Caring for green areas requires a wide range of machinery and equipment built for an audience of professional gardeners and hobbyists. The choice of mechanical means must be made according to the size and characteristics of the green area to be maintained and in relation to the architectural models on which to base the design and management of gardens.
Garden equipment is obviously associated with the many types of gardening. Simply put, the range goes from English gardens to Italian ones. The former are characterized by a closer approach to the natural environment with large areas of grass, trees and shrubs arranged in a way that reflects a natural landscape and possibly also flanked by artificial elements such as caves, walkways and the like. Italian, or formal gardens, on the other hand, have their origins in the Renaissance with areas laid out according to planning involving geometries, divided through the use of rows and hedges, vegetation sculpted in various shapes, and trees and other plants arranged in a path. that leaves nothing to chance.
Then there are various types of Mediterranean garden. In more recent times rooftop gardens, landscaped squares and hanging gardens have been developed. The first two are built on top of an architectural structure or in an urban plaza for scenic purposes and to enhance the microclimate of the surrounding building and the second is grown on the walls of buildings to beautify the urban scene and reduce the air pollution. The greenery in general and the gardens in particular are instruments capable of reducing the results of the paved environment to improve the quality of life.
Especially abroad, and also in Italy, the idea that green helps to generate better health is advancing and the most ambitious expression of this concept are curative gardens or therapeutic gardens that are authentic rehabilitation facilities. Therefore, there is an awareness that working with greenery and gardening helps sick or disabled people in ways that limit their activities.
Along with the various more or less defined types, there are many private gardens that do not fit into predetermined schemes but arise from singular initiatives and personal choices. However, they too share the need for care and maintenance.
Following is a study of some of the basic equipment used in gardening.