What are some of your favorite gardening supplies? Which tools do you reach for and like to keep close by when you are working in your garden? Are there some tools that you like to keep close by when you are go to your garden?
What are your go to tools when you need to dig, prune, weed or harvest your garden? Is there a particular tool that help minimize back pain or has a comfortable grip?
Depending on the region of the country you are living in, or the current season, you may hear the list of essential gardening tools vary from one gardener to the next.
The following list of tools/supplies can be used by those who are new to gardening as well as those who are ‘seasoned’ gardeners, including home gardeners and nursery store owners.
This is a favorite among gardeners of every experience level, and the Hori-Hori is considered to be one of the best available on the market. This knife is a concave blade that has a serrated side and a sharp side. This Japanese soil knife can be used for:
• Cutting through roots
• Cutting through sod
• Other gardening tasks
It can hang neatly on a work bench or peg rack, and the inch markings on the blade will ensure that you plant seedlings, seeds and bulbs at the right depth.
This gardening tool is referred to by several other names by both gardeners and manufacturers. However, the one name that is the most recognizable is dandelion digger. This is one of the most appropriate names for this set of supplies. These weeders have one end that looks like a cross between a two tine fork and a screw driver. These tools are ideal for digging up crabgrass and weeds that have taproots.
The fork end allows the gardener to penetrate the soil easily and remove the roots that are deep within the soil. The points of the fork are very slim and can cut out wood sorrel, annual blue grass and spurge that likes to hide deep within the ground covers due to their sharpness.
No gardening tool kit would be complete without a pair of scissors. Gardening scissors can be used to deadhead flowers, harvest vegetables, cut string, snip herbs or open seed packets. Many gardeners use a regular pair of household scissors, and many will often jokingly refer to those who use scissors as ‘real gardeners’.
If you prefer a pair of professional pair of scissors, choose a pair of heavy duty gardening scissors that have plastic handles. These types of scissors can help you efficiently harvest your vegetables.
You want to have a shovel on hand to help you dig deep holes when you are ready to plant your flowers or vegetables. However, you do not want to choose any type of shovel. A short, compact shovel can help you dig much deeper holes than a long-handled shovel. A more compact shovel can help you dig up hard soil and clay where there is a risk of hitting rocks.
Hand held shovels can be used to distribute mulch and scoop out debris. When it comes down to it, gardening supplies should be placed on a list based on importance. It is much more important to consider the quality of the tool. The quality of the tool is what will really make the difference when you are gardening.