With so many garden tools, gadgets, and accessories available, it can be tricky to pick the perfect one for your outdoor projects. But there are tools that almost everyone regularly uses in the lawn and garden. Let’s cut to the chase! Here’s our list of the most indispensable garden tools.
The soil knife is one of our most valuable gardening tools. It is so versatile and easily replaces several pieces of equipment in the garden shed. Use it to plant flowers, vegetables, and herbs; to divide plants, pull out weeds, remove stones, cut roots, clean cracks, cut string and ties, open bags, and much more. The most common comment we hear about the ground knife is, “Where have you been all my life?!
Plants need water! There are many ways to water your plants, but we believe that a hose is the most useful. You can’t always rely on rain, and depending on the size of your garden or the number of plants you need to water, watering may not be practical. Choose a length of hose that reaches your flower beds and gardens quickly. A garden hose or nozzle is also handy to customize the shape of the spray and give you extra reach. Watering cans are perfect if you only have a small space to water or if you don’t have easy access to an outdoor picket line. If you’re looking for low maintenance solutions, try a drip irrigation system or garden hoses.
If you are weeding an entire garden, removing unwanted roots, moving a lot of soil or digging trenches, a garden hoe is your best friend. A good garden hoe easily cuts through steep terrain and obstacles. Whether you are digging, trimming, planting, cultivating, or weeding your garden or flower bed, you want a garden hoe at your side!
Call them what you like: pruning shears, hand pruning shears, pruning shears – it is essential to have them to prune shrubs, roses, vegetables, fruit trees, etc. For multi-purpose use, we prefer hand pruning shears, which are designed to cut live wood and provide clean, even cuts. Pruning can be very repetitive, so choose a pruning shear that fits comfortably in your hands. Also, make sure that the blade stays sharp. High-quality pruning shears should keep a sharp edge longer.
Spade or Shovel
A spade and a shovel are two useful tools to own; however, if we had to choose between the two, we would opt for a spade. A spade gives you beautiful, straight, and clean edges. It’s also handy for planting, transplanting, and cutting the hardest roots. Some gardeners prefer a shovel for digging holes and picking up the soil. Whichever you choose, make sure it is comfortable and ergonomic, with a sturdy handle and sharp edge.
Pruning saw is the ideal trimming tool for branches that are too big for pruning shears. Whether you’re cutting branches or removing roots, a pruning saw is up to the challenge. This saw is also handy to take with you when camping or hiking. A long-range pruning saw allows you to safely reach the highest branches without having to climb a ladder.
Lawn & Hedge Shears
Hedge trimmers and shears are a crucial element in ensuring a flawless landscape. Prune and shape your shrubs, bushes, and hedges to achieve a beautiful presentation and keep your plants healthy. Use lawn shears to clean the edges of your lawn and reach hard-to-reach areas of your lawn landscape.
Honorable Mention: Gardening Gloves
Finally, when working outdoors, you absolutely need a pair of durable gardening gloves. Gloves help prevent scratches from thorns and branches and also protect your hands from blisters. A pair of heavy-duty gloves are suitable for pruning, digging, moving materials, and other demanding tasks. A lightweight pair is usually coated with nitrile, latex, or rubber to keep your hands dry and give you more grip while allowing you to perform more delicate tasks such as picking up seeds or transplanting plants.