10 Basic Tools Every Gardener Should Have
Gardening requires a lot of work, and most of that work is done using tools. Using the right tools for the job ensures efficient results. But with all the tools and equipments out there, which should you get? Here are 9 basic tools to get your gardening arsenal started.
There are plenty of different work gloves out there for different purposes. Gloves provide protection for hands from getting dirty, getting pricked by thorny plants and so on.
For most of your digging needs, the shovel is the go-to tool.
Rakes are useful for leveling the soil, moving the mulch around plants and clearing leaves from the ground.
4. Hand rake
For those spots that the big rake can’t get to.
Trowels or hand spades are small shovels that are handy when repotting plants or digging the dirt around them.
6. Watering can
For controlled watering of plants, as well as easy watering for potted plants in and around the house.
7. Garden hose
For watering large areas such as lawns, beds and borders.
Secateurs are small pruners that are perfect for pruning thin branches and cutting flowers.
Used for pruning hedges and taller shrubs.
10. A hat
Because gardening is an outdoor activity, a gardener finds himself under the sun most of the time. Protect your head from the heat with wide- brimmed hats to shield your face and eyes from the sun.