Faced with the abundance of good-looking equipment in stores and catalogs, it's easy to believe that you need it all. If you don't want to end up with a shed full of untouched gizmos and gadgets, you need to choose wisely. This no-nonsense guide will help you distinguish between the unnecessary and the essential. You'll learn to recognize the basic features of tools that will last you a lifetime. You'll find out exactly what you need to take care of everyday gardening chores, such as digging, cultivating, raking, pruning, and watering, and what it takes to accomplish more ambitions projects, such as installing a pond.
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