The economy is already opening, businesses are opening their doors, but the majority of us are still at home gardening. Every seed and plant companies are experiencing delays in shipping. Other plant companies also have shortages with plants because, as we all know, panning eating had transitioned to panic shopping, even with gardening.
Honestly, we think that our new love or returning love to the greens isn’t just because of boredom. We’re genuinely seeing or adding meaning in gardening, especially if we want to start growing some of our food, and it says a lot about how we are slowly accepting the new normal.
So, no matter what are your reasons for gardening and whatever stage you are in the process, we’d still love to share some insights on the gardening tools that you should have in your makeshift shed or toolbox.
Everyone who wants to start gardening should get a pair or two of garden gloves. These are essential, especially if your handling long-handle tools. It may sound fancy to use gloves when gardening, but you’ll definitely thanks us later!
So, here are your options:
Reusable synthetic gloves – these are easy to maintain, and you can wash them, too. You can use it while weeding dry soil or handling sees.
Latex gloves – we recommend that you get this as your second pair as it helps in handling thorny plants or when you’re doing et gardening jobs.
Leather gloves – if you want to get into it dirty, i.e., dig holes, then leather gloves are your best friend.
Garden Tool Set
There are different gardening tools set online that you can purchase. However, the set you choose must include a transplanting trowel, pruning shears, trowel, soil scoop, weeder, and cultivator.
You can also opt to choose either stainless tools or wooden materials. Really, as long as you’re comfortable handling the tools and it’s safe, then add it to your cart.
These long-handled tools are essential for those who have a yard, no matter how small.
- Shovel – Get a round-headed shovel for digging holes. This will also come in handy if you want to move other loose materials like sad or compost.
- Bow rake – Once you’ve transferred your loose materials, you’d want to level this with a bow rake.
- Digging fork – This is a handy tool to mix materials such as soil or if you want to break clods.
Gentle Plant Ties
These are come in handy, especially if you have vines in your garden. It helps in securing and supporting plants and helps you grow your plants towards the direction you want them to go.
Considering that not all plants are created equal, it’s also safe to say that not all plants can be watered with the same tool.
Check out some of the watering tools you might need to water your plants:
- Gardening hose – Choose a long, lightweight, gardening hose, especially if you have a more extensive space. It’s essential that you can reach every corner of your yard so all your plants can be watered accordingly.
- Rain barrel – This can save you a lot of money because (1) it’s inexpensive and (2) you can use it to water any plant.
- Sprinkler – You can also go all out with a self-propelling sprinkler if your yard permits and needs it.
Gardening Tool and Seat
A tool seat is another significant investment, especially if you’re growing many plants in your yard. Choose something that’s sturdy and has pockets so you can just bring or drag it easily as you move around your yard.
Space Tool for Seeds and Seedlings
Another excellent investment because it helps you plant your seeds or seedlings with the right space. This is really handy and inexpensive tool that you can use as you grow herbs and other vegetables in your garden. Honestly, it’s really something that novice gardeners will need!
Saw and Wheelbarrow
If you’re pruning shrubs or trees in your front or backyard, then you’ll need a saw and wheelbarrow. Shape your trees and shrubs with a saw, and you need to have two in your tools, too: a bow saw, and a pruning saw.
Once you’re done shaping and cutting, you’ll need a wheelbarrow to transport lump of leaves or soil. It’s also a great tool to help you bring your gardening tools around with you.
These are just some of the tools that you need to start gardening in your backyard, and you can add more as you expand your gardening horizons!