Basic Gardening Tools La Plata MD

Regardless of where you live, there are some basic gardening tools in La Plata you should have on hand. If you are already an avid gardener, you’ve probably collected some of these tools along the way already. If you are just beginning, great! Gardening is not only good exercise, but it is also great for relaxation—not to mention the added benefits of flowers, herbs, and vegetables from your own back yard.

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Basic Gardening Tools

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Regardless of where you live, there are some basic gardening tools you should have on hand. If you are already an avid gardener, you’ve probably collected some of these tools along the way already. If you are just beginning, great! Gardening is not only good exercise, but it is also great for relaxation—not to mention the added benefits of flowers, herbs, and vegetables from your own back yard.

Choose the Right Tools to Loosen Soil and Remove Weeds

There is a wide selection of tools you can use to break up soil and remove weeds. Some of them are available both as hand tools as well as long handled tools. Here are some of the more common ones.

  • Fork
  • Hoe
  • Cultivator claw
  • Weeder

Pick Sturdy Digging Tools

When you need to dig, you want the right tool for the job. Check your local hardware store or home improvement store for tips on the variety of digging tasks you might encounter. In the meantime, here are some of the most common tools for digging.

  • Trowel
  • Rounded shovel
  • Spade
  • Post-hole digger

Find the Best Cutting Tool for the Job

When you work in the garden, you often need to cut something. Sometimes it’s a flower stalk, other times it’s a 2-in. branch. Be sure you have the right tool for each job.

  • Pruning shears
  • Lopping shears
  • Pruning saw
  • Pocket knife or scissors

Clean Away Leaves and Smooth Gravel

Whether you are cleaning up after a day’s work in your garden or smoothing the soil before you plant your vegetables, you should never be without rakes. Blowers are also handy for quick cleanups.

  • Leaf rake
  • Bow rake
  • Leaf blower

Store and Carry All Sorts of Things in Your Garden

Not only do you need to carry things from one place to another, but you also need to store all types of garden necessities. Here are some handy containers you might use in your garden.

  • Watering can
  • Potting soil container
  • 3 or 4 small plastic containers
  • Envelopes or small plastic bags for organizing seeds
  • Large plastic barrel to collect rain water
  • Containers for trash and compostables
  • Wheelbarrow

Wear the Right Stuff

No matter what time of year you garden, or how long you plan to be outside, it’s important to have the right clothing and protection from the environment. Have these items close by so you can grab them quickly if you need them.

  • Garden gloves
  • Shoes and socks
  • Hat or bandana
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect Repellant

Keep Other Essentials Handy

Aside from tools, containers, and things to wear, here are some things you might not have thought about. These items can be stored in a chest or shed, so that you can find them when you need them.

  • Sprayer
  • Plant stakes
  • Hammer
  • Pens, pencils, and plant labels
  • Garden twine
  • Table and comfortable stool
  • Broom and dustpan
  • Garden hose

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