10 Essentials Every Gardener Should Have

Every gardener, whether a beginner or a seasoned pro, should have a set of essential tools and supplies to make gardening more enjoyable and productive. Here are ten essentials that we think every gardener should have:


1. Gardening Gloves

Protect your hands from thorns, sharp edges, and dirt with a good pair of gardening gloves. They'll keep your hands safe and clean while working in the garden.

2. Rake

A garden rake is useful for levelling soil, removing debris, and spreading mulch. It's an indispensable tool for maintaining a tidy garden.


3. Hand Trowel

A hand trowel is a versatile tool for digging small holes, transplanting seedlings, and scooping soil. Look for a sturdy one with a comfortable grip.

4. Wheelbarrow

Moving heavy bags of soil, mulch, or plants becomes much more manageable with a wheelbarrow. It saves time and effort during various gardening tasks.


5. Pruning Shears

Pruning shears or secateurs are essential for cutting back plants, deadheading flowers, and shaping bushes. Invest in a quality pair that can handle different tasks with ease.

6. Plant Labels and Marker

Keep track of your plants and their care requirements by using plant labels and a waterproof marker. This will help you identify different plants in your garden. We’ve created a Thrifty Tip showing you how to make your own plant markers. Click here to watch.


7. Kneeling Pad

Save your knees and back with a comfortable kneeling pad. This will make planting and weeding tasks more comfortable, especially for long sessions in the garden.


8. Watering Can or Hose

Keeping your plants well-watered is vital for their health. A watering can or a garden hose with a spray nozzle will help you provide the right amount of water to your plants.

9. Garden Fork

Use it to break up soil, prepare garden beds, weeding, dividing plants, mixing compost, digging holes, clearing debris, and much more!


10. Raised Garden Bed

These are a popular choice for gardening, and can be really beneficial. They can help to improve soil quality, offer better drainage, can help to control weeds, helps with landscaping of a garden, and are really easy to maintain.


We sell all of the above at St Peters Garden Centre! Pop in store to have a browse.

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