Without proper tools, a gardener cannot complete his or her work. Gardening is not an easy job, but appropriate tools make the job easier for the gardener. There are several tools that a gardener requires to take complete care of his/her garden and must be a part of every garden.
You cannot look after a garden if you do not have shovels to help you dig, distribute the soil evenly all over the garden, and to help you pick up the junk from the garden. Though not needed everyday, shovels are important.
A garden hoe is needed to de-weed the garden. Also, if you want to loosen the soil around your plants, the garden hoe is what you will require.
As you know, when you work in the garden, your hands and your nails are bound to get dirty. It is always advisable to use gloves while working in your flower garden to ensure that you do not end up in a mess.
The leaf rake takes care of all the fallen leaves for you. The garden rake, on the other hand, will help you keep the soil on your garden grounds leveled. It will also help you to get rid of the weeds in your garden.
The debris that you collect from the garden will go into the wheelbarrow. A wheelbarrow is a handy tool which will also help you transport soil from one part of the garden to another. Plants, pots, containers, tools, and fertilizers can also be easily taken around the garden in the wheelbarrow.
A hand trowel is a small garden hoe which helps you keep the soil lose in a newly tilled garden. They are also helpful in weed control. Even if you have a small garden or an indoor garden, this has to be a part of your list.
Watering Can or a Hose
A watering can is sufficient for a small garden or an indoor garden. On the other hand, if you have a big garden, then the garden hose is what you need. Alternatively, sprinkler systems also work fine in case you have a huge lawn.
I am sure you know the importance of pruning your trees. A great set of pruners are what you require to prune your trees well. Again, pruners are needed in all gardens, irrespective of their size. However, if you have very big trees, then you might also need to keep some tree trimming saws as the pruners will not be of much help for big trees.
Garden shears are used for trimming the plants. If you want your plants to grow well and to look great, you will need to keep a pair of shears with you as gardening tools.
This flat blade tool is required to dig the soil. This tool comes in a combination with a pick-ax which works great for breaking down rocks, if you have a rock garden. This tool comes in handy if you have a big garden.
Cultivators are needed to break the soil open in order to plant the trees in it. The cultivators are also useful for loosening the soil around the trees and plants to help the plants breath.
Axes are not needed unless you have a big garden with many trees. The branches of these trees need to be chopped at regular intervals to help them grow better and to maintain a good shape of the trees. Also, axes are required while removing tree stumps.
Another tool which is a power tool and not a hand garden tool, the lawn mower, is required by those who have a big lawn for proper lawn care. This tool comes in handy to mow the grass and keep the garden neat, tidy, and weed-free.
The leaf blower is another power tool which helps you in taking care of all the fallen leaves and twigs by collecting them in one place. However, if you have a leaf rake, you will not need this tool. It does help, though, in cleaning the garden faster than the leaf rake does.
Gardening Tools for Kids
As aforementioned, gloves are needed to keep the hands and the nails clean. These are really necessary when the kids play in the mud.
Kids love water and they definitely love to water plants. There are a variety of plastic water cans that are available for the kids.
Kids are very attracted to a wheelbarrow too. Plenty of plastic and wooden wheelbarrows in various shapes and designs are available for kids. The wheelbarrow can be used to keep all the garden tools at one place.
Scaled Down Tool Set
A scaled down tool set consists of a garden hoe, garden spade, tiller, rake, and other tools all made from plastic. This tool set will help the kids plant their own plants in their flowerbeds.
In addition to the above tools list, seeds, fertilizers, compost sprays, compost bins, soil, and a garden journal (if you want to note down the details of your garden) can be a part of your collection. All the above tools must be a part of your list as they are important for the garden upkeep. Ensure that you keep all the tools in good shape and keep them away from the children in a locked shed to avoid any accidents.