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Must-Have Tools for Gardening

Whether you’re a beginner gardener looking to start your first garden or a seasoned gardening vet gearing up for a new growing season, having the right list of garden tools can make short work of your green-thumb chores this season. We’ll show you the tools you’ll need to tend your garden like a pro.

Tools for Digging

Different digging tools can help you in different gardening situations. Whether it’s small holes or big ones, we’ll explain a bit out each tool and suggest which tools you should be using for each job.

Hand Trowels

Hand Trowels

A hand trowel is usually used for smaller jobs like seed planting, small hole digging and loosening the roots on tough-to-pull weeds. It cuts the soil easily and is a versatile tool that can be used in lots of other situations as well.

Shovel & Spades

Shovel & Spades

Shovels are a great tool for digging large holes and moving dirt around your yard if needed. If you’re looking for a more precise cut, a garden spade with a flat edge can help you get nice, clean garden edges or grass lines.

Garden Hoes

Garden Hoes

A garden hoe has two main uses: it can help you cut through tough foliage and weeds with a swing, or it can help you move and spread dirt with ease. Garden hoes come in various widths to make easy work of any gardening job.

Tools for Harvesting and Pruning

Harvesting your crops or pruning them to keep them healthy is easier when you’ve got the right tools. Here’s what you’ll need.

Gardening Gloves

Gardening Gloves

Keep your hands clean and dry with a great pair of gardening gloves. They’ll help you get a better grip on slippery objects and keep your hands protected against thorny or prickly plants. They’re also good of you’re allergic to certain pants, as they keep you from direct contact with them.  

Shears & Pruning Tools

Shears & Pruning Tools

A good set of pruning shears can help you trim your plants and keep them healthy. They’re also great for harvesting fruits and veggies that grow on vines or stems. They come in various sizes to make sure you can cut through even the largest gardening jobs.

Wheelbarrows

Wheelbarrows

Wheelbarrows are the workhorse of the yard. They’ll help you carry large loads of dirt, mulch and anything else you need with ease. They also have two rear legs for stability allowing you to shovel directly out of it into your garden.

Tools for Watering

Watering your garden is one of the most important aspects of keeping it healthy and thriving. There are lots of different ways to water, and here are some of the tools you’ll need.

Garden Hose

Garden Hose

A garden hose is a great way to water your fruits, veggies and flowers. Constant pressure and a long reach will ensure you’ve got coverage to even farthest sections of your garden. Attaching different nozzles and sprayers can give you even more options for flow and coverage.

Watering Can

Watering Can

Watering cans come in all shapes and sizes. From open-spouts to shower-head style nozzles, these portable water holders are a great way to get water to your garden, no matter where it is.

Other Specialty Tools

Save Time on Gardening with These Power Tools

Powered gardening tools are a great way to save time and energy while gardening. Here are some great ones to help you with your next gardening project.

Leaf Blowers

Leaf Blowers

Leaf blowers can remove dirt, grass and plant clippings from your garden or walkways in no time. There are different speeds available and some are even battery powered for ultimate portability.

String Trimmers

String Trimmers

String trimmers are the perfect tool to trim around fences, decks, walkways and more. Gas powered and electric, they’re the best tool for getting nice, clean edges on your lawn or garden.

Tillers & Cultivators

Tillers & Cultivators

Tillers and cultivators are the most efficient way to dig deep holes or cultivate your soil to get it ready for planting seeds. These tools take the manual labour out of digging and turning your soil so you can focus on planting and growing your garden.

How to Properly Take Care of Your Garden Tools?

Leaf Blowers

Cleaning

Keeping your garden tools clean is a great way to prolong their lifespan and keep them functioning well. Give your spades and trowels a rinse after use, then dry them to avoid rust. You can do the same with shovels and wheelbarrows.

Sharpening

Bladed tools like shears, hoes and others should be sharpened regularly to keep them cutting optimally. Use a whetstone or electric sharpener to keep them sharp.

Storing

Store your tools in a shed or garage to keep them out of the sun and other weather conditions. Keep them dry to avoid rusting and wear.

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