Cheap Garden Tools For the Frugal Gardener

The main reasons that people garden are growing food for home use and distribution to family, friends, and neighbors; taking pride in a hobby that can be easily seen and admired, and lastly, to save money. Gardening saves money and that’s just a fact. Fresh veggies that are tasty and good for you are certainly proof.

However, one of the drawbacks of gardening is that some aspects of it can be a bit expensive. The most expensive part of gardening is the tools that are required to do a good job, and make the hobby more enjoyable. The good news is, there are some ways that can make it less expensive. One has to be just a little enterprising.

Most of the garden tools needed can be purchased at dollar stores. The small hand tools, gloves and aprons are plentiful at the dollar store and are, well, a dollar. Buy several at a time and then buy a container that will house as well. A buck apiece. This is a good start.

The next place for good inexpensive garden tools is the flea markets and rummage sales. There are many items that are available that sellers will reduce their prices just to get rid of. A recent purchase of a tiller for ten dollars that needed blade sharpening proves this. Seeds, potting soil, and even pots can be found. The last day of rummage sales are the best times to go and get the best harvest of deals. It is the same with estate sales. They too offer large supplies of items that can be purchased at a good price.

Another way to get the tools and equipment for gardening that you need is to simply ask. Gardening tools and equipment are wonderful gifts for Christmas and birthdays. They are a no brainer, and easy to find. Though many people would overlook this option, the gardener can request the stuff they want and really get it. After all, garden tools are generally one-stop shopping in most stores and has a wide range of prices. So what if you have three hand shovels?

The last proven way to secure the equipment and tools that are needed for gardening is to shop for these items off-season. January and February are the best months to buy lawn and garden equipment at good prices and seeds are readily available. At times, the new trends in gardening are available for the next season, and also in time for new garden additions.

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