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7 Important gardening tools for beginners, 1 is a spade

Start your gardening journey by using the right tools

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By Kauthar Gool | May 11, 2023 | Gardens

Starting a gardening journey can be wonderful. Lush greenery in your space, coupled with gorgeous blooms or ripened fruits and vegetables (depending on what you’ll prioritise), just create a beautiful and relaxing ambiance in your yard. If you’re confused about which tools you should start with in your garden, we’re here to help.

1. A sturdy spade

Do research on which spade would work for your garden. If your soil is on the heavier side, a narrow spade that is longer would work well, whereas with softer, lighter soils, a shorter spade is preferred.

2. Gloves are a must

To avoid hurting yourself with splinters, thorns, and other hard or sharp objects found in your soil, don gloves before digging your hands in the dirt. Make sure your gloves fit well and are made from material that is durable, water-resistant, and comfortable.

3. Watering can

A metal or plastic watering could work well. However, do remember to consider how much water you are able to carry before purchasing the can. You do not want to topple over every time you water your plants.

4. Gardening hose

Ensure that you obtain a hose that would enable you to move around your garden easily. While saving water is important, using the hose pipe in your garden on occasion can be wonderfully relaxing and essential for your lawn and blooms. However, do remember to conserve water as far as possible.

5. Versatile rake

To ensure your garden remains neat, without dead leaves and debris cluttering your space, get yourself a good rake to periodically tidy the space. An adjustable rake that you could use in narrower spaces could do the trick.

6. Trimming shears

To prune your greens that are getting out of hand, trimming shears are important. Make sure to keep your shears sharpened regularly and place them in a safe place to make sure you don’t nick yourself accidentally.

7. A wheelbarrow

Wheelbarrows are another gardening essential and can be used for a variety of tasks, such as transporting supplies, mulching, and more. There are many diverse options available. Do your research and choose the best option for your gardening needs.