Buying Garden Tools

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May 31, 2011

4 wheeled garden cartWhen faced with lugging plants, soil, other materials around the yard, wheelbarrows and garden carts are indispensable tools. As a means of transport, each has their advantages and disadvantages. Here are some side by side comparisons of their basic features, as well as some shopping tips if you find yourself in the market to buy one.



Many variations of the garden wheelbarrow have appeared over the years, but most of the wheelbarrows you see displayed in big box garden centers these days are actually modeled after a contractor's wheelbarrow - sloped metal sides designed to haul cement.

Traditionally, garden wheelbarrows were made of wood. They had one metal wheel in front, a stabilizing leg on each side in the rear, and upright sides that could be removed for dumping. Today's wheelbarrows benefit from advances in design and feature things like double wheels for increased stability and square-shaped trays for added capacity.

Wheelbarrow Advantages


Wheelbarrow Disadvantages

Garden Carts

Garden carts have either two or four wheels. Depending on the style, the wheels may be tall and thin with spokes, similar to bicycle tires, or be short and wide like those on a wheelbarrow. The body of a classic garden cart is made from wood panels reinforced by a metal frame, but many of today's models are made from metal or thick plastic. Some models have a fixed front panel, and removable panels on the sides. Others have flat beds with no sides at all.

Garden Cart Advantages

Garden Cart Disadvantages

Tips for Buying Either One


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January 7, 2013

I am looking for deals on garden tools. I know these are expensive and it is difficult to find deals. If anyone can provide me deals I will be happy.

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January 9, 20130 found this helpful

I think there are many stores that provide quality Lawn tools and mostly prices are same. But you can get these things discounted at Sears by using coupon codes as well. Sears always helpful for quality items with discounted prices. I have bought all of my home tools there from searching coupons from and similar other places.

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June 25, 2012

What are the factors to be considered in using garden tools?

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