Most Essential Tools, Supplies And What They Do

The pandemic and recurring lockdowns have made us all aware of the value of a garden. Whether for self-growing for self-sufficiency or just as a green space to calm anxiety, a garden can do wonders for your home and general well-being.

If it’s your first time growing plants and herbs (or even if you’re already an expert), you’ll need an arsenal of gardening tools. Here are the main tools and accessories you will need for your garden.

1. ZUZUAN garden tool set

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The ZUZUAN Garden Tool Set contains the three basic tools that every gardener should have. These are the trowel, the transplanting trowel and the cultivator hand rake. With the garden trowel you can dig small holes and trenches and are ideal for planting, transplanting and working the soil. With the measured transplant trowel, you can dig holes to the exact depth. On the other hand, the 3-tine cultivator is perfect for loosening and breaking up hard soil, compost and the like.

2. Nisaku Hori-Hori weeding and grave knife

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Nisaku Hori-Hori weed and digging knife is made in Japan from the finest stainless steel. The knife is your all-round garden tool. It features a concave blade for digging, a straight edge on one side and a serrated edge on the other, adding to its versatility. Use this knife to divide plants, plant bulbs, flowers and herbs, dig up weeds, and remove stones.

3. Fiskars secateurs

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Fiskars bypass pruning shears feature a long-lasting steel blade that is finished with a non-stick, low-friction coating that helps the blade slide through wood, preventing juice build-up and resisting rust. A bypass blade on the secateurs ensures clean cuts on stems and small branches up to a thickness of inches. The bypass pruning shears are great for pruning your plants and removing dead or rotten branches so your plants can thrive.

4. VIVOSUN straight hand scissors

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The VIVOSUN Straight Hand branch cutter offers variety for your cut. The straight stainless steel blades enable precise cuts in the required area. You can cut and cut the part directly without damaging the other vital stems and branches of your plant. Its spring-loaded handles allow you to hold and cut away with just one hand and without hand strain. These are ideal for precision cutting, especially for smaller plants such as bonsai and small flowering plants.

5. TABOR TOOLS Anvil Lopper

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TABOR TOOLS Anvil Lopper has sharply hardened carbon steel blades that stay sharp even with constant use. Its non-stick, low-friction coating lets the blades slide and cuts branches with ease. These pruning shears are used for larger branches on older trees and can cut wood up to two inches thick. Its length allows you to reach taller branches to remove unwanted and dry wood growth.

6. Edward Tools hoe and cultivator hand tiller

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Edward Tools’ hoe and cultivator hand tiller has a carbon steel blade for tough use. This walk-behind hoe cutter, with its three-pronged side, is handy for loosening hard floors and removing weeds, while its flat blade is perfect for moving and shaping the soil. The flat blade can also be used to dig shallow trenches for plant beds. The solid oak trunk promises longevity, while the rubber handle offers a more comfortable grip.

7. Corona RazorTOOTH folding pruning saw

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The folding Corona RazorTOOTH pruning saw has three-sided razor teeth along the steel blade for efficient cutting. This pruning saw has a 10-inch blade designed for thicker and larger branches that a pruner or grapple cannot cut, typically 5 to 15 cm. Its ergonomically shaped, molded handle provides a comfortable grip for extended use. It also features a tapered and curved folding blade that easily clicks into place to prevent injury.

8. BlueArrowExpress Kana Hoe

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BlueArrowExpress Kana Hoe also doubles as a sickle and has a super sharp blade that is perfect for efficient weeding and cultivation. With this hooked inclined sickle, a quick swipe is enough to glide through unwanted growth and foliage in your garden. The blade is made of carbon steel to ensure a long service life. Its compact size makes it easy to handle and store, while its wooden handle makes it super sturdy.

9. Spear head spade garden shovel

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Spear Head Spade Gardening Shovel is an innovative shovel-spade hybrid that reduces your digging effort in all types of soil. This shovel slot spade is ideal for jobs too big for your hand trowel. Made with a sharp, hardened steel blade and a reinforced fiberglass handle that ensures its durability even after prolonged use. The D-shaped handle has a padded handle for maximum comfort.

10. The Weeder Standing Plant Root Remover and Weed Puller

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With the Weeder Standing Plant Root Remover and Weed Puller, you can remove nasty, unwanted weeds without having to bend down and break your back. A 41-inch shaft makes weeding the weed painless, while the designed tip pushes it into the ground and pulls weeds out of the roots with ease. An innovative patent foot pedal provides extra pressure to really get into the roots of all types of weeds.

11. Sonkir soil pH meter

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The Sonkir Soil pH Meter is a handy 3-in-1 tool that tests your plant’s soil moisture, pH and solar radiation. A double needle system provides accurate and reliable readings so you can test and analyze the moisture and pH of the soil. You can determine if your plants, vegetables, and herbs are thriving on your soil and how to make the soil neutral and moist so it is nutrient-rich and ready for planting.

12. WhaleLife indoor watering can

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The WhaleLife indoor watering can is perfect for indoor and outdoor use. The stylish pot holds up to 1.4L so you don’t have to keep topping it up to water your indoor plants and outdoor vegetable garden. The watering can is made of thickened PS resin for long life and has a transparent body that allows you to determine the water level. Its long spout allows you to control the flow of water.

13. Pine Tree Tools bamboo work gloves

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Pine Tree Tools bamboo work gloves are made from breathable bamboo to absorb sweat, which will keep your hands cool in summer, warm in winter and, of course, comfortable throughout your gardening experience. These gloves feel like a second skin so you don’t have to take them off when you need to use your phone or iPad. Rubber grips provide comfortable and durable hand protection so you can keep your hands safe at all times.

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