23 Must-Have Gardening Tools For Every Happy Gardener

Want to know what gardening tools are perfect for your garden? It’s easy to be swept away with buying the latest gardening tools. As it warrants a new level of ability previously unmatched, not to include the ease and convenience of use. However, getting the latest gardening tools take up some space, an extra amount of money, and sometimes not even necessary to have. Let me assist you in getting the basic gardening tools that will help you with almost everything in your gardening venture.

23 Gardening Tools Every Gardener Should Know

This post is courtesy of Garden Season and shared with permission.

Do you mean business with your gardening? Then you should go full gear with your gardening tools and fill-up your tool shed. Gardening tools will not only make your workload lighter and faster but can provide protection for you too. Check out this list to find out if you’re missing an essential gardening tool or two!

Can you imagine gardening without the essential gardening tools? I’m sure you can’t. Gardeners fill the world with love in the plants and greens that they grow. To spread the love, they need the assistance of simple gardening tools to aid them along the way. Here are the gardening tools that should fill up your tool shed.

1. Trowels And Soil Scoops

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Don’t take what these cute garden tools can do too lightly. They come in handy for keeping your garden soil healthy. They also make everything convenient when it comes to the actual planting. Trowels and soil scoops are perfect for transplanting and digging small holes to plant seedlings or seeds.

2. Garden Forks

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In keeping up with your garden’s growth, you’ll need the help of this little garden tool. It helps loosen the soil around your plants to let air and moisture through.

3. Garden Trimmers [Limb Loppers, Pruning Shears, And Hedge Shears]

Garden Trimmers [Limb Loppers, Pruning Shears, And Hedge Shears] | Must-Have Gardening Tools For Every Happy Gardener Garden Trimmers [Limb Loppers, Pruning Shears, And Hedge Shears] | Must-Have Gardening Tools For Every Happy Gardener
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Don’t ruin your household scissors or bruise your very own hand just to cut through thick branches. Use the limb lopper for tall tree branches, the hedge shears for trimming your hedge, and the pruning shears for cutting smaller branches.

4. Sprinkler Or Soaker Hose

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This amazing tool has hundreds of tiny holes through the hose where water is slowly released. It can also water more plants at the same time. The soaker hose is ideal for raised bed gardens and will save you water, time, and money.

5. Watering Can

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Used for generations by planters, this reliable watering garden tool is one you can’t do without in your garden. The sprout, with its many holes, allows water to be released from the can like rain. This helps avoid garden soil run-offs.

6. Digging Shovels

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Digging and scooping larger amount of dirt or soil will be hard to do without the shovels. If you’re transplanting small trees or shrubs, use the square point shovel. The rest you can use for scooping up larger amounts of soil and plants.

7. Wheelbarrow or Garden Cart

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Gardening will require you a lot of hauling. For areas with limited space like your greenhouse, use the wheelbarrow. Its one-wheel design can fit through smaller spaces. For carrying tools or transferring plants use the steadier two-wheels or four-wheel garden cart.

8. Plant Markers

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Plant markers should help you with identifying your plants, especially if you have lots of them or if they’re still in their seedling stage. You can make plant markers by yourself.

9. Garden Knife

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While knives have limited uses for actual gardening, they can also be very useful for small tasks like harvesting vegetables, cutting strings, light pruning, and so much more you can think of.

10. Step Edgers

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Like pizza slicers, the half-moon shape of this useful garden tool cuts through shrubberies and grass lawns. You can prevent grass from invading your special plants with a garden edger. This tool is also a huge help with landscaping.

11. Paving Knife

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Weeds are stubborn, they will invade even your pavement and rock walkways. The solution? Paving knives which are specially designed to uproot weeds found in crevices and cracks.

12. Garden Rakes

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To help clear falling leaves in autumn or gather grass clippings, your tool shed has to have these sweeping tools. These trusty tools are cheap and easy to use.

Want to see the full list? Check it out on our sister site Garden Season!

Want to know how to recognize your gardening tools and its uses? Check out this video from HowCast:

Although the burdens of gardening cannot be entirely avoided, you can make it lighter and faster with gardening tools. If you want the complete list of gardening tools, download it here for FREE by clicking the bar below. Happy gardening!

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Did you find this list helpful? Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments section below.

Since we’re talking about gardening tools, why not also check out the 34 Must-Have Tools for Homesteaders. See if you got all the essential tools for a successful homesteader.

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