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Gardening Tools To Make Life Easier

I’ve been thinking about sharing my recent list of gardening tools to make life easier. While gardening can be very therapeutic, when faced with a difficult gardening task, it can make for more frustration than therapy. Making the job a bit easier can make gardening much more enjoyable, so I’m detailing what has been making these tasks easier for me.

130ft Retractable Garden Hose Reel 

There are several brands of retractable hoses on the market, but I really like this one because it goes up to 130 feet. Other brands that I have researched have an 80 or 100-foot max length. It’s also really nice not having to lug a heavy, wet hose back to the spigot and wind it up. Just a simple tug and the hose winds itself up in a matter of seconds. I chose to mount mine on a post in cement rather than anchor it to my house.

 

 Battery Powered Electric Leaf Blower 

My very first battery-powered gardening tool was this blower. No longer did I have to plug in a super long extension cord that would constantly snag on edges. It was a game-changer. I never wanted to use my old leaf blower, but this one makes it very easy to clean up areas quickly. Another added bonus is that the battery works with several of my other Kobalt battery-powered gardening tools, so I always have several charged if I need them.

 

Foldable Garden Rake

You may think if you have one rake, you have them all. You would be wrong. This one is super lightweight and collapses to store. Who doesn’t love a gardening tool that takes up minimal space? I like to use this one to rake the pea gravel in my Shade Garden. It helps to remove leaves, small twigs, and other yard debris that isn’t easily removed with just a blower.

 

Drill Auger For Planting

I’ve tried several different types of drill augers to drill holes for planting, but they don’t all work in my dense clay soil. I have found that the larger ones and those with a smooth tip simply don’t penetrate the ground enough to actually drill any soil. The ones that I have found to work well in dense or clay soil are those with an irregular size tip that pierce the soil prior to turning up soil. The added plus to using the auger for holes is that you get finely ground soil as opposed to chunks that you get when digging with a shovel.

Gorilla Carts Garden Dump Cart

A wheelbarrow maybe more useful in a tight spot, but I would rather have my garden dump cart any day. You can mix soil and compost in it and then easily lift up to dump where you need it. I don’t worry about it rusting out like I do when I leave a traditiona metal wheelbarrow outside in the rain.

 

52″ Zero Turn Lawn Mower

If you have a large amount of grass to cut I cannot stress how important it is to have a quality mower in good working order. We are on almost five acres and have two zero turn mowers so we can cut mowing time in half. The wider deck helps to cut more grass with each pass, and the zero turn makes it easy to avoid missed spots. Our newer one is this exact mower and we have been very happy with it.

While there are a million garden tools and accessories that I could share with you, I really enjoy being able to share tools that I have personally used and love. Let me know what your most loved and useful garden tools are. I would love to hear about what you love.

Happy gardening!

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