Idiom of the Day
but for (someone or something)
if it were not for someone or something
The man would have easily got the new job, but for the fact that he was not honest about his previous experience.
Precautions while using Garden Tools
Prioritise your needs
Buy all the hand tools you need before considering heavy duty equipment, which may not be needed very often. It may be more convenient to hire heavy equipment when required, which also avoids the cost of maintaining and storing it.
The basic tools needed by virtually every gardener include spade, fork, hoe, rake secateurs and hand trowel. Hedges and shrubs require shears or, if they are extensive, it may be more appropriate to invest in a hedge trimmer. For a lawn, of course, you need a mower, lawn rake and possibly edge trimmers and edging iron to keep the lawn looking tidy.