Gardening at home is an act of cultivating and growing plants as a part of horticulture. We grow them for foliage, flowers, and fruits. Some may grow them just for medicinal interests.
Whatever may be the type or intention behind developing a garden at your home, a true gardener would never disagree to the fact that gardening requires active participation, patience, care, love and it is sometimes indeed a labor-intensive job.
In spite of this, watching them grow is a satisfactory feeling in itself. However, some basic gardening tools would always multiply your joy and happiness by making gardening require less labor.
Here is the list of gardening tools for easy and efficient gardening –
The soil is an inevitable component of gardening as well as handling the litter in a garden can be a tedious job. A shovel is a tool for digging, lifting and moving bulk materials such as soil.
Garden trowel is used for digging out smaller areas of soil, for planting smaller plants including herbaceous, bedding and smaller shrubs.
- Pruning Shears
This manually operated hand tool for pruning, trimming of plants. This tool consists of two blades with tangs and has a wooden handle for each blade like scissors.
The rake is a simple must-have tool that can be used for leveling and to spread materials like soil. It can be used to loosen the soil near plant base.
- Pruning Secateurs
Secateurs are the type of scissors used on plants. They have spring between the handles so they open after they have been closed easily. This tool can be used to remove infected branches, flower arranging etc.
Dibber is a pointed wooden stick for making a hole in the ground so that seeds, seedlings or small bulbs can be planted. They come in a variety of shapes including straight dibber, T shaped dibber etc.
A hoe is a versatile agricultural hand tool used to shape soil, remove weeds, clean soil, pilling soil around the base of the plant
- Spray bottle
It is the perfect companion of a gardener. It can be used to water the plants or to spray liquid fertilizers.
It is a short handled cutting tool used for weeding gardens, digging soil or leveling soil in pots. This tool is must have for any garden lover.
- Watering can
A watering can is used to water the plants so that the water flows evenly and smoothly on the plant instead of a heavy flow which can harm young saplings and dislodge the seeds sown
This is the list of some must-have garden tools. In addition to this, gloves, Boots, gardening knives etc. can also be included in the list depending on the one’s requirement.
It is always advisable to buy good quality long lasting tools as they play important role in maintaining your garden. Clean these tools regularly to avoid rusting and store them so that they are easy to access and do not harm anybody accidentally.
These tools would prove a perfect companion; reducing the labor and improving efficiency to maintain the home garden.