Today we’re going to go through all of the major gardening tools, sets, what they do, and why you can’t cut corners by not using them!
These are my personal favorite tools and brands that I trust with my plants. I base this off of their budget-friendly costs, overall efficiency, and durability.
It’s fairly easy to overspend when shopping for your equipment, that’s why with this list I did all the research for you so you can get the most with your money, and save all the time of doing your own research.
Let’s jump into it, shall we?
1 – Gardening Gloves
It might be easy for you to use just any gloves in your home, but just know there are gloves and tools made for just this for a specific reason. Here are a few reasons why you should be using these gloves especially.
- Prevent contracting diseases from plants (tetanus, sepsis, legionellosis, sporotrichosis, etc)
- Bugs & snakes can live in your garden, a decent pair of gloves can protect you from most bites!
- Keep your hands & fingernails clean.
- Sharp objects, either blades or thorns can pierce into your skin very easily, so wear these to prevent injury!
2 – Watering Wand
Using the proper watering tools can be easy to undermine because why not just pour a glass of water over your plants? Well here’s why you should reconsider that method.
- Pouring too much water can lead to water logging plants and root rot.
- You can easily control how much water plants receive.
- Some plants don’t like having water on their leaves, and with an extended arm you can make sure you can water your plants where they need it
3 – Watering Can
Much like the wand, this proves useful when watering a larger garden and you need to be able to store a lot of water for it all. Watering cans are extremely efficient and will save you so much time in the long run if you don’t have one already.
It is so important to have a sturdy watering can that you can depend on. Often times you will find some that have leaky watering heads, they fall off, or just aren’t practical.
It’s also ideal to get a metal watering can over all else because their durability will never cease to amaze, but even a few plastic ones out there prove to be just as good.
4 – Wheelbarrow
You might be surprised just how useful a wheelbarrow turns out to be and you might use it in more ways than you originally thing.
- Transporting soil, mulch, and compost.
- Flat free tires so you don’t have to worry about changing through spares or buying more (linked below)
- Dual handlebars for better grip and stability when moving.
- Changes to a dolly and holds extensive weight.
- Save yourself and your back from taking multiples trips from your house to your garden.
5 – Pruning Shears
This one should be a no-brainer honestly. If you plan on pruning your vegetables, bushes, flowers
- Increases growth and fruitfulness by cutting stems away for new and healthy ones to grow.
- Ergonomic design and not going to cramp your hand with extended usage.
- Good grip handles to prevent slipping out of hand.
- Can cut and trim through even sturdy branches.
6 – Gardening Cultivator
These are probably one of my favorite tools to use for outdoor gardening, they make planting seeds and clearing dirt extremely easy!
- Makes digging dirt for seeding very quick and easy.
- Can pull up rocks to make room for soil and clearing room.
- Convenient to use for digging weeds out or unwanted plants.
- Very easy to use in small or tight spaces.
7 – Soil Test Kits
These tools are very underplayed in gardening but can make such a huge difference in your plants lives knowing that the soil beneath them is good enough to sustain life and thrive.
- See what your plants need and why they need them.
- Leads to healthier and happier plants in the long run.
- Can tell you if you need more fertilizer in your soil to make up for any nutrients it may be lacking in.
- Know if your plants are being over-watered or under-watered.
8 – Hand Trowel
These tools are just a blessing, honestly. They make gardening and planting your crops extremely easy and I do pretty much everything with mine.
- You can transplant plants safe with these.
- Amazing for digging holes for seeds or planters.
- Remove rocks and weeds from your garden.
- Stainless steel head for unlimited durability.
9 – Rake
This tool isn’t necessarily a need for everyone unless you live somewhere where you have trees in your yard that you care for. But here are my reasons for why you should have one.
- Easily move around rocks to clear a larger area for gardens.
- Pick up leaves to store and use in your compost bin.
- Adjustable sizes for use anywhere in the yard.
- Leveling land for starting a garden.
10 – Hoe
Alas, here we are at number ten. Hoes are very useful but I wouldn’t always recommend one unless you have a larger area garden and you grow many plants and vegetables at once, if you’re just a hobby gardener, you probably won’t need one.
- Great for clearing a lot of area to get ready for planting.
- Control depth of holes you need in an area for specific plants.
- Clears weeds very easily.
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