Gardening is a great way to relax outdoors, and while many enjoy the fresh air and sunlight, others enjoy being surrounded by the lush green grass and flowers that grow. But do you know the first thing about gardening? You probably know about when to plant certain plants, how to water them, and what types of fertiliser to use, but do you know what tools to use? Read on to find out.

Tool belt

When planning your garden, you want to ensure you have everything you need, and one of the most important things, aside from plants, is a tool belt. A tool belt can hold a whole collection of tools that can be easily accessed while working, making gardening a doddle.

Nitrile gloves

If you love spending time in your vegetable garden, consider gloves as a non-negotiable garden supply. And not just any gloves. Nitrile gloves are a popular choice among professional farmers for a reason. These gloves are latex-free so that they won’t irritate your skin. They also have an anti-slip grip, which is great for keeping gripping when you’re picking fruit or weeding.

Hand pruner

Spring is in the air, which means summer is getting closer, too. That means it is time to get your garden ready! And one of the best tools you need is a hand pruner – particularly one 8-inches in length. That’s because a hand pruner will allow you to prune large branches – even those over 6 inches in diameter – with maximum precision. (It’s also great for cutting branches that are smaller in diameter, too.)

Terracotta pots

Terracotta pots are a staple in landscaping, and there are many different types to choose from. If you’ve never purchased a terracotta pot before, here are a few things you should know. The pots are either square, round, or trough-shaped. It’s possible to get decorative pots, but it’s important to make sure they have drainage holes. Many terracotta pots are glazed with colorful glazes, which make them ideal for planting flowers and brightening up dull corners.

Plant tarp

When it comes to growing plants, sometimes things go wrong. If you plant something and it dies, you can cover it with a plant tarp instead of throwing it away or spraying it with weed killer. Plant tarp can keep unwanted pests away from your crops, liquids, and mulches.

Workshop apron

If you’re planning to start a commercial gardening career or just want to start growing your own food, then a workshop apron is essential. The workshop apron is very affordable and is made from durable, high-quality cotton canvas and is lined with thick cotton twill, so it’s fully washable.

Hoe/cultivator combo

Whether you grow your own food or just like to tend your garden, you need a hoe/cultivator combo. This amazing gardening tool will help prepare the soil for planting, remove weeds, and level uneven ground – perfect if you struggle to kneel for long periods of time.

Gardener’s journal

A journal is one gardening tool you can’t afford to live without. A gardener’s journal is a personal and enduring record of a garden’s history as it evolves through the seasons. It organises your thoughts, observations, and successes. Keeping a garden journal could be the difference between an ordinary garden and a treasure that grows yearly.

Modern gardening tools have certainly come a long way from those used by ancestors. Back in the early days of gardening, you had to worry about digging up rocks or weeds when planting, weeding, and pulling weeds using wooden shovels and hoes. But now, with the help of proper tools, all you have to do is pick a seed, plant it, and wait for it to grow.