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Best Pruner Shears

Pruner Shears – Finding the Best Pruners for You

What makes the best hand pruners, and how to buy ones that are right for you.

We have been through a lot of different pruner shears in our time gardening and on the farm here at Celtic. And I can tell you, there is nothing worse than using a bad set of hand pruners all day. What are some of the key problems with pruners? How can you avoid them and. find the best prunersRead the rest

Garden tool sharpening of pruners and loppers

How to Sharpen Pruners, Loppers and Shears

A Guide for Gardening Tools and Blade Sharpening

Sharpening Garden Tools

In my first post on Sharpening Scissors, I showed you a quick and easy way to sharpen your garden scissors with my favorite sharpening tool: the diamond hone sharpening paddle. This guide will give you some insight and techniques to keep your garden tools (pruners, loppers and shears) sharp and in tip top shape for the garden. Sharpening pruners and loppers can … Read the rest

Soil in the raised garden bed

Raised Beds and Soil

What Type of Soil To Put in Your Raised Bed

This post is a continuation of our raised bed series with all you need to know about raised bed gardening. So, you’ve built your raised bed, and its sitting empty, just waiting for soil so you can begin planting. What you put in your bed is extremely important to the health and longevity of your plants. Soil supports plant growth by providing 5 core items:… Read the rest

raised bed wall materials

Choosing a Raised Bed Material

What Material Should I Use?

This is the second post in a series on raised bed gardens (First post here: Benefits of Raised Garden Beds). The best thing about raised beds is that you can use just about anything for walls. So how do you build garden box walls? Here is a list of the typical materials you can use.

Wood: The Typical Raised Bed

Creating a wooden raised bed is quite simple, and … Read the rest

Raised Bed Garden Benefits

The Raised Bed Garden: Benefits

How Raised Beds Can Change the Way You Garden

Introduction

So just what is a raised bed? It is a volume of garden soil contained within a set of walls made of wood, stone, metal or concrete that rises above the normal soil level. It’s a popular method of creating a garden space, but has many benefits.

The Benefits of the Raised Garden

Why go to all the extra effort to build a raised bed Read the rest

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