5 Tools to Pick Up for Your Next Trip to a Garden Center

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5 Tools to Pick Up for Your Next Trip to a Garden Center

Whether you’re looking after houseplants or raising a beautiful bed of flowers, gardening is a great option. According to Florgeous, 8 out of 10 households in the United States participate in either indoor or outdoor gardening. If you want to get started gardening, here are five tools to look for at garden centers.

1. Hand Trowel

A hand trowel is a great tool for digging holes where you can place your plants. Whether you’re planting a houseplant in a pot or planting rows of plants in an outdoor garden bed, a garden trowel is one tool you definitely want to keep around.

2. Pruning Sheers

Purchasing pruning sheers is something people often overlook thinking they can easily use everyday scissors to trim the plants in their garden. Pruning sheers, however, make trimming plants such as roses and perennials much easier and safer since that’s their intended use. This tool is heavy-duty enough to cut through even the toughest of branches and stems, so you won’t have to struggle with this simple task.

3. Watering Wands

These handy wand extensions attach to your hose and make watering your plants easier than ever. For hard-to-reach places like the deepest parts of your garden bed, hanging baskets, or tall bushes and saplings, the watering wand gives you an extended reach so you’ll be sure to give all your plants what they need.

4. Shovel

Your garden trowel is good when you want to dig a small hole, but nothing beats a long-handled shovel when you really need to dig. If you plan on doing some gardening around your yard, you should have at least one standard long-handled spade.

5. Gardening Gloves

Last but not least, invest in a few pairs of gardening gloves. Gloves protect your hands and keep you clean while you garden, which makes the whole process a lot easier. Try to find a line of gloves you really like, that way you can simply buy a few more pairs whenever you need them.

Gardening centers are a great resource if you want to start a garden. From houseplants to tomatoes and strawberries, you can grow lots of plants as long as you have the right tools. If you want to start a garden, check out some of the plants and gardening accessories we have available at Schwartz Greenhouse today!