Most gardeners have favorite tools that they prefer to use. It is quite common for a gardener to care just as much about his or her gardening equipment as they do flowers and plants. There are a number of useful gardening supplies that are essential for gardening chores. Hoes, shovels, spades, wheelbarrows, hoses, watering cans, and a prying bar can be found in the yard of almost any gardener.
Gardening Supplies Uses
Digging garden tools
Shovels are useful and versatile and they are able to handle a variety of chores. A gardener depends on their shovel to help dig up daylilies and rose bushes. This garden tool is also helpful when compost needs to be spread about or when holes need to be dug for new plants.
The garden spade is smaller and is commonly used to help prepare a garden or flower bed.
The hoe is used for removing weeds and cultivating the ground for better aeration. The prying bar gets rocks out of newly-tilled soil to make gardening easier on the back.
Carrying garden supplies
Speaking of making things easier on the back, a wheelbarrow (this one is a favorite, with over 1800 great reviews!) comes in handy to carry and transport the soil, plants, and nutrient matter like compost around the garden. Mulch and compost make the soil much more fertile.
A garden tool belt is a must-have for any serious gardener. It will keep all the necessary tools close to you, so you don’t have to waste time locating them.
A small basket with seeds, fertilizer, and some small tools is also very beneficial. No need for anything fancy: any basket will do.
Protective garden gear
To protect hands from chapping, cuts, and scratches, most gardeners prefer to use gardening gloves. These can keep your hands and fingernails free from dirt and protect expensive manicures. You can find gloves that are waterproof and others that are made from heavy leather. It is up to you to select the ones that are most suited for the type of work you are doing.
If you are pruning roses or working with thorn-bearing plants the elbow length gloves provide the most protection for your hands and arms.
Wearing a good pair of gardening shoes is a must. Trust me: using your old sneakers won’t do. Keep your feet safe (and clean) with the right garden boots.
Other necessary gardening accessories
Seeds of flowers, vegetables, and herbs are as much a part of the garden as the soil in which they grow. Ornamental accessories such as decorated flower pots, flower baskets, and water fountains also serve to enhance.
Every garden and greenhouse needs a good source of water and light in order to flourish. Long reaching gardening cans gently sprinkle water on new, delicate seedlings, while a garden hose nozzle distributes a generous amount of water all over in varying settings. Good drainage is also necessary to remove excess rainwater and irrigation from the area.
Locate the greenhouse in a space with a healthy dose of sunlight. All-day sunlight is best, but morning sunlight coming from the east side would do for most plants. Morning sunlight allows the plant’s food production process known as photosynthesis to start early such that growth becomes maximized. Lighting supplies contribute just the right amount of heat and moisture for plants to thrive.
A storage shed is a very useful item to have on your property if you are an avid gardener. This allows you to keep your tools and supplies clean and organized. A potting bench has shelves and racks and there is a smooth, waist-level surface that can be used to re-pot small flowers and other plants.
At the end of the day, tired, but happy, gardeners can clean off the work areas, put away their tools and take a loving look at the beauty they have created before retiring for the night.
Adriana Copaceanu is a passionate nature lover living in the country on her dream property where she grows vegetables, lavender, and wildflowers that she shares with the wildlife they attract. When she's not in the garden, she loves spending time with her chickens and planning her next nature project. Check your her books below: