No work is as demanding and satisfying as landscaping. With a little bit of effort, you can turn a small patch of grass into the perfect place to relax, make a barbecue or just enjoy a little bit of peace and quiet. If you want your garden to look just like you imagine it, then you will need the right tools for the job, and while there are literally dozens of interesting choices, there are some items that are just essential for the job. Here are 5 garden tools you should buy right now.
If you already worked with plants, dirt, and wood, we probably don’t have to tell you how important it is to have a good pair of gloves. Gardening gloves provide comfort, protection, and a good grip to handle prickly tasks like removing splinters, rooting a new tree, cutting branches, and adding some compost to your lawn. If you never bought a pair of garden gloves, we recommend trying a pair to know your size before you buy a pair. They should be durable but not too bulky. They should also be water-resistant, thick, and, ideally, with longer wrists to provide extra protection. To extend their durability, keep them dry and away from the sun when you are not using them.
Also called Pruning Shears, hand pruners are specially designed to keep plants under control when they grow too big or wander into the wrong places. They are composed of a sharp blade that puts pressure on a flat surface, making the cut clean and fast. There are several types depending on your needs, but if you don’t have any, to begin with, we recommend getting a Bypass Hand Pruner since they are the most versatile of them all. Remember, your pruner should fit in the palm of your hand comfortably as well as sharp if you want to cut all sorts of plans without putting in too much effort.
Like with hand pruners, trowels come in many shapes and sizes depending on your needs. If you are going to build garden planters and make a hobby out of your garden, then you should probably consider getting several of them, but if you are just starting and want an all-purpose tool, then we definitely recommend going for a transplanting trowel. They are great when you are working among densely planted borders and can also be used to dig a hole for new plants, prepare the soil for new seeds and move plants to new and bigger pots. Medium quality trowels are stainless steel, resistant to rust, and have ergonomically designed tangs. We recommend getting one that covers at least those three things since cheaper ones can break easily when you are working with hard soil. There are many other tools you should consider, including rakes, saws, and lawnmowers depending on the size of your garden and the time you have to work in it. However, with these three tools you will already be able to start getting your garden ready for summer.