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The Beginner's Guide To Gardening Tools

Posted by Alan Bernau Jr on Wed, Mar 27, 2019

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Do you appreciate seeing a garden full of blooming flowers or vegetable plants? Maybe you've always wanted to start your own garden but weren't sure how to go about it. In order to be successful in gardening, it's helpful to have the right collection of tools. Today, I have a list of tools that can help you to bring a beautiful garden to life this spring!

  1. A Hand Trowel: A hand trowel is a small spade with a sturdy handle made of wood, plastic, or metal. Its pointed tip is great for digging, transplanting seedlings, breaking up roots in the garden, or tearing up weeds. It's best to get a stainless steel hand trowel so it can endure lots of root-cutting and digging! If you have a few flower pots or a planter on your front porch, I suggest using your hand trowel to take flowers out of their garden-store containers and put them into the soil. A hand trowel is easy to control, so you can put the flowers exactly where you want them.
  2. A Garden Hose With an Adjustable Nozzle: If you already have a garden hose, then you're ahead of the game! To make your gardening work even easier, get an adjustable nozzle that fits onto the end of your hose. A nozzle helps you control the amount of water you put on your flowers. For example, you can set the nozzle to mist when you want to water flowers with delicate petals that need to be treated with care. Set the nozzle to soak when you have large bunches of hardy flowers that require lots of water.
  3. A Wheelbarrow: A wheelbarrow made of heavy-gauge, seamless steel is a reliable choice. Getting one with a rubber wheel allows you to move easily over all types of terrain. A wheelbarrow is useful when you want to move a few heavy items at one time. For instance, you can use it to move a big load of mulch across your yard so you can distribute it around the base of each tree. A wheelbarrow is also helpful for carrying leaves as well as bags of soil and fertilizer.
  4. A Garden Hoe: A paddle-style garden hoe with a wooden handle is a valuable tool to have in your garden shed. It has a rectangular head excellent for breaking up roots and weeds and spreading soil around in a garden. Try to find a garden hoe with a single forged head. This is a durable choice made to tackle stubborn weeds and roots. Keep in mind that there are a variety of garden hoes designed to handle different types of soil along with different tasks in the garden.
  5. Pruning Shears: A pair of pruning shears with an ergonomic handle and stainless-steel blades is another valuable addition to your inventory of garden tools. The ergonomic handle provides extra comfort if you have to deadhead lots of flowers or you have a long line of bushes to trim.
  6. A Handheld Garden Cultivator: This essential garden tool has three long tines and a wooden or metal handle. The tines on a cultivator can reach down into the soil to break up stubborn roots and weeds. Look for a garden cultivator with stainless steel tines. Stainless steel tines are strong and can endure a lot of vigorous digging.

Don't forget to care for your tools so you can keep them as long as possible. I think you'll find that gardening is a lot more enjoyable and rewarding when you have the right tools to work with. Thanks for reading. - Alan

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