Essential Equipment All Gardeners Should Have On Hand

by Dave Truman

Every one who is at heart a gardener loves to potter about the garden with at least one of their gardening supplies in hand. For every gardener the list of gardening supplies varies. There are however a few gardening supplies that are staples for every gardener.

A shovel for digging is the most important item on your list. I t can be used for digging trees and shrubs. It can also help to plant perennials. A spade can be another useful item to help in smaller more established areas. A spading fork is a type of spade that allows you to loosen the hard soil for planting.

For cultivating the ground a hoe is a vital tool. The hoe will dig those hard to get weeds out for you. While a mattock on the other hand will let you dig around trees and shrubbery. Both of these are essential gardening supply items.

Prying rocks from your newly tilled garden can be a challenge but there is a tool that will help with this too. A prying bar will save a lot of strain on your back.

Backaches can be part of your gardening routine if you’re lugging mulch, compost or even dirt around in your garden. The answer to this is to have a wheelbarrow in your gardening supply. You must however get a wheel barrow that will do the job well or you will be picking up that dirt from the ground.

A garden will benefit from a good quality mulch or compost. It also needs good soil or dirt. You can give your vegetables and herbs an advantage by composting and mulching the base of the plants. This is where having a wheelbarrow can help you.

With all these tools at your disposal you might think that your gardening supply is complete. There is one more item that you need to add as it is very important. That is a watering system for your garden. You can use long nozzled watering cans to give your delicate seedlings a gentle flow of water, or you can use a garden hose where you adjust the nozzle head to give different settings allows you to water just about anything and anybody.

Having a variety of options lets you choose the right tool for the job. You don’t have to spend a lot of money on your gardening tools and they should still be able to outlast your flowers.

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