Better Gardening Guide – Gardening Tools And Their Uses – Part I

On August 25, 2018 by Preeti Shah

Seeds, soils, sun, and water are the basic need of a healthy garden. But practically gardening needs hard work to maintain the fruitfulness which is a difficult task. Let’s make it easy with the right tools. There are many gardening tools available in the market, hope this guide will help you to collect the right information for the gardening tools and their uses

Hand Trowel

Hand Trowel
Whether you’re gardening in containers, raised beds, or directly in your yard, a hand trowel is a tool that helps you most. You can use it to dig, turn up the earth, or pull up stubborn leaves. A hand trowel is actually the first garden tool every gardener should buy when they start container gardening on the patio of his apartment, so it is a tool I often recommend for urban gardeners too.

It transfers the dirt into pots or planting seedlings and bulbs. As it is easy to set down and lose track of while you’re working in the garden, go for hand tools with bright handles that are easy to spot in the dirt or greenery.

Pruning Shears

Pruning Shears
This is another very useful tool required to your garden, a lot of cutting and trimming jobs can be handled with a good pair of pruning shears. These are essential for harvesting herbs, fruits, and vegetables.

Great for cutting thick stems and small branches, helpful later in summer when vegetable stems and vines are thick. I also like to use them at the end of the season when I’m cleaning up and putting the garden to bed. They are great tools for cutting down plants for the compost pile.

Garden Gloves

Garden Gloves
You may not think of these as a tool, but an indispensable item in your tool shed. Gloves not only protect your hands from getting dirty but also protect you from injury and insects under the landscape. If you have to deal with thorny branches or prickly plants, gloves will protect your hands and wrists from scratches, scrapes, and splinters.

For the sensitive skin, gardening gloves aren’t optional. One has to wear gloves in the garden to avoid rashes and allergic reactions to plants, fertilizers and other chemicals. Eczema prone gardeners need a nice set of garden gloves to protect their hands.

Now touchscreen garden gloves are also available for the gardening tool, which is perfect if you listen to music or podcasts on a smartphone while you garden activity.


Rakes are indispensable tools for anyone who works with a yard. Leaf rakes can be used for a variety of purposes while bow rake is great to use in the garden. A bow rake is used to clear leaves and spread mulch. It’s also perfect for levelling soil or breaking up hard garden dirt in the spring. This tool is useful for yards, raised beds, or even community garden plots.

Digging Shovel

Digging Shovel
When you are gardening in your yard or a raised bed, you will need a digging shovel extremely. Not only useful to dig holes but also great for transporting dirt from a wheelbarrow to your garden without having to dump the whole load.

This tool is great for stirring compost piles or mixing potting soil before adds it to your containers. If you want to create level ground – a sturdy shovel is perfect for turning dirt or removing it. If you find regular shovels are too heavy, look for pointed shovels are perfect for digging in gardens.

Garden Spade

Garden spade is the tool is extremely helpful in your garden bed. Which is designed to use in tight spaces, the square-shaped blade and it’s perfect for digging holes for plants and bushes. Especially in established gardens where you don’t want to disturb existing plants, it helps the most. To remove weeds that have deep root systems, and unable to pull out by hand, garden spade helps you here. If you have a perennial you need to transplant, the garden spade is perfect to “cut out” the plant from the dirt and then dig a new hole for it.

As it is essentially like a shovel, you can also use it for transporting dirt and general digging in your nursery yard or garden bed.

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