Is Niwaki a good brand?

In our expert reviews of gardening products, Japanese style tools and brands often score highly for their performance, such as the Niwaki Golden Spade and Niwaki Mainichi Secateurs as well as the Okatsune Bypass Secateurs.

What do hand pruners do?

Pruners are designed to smoothly cut thin pieces of wood, as well as anything softer such as the non-woody stems of perennials. If the wood is thin enough (about half an inch or less) and you know where to make your cut, go ahead and do it. Pruners don’t take any special technique.

How do you use a Korean hoe?

Ho Mi Digger – YouTube

How do you use a Japanese razor hoe?

Burgon & Ball Razor Hoe – YouTube

How do you clean Japanese secateurs?

As the blades are sharp and pass each other very closely they need regular cleaning to remove the inevitable build up of sap and resin from the plants being pruned. Use a pan scourer or wire wool combined with penetrating oil e.g. WD40 to clean down to the metal.

What does Hori Hori do?

A hori-hori, sometimes referred to as a “soil knife” or a “weeding knife”, is a heavy serrated multi-purpose steel blade for gardening jobs such as digging or cutting. The blade is sharp on both sides and comes to a semi-sharp point at the end.

How do you sharpen a Hori Hori knife?

The Speedy Sharp: Sharpening Pruners and Hori-Horis – YouTube

Is a Japanese garden high maintenance?

A proper Japanese garden is rather demanding on its keeper. Leaves have to be swept up every day. Blades of grass must be picked out from the moss, and sand raked into cool rippling patterns of water breaking round rocks.

Why are Japanese bridges red?

Red is an important color in Japanese culture, and in this case represents wisdom, transformation and all that is sacred. Red is also a color heavily intertwined with Zen, and so further encourages the individual to reject their attachment to physical things on their journey across the bridge.

What is so special about Japanese garden?

Japanese gardens are characterized by: the waterfall, of which there are ten or more different arrangements; the spring and stream to which it gives rise; the lake; hills, built up from earth excavated from the basin for the lake; islands; bridges of many varieties; and the natural guardian stones.

What is a Tsukiyama garden?

A garden with an artificial hill as a crucial element. As artificial hills are usually constructed with ponds, this term has the same meaning as hill and pond garden (tsukiyama rinsentei).

Who invented Japanese gardens?

Origins. The ideas central to Japanese gardens were first introduced to Japan during the Asuka period ( c. 6th to 7th century). Japanese merchants witnessed the gardens that were being built in China and brought many of the Chinese gardening techniques and styles back home.

What stone is used in Japanese gardens?

The use of natural stone in Japanese gardens is crucial. Limestone, granite or even slate are a welcoming sight throughout a Japanese garden. Stones like our hammered granite, boulders or large hedging stone make great features in rockery constructions.

How do you lay a Japanese garden?

10 Japanese Garden Ideas for Backyard – YouTube

What does water represent in Japan?

In the Japanese culture, water symbolizes purification and life. Without water, there would be no life. One belief is that waterfalls are sacred and standing under them is considered purifying.


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