Choose the Right Tools for Gardening
What should you consider when choosing gardening tools? A gardening beginner should start with the basics and then buy tools as you need them. Start with a set of gardening gloves to keep your hands free of dirt and debris. They also offer a layer of protection if you’re dealing with thorny or prickly flowers or shrubs.
For digging and breaking up dirt and clay, a shovel, rake or spading fork is a great choice. Other digging tools with long handles provide more leverage, while short-handled tools offer more control, but may be harder on your back.
A good set of pruning shears is essential for keeping your plants neat and trim. Also be sure to get a watering can, or a nozzle with varying settings for your hose to make sure that you’ve got a way to water your plants without hurting them with water pressure.
Once you’ve got the basics, start gardening and see what kinds of challenges pop up. If you notice a time where you don’t have the proper tool for the job, you can easily add it to your arsenal with a quick trip to a Home Depot store or by shopping online.
See below for our list of must-have tools for every gardening beginner.