Just like gardens, the selection of garden hand tools is basically up to each individuals taste and exactly what type of gardening you really are doing. So with that said, let’s take a look at just a few of the essential gardening tools that you should have in your arsenal.

One of the essential tools that everyone should have is a good sturdy hand trowel. These little gems are perfect for planting annuals, perennials and bulbs. Heck, they actually have a hundred or more uses when you stop and think about it. When you start shopping for garden tools, look for a hand trowel that is made from forged stainless steel and is made all in one piece.

Next on the list of garden hand tools is a good solid hand cultivator. These are ideal when you want to work between flowers or vegetables and you don’t have the room for a full size rake. The same applies for your container gardens when you are faced with limited room but want to keep the soil on the fluffy side or you are adding organic material for feeding.

The cultivator is also wonderful for creating those uniform seed rows quickly and easily. And just like the gardening tools we’ve already spoken about, buy quality! Not trying to beat a dead horse here on the quality issue, but for the most part, if you stick with buying quality, they literally will last a lifetime.