Different types of garden tools include short and long handled hand tools as well as power garden tools. Common garden tools include the spade, spade, trowel, spade fork, rake, hoe, weeder, tiller, and pruning shears. These tools are used with other garden items, such as wheelbarrows, hoses, and watering cans, to create and maintain patios and gardens.
Watering cans are often used to apply small amounts of water to precise areas of a garden.
Shovels, trowels, and trowels are the three types of garden tools that tend to cause the most confusion when it comes to relating the correct name of each tool. Garden shovels look like shovels, except they are much flatter. The shovels have square edges and are ideal for digging along the edges of flower beds or creating precise, straight-sided holes for planting. Scoops have a deeper center and are more curved than trowels because they are made to pick up and move heaps of dirt and debris. The paddles look like swords and can be wide or narrow, but they are longer and more pointed for lifting plants and digging small holes to plant bulbs or seeds.
A wheelbarrow is a common garden tool.
A shovel fork is flat and square like a shovel, but it has long metal prongs. The Sword Fork is the ideal garden tool for breaking up pieces of soil. A garden rake has metal fork teeth and the rake head is angled to cover a large area. Garden rakes are used to sweep the ground to help remove rocks and level flower beds. Lawn rakes, which can be made of bamboo, plastic, or lightweight metal, differ from garden rakes in that they are not meant for use on the ground, but rather are used to clear leaves from the lawn.
Rotary tillers are used to cultivate soil for a garden.
Hoes are flat-angled garden tools with a distinctive solid metal shape that ranges from rectangular with curved top edges to diamond-shaped. They are good tools for digging up weeds and smoothing the soil around plants. Some types of garden hoes have a flat section of metal on one side and a two-pronged weeding tool on the other. All garden hand tools have straight or D-shaped handles. Which one to use depends on how the gardener can work most efficiently and comfortably.
Work gloves and protective gear can be garden tools.
Popular garden power tools include lawn mowers for mowing areas of grass that are difficult to reach with a lawn mower. Gasoline rotary tillers are machines used to chop up large areas of land in order to prepare it for planting seeds, seedlings or bulbs. Pruning shears are available in manual and mechanically controlled types. Pruning shears are necessary garden tools for any garden because they are used to prune plants and remove dead branches. Pruning shears or pruning shears also help gardeners to give hedges a perfect shape.