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Edgers are also great for removing grass in neat little rolls. The best way to do this is by first driving the edger in two parallel lines spaced about 10 inches apart, then making perpendicular cuts every foot to foot and a half. Next, start off your roll by pushing the edger under the grass (parallel with the ground), and then start rolling up the grass. For big jobs, this is too time consuming. But for small jobs (like our front yard landscaping), it works really well.
2. Spade: A flat edged shovel is great for transplanting plants, smoothing out dirt, or just about any digging adventure.
3. Garden Rake: A metal garden rake works well for spreading mulch, rock, dirt, and even evenly distributing (or prepping for) grass seed.
4. Lopper: If you have mature trees or shrubs on your property, a lopper is really a no brainer. We use this almost weekly to tame our mature trees and shrubs.
5. Hand Weeder: This helpful little tool makes quick work of pulling out dandelions and even small buckthorn plants.
6. Weed Wacker: It’s no secret that we are huge Ryobi fans, so are you surprised that we have a Ryobi weed wacker? The weed wacker is helpful for edging between grass and flower beds, sidewalks, driveways, fences, and anywhere in between.
7. Gardening Bag: I am so obsessed with this gardening bag, I bought two. It is so easy to cart around the yard and then dump into a yard waste bin or bag when you’re done. I give one to my kids, keep one for myself, and we’re done with our jobs in no time.
8. Trowel: This was the first garden tool I ever owned. It’s great for small gardening jobs like planting annuals, herbs and vegetables.
9. Garden Sheers: Another one of my favorite yard tools, the garden sheers are just a smaller version of the lopper. And I love mine.
10. Blower: We’ve owned a few blowers in our home ownership journey, and we like this one the best. Its powerful and cordless. We use it for clearing our deck and sidewalks of debris year round (hello mature trees) and even use it to help with our fall leaf raking.
11. Spot Sprinkler: If you own any sprinkler, get this one. It’s my favorite because you can use it to water just one plant at a time, or crank it up and water the grass (yes, you’ll have to move it still). But what I use it the most for (besides just regular old watering) is to soften the soil before transplanting, weeding, or other digging jobs. Save your back and use this before you get busy in the yard. Soft soil is SO much easier to work with.
12. Garden Hose Sprayer: A good garden hose sprayer makes a huge difference for watering jobs. I love this one because it has a handle, but it’s not too long. It also has adjustable sprayer settings, which is a great feature.