9 Essential Garden Tools That You Must Have

Last Updated on April 10, 2024 by Real Men Sow

Are you ready to upgrade your garden? Are you full of ideas to make your garden beautiful and outstanding? You will need essential garden tools to make your gardening project successful.

Friends and families’ advice is overwhelming, the number of gardening projects is endless! This makes choosing the right tools extremely hard. To help you avoid these confusions, I collected the most essential tools that you’ll need in your garden.

 9 Essential Garden Tools You Will Need in Your Garden

The Most Essential Garden Tools

The most essential garden tool should definitely be a wheelbarrow. Its main purpose is to help you transport things around your garden. You’ll know that you own a good barrow when it’s strong but light enough to move things around and transport items through it.




Dibbers are used to make planting holes for your seeds, bulbs, and seedlings. They can be made of wood or stainless steel. 

Digging Spade

A digging spade is an important garden tool in a garden. Keep in mind that regular ones tend to rust easily and soil sticks to them, this is why the stainless steel variety of a Digging Spade is the best one to use.

Garden Trowel

The Garden Trowel is one of the most used hands gardening tools. The best one would have a handle that is comfortable and a blade that doesn’t come loose.

Essential Garden Tools for Cultivating Soil

Heavy Duty Hoe

A Heavy-duty Hoe is ideal to break new ground and it works better and easier than a spade or a shovel. It’s angled like the fork hoe to allow the lever-action done in less effort.

Oscillating Hoe

The Oscillating Hoe is a garden hoe that has a long handle and a swivel head. The long handle allows you to reach the entire bed. 

Fork Hoe

The Fork Hoe is used to break up the soil faster and allows you to do it with less effort. 

Essential Garden Tools for Cutting

Garden Knife

A garden knife is best used for cutting strings, sticks, and flowers. You can also use them in trimming fruit plants and vegetable plants. 

Garden Secateurs

A Garden Secateurs is the best for pruning. This is an important tool since a garden needs constant maintenance.

Real Men Sow
Real Men Sow

Hello, I’m Pete and I’m currently based in the west of Scotland, in a small place called Rosneath, where I’m exploring my garden adventures. I personally started gardening around 6 years ago and initially, I started out by growing my favorite fruits and berries, such as strawberries, Raspberries & Gooseberries. Since then I’ve added a lot of vegetables and working closely with my neighbor, it’s been a lot of fun.