A wheelbarrow is one of the most useful tools in the garden because it helps you move a lot of things around easily.
Most garden wheelbarrows only have one wheel and this makes it really easy to manoeuvre between plants or along paths. It also has two feet at the back for it to rest on and two handles which you walk between. It has a bended piece at the front of the wheelbarrow which is what you use as a lever when tipping it forward.
Tips for using a wheelbarrow:
- Always put the heaviest thing into the bucket towards the front so that it is over the wheel. This will mean that the wheelbarrow won’t weigh so much.
- Don’t overload the wheelbarrow. It is much better to make a second trip.
- Keep the weight evenly balanced so that it doesn’t tip over.
- Always hose the wheelbarrow down after using it and stand it on its head to drain. This will stop a metal wheelbarrow from rusting.