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Gardening Yard Tools

Creating and maintaining a beautiful yard and garden is hard work, but having the right tools makes it easier to get the job done. Save time and avoid common mistakes by choosing the right equipment for your project. Do it Best makes transforming any outdoor space easy with a wide variety of landscape tools that will help keep your garden and lawn healthy and beautiful. 

Garden Hand Tools 

If you are new to gardening, choosing the right tools can be overwhelming. Every season brings new tools and new challenges. Everything you need to get started is available at Do It Best. 

10 Essential Gardening Tools 

Here are 10 essential gardening tools to get you started on your next project. 

1. Gloves

Invest in durable, comfortable gloves. While gardening is an enjoyable hobby, it can quickly turn into cuts, scrapes, and punctures without the right pair of gloves. 

2. Garden Trowel

A trowel is an essential garden tool for digging small holes to plant seeds and digging up stubborn weeds. Look for a garden trowel with a sturdy blade and comfortable grip as you will use this hand tool often for any garden. 

3. Hand Cultivator

Cultivators are used to mix and work the soil as well as to break up weeds. These hand tools work well for small gardens and working in planters. 

4. Pruning Shears

Pruning shears are used to remove dead or damaged stems. It is vital to remove dead stems to keep your plants healthy and thriving. 

5. Spading Fork

A spading fork is a digging tool used primarily to turn soil. This handheld garden tool can also be used to dig up plants with tough root structures. 

6. Spade

Spades work for digging holes for plants, lifting sod, and moving around mounds of dirt and soil. Look for spades with longer handles for more leverage while digging. 

7. Hoe

A hoe is used to break up soil and remove weeds. Different blade shapes are recommended for different tasks, so find the right garden hoe for your next project. 

8. Watering Can

Giving your plants the right amount of water is imperative to a healthy garden. Watering cans make it easy to carry water from the source to your plants and distribute the right amount. 

9. Wheelbarrow

A wheelbarrow is a gardener’s best friend for any heavy lifting! Invest in a wheelbarrow to easily move heavy amounts of soil and debris. 

10. Rake

Rakes are best for cleaning up your garden and removing debris without damaging the soil. Do it Best has a variety of options for both garden and leaf rakes. 

Once you have all your essential gardening supplies, follow these tips on how to store your equipment. 

How to Start a Small Garden 

Now that you have all the essential garden tools, you are ready to start your garden. Plant starter kits are a great way to begin. You can get started growing your own seedlings and transplant them outside as the weather gets warmer. Do it Best has many seed starting trays and pots that are easy to use to begin. 

Whether you want to grow flowers, vegetables, or herbs we have the equipment and guides for you. Read about how to start a flower garden, how to build a raised garden bed, and more at Do it Best. 

Lawn Tools

If you are a new homeowner or just looking to improve your yard, you may be wondering where to start. Do It Best has all the landscape tools and hand tools that you need. Let's review the must-have landscaping tools to help keep your lawn looking its best. 

5 Essential Lawn Care Tools 

  • Lawn Mower
    • You will need a high-quality lawn mower to keep your grass short and level. A lawn mower will also help cut down any weeds popping up. 
  • Lawn Trimmer/ Edger
    • Lawn trimmers are used around the edge of your yard to create clear, defined boundary lines. Lawn trimmers can take your landscaping to the next level by providing a clean-cut look. 
  • Leaf rake
    • When fall rolls around, you will be thankful for your leaf rake, but you can use your rake year round to clean up any debris in your yard. 
  • Lawn Spreader
    • Lawn spreaders are a push tool used to spread grass seed and fertilizer across your yard to help keep your grass green and growing. 
  • Hose and Sprinkler
    • Most lawns need approximately 1 to 1.5 inches of water a week. If the rain isn’t doing that job for you, you will need a hose and a sprinkler attachment. 

How can I make my yard work easier?

Having the right tools for the right project will make landscaping easier. Whether you are planting trees or spreading fresh mulch, Do it Best has you covered.