Gardening Tools A Basic Overview

The Basics of Gardening Tools

I think you know very well about the rules and regulations to keep your plants to grow healthy in your garden. For getting sustainable growth of your garden plants you do require good soil quality, sunlight and sufficient water. Although these items have been gifted by nature, you ought to require modern gardening tools to upkeep your garden in a good state. Gardening tools help a lot in taking care of your plants as well as the good growing conditions and positive effect on your plant’s health.

Defective gardening tools might cause injury to your plants or cut your plants or totally plug your plants from the soil. In order to prevent the occurrence of such untoward incidents, it is a must to look for the best gardening tools. Proper tools will provide your plants the loving tender care needed for optimal growth.

A Glance at Basic Landscaping Tools

If you have any size lawn, you will need to mow it. For small, postage stamp sized lawns and great exercise, you can mow with a manual, non-powered push mower. When I was a kid we had such a small lawn, I used one of those that only cut while being pushed forward, Good times. However, for medium sized lawns you might want one that operates on gas or electricity, these tend to do better on the old arms while mowing the slightly larger lawn. If your yard is bigger than most, you may want to invest in a riding mower with a large mowing deck, These cut mowing times down significantly for bigger lawns.

Edge Trimmer/Weed Whacker

Gardening ToolMuch like the lawn mower, the edger, trimmer, or weed whacker you pick will be determined on the size of your yard. For smaller yards Black and Decker makes some great rechargeable trimmers that get the job done. If you have the bigger lawn, you may want to go with a gas powered trimmer or edger.  Also, if you need to do some hedge trimming or pruning, some trimmers come with interchangeable pieces for different jobs, They even come with a small snow blower attachment for the winter months.

Leaf Rake

In a previous post I alluded to how I till my dry dead leaves into the soil during the winter months, but you still want to keep a sturdy leaf rake on hand. I do bag some leaves in the winter. My property gets leaves from ahem other trees in the neighborhood. So I use my leaf rake then, but it also helps me get leaves picked up for burning and spread thinly throughout the yard when I till them straight into the soil.

These modern gardening tools are available with patented tines to help in cutting the hard compacted soil smoothly. Cultivators are available with a free border edger. It is perfect to use in cleaning the moss, aerating and in thatching. This garden tool helps extensively in preparing vegetable plots, flowerbeds, etc.,

If you have property that is home to a lot of trees or bushes you may want to invest in a garden shredder.

Garden Shredders
In general all the garden shredders have a high power motor and come with a silent crushing system. This kind of gardening tool used to accelerate your shredding activity. Garden shredders with electric shredder is an easy to assemble gardening tool, which aids in tree pruning with maximum of 40 mm and making healthy hedges. This gardening tool is considered to be a best among all the garden shredders since it is available with a plunger for increased portability and built-in wheels.

For smaller jobs you can use hand gardening tools to get the job done. Heck, depending on the size of your garden you can use all non-powered equipment and save loads of cash.

Garden Tools big and small


Pointed edged shovels are the best for digging holes to plant shrubs, trees and garden plants. You may also want to invest in some small hand shovels for pot planting or using during the weeding process while tending to your garden. There are long handled shovels for the beginning stages of digging. If you just need to dig a hole for plants or shrubs, this is all you;ll need. However, if you’re digging an in ground sprimkler system for you garden, you may need a small handled shovel for digging deeper depths. Gardening Tools

Spading fork
This is a wonderful gardening tool used for aerating and transplanting. By using this gardening tool it is possible to perform splitting grasses and perennials. In addition to this these gardening tools helps a lot as the job of a manure fork, mulch, sorting hay, for tiny gardens.

Mattock is an important gardening tool for breaking up the clay soils and also working around established trees with the roots. There is no need to have a pick and a hoe and handles in your garden, if you are having mattock with you.

Before you leave the garden center, it is highly advisable to have a look at these check list of gardening tools and confirm if you’ve got all the gardening tools you’ll need to make your garden just like that of spring to life.