If you want to start gardening, it can seem daunting. There are tons of equipment out there that can make it overwhelming to figure out what you need. Well, the truth is that you do not need a whole lot of tools in order to garden.
Here are some of the ones that we think make up the perfect basic toolset for a beginning gardener without spending tons of money.
Gloves are absolutely essential to keeping yourself safe while you garden. Plants are very hard on your hands and arms no matter what you are doing in the garden. They will protect you from thorns, biting bugs, and even from the ground if you fall while you are working.
By wearing them, you can make it so that you can spend more time gardening and less time trying to heal your hands.
Shears will also make your life easier by helping you to trim bushes and cut flowers for inside your home without destroying other pairs of scissors or using up all of your arm strength. They will make it easier to do more and feel better while you’re doing it.
If you have taller trees or deeper bushes that need trimming, go for a pair of loppers that are basically long-handled shears. Both of these will be extremely helpful in your gardening adventures.
You are also going to need to dig up dirt at some point. You can do this with a shovel for larger areas or with a hand trowel for smaller ones. Both can be useful to you no matter what kind of garden you have.
No matter how small a plot of land you have, a wheelbarrow can make a huge difference in the amount of anything that you can carry around it. You will likely need to carry mulch, soil, fertilizer, and even other plants, which can get heavy and cumbersome quickly. A wheelbarrow will make that a lot easier in the long run.
A watering can is simply essential to the gardening process. You are going to need to be able to carry water throughout your garden and get it to your plants. Make sure to choose a can that you can carry even when it is full so that you can use it as efficiently as possible.
You can also hook up a different head to a hose to make it easier for you to get water to your plants without harming them with a high-velocity spray.
If you aren’t sure how to do something, don’t be afraid to ask for help. If your neighbour or family member gardens, they are likely to be able to help you figure out your problem. You can also ask the employees of your local plant store. If you don’t have those to go to, there’s always the internet. That rarely fails people who know what they are looking for.