Having a big and independent house is a luxury and having a sprawling garden in the house is an added boon. If you own a garden and you enjoy getting your hands and feet soiled once in a while, you would definitely be familiar with some basic gardening tools and having them too. Of course, the number of gardening implements you possess would depend on the size of the garden you have and also on your spending capacity.
Part time gardeners may not be possessing high-tech or very superior gardening tools, but they will some gardening equipment for day to day use, which could include hand-held ones and power tools which run on electricity. Daily requirements like shovels, spading forks, trowels and diggers are the main hand tools which can be handled easily. Power tools happen to be costlier than hand tools, but they save on your time and labor, especially the tiller. Tiller is useful in open up the ground for planting, take out debris, and is useful in mixing the fertilizer and the compost.
If you do not want to spend too much money on a tiller, engage a person to do the job or you may even hire a tiller for a particular period. Chippers, chain saws and shredders too work on power. Pruning tools are handy for trimming hedges, shrubs and small trees and bigger ones may be needed to reach bigger trees.
One more important requirement in gardening is watering equipment. Since the garden cannot survive on rain alone, you need to have a good water hose or even consider a sprinkle or drip irrigation hose. There are plant timers attached to some of these tools, to monitor the watering duration and to avoid flooding.
Even if you are not a very keen gardener, the minimum tools that you would be having are rake and a hoe. When you have a garden, some number of gardening tools is essential, probably as essential as soil, plants, flowers and the shrubs.