Eight Yard Tools Every New Homeowner Needs To Own

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Moving into a new home is as exciting as it is hectic. The house itself is a handful in the first couple of weeks, what with furnishings and refurbishments. If your new home also has a garden, the excitement and hecticness will be ramped up even more. Today, we take a look at some of the tools you will need to keep your new garden in tip-top shape.

  1. Watering Can

Your potted plants and flower bushes need that extra touch of love every so often, and a good watering is just that. It is almost impossible to think about gardening without visualizing a lazy Sunday afternoon spent watering with a can. This is especially important during dry seasons or in areas with little to no rainfall.

There are numerous watering cans of all shapes and sizes available for you on Amazon. The Hortican Modern Water Pot is just one of these awesome options. The 0.6-gallon (2.2-liter) water can is made from high-quality galvanized steel. Lightweight and featuring a long and thin spout, this can is one of the best ways to water your more delicate plants and maintain your garden’s colorful luster.

  1. Garden Rake

I have always had a soft spot for autumn. The moderate weather, the sweet hues, and all that good stuff. However, as beautifully symbolic as the falling leaves may be, they can quickly turn your yard into an unsightly mess. 

To combat this, I recommend a good and reliable garden rake (or two). Keep your yard neat and tidy, while getting a moderate workout, thanks to a wide selection of garden rakes.

Colwelt’s Plastic Rake Set is one of the best choices available for you today. The set features a wooden handle, two removable plastic rake heads, and a pair of garden gloves. 

One of the rake heads has 22 tines (for raking your lawn and gathering fallen leaves) while the other has 15 tines (for intricate raking around delicate bushes and flowerbeds). Regardless of how you configure the rake, you can expect lightweight maneuverability that will see you clear up leaves and litter in no time at all.

  1. Garden Spray Bottles

Administering pesticides and herbicides is a key aspect of garden maintenance. Most of these, as you ought to know, are potentially harmful to humans. This means that you don’t want to be using home utensils to mix or carry such chemicals.

Enter garden spray bottles, the ideal tools for mixing and administering your various chemicals. Head over to Amazon and take a gander at the ITISLL Manual Garden Sprayer Bottle, a plastic bottle featuring a plastic pressure pump and an adjustable brass nozzle. 

The nozzle can be set to dispense liquids via direct injection or a fine mist. The plastic handle is well designed and ergonomic, which will allow you to spray for long periods. Available in ¼-gallon, ½-gallon, or 3/8-gallon variants, the bottle is semi-transparent to allow you to keep an eye on how many solutions you have left.

  1. Garden Hoes

Behind watering, weeding is one of the garden activities that you will spend most of your time doing, especially during rainy seasons. Dealing with pesky weeds can be a tall order, especially if you have just moved into a property with a long-neglected “ghost” garden. You will need all the help you can get to resurrect and maintain your precious garden.

Garden hoes are among the best tools for the job, especially for large gardens. One of the best hoes you can buy is the versatile Cultivator Hoe from Truly Garden. This tool is actually a garden hoe, a tiller, and a pick-ax all in one. It is lightweight yet extremely tough and durable. 

The handle is made of smooth beechwood, meaning splinters are a thing of the past. The hoe’s metal head features a traditional mattock on one side and a three-tined tiller on the other. De-weed your garden and cultivate your soils with maximum efficiency today.

  1. Lawnmower

With a great garden comes a great deal of grass. If you do not get on top of your ever-growing lawn, you might find yourself living in a jungle. On top of being unsightly, an overgrown lawn can end up accommodating pests such as mosquitoes, ticks, or even snakes!

To keep your grass at an acceptable level, you should seriously look into getting a lawnmower. There are hundreds of choices from your local hardware retailers or online. One fine example is the battery-powered Greenworks G-MAX 40V Cordless Lawnmower. This mower is the ultimate solution if an even cut is your goal. The G-MAX does not discriminate either, as it can handle all types of grass it comes across.

The mower features a rechargeable 4-amp Li-Ion battery and charger. Expect the G-MAX to cover more than 4 300 square feet on a full charge. The cutting height is adjustable via a single lever. 

This height ranges from 1.25 inches to 3.38 inches, which gives you plenty of creative freedom to style your lawn. The mower has rear mulching or bagging capabilities too, depending on your plans for the excess grass. Stability and maneuverability are also excellent thanks to the 6-inch wheels in the front and the 7-inch rear wheels. A must-have for any new homeowner.

  1. Garden Hose

Watering your garden is so important and, therefore, it makes sense to include another hydration solution on this list. Garden hoses are a mainstay for any home and, if you wish to be the proud owner of a spectacular garden, you have little choice but to get one. Water your trees, bushes, and vegetables directly, or attach nozzles or sprinklers to hydrate your lawn and flower beds.

Amazon has you covered in this area too. Introducing the Flexible Expandable Hoses from GreenFriendlyHome. This awesome range of rubber hoses features 25, 50,75, and 100-foot variants. The coolest part? You can use these variants to make one extremely long mega-hose that can cater to gardens of any size.

The hose itself is made up of an intricate (and patented) combination of rubber and latex. Expansion is facilitated by brass connectors with rubber seals that prevent leakage. This package includes a nifty metal nozzle as well, which is always welcome. I never thought I could run out of superlatives for a garden hose but GreenFriendlyHome has crafted a real winner here.

  1. Gardening Gloves

Well-kept rose bushes are an absolute treasure to uphold…even when you show them off for the umpteenth time. However, they are an absolute pain (literally) to maintain. This and many other tasks in your garden will require you to adequately protect your hands and fingers.

A good pair of gardening gloves is just what you need to protect yourself from some of mother nature’s more bristly bits. XJYAMUS has got just the pair for you, thanks to the Garden Genie Gloves. A must-buy for any new gardener.

These incredible gloves are made from natural latex rubber and nylon. Each glove features ABS plastic claws on each hand. This clever addition allows you to dig through loose soils with ease and without fear of sharp objects. 

The thick latex grips and thumbs will shield you from any of those pesky unseen thorns. The backs of the gloves, as well as the wrists, are made from high-quality nylon that is breathable on hot days, but insulating when it gets a little nippy. 

Quick excavations as you plant seedlings, carefree rose trimming, and on and on. Gardening has never been easier…nor more stylish. The Garden Genies come in six different colors (purple is to DIY for) and a one-size-fits-all design that makes these the perfect gloves for the whole family. 

Need I say that the gloves are 100% waterproof too? Need I say that the Garden Genie Gloves are everything you’ve been wishing for?

  1. Pruning Shears

Keeping your hedges and bushes in order is an important part of garden maintenance. The intricate trimmings involved in shaping your garden can only be done using an equally intricate tool. The good people at Garden Elite are aware of this too and, as a result, have crafted the ultimate pruning solution.

Introducing the Alpha Six Pruning Shears, the reason why your garden will never be unkempt again. Gardening tools are the kind of thing that you should buy once or twice in your lifetime. This pair of pruning shears is as consistent with this ethos as anything in the DIY market right now. A bold claim, in most cases, but a safe bet in this one.

Let’s get to the point (no pun) and analyze the blade. Made from high-grade K-5 steel from Japan, the blade will snip through anything it needs to with clinical efficiency. The rust-resistant blade is also coated in Teflon, which makes it impossible for sap to jam up your cutting rhythm by sticking to it. Garden Elite also throws in an extra blade, along with a lifetime warranty, to sweeten an already great deal.

The shears also sport anodized handles with comfy rubber grips that will help you prune for hours at a time. When you’re done using them, there are loads of exclusive Garden Elite features waiting for you online! How’s that for customer care?