6 Gardening Tools For Beginners

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Gardening can be an enjoyable hobby but, like anything, having the right tools makes all the difference. Here are 6 gardening tools you will need for your home garden.

1- Fork and Spade

There are different types of forks and spades to choose from and they come in varying lengths. Some have metal shafts while others are made from wood covered with plastic. It’s a good idea to purchase a good quality set, as sturdy forks and spades will make your job so much easier.

2- Garden hose

Picking the right garden hose is one of the most important decisions you can make as a new gardener.  This is one item you shouldn’t skimp on as a cheap hose will end up costing you a lot more in the long term.  Check out this list of garden hoses here.

3- Rake

A garden rake is a tool that may not be used all that often, depending on what kind of garden you have. But sooner or later, you’ll need to level our soil or clear leaves from the ground.

4- Hand Trowel

When you need to do some quick weeding or planting, a good hand trowel will always come in handy. There’s always something to dig in the garden and hand forks are great to use on heavy clay soils. Take a tip and buy one with a bright handle as small hand tools are easily mislaid in the garden. A colorful handle will make it much easier to spot among the foliage.

5- Pruners

Choose a pair of pruners with a safety catch. This is one item that needs a bit more thinking about. Check if it has crossover blades and make sure that the pruner you choose is right for you.  A good pair will come in handy no matter which part of your garden you might be working on.

6- Pruning Saw

If you have the kind of garden with lots of tree branches or shrubs, then a pruning saw is a tool you should have in your arsenal. Some saws have foldaway blades but if you have lots of heavy pruning to do it’s better to get one with a fixed blade.

How to garden all year

If you want to be able to garden all year round, consider starting an indoor garden in a grow tent under LED grow lights.  As space is becoming more limited, indoor gardens are a growing trend and if you set your indoor garden up the right way,  it can be a satisfying hobby.

Inspired to get out in the garden? Here are more tools to check out.

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