Garden tool catalogs usually contain a wide range of garden tools that are available for purchase or rent at the company whose catalog you view.
It could be a manufacturer, a wholesaler, or a retailer.
In addition, there are companies that specialize in producing catalogs.
These companies have no garden tools of their own. They are service companies that simply serve as a link between the “sellers” and the “buyers”.
TYPES OF GARDEN TOOL CATALOGUES.
There are basically 2 types of garden tool catalogs.
- An offline catalog.
- An online garden tool catalog.
ONLINE GARDEN TOOL CATALOGUES
An online garden tool catalog can be found on the website of the “seller” of the garden tools. It contains the tools available for purchase or rental, their specifications, price, delivery policy, and return policy. It also contains a contact address for further inquiries.
You can find examples of online garden tool catalogs at these shops.
NB you can also request offline garden tool catalogs at many of the websites of the “sellers”.
OFFLINE GARDEN TOOL CATALOGUES
You can get an offline garden tool catalog where available, by requesting one through the company’s website, by calling the office or by writing them.
It is usually provided free of charge but some charge a small fee. This is usually done to avoid unnecessary and indiscriminate requests for catalogs.
Some offline catalogs are restricted to residents of a particular geographical location which is usually the same location served by the company (Where their client base is OR is expected to be).
These catalogs are not as readily available as online catalogs for logistic reasons. You have to wait for some time to get your offline catalog to be delivered to you.
Changes are not easily made in offline catalogs and so, many times, the online catalogs are more up-to-date.
However offline catalogs are good because, once you get one, it can be used even in the absence of internet service.(Advantages for business persons)
IMPORTANT THINGS TO LOOK FOR IN A GARDEN TOOL CATALOGUE
Tool specifications, recent modifications, and advantages of those modifications.
Tools that can be customized when specially ordered.
The company guarantees each product.
- Payment options.
- Delivery policy.
- Return policy.
- Safety policy.
TIPS THAT WILL DEFINITELY HELP
- Never buy on impulse. Double and triple-check before you make your order.
- Don’t be afraid to ask questions.
If you are not sure about anything, ask for clarification.
The Garden Fork
This is not the piece of cutlery you need on the dining table. A garden fork is needed for some yard tasks that are peculiar.
It is not a very versatile tool but very few tools can be used as a substitute for it.
It has a handle, a stem, and a fork end which is usually made of metal.
- To turn a compost heap.
- To break up large soil particles.
- To aerate the soil by turning it.
- To harvest some tubers and roots in the garden like carrots and potatoes.
- Mix fertilizers and organic matter into the soil.
Care Of Your Garden Fork
- Clean properly and dry after use.
- Store on a tool rack or in the tool shed.
- Before prolonged storage, oil metallic parts.
- The use of garden gloves would prevent callouses and blisters after prolonged use.
- Use garden boots.
- Those with short stems are good for working at close range like when working on nursery beds while those with long stems are good for jobs like turning compost heaps and for working over larger areas.
- The fork end should be rigid and not flexible.
- Fork ends made of rust-proof metal parts last longer.
- The handle should be comfortable to work with. Try wrapping your fingers around it and see how it fits.