Crucial Garden Tools
Gardening is a great experience, but you need the right tools for the job. Below is a list of garden tools you all should consider purchasing and storing in your trusty garden shed! Some tools are better for a situation than another tool would be, so having a wide arrange of tools is very important if you want an amazing garden!
A hand weeder is good because it allows you to precisely remove weeds at their roots. For larger groups of weeds use an electric weed wacker.
Garden scissors are simple, scissors for gardening, you can use them to cut open packets, trim unwanted plants, and more!
A soil knife is a knife that originated from Japan, alternatively call “Hori-Hori” They are good for weeding and digging lines in your garden beds.
A hand trowel is your best friend for gardening. They’re basically a mini shovel! Use it when you want to transplant some veggies or when you need to plant individual seeds.
These are like garden scissors, but for thicker things like small branches, hedges, and shrubbery. Some have handles that can reach up to several feet long, those will allow you to prune in tall areas you cannot reach.
Curved Blade Shovel
Curved shovels are great for digging in the dirt due to the curved blade. use this for when you need to dig holes. it’s one of the most common tools you will see in a shed.
Full Flat Digging Spade
The curved bladed shovel will do all the heavy work, but the flat spade will trim the edges and make them square and flat, improving the look of your flower beds. Use this for finishing work.
Rakes are good for getting leaves out of your garden area and cleaning your lawn up, leaves are great for compost as well.
Garden rakes are somewhat like Lead rakes, only instead the garden rake is designed to smooth out the soil and give your flower bed a neat and freshly raked look.
Pruning Saws are good for cutting small branches and trunks rather than use a full saw. This is great for when you need to clear out small trees or if you need to remove infected branches.
Hoes are useful for digging small trenches where you can very easily plant seeds in a row. They’re also useful for weeding, shaping soil, and harvesting root vegetables.
A Digging Fork is excellent for breaking apart soil. It offers great penetration and will make your life way easier when you need to bust up soil plugs, dirt, or hay.
Sometimes you will need tools capable of doing mass amounts of work in your garden with little effort. Here are some of the most reccomended tools you can purchase for yourself.
Weed Trimmers do the same job as Hand Weeders but it’s a lot faster and more efficient. The main drawback is that the weed trimmer does not deal with the roots of the weeds, as it just cuts the weeds.
Brush cutters are a heavier duty version of the weed trimmer meant for use in heavily vegetated areas of land. These are great for pushing back the vegetation and giving your garden some breathing room.
Lawnmowers come in all shapes and sizes. Their purpose is to cut the grass on your lawn. Some are ones you can ride on, others are ones you have to push. You can collect the grass clippings to use as a sunlight blocker for garden beds.
A Leaf Blower is good if you don’t really have the time to rake all of your leaves with a normal rake, it’s fast and some even have the option to suck in the leaves so you can use them for compost.
Here are some gardening accessories that make your life drastically better when gardening. Most of these can be found at your local gardening or hardware stores.
Get a sprinkler system that can cover all the areas you need to get water, this will make watering plants easier compared to watering with a hose.
Whether you’re using a sprinkler system or not, a garden hose will be greatly useful for watering your plants.
A Wheelbarrow is amazing if you want to save yourself energy by not carrying things to and from wherever you need to go.
A small stool is good if you just want to sit own rather than kneel or squat, make sure it’s comfortable and easy to transport.
Knee-pads are great for protecting your knees and making kneeling down a bit more tolerable and comfortable.
A good pair of gardening gloves is essential if you don’t want a lot of blisters and cuts after putting in hours of garden work.