When it comes down to it, you really can’t plant without the fundamentals, even if there are many other kinds of gardening equipment available on the market that may help make your gardening life simpler. Here is a list of the top ten gardening equipment that every gardener needs to have in their storage shed.
A Spade-shaped Shovel
A spade-shaped shovel is useful for planting or transplanting trees and shrubs, edging your garden, mixing earth, compost, and other materials of a similar nature, and all of these tasks need the use of a shovel. It is at the very top of our list as the most important tool to have in the garden.
A Garden Rake
Raked dirt may be broken up and smoothed out with the help of a garden rake, which has small, inflexible metal tines. Rakes are often used in gardens. A leaf rake in the form of a fan is useful not only for raking the leaves in your yard, but also for collecting twigs, trimmings, and other materials from regions in which you do not want to cause a big disturbance.
A hoe may be used to dig up or mix dirt, and it can also assist in weeding by destroying the root structure of weeds.
No matter where you live, it is probable that you will spend part of your time tending to your garden by watering it using either a watering can or a hose equipped with a sprayer. Watering can be the right choice for you if you just have a few plants. However, if you have a bigger garden, a hose that is equipped with a spray nozzle will make it much simpler to water the plants.
A Bucket or Wheelbarrow
When gardening, you are going to want something to assist you to carry things and move things about, so you should get a bucket and/or a wheelbarrow. A bucket or wheelbarrow will make your work much simpler, regardless of whether you are moving your tools, plants, mulch, compost, or waste.
When digging holes to plant or transplant tiny plants, a hand trowel is a helpful tool that may be used instead of a shovel.
A Soil Knife
A soil knife is a tool that resembles a combination of a hand trowel and a knife with serrated edges. When a hand trowel is not enough for the task at hand, the soil knife should do the trick. It is able to slice through tenacious roots, assist in the separation of plants in preparation for transplanting, and tackle some of the most tenacious weeds in your garden.
Shears or Scissors
Shears or scissors are undoubtedly one of the garden equipment that may be used in the widest variety of situations. They are useful for a wide variety of jobs, including pruning plants, often known as deadheading, trimming herbs, and cutting flowers. You don’t need anything special; regular, heavy-duty household scissors will do the trick. If you are going to be pruning sick plants, be careful to disinfect your garden shears by soaking them in a bleach solution that has been diluted.
Hand Pruners When the task at hand is too difficult for scissors, it’s time to get out the hand pruners. When trimming or cutting back more woody plants, hand pruners are the tool of choice.
Saw for Pruning
Saw for Pruning If your hand pruner isn’t doing the job, you may need to resort to using a saw instead. Saws come in handy when it comes to chopping down tiny saplings or clipping tree limbs.
Sunscreen, a Hat, and Protective Clothes, Gloves, a Kneeling Mat
When you are doing an inventory of the garden tools you need, don’t forget to include tools for yourself. The act of gardening may be taxing on your body. Put on some sunscreen, a hat, and some clothes that are comfortable and loose-fitting so that you can shield yourself from the sun. You should also give some thought to purchasing a robust pair of gloves to shield your hands from blisters, plants with thorns, chemicals, and any other annoyances that may arise. In conclusion, while working in and around your plants, you should think about purchasing a kneeling mat to protect your knees.
If your tool shed has these essential pieces of equipment, you should be able to satisfy the majority of your gardening requirements. If you invest in tools of high quality and durability, you may expect them to serve you for a lifetime. Happy gardening!