Gardening is a joyous activity that can be immensely rewarding and satisfying. An important part of any gardener’s toolkit is the variety of essential tools you can use to help cultivate the garden of your dreams.
From a vast array of gardening supplies, I have settled on my favorite choices – the tools that make cultivating easy and enjoyable. Through experience, these tools always seem to come out on top when executing ambitious home garden plans. With them in tow, anything is possible?
I love spending the day in the garden, with no phones, no work, just digging in the dirt and tending to my plants.
And that is just what I have planned for this weekend.
1. Tubturg Bucket
This is the most fantastic bucket I have ever had. It is flexible, lightweight, and comes in three different sizes. It has two handles on the side, making it easy to carry around.
I fill it with my trimmings and empty it into a larger trashcan. I also use this bucket to carry everything on this list. In addition, I store my tools right inside the bucket, so I am always ready to go.
2. Harvesting Basket
Gardening is a rewarding activity for any green-thumbed enthusiast, and harvesting the fruits of their labor produces undeniable satisfaction.
Presenting your harvest in a beautiful basket adds to its charm, making it utilitarian and aesthetically pleasing; these baskets are as delightful as they are dependable!
3. Gardening Gloves
This is a must if you want to keep those pretty fingernails; these gloves will do the job.
The rubber coating on the fingers and palms protects you from the dirt and sharp tools yet allow you to move your fingers easily. They are lightweight and washable.
They are also inexpensive, which Is great, so I never worry about buying a new pair.
4. Heavy Pruners
These are a must for any gardener. These pruners are used on larger branches and heavier bushes. Investing in a good pair is important, or your hands will hurt, and you will be replacing them often.
The handles of quality gardening tools are very comfortable and assist you in getting the job done comfortably. Be sure to keep them in a safe and dry place to keep them in good condition.
You can have them sharpened and add a tiny bit of oil to the blades to keep them in tip-top shape.
5. Needlepoint Trimmers
These are just what you need for lightweight trimming;
I use these for deadheading and finer trimming of small plants when necessary.
The needle nose makes it easy to get in between branches and work.
Keep these in a cool dry location and have them sharpened when necessary.
6. Gardening Stools
Are you one that likes to kneel in the garden? Or sit while you trim? I hate to say it, but I need a little help at my age, so a kneeling pad or a stool is essential.
There are a few that I like, and I will link them here.
I love this little black stool; I can fold it and carry it around in my bucket. It makes it so easy to move from one spot to another in the yard.
The kneeling stool is great when I need to be closer to the ground to work. I also like that I can keep my tools in the pocket on the side, then they are always close at hand.
The basic trowel is used for digging and can come with different types of blades on the end. Some are blunt, short, long, and pointed.
This trowel has a blunt end and is good for digging in soft dirt, moving seedings, planting in fresh soil, and light weeding.
A trowel with a long and pointed blade may be useful for digging up harder dirt, or digging a deeper hole for bulbs.
8. Fertilizer 10.10.10
Fertilizer 10.10.10– This is the perfect fertilizer for my entire yard. Best to feed monthly.
The three numbers represent the ratio of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium.
Some fertilizers have different ratios as plants have different needs.
You can use a simple soil tester to see exactly what your soil needs for your particular plant. This way you can feed it exactly what you need.
10-10-10 fertilizer is a synthetic, all-purpose fertilizer with equal parts nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. This fertilizer is good for plants that need a lot of nitrogen, such as established perennials, leafy plants, and turf grasses.
For my yard, this works well as a general fertilizer.
Another favorite fertilizer
I tend to have very clay soil, so this gro power helps to break the clay up and adds nutrients to the soil.
- GRO-POWER PLUS: Designed for difficult soil conditions such as clay, adobe soils, or areas with high salt, sodium, boron, or pH problems.
- 5-3-1, 70% Humus, Nitrogen 5%, Phosphate 3%, Potash 1%, 15% Humic Acids, with Soil Enhancers added. 1% Soil Penetrant added.
9. Gardening Twine
Gardening twine – It is a must to have a string and some stakes for those plants that may need to be tied up. I like this BIOstretch because it does just that, it stretches.
10. Weed remover
Weed remover – This is a must-have for those weeds stuck in the cracks. Unfortunately, we all have weeds.
This weeder has a great angled head which helps get good leverage, the handles are comfortable and they have a hole for easy storage.