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Beginners guide to basic gardening tools



Gardening is an activity that is both relaxing as well as time consuming. There are a few basic gardening tools that anyone venturing into garden maintenance in Sydney would need to know about. These tools are most commonly used by gardeners and are readily available from you local hardware store.


  1. Spade: A spade is a square shaped shovel with a handle and is utilized for digging of holes, transferring soil and edging beds.
  2. Fork: A fork is another type of tool used for garden maintenance in Sydney mainly used for breaking up soil & spreading fertilizer.
  3. Pick: A pick is especially useful for the tough jobs involved in your garden maintenance in Sydney.
  4. Rake: A rake is an essential tool used for collecting leaves & cleaning out flower beds. There is a wide variety of rakes to choose from i.e. plastic rakes which may be cost effective but not durable and those made steel which are more durable.
  5. Secateurs: For effective garden maintenance in Sydney, it is important for any gardener to own secateurs. This reliable tool is useful for gentle shaping and elimination of waste undergrowth. This is a slightly more expensive tool to own, however it would be one of the best items you could invest in for the purpose of garden maintenance in Sydney.  

When purchasing the basic tools for the purpose of garden maintenance in Sydney, it is advised that you invest a little more money on purchasing the tools of the highest quality. This not only ensures that you will be able to use these tools for a very long time to come, but you will be able to effectively carry out your garden maintenance in Sydney.


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