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Essential Tools For Maintaining A Healthy Garden

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Every garden has its own personality, size and complexity, just like its gardener, so the tools chosen to nurture individual spaces vary widely. As gardeners are notoriously particular and passionate about the tools of their trade, we’ve created a selection of the highest rated and the best loved, from the straightforward traditional tools such as pruners to more new-fangled gadgets. Whatever your tastes in flora and fauna may be, or however big your space to create your perfect paradise is, keeping some gardening essentials at hand will help ensure that your garden flourishes!

1.Sharp pruners – An absolute must have, a good pair of pruners can help with fatigue and safety, in addition to trimming unwanted leaves or branches.

2.An ergonomic shovel – Look for a shovel with a sharp and heavy blade but a lightweight fiberglass handle to make it easier to grip while digging as this kind is the most beneficial for maintaining an injury-free back and joints.

3.Compost tumbler – A tumbler makes all the difference with compost timing, reducing it from a couple of months to a few weeks

Photo by Rennett Stowe
Photo by Rennett Stowe

4.Trowel and fork – Probably the most used items in any garden, trowels and forks are used for planting, poking, weeding and even removing any ‘gifts’ left by neighborhood cats!

Photo credit by Wicker Paradise
Photo credit by Wicker Paradise

5.Trug – They can be a bargain and make life maintaining a garden a whole lot easier by shifting compost and weeds, gathering the (literal) fruits of your labour, or simply and safely transporting multiple and often sharp garden tools.

6.EasyBloom – One of those gadgets that has revolutionized the gardening world, the EasyBloom is a data-gathering stake that collects information about sunlight and moisture amounts and is perfect for those whose thumbs are not quite green yet.

7.Gardening apron – It may not be the most obvious tool, but a multi-pocketed apron can be a lifesaver for those who spend a lot of time in the dirt juggling everything from pruners and seeds to water bottles and mobile phones, by keeping everything safe and within reach.

Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or a newbie to taming and cultivating Mother Nature, there are plenty of garden hand tools to choose from when it comes to creating the perfect garden space.

Images by YourCastlesDecorRennett Stowe and Wicker Paradise used under Creative Commons License.

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Amanda Acuña an influential Mom Blogger created MommyMandy as an online resource to the parenting community. She has four children and they currently reside in Texas.

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