How to Recognize Gardening Tools & Their Uses

How to Recognize Gardening Tools & Their Uses

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Step 1: Use a shovel
Use a shovel to move dirt and scoop dirt and debris. The handle of your shovel should be shoulder-height, with a straight blade and edge for borders and tight spaces.

Remember to wear a hat and gloves and protect your skin with sunscreen during long hours in the sun.

Step 2: Use a spade
Use a garden spade to dig soil and to cut through stubborn roots and clay. Unlike a shovel, a spade has a pointed head ideal for cleaving.

Step 3: Move dirt with hoe
Break up soil around plants and loosen weeds with a draw hoe, which is angled to pull toward yourself when preparing soil for planting. A straight hoe is designed to slide beneath weeds and to chop up turf or difficult clumps.

Step 4: Break up dirt clods
Smash dirt clods with a pitchfork or spading fork. Use forks to scrape garden debris into piles without having to bend over.

Step 5: Pick and dig
Pick and dig through hard ground, cut through weeds with deep taproots, and make planting trenches with a pick or cutter mattock.

Step 6: Try hand tools
Dig holes for planting seeds or bulbs with a hand trowel, and use a hand cultivator to break up soil and weeds around plants.

Use bright-handled hand tools so that they can be spotted easily in the garden.

Step 7: Cut and prune
Clip shrub and tree growth with bypass or anvil pruners. Use hand shears or electric shears for topiary, and loppers to cut through thicker branches.

Use pruners and loppers with blades that can be locked when not in use.

Step 8: Rake, smooth, or clear
Use a draw rake for debris like sticks and stones and to level dirt. Remove thatch or moss with a spring-tined rake, and remove loose matter with a leaf rake, which will also distribute topdressing and work it into the sward.

Step 9: Use a tiller
Use a gas or electric tiller to turn soil and to mix fertilizer into it before planting. At the end of the season, till organic plant remains back in. Exercise your green thumb by using the right tool for the job.

Did You Know?
Scientists estimate there are around 400,000 species of land plants.


  1. wareamino12 on June 22, 2022 at 10:00 pm

    LOL at ‘What do you need?’

  2. Dan E on June 22, 2022 at 10:03 pm

    Wrong way pruning a tree supposed to be against the tree not 6in away, don’t wear flipflops while using a tiller and many more fails they showed.

  3. ScoutSniper14 on June 22, 2022 at 10:03 pm

    400,000 species plants 😀

  4. korey mahanay on June 22, 2022 at 10:03 pm

    who doent no this

  5. Jovette on June 22, 2022 at 10:08 pm

    hi can i ask a permission if i can use this link in doing my module as reference??i will greatly appreacite it if you will accept it,its for the students who will undergo home schooling.thank you

  6. nerfisawesome61009 on June 22, 2022 at 10:12 pm

    @CrazyZombieKilla1 nice!

  7. Dan E on June 22, 2022 at 10:28 pm

    And you have to be stupid not to know what these things are or 6 years old and younger

  8. Teratornis on June 22, 2022 at 10:31 pm

    I need a tool to make it stop snowing.

  9. E. Cordelia on June 22, 2022 at 10:34 pm

    I hate how she’s not really doing anything at all and she’s just moving shit around

  10. Noah Harris Productions on June 22, 2022 at 10:39 pm


  11. patrick walsh on June 22, 2022 at 10:44 pm

    Any power drive Spades?

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