Essential Gardening Tools

You don't need to spend a fortune when you start gardening, but a few basic tools are essential if you want to perform more than the smallest tasks.

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A beginner's kit should include a watering can, fork, spade, rake, trowel and a hand fork. Add to these as your interest increases, and the list of jobs you carry out diversifies. If you find yourself doing a particular task frequently, such as digging the vegetable patch, invest in one tool of particularly good quality to make the job easier and more pleasurable. A sturdy garden fork is an essential tool, ideal for digging heavy soil and aerating lawns.

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