First Trip to the Garden Store? Must-have Gardening Tools for Any Beginner

By October 25th, 2017

Newcomers to the world of gardening need to stock up on a few essentials before they can flex their green thumb and get started in the soil. Whether you’re planning a small window planter box or a sprawling vegetable garden, you’ll need to create a starter kit that has everything you need to plant your first seeds.

Lawn and garden stores such as TERRA Greenhouses offer a wide range of products that will have you set up in no time. You don’t need to purchase every item in the store to begin your garden, instead, focus on a few key tools that will prepare you for any type of gardening and seasonal prep work. When heading to the store, make sure to add these items to your list:

  • Shears – Trimming anything in your garden such as twigs or shrub branches is a breeze when you have a proper set of good quality pruning shears handy in your supply area. 
  • Hori Hori – This Japanese soil knife has replaced the trowel for digging. The multiple blades allow you to dig in any type of soil or terrain with ease. 
  • Shovel – Moving large volumes of soil into your garden or planter pots requires a shovel to get the job done quickly and easily. 
  • Compact Hose – Look for an expandable hose for watering your garden without the bulk and heaviness of a traditional hose. 
  • Garden Rake – Groom your soil or use for fall leaf cleanup. A quality garden rake is a great addition to your gardening tools. 
  • Annuals and Perennials – Of course the foundation for any garden are the plants and flowers themselves! Perennials add consistent colour and foliage to your garden year after year and annuals give you an instant vibrancy that makes your garden come to life.

Your collection of gardening supplies doesn’t need to be huge, you just need these important items that will allow you to grow a beautiful garden, prep for the spring, or take care of fall clean-up in your yard.

Show off your beautiful landscaping, admire your garden décor, or grow your own delicious vegetables by starting your garden with the help of some must-have tools and supplies. Beginners can quickly learn the ropes of gardening with the right equipment from the garden store that makes planting, pruning, and tending to your plants simple and enjoyable. A proper set of tools from TERRA Greenhouses will have you well on your way to creating the garden of your dreams.

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3 thoughts on “First Trip to the Garden Store? Must-have Gardening Tools for Any Beginner

  1. Farha says:

    Hi there,

    Not sure if this question is suitable to ask in this forum. Would you know where I can get my garden tools sharpened i.e. the shovel, the shears etc.? I live downtown Toronto and have called our local hardware stores and various location of Home Depot with no luck.

    Any help on this matter would be greatly appreciated.

    Kind regards,

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