As this winter begins, we know you are probably itching to get back out your gardens. While we wait for the first sign of spring, why not start prepping your supplies? There are many different gardening tools out there and it can be challenging to decide which ones you need and which you can do without.

Here are the 5 tools that our specialists have deemed most important:

  1. Trowel: A trowel is extremely helpful when you need to complete any small jobs, such as weeding, planting seedlings or bulbs, and for planting in places a spade shovel won’t fit.
  2. Compression gloves: These gloves provide great protection and support. They have more padding than your everyday gardening gloves and the snug fit helps reduce any aches or pains.
  3. Stand-up weeder: Your back will thank you for this one! All you need to do is step on the pedal, pull back, and the four serrated claws will grab and yank out the unwanted plants and roots.
  4. Pruners: A pair of pruners are very handy to have as they can be used to trim and shape plants, deadhead, prune out any dead foliage, and cut back perennials.
  5. Japanese hand hoe: This tool is great for soil cultivation, and with its pointed edge it makes for a great weeder.

Are there any tools you think should have made the list?

We’d love to read and respond to your comments!