3 Tools and Tips for a Sustainable Garden

Last updated on November 2, 2021

Let’s take a look at some of the garden products that will help keep your garden looking amazing while limiting environmental impact and keeping your money in your pocket.

For those of us who love getting out in the garden, it’s much more than just gardening; it’s a lifestyle.

Generally speaking, we love nature, whether it’s the plants, trees, birds chirping by the birdbath you recently installed, or just the enjoyment of simple weeding and trimming. 

But above all, most of us avid gardeners are passionate about living an eco-friendly life and doing our part to help mother nature; We take pride in recycling, keeping things minimal, and recycling. 

Sustainability is at the forefront of everyone’s minds these days, and when it comes to us gardeners, nothing is different. Sustainable garden tools and equipment provide other positive benefits, too, including less waste, lowering the carbon footprint, and not burning a big fat hole in your wallet.

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Outlay More Money

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Now hang on a second your thinking; didn’t you just say not to burn a big hole in your wallet? Yes, I did, but hear me out.

How many times have you bought a cheap piece of furniture like a sofa or a chair or what about a cheap electrical item like a shaver or radio; invariably, after a short period of time, they either break and need to be repaired or more often than not they just stop working; This costs money!

Well, garden tools are no different.

Buying cheap garden tools is not sustainable in the long run. They need to be continually replaced or repaired, handles break, clippers don’t cut anymore, and the shovel handle becomes flimsy; quite frankly, it can also become dangerous.

Do yourself a favor; invest in some good garden tools today; Mother Nature and your wallet will thank you for it.

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Environmental Impact Is Heavy

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Garden tools like electric garden tillers are one of the best investments you’ll ever make. Still, most garden tools are made of heavy metals and plastics, which, when thrown away, can have a devastating impact on the environment.

Think of the other knock-on effects like wasted packaging, transportation costs, even the costs of manufacturing. Now you start to see that buying those cheap garden tools you’ve always bought has unintended consequences for the environment.

Now hopefully, you see what I was getting at by saying outlay more money upfront. The impact on the environment is much more damaging than you think or want. Buying good gardening equipment means it will last years.

What a nice relief that would be, not having to buy new tools each season.

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Sustainable Tool Ideas

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Shovel

The humble shovel is one of the most underrated tools in the shed; it’s responsible for moving dirt around, digging holes and has a range of other uses. Generally made out of lightweight aluminum, they have a negligible impact on the environment.

Be sure to choose the right size; typically speaking, small will suit women while the large is perfect for most men.

Pruning Shears

Buying a pair of high-quality pruning shears not only looks and feels great, but they are easy to sharpen and will last for years if cared for correctly.

Forks

Forks are great little tools for digging up the vegetable batch, breaking through stubborn weeds, and airing the soil. Try to find a fork that is made from high-quality grade carbon with a strong hardwood handle for comfort and durability.

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Final Cuttings

Your choices of gardening tools have an impact on nature and your pocketbook. 

Outlay more money now to save money down the line and at the same time do the environment a favor. Be sure to keep your gardening tools inside the shed or garage, keep them oiled and greased if they need it, regularly wash and clean them and keep them sharp.

By taking these steps outlined above, you’re well on your way to being the proud owner of a sustainable garden.

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