If you're one of those people who are just starting out with gardening, it's best to invest in garden tools that are going to help you with your work. However, since there are so many tools to choose from, how do you choose which ones are actually useful?
Essential Garden Tools to Complete Your Tool Kit
Essential Tools to Help You in Your Garden
Gardening can be a great hobby and every gardener should own the best gardening tools to make their gardening tasks easier and enjoyable. Take into account which tools you'll use for a longer period of time. Also, keep in mind the different types of garden tools that you should have inside your garden toolbox.
They are necessary to have whether you do gardening indoor or outdoor. These are the essential ones you should invest in. Trust us, you won't be able to do anything without them.
1. Pruning Shears
Make use of pruning shears for tasks that will need you to trim unwanted branches of plants or shrubs in your garden. There are different types. The one you specifically need is a hand shear so it's easier to cut small twigs and branches from flowers, shrubs, and branches.
2. Soil Knife
A soil knife can be used for digging soil once you go through the process of planting. You can also use it to pick plants out of your garden pots. Once you've got the perfect one, take care of it properly so it lasts through time.
If you have a larger amount of soil to transfer into a pot, it's best to use a hand shovel. It's probably the most useful tool as it can also be used to gathered dirt or leaves into one corner of your backyard after sweeping and for mixing your compost.
There are many types of shovels. We recommend you buy tall shovels as they are convenient for digging deep into the soil to create a hole for planting bigger plants or trees.
4. Garden Gloves
Every gardener should have gardening gloves so that dirt from the soil won't stick onto your working hand. A pair of gloves protect your hands from chemicals like pesticides and insecticides. It also protects the plants from the germs that might intoxicate your growing vegetable or flower.
This garden tool is used in pruning small branches and twigs of larger trees and plants. It operates like pruning shears, only this has a longer handle and bigger blades. Acquire quality tools like this and take care of it so it will last a lifetime.
6. Digging Fork
The garden fork is an understated gardening tool. However, it has many functions and it is great to use for cultivating the soil, removing weeds, and loosening the soil. It may not sound much, but trust us, no other tool does it best.
The rake has many uses for your garden. The most common of all is a leaf rake, used to collect gathering leaves to keep your garden tidy and neat. Alternatively, a bow rake can also spread mulch, level soil, or break up hardened soil during springtime.
Other kinds of rakes are:
- bow rake – which has short and thick tines
- shrub rake – which has more slender tines used for lighter debris
- thatch rake – used for dealing with thatches
- hand rake – which is smaller and easier to manage since you'll be closer to the ground
8. Hand Trowel
A hand trowel is one of the most common gardening tools you need. It is for digging, turning up the soil, or pull up hard leaves from the ground. This is usually the first gardening tool most gardeners get since it has many uses as well.
This is also perfect for urban gardening and for those who have limited space in the garden because of its small size, where you could keep almost anywhere.
9. Hose and Spray Nozzle
When you're planting anything, especially for a bigger garden, a hose and spray nozzle is very important since watering your plants is crucial. Although some may get away with a watering can, a hose with a spray nozzle can help you manage a bigger garden easier.
An edger creates a clean line in your garden. Just like its name, it creates clean edges on your garden commonly used on raised beds, sidewalks, or driveways.
Watch this video of Dimitri Gatanas for tips on how to use different gardening tools:
After reading this blog post, do you think you have them all in your garden toolbox? Well if not, complete your garden tools now so you'll be ready anytime you need them.
Do you have other essential garden tools you think should be on this list? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below or join the discussion on our Facebook page.
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Editor’s Note: This post has been updated for quality and relevancy.