The Best Tools Used By Home Grown Food Gardener

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Gardening is an uncomplicated activity and is also spruced up further with the apt use of the right pair of gardening tools and accessories to support you as you go on in working out your way through the hardest and most challenging tasks when gardening. But to make things simple for you, here’s a short list of 9-types of gardening tools and gardening accessories to assist you in growing the best-in-class vegetables, fruits, and herbs, at a cost-friendly manner. You may not need all or some of them depending on how specialized and advanced you want your garden to be. Also be sure to check if you already have the gardening implements and materials which you’re going to need before you actually begin assembling them, lest you end up wasting much or all of your hard earned money on getting only parts of your garden constructed instead of completely.

Sharpened Hoe

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A sharpened hoe is one of the most basic but essential gardening tools used by most folks these days. It’s also among the most popular due to its ease of use, virtually no maintenance, and relatively few requirements. When choosing a sharpened hoe, settle on a length that would serve best as the blades of your tool, a length that will allow the blade to penetrate deeper into the soil and come out with softer grains. Some other tips include setting the point of your hoe at the center of a flower bed rather than right next to it as this would let the tip of the blade to get caught up in the soil. Also, make sure to sharpen your gardening knife often as over time it would lose its sharpness and become blunt. Use a good quality brand of garden shears, which would ensure that the gardening knife you’ll be using is of good quality and is durable enough to last you for many years.

Gardening Gloves

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You must have a good set of gardening gloves, which will serve as your protection from harmful insects, rough soil, or just a plain lack of warmth when working outdoors. There are many different types of gloves available to choose from, however you want to settle for a high quality pair of gloves, preferably made with leather. A good pair of latex gloves is not advisable as they are more suitable for clothing, not gardening. Most people use cotton gardening gloves. Cotton gloves are cheap, convenient and can go in your gardening kit bag. There are many types of gardening gloves, however the most popular are:

Hand saw – One of the essential DIY gardening tools. It may seem like an unnecessary item to include, but this is actually a very useful item to have. You can saw through many things, including large branches and tough mulch. Plus, if you’re a landscaper or someone who enjoys doing lawns, you’ll want a good pair of rakes for picking up leaves and other debris.

Garden Spade 

You can’t talk about gardening without mentioning the garden spade. If you have a large garden area or even a small one, having a good set of garden spades is an essential part of your day gardening tools. For this reason, you should buy a spade with a large diamond studded spade blade and a long handle. There are also many different designs of spades, so you’re sure to find something that will meet your gardening needs.

Irrigation tank – An essential tool that will keep your plants healthy and growing. You might not realize it, but an irrigation tank will make a huge difference in your garden. In fact, there are some amazing designs available that will really transform your garden area into something you’ll enjoy working in. Irrigation tanks will let you bring the outdoors inside, even if you have a small one. This is why DIY gardening tools make such a difference.


Pruning Shears – This may seem like a strange selection, but pruning shears are by far the most useful is gardening tools. Why? Because they allow you to trim away unwanted plants without actually removing them from the rest of the garden. If you have a lot of weeds in your garden, for example, you can easily trim them with a pair of pruning shears, thus making your plants and flowers healthier. In addition to that, pruning shears let you do some light digging around the base of plants to unearth nooks and crannies that can actually help the plant recover from certain diseases.

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