Six Essential Gardening Tools you Must Have


Summer is the perfect time to stock up on tools and get stuck into work in the garden. What you need depends on the amount of space you need to work with. Each gardener will need a rake for cleaning up leaves and other debris along with a hose or portable sprinkle to water grass and plants.

These days, buying garden tools can be easily done online. With websites like, you can order any tool you need from the comfort of your home. Below are the basic tools you will need for gardening:

Garden Gloves

Sometimes, pulling out thorny weeds and getting your fingers around deep roots can be a sacrifice for your hands. Wearing synthetic gloves is the best way to keep your hands protected especially if the garden is wet. These gloves are thin enough to let you pick up even the tiniest object. Also, they are designed to hold up to serious wear and tear.

Garden Shears

These tools are a must-have if you have hedges, trees, or shrubs. Also, shears can be used for trimming grass along pavements, flower bed edges and curbs, as well as around shrubs and trees. When buying shears, go for a mid-priced pair. Cheap shears have thinner blades that do not hold their shape and can twist and wrap when overloaded while cutting thick branches.


You will need a rake for raking leaves and other debris into a pile. You must invest in a lawn rake to rake moss and leaves from the surface of your lawn. 

Watering Can 

A good-size watering will make it easier to tote and aim water at balcony containers. You can find plastic options in different sizes and colours. Some popular options feature an ergonomic design that makes pouring easy. Also, these watering cans come with an adjustable nozzle that lets you change p the stream’s intensity. They can be made of heavy-duty plastic that will stand up to heavy use and sunny days.

Hand Trowel

A hand trowel will help yank out unwanted plants and roots. Also, they can be used for digging holes for new plants. Hand trowels can have flat, serrated, pointed, or triangular blades. When picking a trowel, check out the handle. Choose the hardest woods like maple or oak.

Hose and Sprinkler

If you do not have a sprinkler system, a portable unit can be a great option that you can hook up to a hose. If you need a hose, think about lightweight, expandable garden hoses.