ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Six Must-have Landscaping Tools

Updated on January 14, 2013

If aiming to maintain a garden in pristine condition throughout the ever-changing seasons, you really need to have access to the most productive gardening tools. The right set of landscaping tools isn't just there to help with maintaining the garden, but also help to protect and prolong the lifespan of the plant life.

Here are several of the major tools used in landscaping:

Cultivator:

A multi-pronged cultivator is a perfect landscaping tool for keeping soil loose and breaking up hard ground. It is also highly effective at controlling weeds in the larger open areas. A cultivator is a very versatile tool and does a great all-round job of maintaining a beautiful garden.

Pruning Tool:

A very sharp pruning tool is an essential piece of equipment for anyone that has many bushes and shrubs in the backyard in need of controlling. A pruning tool quickly and easily tidies and maintains plants in an orderly fashion. Having the ability to cut off dead or dying branches is often desirable to maintain a perfect looking woody plant area.

Spade:

A spade (also referred to as a shovel) is a perfect tool for a gardener in need of digging or clearing large areas of space, which makes sure the soil is loosened and ready to use. Spades are also ideal for compacting soil or giving a sharp edge to a garden bed.

Sprayer:

A sprayer is available in numerous shapes and sizes to take on a range of applications. They offer a perfect tool for watering or spraying pesticides in the more hard to reach locations in the garden. A chosen sprayer is often highly dependent on the size of garden that needs watering.

Tiller:

A compact-sized tiller is a perfect landscaping tool to make sure the earth is broken up and offers the right level of control, ventilation, and water saturation for the various plant life. It is essential to have the ability to loosen the soil which makes it easier for fertilizer, oxygen, and water to penetrate the ground.

Trowel:

A mini trowel is the ideal tool to dig holes for planting the various plants that will feature as part of a gardener's landscaping ideas. A trowel is also effective in the restricted areas where it isn't practical to use a full-sized tool. Beyond helping to plant the plants, fruits, and vegetables, the trowel is effective at helping to clear out of season or dead plants. Also, it's a great tool if wishing to remove plant life to a different site without causing harm to a plants stalk or root.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)