These gardening tools will help you get your sustainable garden set up in no time! We made sure to cover most of the basic gardening tools you might. The list also includes tips on how to use these essential gardening tools.
Start Your Garden With These Essential Gardening Tools
1. Organic & Natural Potting Soil
Treat your garden to a beautiful bed of organic and natural potting soil. Your plants will definitely thrive once they’re planted in nutrient-rich organic soil. The best part is, your garden bed will be pesticide-free. This is an absolute must if you’re planning to grow fruits, vegetables, and herbs in your garden.
2. Watering Can
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Don’t let your plants go thirsty. Keep them hydrated with a good old watering can. Tired of the usual solid colored ones? Look for ones with a funky design or shape to inject a little personality into your sustainable garden.
3. Bamboo Stakes
Built a raised garden bed out of cardboard, chicken wire and some bamboo stakes.
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Make a trellis with a few handy dandy bamboo stakes. They’re a good alternative to ones made of plastic and metal. Remember to take down your bamboo trellis and store the bamboo stakes properly during winter. They’ll last longer when kept away from the harsh cold.
4. Push Reel Mower
Get a work out as you tend to your garden. Grab a push reel mower and trim your grass for a well-mowed lawn. They’re quieter than an electrical one, too, so you won’t have to worry about the neighbors.
It’s important to grab a pair of gloves to keep your hands clean and dry while gardening. A pair of gloves protects your hands from the sun and keep them warm in colder weather. They also help keep your hands blister-free! Opt for gloves made from natural bamboo fibers for a more eco-friendly pair.
6. Recycled Kneeling Pad
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Tending the garden could wreak havoc on your knees, especially if you kneel a lot. Cushion your knees with a recycled kneeling pad. Stay away from ones that use weak plastic or foam materials that don’t usually last long in a garden.
A gardener would be in despair without a good pair of scissors. Get one in a size that fits just right in your hand and pocket. That way, you can easily snip and harvest as needed.
8. Pruning Shears
Don’t forget to get a pair of reliable pruning shears, as well. They go the extra mile compared to scissors. This is because their blades are strong enough to cut hard branches. Some can even cut up to 2cm thick.
A hori-hori is another name for a soil knife. It’s different from a shovel because it allows you to cut through roots with its blade. It’s a favorite tool for most gardeners. It may soon be yours, too!
Look for a shovel with a short handle and a long curved narrow blade. It’s your best bet for digging, especially if there are little rocks in your soil.
Use a shrub rake if you have limited space in your garden. It’ll help you reach all the nooks and crannies. However, you may need a bigger tool if you’re dealing with leaves. Solve the problem with the help of a fan rake. It’s a great tool for tidying up.
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Once you’ve got your gardening tools ready, you’re ready to take on the next step. Now, you can visualize how your garden will be set up. Do you plan to use recycled pallets for a raised planter? Do you need a potting table? Remember, the clearer your vision is for your garden, the easier it’ll be to plan and narrow down your choices.
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