8 Useful Garden Tools You Should Totally Own

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Gardening is something that requires special tools in order to get the results that you desire. There are certain tools that just make things a lot easier and quicker to do. Here are eight garden tools that you should add to your arsenal.

  1. Hoe

    This is one tool that you will use very often. It is used to chop down weeds, make rows and furrow the soil. It will save your knees when it is time to make holes for the seeds. They come in a variety of shapes, but I always keep a 6 inch garden hoe around.

  1. Tiller

    This is used to break up the ground and mixing the soil among other things. It has rotary blades that will make gardening so much easier. Just guide it to where you want it to go, and soon your job will be done. Tillers can be rented at your local garden store, but owning one will save you time and money.

  1. Shovel

    Use this tool to dig out rocks and make holes in the ground. It can be very helpful in spreading soil and maintaining the garden. Please be careful when using this tool because it is pretty easy to chop off a toe. Yes, that toe would be mine.

  1. Rake

    A steel garden rake is great for covering seeds and raking debris out of the garden. It helps with leveling off the ground and keeping everything nice and neat. There are also the more flimsy kind that are used to rake up cut grass and leaves.

  1. Pruner

    These come in a variety of sizes and can be used to cut down branches and plants that you don’t want to touch. Cut your hedges with these and keep the grounds looking pristine.

  1. Wheelbarrow

    This is very helpful when you need to transport soil, tools and whatnot from place to place. It will keep you from walking back and forth to make several trips to see if you need this or that. Load it down with your fertilizer bags or rocks and you won’t need another hand to help with the heavy lifting.

  2. Watering Can

    You will always need water for the garden, so keep some nearby. Water is pretty important when trying to maintain a healthy garden and a watering can will make it easier to transport water from place to place.

All of these tools are essential to have, and there are many more that are just as helpful. Be selective when choosing tools and try to get the best well made tools you can afford. They will last a lifetime and serve you and your garden well. Take care of them and don’t leave them out in the rain to rust.

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