Every gardener needs a reliable set of tools. Maintaining landscaping and planting is no simple task and having the right gear by your side can make all the difference. Regardless of your experience level, you should know what items should be in your tool shed.
This helpful gardening guide from Cold Stream Farm will help you narrow down what gardening tools you must have to get the job done.
Tools for Cutting
Let’s start first with cutting: every gardener is going to need to shear, prune, and cut off a number of times so you’ll need tools that will allow you to do that easily. A good pruner is, of course, a necessity, as are loppers, which are bigger cutters for shaping trees and shrubs. The latter is good for removing disorderly branches, and making sure your landscaping is safe for visitors. If you need something even bigger, consider a pruning saw.
Tools for Transport
One of the things you do a lot as a gardener is move plants, especially if you have a massive space. You’ll likely have to move one plant to another part of the garden or take a tree out and try it somewhere else. These jobs require a few different tools. We recommend our cable ties, so you’re able to wrap up whatever plants you need for easy transport. Another good item is the spiral tree protectors, which protect trees during transitionary times.
Tools for Digging
Of course, you’ll likely be striking down in the earth to plant whatever shrub or tree you’re adding to your garden. It goes without saying that a tried-and-true digging shovel should be in every gardener’s tool shed. And for organizing purposes, add an edging spade—this will help you mold your surfaces so they fit whatever it is you’re planting.
With these tools in hand, you’ll be on your way to a successful gardening career. But remember: You’ll always be improving and learning more. Cold Stream Farm is a wholesale and retail bare root tree and shrub nursery in Michigan that supports all gardeners, landscapers, arborists, and so forth.