Gardening is a great way to have fun and escape the additional yet unnecessary stress that’s brewing in your head.
If you are a beginner or an expert, here are 10 must-have gardening tools to make your lives easy and make you fall in love with gardening.
Before you get your hands dirty, a pair of gardening gloves is the first thing you should look for. Now, when it comes to gloves, you know that there are so many types of gloves used for different jobs and different occasions. For example, surgical gloves and leather gloves. But gardening gloves are specially made to save you from dirty hands, nail infections, scratches, and bruises from rose thorns and noxious weeds.
A good pair of gardening gloves should have qualities.
- puncture-free, and skin-friendly.
- Also, the material has a great deal in quality.
A variety of materials such as leather, latex, Bamboo fiber, and nylon are available on the market. If you are an eco-friendly person, then bamboo gloves fit you the best. With the right quality and material, you can pluck, rake, dig and plant. If you do not have the rest of the gardening tools with you, the sky will be your limit with a pair of gardening gloves. Simple as that.
2. Lawn Mowers
A lawnmower is equipment used to cut down the tall-grown grass and make the surface look even and neat, just as a carpet. According to your requirement, as in the area of your garden or any land that needs a cut and trim, you can pick the mower you need.
There’s a range of mowers available in the market.
- Simple push lawnmowers
- Electric-motor and battery-powered mowers
- Robotic and remote-control features.
you can pick what’s convenient to you. Also, lawnmowers are categorized by the number of blades used:
- Single blade
- double blade, or multiple blades.
So, first, learn how big your lawn is. Then decide which mower is the best for you. Budget matters too, doesn’t it? The more advanced the options will be, the more pennies it will cost, but it’s worth it.
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Once you establish your dream garden, you must maintain it constantly before you have to redo it all over again. What’s easy? Well, either way, you can use the help of a rake in your garden. There are different types of rakes.
- Lawn rake.
- soil rake.
- landscaping rake.
Each of these rakes is used for unique raking purposes. For example, a lawn rake which is also called the leaf rake can be used to remove the moss, fallen leaves, and debris off the lawn without pulling out the grassroots. It will help prevent grass-related diseases and promote healthy growth. Also, more green will soothe your eyes.
A soil rake is used to turn the soil to mix fertilizers and compost, and pull-out stones. However, it’s not just the function that makes the rakes vary from one another. It is also the quality. The materials used and the strength differs per function of each rake.
A wheelbarrow is gardening-vehicle type equipment with one or two wheels that is useful when gardening in many ways but one. It is specifically designed to carry both light and heavy bulks. Though it is not only used in gardening, having a wheelbarrow among your gardening tools is something you can be proud of as an investment. It’s absolutely a time saver as you can load the stuff and carry it to where you want at one go.
You don’t have to walk back and forth with your hands full when gardening. Wheelbarrow does the job for you. All you have to do it, load it and push it forward or backward. Imagine you wanted to move some pots from one spot to another, you can use the wheelbarrow rather than carry each in hand. From plastic and steel, you can decide which material suits you the best for your job. Also, don’t forget to consider the size of the wheelbarrow when choosing one.
A spade is a gardening tool similar to a shovel but round and pointy, as the name suggests. The spade comes with a blade fixed to a handle. The blade is mostly made of metal, while the handle can be either wood or steel.
It is mostly used for
- creating the perfect edges and maintaining them
- removing deep-grown roots of sods
- transferring plants from one place to another with the soil.
If you need to plant newly, you can use the spade to dig the hole. When removing sods, the spade can cut down to the tough roots with its blade easily. FYI: though spade only has a slight difference from the shovel, having both is a win-win. Because they are made for unique jobs.
The gardening fork looks like a bigger version of the cutlery fork. But the functions are not similar at all. In the garden, you can use this fork to turn the soil and mix compost and mulch.
There are types of forks designed for specific gardening activities.
- Digging fork
- Spading fork
- Compost and manure fork
- Ensilage fork,
These forks differ by function and shape. Especially, the number and distance of tines help you understand how to pick the fork as per your need.
7. Garden Kneeler
A garden kneeler is a cushioned seat that gives you the support you need to reach the ground for all your gardening activities.
What’s more comfortable?
Kneeling on the bare ground or a cushioned seat?
If you don’t want to ruin your pants and have irritated skin after kneeling on soil or pebbles or stones, a garden kneeler is a safety measure.
Unlike other gardening tools, garden kneeler has only one main aim. It is to support ground activities and keep you safe. You can choose garden kneelers in your favorite colors and style. Also, the size. Some garden kneelers come with an amazing option where they have holders to carry the other small tools for gardening. All you got to do is either kneel on the seat or even sit on it. Whichever way you like, it does the job.
Secateurs, also known as pruning shears, are a type of scissors. They are exclusively used to cut and shape plants. Not only that, but they are also capable of pruning tree branches and shrubs. When you need to reshape the grown bushes and plants, trim down thorny plants, promote plant growth, secateurs are the best choice.
After you are done, do not forget to clean the dirt and oil it often. Also, sharpen when necessary. Make sure you only use the secateurs on plant and not on metal sheets as the secateurs can go blunt, and you will not like its cuts thereafter. According to the type of blade, either anvil or bypass, secateurs are grouped such as Fiskars secateurs, spear and Jackson secateurs, and okatsune secateurs, etc. You can pick the secateur that matches your need.
9. Watering can and Hose.
In the process of gardening, maintenance plays an important role. A garden must be well-maintained to keep its beauty throughout. Hence, water is an essential component. A watering can, or a Hose is used to water your plants and the grass. The water can be used specifically to hand-water the plants. Let’s say you want to sprinkle a few plants and pour more water to some other dried plants. You can completely take control of it.
Also, they are easy to carry anywhere you want, like the balcony or rooftops. When it comes to water hoses, you can use them to water a larger area of plants and grass lawns. But to use a hose, you must have a hose spigot. So, the place you can use it is limited. Anyway, one way or the other, your watering needs can be covered if you have a watering can or a hose, or both.
A weeder, as the name screams, is a tool you can use to remove the weeds that destroy the garden’s beauty. No matter what steps you take to prevent weeds, they will somehow find a way to the garden. So, why not use a weeder. It is a smaller version of the spade or the fork.
There are many types of weeders available for purchase. Before buying a weeder, know the type of weed you want to get red and the area you want to cover. It will make you decide which type covers you.
Alright, now you know the top 10 must-have gardening tools for your garden. During this pandemic, use your time for gardening. It’s a next-level therapy. Get your tools ready and step down to work.