Tag Archives: tools

Useful Tools: Shrubs

As any gardener who has snapped the handle off a cheap spade while digging in rocky or heavy soil will tell you, not all spades are equal!

Two Favorite Fall Tools

I really enjoy my two main fall gardening projects: planting bulbs and gathering leaves. When I’m planting bulbs, I picture the return of spring. Raking leaves gives me the chance to get some exercise and let my mind go blank. …

Toolshed: Overwintering Engines

BY ROGER B. SWAIN Plants aren’t the only entities that can fail to survive a winter. Bad things can happen to machinery as well. Purists will point out that engines are inanimate, but an engine that won’t start up in …