Gardening Tools You Should Have

Gardening Tools You Should Have

If you love plants and have a garden, you should have some basic gardening tools in your shed. A well-equipped shed is full of useful things needed for gardening, like soil, watering cans and maybe even some Dr. JimZ Fertilizer. With the right tools, you can take better care of your garden in less time. Following is a small list of gardening tools that every home gardener should have.

Gardening Tools You Should Have

1. Rake

A rake is very useful in collecting piles of leaves without damaging plants or grass. It’s also perfect for removing moss from lawns and for levelling soil, sand, mulch or gravel.

2. Shears

Shears are used for trimming grass around shrubs, borders and tree trunks. They are also used for cutting ornamental grasses and perennials and for creating topiary.

3. Secateurs

A pair of secateurs are used to cut less thick branches, clumps of perennials, and many other things. They are also often used in scoring and slicing root balls.

4. Trowel/Fork

A trowel is a useful multipurpose tool used for digging, weeding, planting bulbs, and cutting roots. A fork is used for breaking apart soil making it easier to dig with the trowel.

5. Watering Can Rose

A rose is an attachment for your watering can and is used for irrigating new planting gently and without damage.

6. Scissors

Scissors are used extensively in gardening. They are used for removing dead flowers and leaves and cutting soft stems. Most gardeners prefer scissors with a spring action.

7. Transplant Spade

This is used for digging holes in densely planted beds.

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8. Grow Lights

Perfect for your greenhouse, LED grow lights help to extend the growing season, making it easier to grow plants even in winter. Head to somewhere like Scynce LED if you have any plants that need a lot of light and struggle during the darker months.

9. Bow Saw/Axe

Use for cutting through thick branches, roots or small trunks.

10. Loppers

Loppers do what they say on the tin – they can be used to lop thick branches off trees and shrubs. There are some loppers with an adjustable length handle, making it easier to reach higher branches.

11. Round-headed Shovel

This is useful for digging holes in order to plant trees. This gardening tool can also be used to move loose materials like soil, compost, and sand.