While others see gardening as physically demanding, some people do this as a hobby. They find joy in creating an aesthetically pleasing outdoor environment and a well-planned landscaping can increase the value of one’s home.
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You will need some basic construction equipment for gardening to dig in the dirt, such as a trowel, cultivator or garden fork. These hand tools work best for digging individual holes for plants and seeds. You will also need hand shears to clip stray branches and leaves and a watering can.
You will also need to use a hoe and shovel for turning soil in large area and a pair of work gloves to protect your hands from dirt and blisters. For plant supports, use twist ties or clips to secure plants gently if you want to train the vines to grow up a trellis.
Twist ties work best for delicate plants like roses, while clips are good to keep heavier plants like cucumbers and tomatoes, more secure. If you do not want pests and animals to destroy your handiwork, you can purchase sprays and repellants to ward of bugs, and install gates as a physical barrier to animals.
You can also add decorative touches like statues, birdbaths, and wind chimes, while benches or a gazebo provides a relaxing place to sit. Install outdoor lighting and you can enjoy your garden even during evening hours.