Basic Tools for Beginners at Gardening

Gardening is an interesting hobby and it can be quite rewarding as well because you get to see the plants grow and bloom. And if you are planting fruits and vegetables, you can actually try fresh food grown in your own garden. If you are planning to try out some gardening, there are a few basic tools you will need to purchase. This will make it easier for you to make plant beds.

You need to have a good pair of gloves to help prevent blisters, splinters and cuts.

And if you are not a fan of dirt and soil getting under your fingernails, this is a good solution. But as you will be working in the garden for some time, you need to select breathable gloves made out of cotton or bamboo. The fit has to be snug without being too tight. One of the useful garden tools you will come across is the trowel. This is great for removing weeds, digging small holes in the ground and transplanting seedlings. When selecting a trowel, you need to look for one that comes with a comfortable grip. Check whether the metal blade is sturdy enough for your work. You will also need to get some pruners for trimming and pruning plants. This should have a sharp blade that will cut easily through branches and a comfortable grip. You might see several sizes of these in the gardening shop so you need to select a size that feels comfortable for your hands.

Watering is one of the common gardening tasks you will have to do.

You can use a watering can or a hose for this. The watering can should have a long spout so that it can easily reach small and tight hoses. But as you will have to keep filling this, it may be more convenient to use a hose. There are attachments you can fit into your hose that will change the nature of the water jet coming out of it. Later, you can consider automatic irrigation for the plants once you have a fixed layout of plant beds and finalised the landscaping. Another maintenance task is cleaning the garden. There can be many leaves falling onto the ground and after you mow, there will be grass clippings. These can be easily removed using a rake. You can also use the rake to spread mulch in the planting beds.

It can be tiring to carry out plants, compost and soil all around the garden. And a wheelbarrow can reduce the time taken for moving them and also save a bit of your effort. There should be a sturdy frame to the wheelbarrow and you need to select a size appropriate for your requirements. To remove weeds and break up the soil, you can use a garden fork. And for digging around in your garden and moving compost and soil from one place to another, you will need to use a shovel that comes with a sturdy blade.

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