10 Essential Garden Tools for the Beginner

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    Having the right tools can make all the difference in the world of gardening, especially when you live in an urban setting with limited space. Below is a list of 10 essential and easy-to-use garden tools to grow a flourishing garden. 

    1. Leather Gloves

    We think gloves are a must-have for most gardening tasks—there are a ton of options out there, but we believe tough leather gloves can offer a lot of protection against thorns and bugs and, with the right attention and care, can last you for years. Our Buffalo Leather Gloves are durable, soft, and breathable while maintaining a good grip. On the other hand, our Goatskin Leather Gloves are almost as soft as deer skin and come with touch screen fingertips, so you can use your phone or iPad for gardening tips and instructions without removing them. Shorter goatskin leather gloves protect your hands when digging in the dirt and pruning small plants, while longer buffalo leather gauntlet gloves shield your hands and forearms from thorns and sharp leaves. 

    2. Knee, Shin and Back Protection

    Comfort is key when tending to your plants. Our water-resistant, tough, wax canvas folding knee pad has extra thick memory foam, making gardening more comfortable. Its soft and supportive surface reduces strain on your knees and back, ensuring you can comfortably kneel or sit on any surface while planting, weeding, or pruning. Its compact size makes it easy to store, a must-have for urban and apartment gardeners.

    3. Garden Multi-Tool

    Streamline your gardening tasks with a versatile garden multi-tool. This all-in-one device includes shears, pruners and other tools that fold together into one handle. It is easy to carry and use in tight spaces, making it ideal for apartment or urban gardening. This tool is a game-changer if you are just starting to garden, as it performs multiple functions without requiring extensive tool collection.

    4. Garden Shears

    Getting things right matters in gardening, especially when snipping and shaping your plants. It’s worth picking up a good pair of garden shears. They make trimming branches easy, tidying up your bushes, picking your veggies and herbs, and keeping your garden looking Instagram ready. Our stainless steel forged garden shears feature a sharp, durable blade that effortlessly cuts through stems and branches. They’re easy to handle, ensuring a comfortable grip with an ergonomic handle. 

    5. Hand Rake

    Tackle small debris like dead leaves in the garden bed or weeds and manage your soil with a stainless steel hand rake garden tool. Compact and lightweight, this tool lets you easily loosen soil, clear out debris, or keep your garden or small lawn in tip-top shape. Our hand rake has an ergonomic design for comfortable use, especially in tight spaces.

    6. Seed Dibber Garden Tool

    Planting depth is one of the most overlooked steps in gardening. Take the guess work out of your gardening with our Dibber Tool. Crafted with a sturdy ash wood handle and ergonomic design, the Stainless Steel Garden Dibber combines comfort with enduring quality. Pierce the soil with a simple poke at just the right depth. Experience the perfect blend of elegance and durability in your garden.

    7. Terracotta Watering Spikes

    Keeping your plants happy and hydrated can be a bit tricky. But it doesn’t have to be. Terracotta watering spikes slowly release water into the soil, ensuring your plants always have enough to hydration. They’re super handy for those of us who are always on the go and can’t always keep tabs on our garden.

    Molded from quality clay and fired into their terracotta form, they’re not only super practical but also add a touch of charm to your garden. Just grab a bottle (we like to collect wine bottles to avoid plastic) you’ve got lying around. Fill it up with water, pop the watering spike on top (make sure the pointy end is facing up), flip the whole setup, and tuck it right next to your plant. The terracotta does its magic from there, gently releasing water to the roots like nature does. Bonus points for being able to take a vacation without begging friends to water your plants while you’re gone!

    8. Transplanter Garden Tool

    If you’re shifting plants or seedlings around, snag a stainless steel transplanter garden tool to make the move smoother and stress-free for you and your plants. Its slim blade and handy depth markers help you create the perfect spot for new plants. Whether moving flowers to a fresh pot or taking your veggies to a garden bed, this tool is a gardener’s best friend. 

    9. Trowel Garden Tool

    A trowel is a must-have and classic tool for any gardener. This hand-held, small shovel is perfect for digging, planting, and weeding. Our trowel is a versatile tool that every new gardener should have from the beginning of their gardening experience.

    10. Canvas Garden Tool Organization Bag

    Our canvas garden tool bag lets you keep all your gardening tools together. It makes moving them around your space more accessible. The canvas material is easy to clean, and the multiple pockets allow you to neatly pack your gloves, shears, trowels, and more. Small enough to fit on a cabinet, pantry, or closet shelf, this portable and durable bag is perfect for urban gardeners with limited space.

    These 10 essential garden tools will have you ready to tackle any garden project from a ground-up backyard operation to an urban garden on your balcony. From protective gloves to versatile multi-use tools, each item contributes to a thriving and enjoyable gardening experience. Invest in these tools, and you’ll be well-equipped to turn your gardening aspirations into a reality, regardless of your level of expertise or the space available. Happy gardening! 

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