Essential Garden Tools
These are the tools and garden essentials that I use everyday in my own gardens.
Felco #2 Pruners
gardener should have at least one pair of this
invaluable garden tool. Yes,
they are a little more expensive then those
offered at your local home supply or discount
with a little care
and a regular sharpening with a tool
such as the GardenSharp Tool Sharpener, they will last you the
rest of your life.
Multi-Purpose Garden Knife
If you’re heading to the garden with just one tool, this garden knife is the one to take. Its stainless steel blade has a serrated edge for opening bags of mulch or soil, a sharpened straight edge for slicing through sod, a notch for cutting twine and a "dandelion popper" on the tip.
Stainless steel blade has one serrated edge, one straight. Great for opening bags, cutting sod and twine. The comfort-grip handle doubles as a tamp for sowing seeds. The blade is slightly dished for digging and is marked in 1" increments for planting. 12-inch measurement scale for bulbs. Gardeners Supply
Put some teeth in your digging with the Super Shovel! This hard-to-find shovel was originally developed for landscapers to dig through compacted soil and tough roots, but can also be used for removing shingles, prying nails, chipping ice and more! It slices through roots, rocky soil and baked clay with sharp teeth forged of high-carbon steel. The reinforced fiberglass handle — much stronger than other handles made — absorbs shock and reduces fatigue.. Gardener's Supply
Like butter! That is how easily the Pruning Stik®
cuts through branches up to 1-1/4 inches in diameter. Reaching over five
feet in length, the Pruning Stik® weighs in at just under two pounds, so it’s
extremely easy to handle. The cutting head also rotates 240 degrees so you can
prune at the angle easiest for you. The PowerStroke™ cutting mechanism is ropeless, so there’s nothing to get caught
among the branches. All these advantages make the Pruning Stik® a great tool for
Before I bought this tumbling composter I had one of the square bin types that sit on the ground. The square bin was not only hard to mix and aerate, but mice and other rodents found it to be very comfy living quarters. With this model the mice can't get in and I can collect my vegetable scraps all winter and then let them cook all summer with chopped leaves and grass clippings (see my article on composting). The Tumbling Compost Mixer Holds 7 cubic feet and is made of 100% recycled, UV-protected plastic for years of use. Gardener's Supply