To create and maintain your garden, you must have a few tools. We have chosen the 3 best garden tools that are needed to begin gardening. These are almost mandatory for working the dirt.
Ames 66136 Scuffle Hoe, Wood ~ 7″ Head
The first tool is the basic hoe. A hoe is a long-handled gardening tool with a thin metal blade, used mainly for weeding and breaking up soil. We chose a hoe which has a long handle and a reasonable width blade.
A garden hoe is used while the user is in a standing position. It is advisable to choose a handle which is long enough to allow you to stand comfortable while using the implement. The blade width is also a choice that you need to make. The blade width should be wide for more open ground work. A more narrow blade may be needed for digging in areas where your plants are closer together. As your garden grows and your interest in gardening flourishes, you may need a couple of different size blades. Remember…..the hoe is for light digging. Choose other tools for the more heavy digging.
Choose the proper tool for the job at hand
Next on our list is a medium duty spade. Note that I said spade…not shovel…There is a difference between shovel and spade although use the words interchangeably.
The shovel blade is more efficient for digging. The straighter spade blade can be used for digging but is better used for slicing through and lifting sod, edging lawns and beds, skimming weeds and opening straight-sided holes or trenches.
You may need a shovel for many chores, but for gardening the spade is your best bet.
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A rake is a horticultural implement consisting of a toothed bar fixed transversely to a handle, or tines fixed to a handle, and used to collect leaves, grass, etc., and in gardening, for loosening the soil, light weeding and leveling, removing dead grass from lawns.
The rake is probably the most used tool in small gardening and yard work. If you have trees around your house, a rake is needed to rake up the dead leaves in the fall. Use the rake in the garden to scratch the soil into a loose state.
There are many other tools which you will need to tend your small garden. The ones describe here are basic.
Enjoy your garden and have fun working in the dirt.