Gardeners Basic Tool Kit
Shopping for tools can be an overwhelming experience for the beginner gardener. You need the right tools to do the basic chores such as weeding, digging, pruning, watering and planting. Using the right tools will make gardening a pleasant and fun experience. There are 13 basic tools that you will need as a gardener. They are 1) square-end spade, 2) garden shovel (spade), 3) spading fork (pitchfork), 4) pruning shears, 5) trowel (hand shovel), 6) dandelion weeder , 7) level-head rake, 8) lawn rake (leaf rake), 9) hoe, 10) hand cultivator (hand rake). 11) garden clippers, 12) garden hose, 13) watering can.
This spade is great for edging. But it can also be used for digging and cultivating.
Garden Shovel (Spade)
This tool is the most popular one in gardening. It is used for digging. The two most popular ones are the ones with the medium long handles and the very long handles.
Spading Fork (Pitch Fork)
This tool is a "must have" for the garden. Some gardeners call this a pitch fork. Spading forks are very useful when turning over soil in preparing your flower or vegetable bed, lifting plants, and spreading mulches.
Another name for this tool is "hand pruners". They look like pliers with a spring back action and two sharp blades. This tool is good for pruning wooden branches that are 3/4 inches thick and it is great for clipping rose bushes.
Trowel (Hand Shovel)
This small tool is great for little tasks in the garden like planting small plants, bulbs, and seedlings.
Dandelion Weed Poker
This tool removes weeds from your lawn and garden bed. There are all kinds of weeding tools. For just a few weeds in your garden this hand tool works good.
On newly garden beds and seed beds this tool is great for leveling the soil.
Lawn Rake (Leaf Rake)
This tool is very important in the garden. This rake is great for raking leaves, grass clippings, and twigs.
This tool is used for weeding and cultivating the soil. There are many different kinds of hoes, but the two most popular ones for the garden is the hand held hoe and the long handle hoe.
Hand Cultivator (Hand Rake)
This tool is used the same way as the hoe, for weeding and cultivating the soil.
This tool is used to trimming bushes, and hedges. These clippers have long blades and long handles.
This hose is for watering your garden.
This tool is used for watering your flowers while you transplant them and can be used to fertilize the plants too.
How to use a Lawn Edger & a Weed Trimmer
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