Gardening can be a wonderful hobby. It could even be an additional source of income. But do you have all the tools necessary to be your best gardening self? Because there’s so much more out there than your loppers, pruning shears, spades, forks, etc.
So if you're wondering if you are missing something in your toolbox, here’s a list of five helpful gardening tools you probably didn’t know existed. Keep reading and find out how they can help you step up your gardening game.
Retractable hose reel
A hose is an essential tool for a gardener. Usually, we all pull it with us around the garden to poor water where it seems necessary. This might often result in the hose being spawned along the garden, which can be dangerous both for the tool and the garden’s visitors.
Dragging the hose back to its place part by part and putting it on the barrel manually is boring and, compared to so many other gardening jobs, not creative or fun at all. This brings us to the first tool you need but maybe didn’t know exists: a retractable hose reel.
A retractable hose reel is a mechanism that automatically stores the hose around the barrel. They usually contain a spring that causes self-retracting, so you don’t have to think much about when to use them. This very cool tool will make your garden less sloppy and less dangerous.
Speaking of hose, there’s another tool that can make your hose usage easier and better. It’s called a watering wand. You add it on top of your gardening hose and it helps you pour water on the ground hence making it find its way to the roots of your plants.
This is very important because you don’t want water on your plants' leaves. Water on the foliage can cause different types of damage to it. Additionally, with water going exactly where it’s needed, you won’t waste any of this precious resource.
Foldable and portable garden stool and kneeler
When taking care of our beloved garden plants, we all tend to take a position is not so comfortable for our bodies. Additionally, while getting the planned job around them done, we’re also guilty of staying in these strained positions too long.
A solution for this is a wonderful garden tool: a stool that you can use to sit or kneel around your plants. It’s not so big or heavy, so it’s easy to carry it around. And you can fold it, which is also convenient. Especially if your garden has many acres. Your body will be so grateful you got it.
Smart plant sensor
No matter how much you do your research to make sure your plants have everything they need, you could be still failing at providing it. Plants are live creatures, and while general guidelines exist, your plant might require more or less of something than what you were guided to believe.
Wouldn’t it be great if they could talk and tell you if they need more sun or less water or different ground? Well, with a smart plant sensor next to them, they can. This gadget is measuring the parameters around your beloved plant and sends data to your phone about what you should increase or change to make it feel better.
Japanese gardening knife
You probably already own a lot of different tools for weeding, planting, and harvesting. Especially if you aren’t new at gardening. What you probably don’t know, no matter how long you were a successful gardener, is that there is one tool that can substitute them all.
The Japanese gardening knife is also known as Hori Hori. The latter means to dig, but this amazing tool can do much more. Other than the typical garden actions, this knife can also cut ruts, transplant, saw, and help you remove plants from pots. You have to have it, right?
So there you have it, our choice of 5 amazing gardening tools you probably didn’t know existed. We hope you’ll give them a try and they’ll help you enjoy your gardening processes even more. Happy planting!