However, if you are new to gardening and need to work out which tools are the essentials to get going, follow our list below
to get the best possible start.
- Digging Spade
Ideal for heavy use when digging in unprepared ground to improve draining & introduce air. Speeds up the process of organic matter breakdown. A tool for preparing the soil for planting of seeds, shrubs and vegetables. Treads stop users shoes from slipping in damp & muddy conditions.
- Border Spade (or sometimes refered as Ladies Spade)
The narrow blade makes it the perfect alternative to the heavier traditional garden spade when working in confined spaces. Ideal for digging between borders and existing plants.
- Digging Fork
Solid forged 4 Prong Fork with Ash Shaft and lightweight PD handle. The diamond prongs are shaped for ease of penetration, Ideal for removing plants, Tending compost piles, Aerating & turning soil and breaking down clumps of soil for planting.
- Border Fork (again sometimes refered as Ladies fork)
Ideal for maintaining flower beds and herbaceous borders, digging out weeds, lifting plants and forking in manure in confined spaces.
- Leaf Rake or 16 Tooth Rake (Plastic or Metal)
A popular rake for scarifying lawns, removing unwanted growth and helping surface aeration. Improves the quality of the lawn. Perfect for all clearing up tasks.
- Bypass or Anvil Secateurs
Ideal for precise pruning in gardens, orchards, vineyards, cutting back dead or woody growth. The Sharp blade and comfortable grip make these shears perfect for everyday use.
- Bypass Loppers
For cutting back live or ‘green’ foliage. Extending handles allow user to reach into high bushes
- Planting Trowel & Fork
Ideal for planting out bulbs & seedlings, plus ideal for digging out weeds with minimal disturbance.