It's fun to amass the equipment for any new undertaking--and gardening's no different. Faced with so many tempting tools in stores and catalogs, it's easy to fall under a spell and think you need it all. This no-nonsense, wittily written guide to everything from classic bamboo rakes to high-tech, high-carbon steel shovels will steer you in the right direction and save you loads of time, money, and space. You'll find out what you absolutely must have, depending on the climate you live in, your size and strength, and your gardening goals. Recognize the signs of quality in handles, metals, and construction. All the necessities to dig, prune, feed, water, decorate the garden, and more receive detailed coverage by a team of top gardeners. Plus experts pick their six can't-live-without tools!Cutler, Karan Davis is the author of 'Essential Tools Equipment and Supplies for Home Gardeners' with ISBN 9781889538501 and ISBN 1889538507.