Information & resources about plants & gardens for Brisbane & Qld
 

 

Garden Tools



Good tools make gardening easier and safer. Treat yourself or consider giving good-quality durable tools as a gift. Anyone with a garden will appreciate them, but they're especially appropriate for people who have recently purchased a home or are setting up a garden for the first time (housewarming, wedding or engagement).

Also, if older freiends and relatives are having trouble gardening these days, consider that better tools (e.g. lighter, better grip, longer handles or easier to start) might make thing easier and keep them active longer.

This page is intended to provide information about garden tools and where to buy them if you live in Queensland, including online shopping and mail order services.



News

Older news at bottom of page.


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Suppliers of garden tools & landscaping equipment (sale or hire)

ZANUI

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Create your dream home by shopping online and with Zanui. From kitchen, living room and bedrooms to the home office, patio and garden, Zanui's collection of stylish pieces will delight and inspire.

The outdoor range includes an extensive selection of furniture (tables, chairs, loungers, sunbeds and more), plus BBQs and outdoor cooking accessories, patio heaters, hammocks, umbrellas, and letterboxes. Complete your personal oasis with an outdoor rug, decorative pots, water features or other garden art.

The garden tools, gloves and watering cans available are both practical and stylish. They make great gifts, too!

Browse the entire collection now at the Zanui WEBSITE

AL-KO GARDEN

www.alkogarden.com.au

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The home garden range of quality AL-KO power garden products are now available with the convenience of online shopping from alkogarden.com.au

Select from a range of feature-packed lawnmowers including a manual push mower designed for both a perfect cut and operator comfort.

There are electric hedge cutters to suit large or small gardens, while the powerful electric garden shredder will deal with the trimmings and much more.

The JET Pump is extremely versatile, with ample pressure for irrigating with garden hoses or sprinklers from a rainwater tank.

For more information, specifications and online ordering, visit alkogarden.com.au

More Advertisers Wanted!

Does your business sell gardening tools, including spades, trowels, shovels, forks, secateurs, loppers, pruners, snips, hedge trimmers, hedging shears, harvest aids, lawn mowers (petrol or push), edgers, garden power tools and similar gardening equipment. Also sharpening stones, spare blades, holsters and holders etc. to the public in Qld? You can advertise on this page.

Businesses offering gardening equipment for hire are also suitable. Distributors/marketers of innovative garden tools available at the retail level may also wish to promote their products here. Items must be available to the public in Queensland and suitable for Qld conditions.

More information for prospective advertisers here: Advertising.

Other Information Online


The following links are for general information.

General Information

Choosing the Right Tools University of Illinois
Selecting the Correct Garden Tool for the Job! Iowa State University of Science and Technology
My Favorite Garden Tools - Part 1 Mississippi State University
My Favorite Garden Tools - Part 2 Mississippi State University

Maintenance

Care of garden tools Department of Agriculture Western Australia (PDF)
Caring for Your Tools Cornell Cooperative Extension (PDF)
Take good care of hard-working garden tools Extension Service Garden Hints, Oregon State University
Winterizing Garden Tools University of Illinois. Lots of maintenance advice, even if you don't live in a climate cold enough to stop gardening in winter.
Sharp tools make for easy gardening Charlotte County UF/IFAS Extension Service, Florida (PDF)
Sharpen or Suffer: Caring for Your Tools Parker County Master Gardener Association, Texas (PDF)

Disinfection

The Myth of Cloroxed Clippers Is bleach a good way to sterilise pruning tools? Washington State University (PDF)

Hand Tools - cutting

Tools of the Garden Trade- part 2- Pole Saws Pinecrest Plant Guy blog, Miami

Hand Tools - digging

Sharpening Shovels Univ. Florida Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology

Power Tools

Gas vs. Electric Tools Univ. Florida Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology
Tips for Working Safely with Electric Garden Tools Cornell Cooperative Extension of Nassau County
Electric String Trimmers Hawaii Horticulture
Gas-powered String Trimmers Hawaii Horticulture
Tools of the Garden Trade-part 3- Chainsaws Pinecrest Plant Guy blog, Miami

Lawn Mowers

Selecting a Lawn Mower Univ. Florida Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology
Reel Mowers Univ. Florida Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology
Reel Lawnmowers Hawaii Horticulture
Sharpen Grass-Cutting Skills, Tools for Efficient Mowing Season Missouri Environment and Garden, University of Missouri
Avoid the hazards of lawn mowing Extension Service Garden Hints, Oregon State University
March is Mower Maintenance Month Missouri Environment and Garden, University of Missouri
Giving the Lawnmower a Tune-Up Univ. Florida Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology
Lawn mower maintenance Colorado State University
Sharpening the Mower Blade Univ. Florida Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology
Blunt Mower Blade Damage Ohio State University Buckeye Turf Program
Changing the Oil in Your Lawnmower Univ. Florida Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology

Sprayers

An array of sprayers for pesticides Charlotte County Cooperative Extension Service

Others

Soil Moisture Monitoring: Low-Cost Tools and Methods National Center for Appropriate Technology (USA)

Tools for disability

Gardening with Arthritis (Tool selection and other tips) University of Illinois
Gardening for All: Accessible Gardens and Adaptive Tools Yard and Garden News, University of Minnesota
Garden tools can be adapted for hip, leg or knee problems Extension Service Garden Hints, Oregon State University
Safe and easy tool use for the visually impaired gardener Extension Service Garden Hints, Oregon State University
Bad back? Adapt your garden tools Extension Service Garden Hints, Oregon State University


Older News

Gardens of of the future?

Husqvarna (which manufactures outdoor power tools) has released results of a survey conducted with people from eight northern hemisphere countries to gain insight into current and future gardening trends. A summary of U.S. trends is provided here: New Trend Forecast Reveals Evolution of Lawn Care in the 21st Century. (April 2009)

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