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What Garden Tools are Needed

The proper garden tools can make any job easier

Garden Tools

Gardening Tips Beginner and ExpertA garden tool is any one of many tools made for gardens and gardening and overlaps with the range of tools made for agriculture and horticulture. Garden tools can also be hand tools and power tools.

The hand tools still used by gardeners originated with the earliest agricultural implements used by man: the spade, the garden hoe, the pitchfork, the garden fork, the garden rake and the plough. The earliest tools were made of wood, flint and bone.

The development of metal working, first in copper and later in iron and steel, enabled the manufacture of more durable tools. Industrial metalworking enabled the manufacture of cutting tools, including pruning shears, grass shears and secateurs.

The first power tool to become popular with gardeners was the lawn mower. This has been followed by a very wide range of power tools, including cultivators, string trimmer, Irrigation sprinklers, hedge trimmers, lawn aerators, leaf sweepers, leaf blowers and mini-tractors.

We recommend Rona, Home Hardware, Canadian Tire, and House of Tools as the best places to get the gardening tools you need.

Though there are many tools one should purchase to make gardening easier, I recommend that you purchase these items first. Once you have acquired these tools you can add more specific tools to your collection as you need them.

Basic Tool List

Good safety gloves
Garden scissors
Hand saw
Pruning shears
Garden hoe
Garden rake stiff
Garden rake finger
Spade shovel
Small Shovel
Knee Pads
Steel Edger
Soil Scoop
Mud Shoes
Lawn Mower
Weed Eater / String Trimer