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Essential Gardening Tools

The extended reach of a water wand will help you to get to your plants that are out of reach, hanging plants, or the back end of your borders. Watering wands will come in a wide variety of lengths from 10-48 inches. You should choose the appropriate length that will suit your garden's needs, for example, a longer watering wand for high-hanging baskets and shorter for tight-fitting spaces. Another bonus is that the built-in shut off valves in the handle help to conserve water and will allow you to adjust the water flow.

Watering Wand

The extended reach of a water wand will help you to get to your plants that are out of reach, hanging plants, or the back end of your borders.

Gardening forks is the best tool for turning soil, it can dig into dense soil much better than what a spade can.
Gardening forks that have a slight curve to the spines will be useful for scooping mulch or turning compost. Garden forks with straight tines are good for compacted, rocky, or clay soil and square tines are stronger than flat tines which can bend when they hit a rock or a root.

Garden Fork

Gardening forks is the best tool for turning soil, it can dig into dense soil much better than what a spade can.

A garden hose is one of the most important tools that you should have. It is also very important to make sure that your hose can reach every area of your garden and a bonus would be a hose with an adjustable nozzle that will help you control the water pressure and spray radius. Be sure to estimate the amount of length you will need before purchasing your hose. 
Vinyl hoses are lighter in weight and less expensive, however, they will also kink much easier and will not last as long as a rubber hose. 
Remember to store your hose out of direct sunlight and that storing your hose with kinks in them could result in weak spots forming on your pipe.

Garden hose

A garden hose is one of the most important tools that you should have.

Your gloves should not be bulky but they must be durable. Poor-fitting gloves could cause blisters or you could have an accident if they slip off, 
The ideal type of fabric for gardening gloves would be water-resistant but also breathable, this will help to keep your hands comfortable and cool.  It is also worth noting that getting yourself gloves that have longer cuffs will help to protect not just your hands but your wrists and forearms.

Gloves

Your gloves should not be bulky but they must be durable. Poor-fitting gloves could cause blisters or you could have an accident if they slip off,

Garden hoes are very useful in preparing your garden and flower beds and cutting down weeds. With a hoe, the type of garden that you have will be the deciding factor in what kind of hoe you will need. 
For example, a veggie garden will require a sturdy and wide hoe. If you have a perennial garden a more delicate touch and a thinner hoe will probably be needed. To make sure you get the best garden hoe look for a comfortable handle with a long reach and keep your blade sharp.

Hoe

Garden hoes are very useful in preparing your garden and flower beds and cutting down weeds. With a hoe, the type of garden that you have will be the deciding factor in what kind of hoe you will need.

Loppers are long-handled pruners that you can use to trim those hard-to-reach areas, it is also best to use these on the thicker branches. 
The longer handles will provide the leverage you need to cut through branches that are up to an inch or more in diameter

Loppers

Loppers are long-handled pruners that you can use to trim those hard-to-reach areas, it is also best to use these on the thicker branches

There are a few different types of pruning shears. All of them have a use and provide a different function in your garden. 
Bypass pruners are best for live plants and greenwood.
Anvil-style pruners are best for dead wood, you should be careful when using these as they can cause crush injuries to fresh green stems and branches. 
Ratcheting pruners provide increased cutting strength, this also makes it the best type to use if you have a condition that causes reduced hand strength like arthritis. 
All pruners will help reign in your plants if they are getting out of control. To use your pruners effectively make sure that you sharpen them regularly.

Pruning Shears

There are a few different types of pruning shears. All of them have a use and provide a different function in your garden.

Rakes are used to sweep away any leaves or debris that fall. They come in a wide variety of styles and sizes, the best rake to use as a starter is just an average leaf rake. 
You can also get an adjustable rake as this will do the job of more than one tool by reaching into narrow areas or gathering very large piles of leaves. You should also note that using a rake with steel tines may be stronger but they will also be rougher on delicate lawns than a plastic one would be,

Rake

Rakes are used to sweep away any leaves or debris that fall. They come in a wide variety of styles and sizes, the best rake to use as a starter is just an average leaf rake

Square-handled spades will make easy work of digging holes for your plants as well as edging, lifting, and moving small mounds of dirt from one place to another. Treads on top of the spade will give it a sturdier and more comfortable foot surface. Having an ash hardwood handle is also an advantage as they are very durable and will absorb shocks and vibrations. 
Spades are generally available with long or short handles, and each will come with its own pros and cons.. having a longer handle will provide more leverage but it will also be much heavier while spades with a stainless steel head will be strong and won't rust but the lack of length will take away the leverage you have with a longer handle.

Spade

Square-handled spades will make easy work of digging holes for your plants as well as edging, lifting, and moving small mounds of dirt from one place to another. Treads on top of the spade will give it a sturdier and more comfortable foot surface.

Your two basic watering cans are either plastic or metal, they also come in a wide variety of sizes and colours. 
A plastic watering can will be lighter than a metal can but will unfortunately not last as long as a metal can would. However, with a metal can you will have to take care to not let it rust. You should also take size into consideration as you will be carrying it with a lot of water which will make it heavy. The position of your handle should allow you t carry a full can and also tip it to pour the water out more easily. There is a two-handle design that would be much easier for kids or elderly people.

Watering can

Your two basic watering cans are either plastic or metal, they also come in a wide variety of sizes and colours.

If your garden will require you to move around extra soil, compost, or mulch to add to garden beds or if any other heavy lifting will need to be done then a wheelbarrow will definitely come in handy. The traditional duel-handle single wheel styles can be hard to balance as well as heavy. Single-handled wheelbarrows can be pushed or pulled with only one hand. Be sure to store your wheelbarrow in a clean and dry area to prevent rust and keep your wheels inflated properly for easier wheeling.

Wheelbarrow

If your garden will require you to move around extra soil, compost, or mulch to add to garden beds or if any other heavy lifting will need to be done then a wheelbarrow will definitely come in handy

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