Essential Garden Tools

At Midland Hardware we aim to give you the best DIY advice that you can use to get your projects completed. In this blog post, we aim to give you an introduction to some of the best Garden Tools that are a necessity for every Irish garden. 

There are a lot of tools that can be used to maintain your garden. Gardening is a hobby that many people enjoy throughout Ireland. If you are someone who likes to grow plants and flowers, then this article will give you some guidelines on which tools will work best for your needs.

Gardening is an activity that many people find therapeutic and calming, but it can be frustrating when the right tools aren’t available. To ensure that your gardening activity is as successful as possible, it’s important to have the right tools.

Spring is almost upon us and the season of gardening is coming with it, so we want to make sure you have the right tools for the job. We put together a selection of tools that we use to make our garden as great as it can possibly be.

1.) Trowel

A hand trowel is a gardening tool that is mainly designed for planting seedlings and digging small holes. Gardeners also find it immensely useful and they are quite common in a normal garden shed as it has many uses.

2.) Shears

A pair of garden shears is a great tool for any gardening project. They come in a variety of different materials, but they’re usually made from stainless steel or heavy-duty plastic to withstand the tougher jobs. They’re ideal for cutting through tough plants & flowers without too much effort.

3.) Spade

Garden spade tools are used for light cultivation, not moving large amounts of dirt. The shape of the blade helps cut sod. It reshapes beds and helps digging out deeper planting holes. There are numerous types of speciality spades, with specialized purposes. When purchasing a spade, make sure it’s suitable for the type of job you’ll be using it for.

4.) Hoe

A hoe is a gardening tool, utilized for weeding and the cultivation of the garden. For serious gardeners, it’s about as important as a watering can!

5.) Gloves

Gardening gloves are an essential part of any gardener’s toolkit. They are perfect for keeping your hands warm and clean, while also offering some protection from sharp items, minor bites, and insect bites. The type you choose depends on the level of protection you need.

6.) Rake

Rakes are the perfect tool to level and grade soil before plants and seeds are planted in it. They can pick up leaves and other garden debris without damaging the lawn or the soil beneath.


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