swings results in a cracked handle. Similarly, if you are trying to remove embedded rocks with a cheap rake, the head may pop off if you pull too hard.
The best garden tools are made by reputable manufacturers using high quality materials. They do not use plastic parts and they are solid enough to stand up to the toughest abuse. A gardener cherishes his garden tools because they allow him to do his job.
When you have good garden tools, you will want to keep them in good condition. You should clean all of your garden tools after every use. It is not necessary to shine them to a brilliant finish, but, get the caked dirt off the shovel and put them away in a shed so they stay dry in case of rain. Share