8 Basic Gardening Tools Every Newbie Needs

8 Basic Gardening Tools Every Newbie Needs

Get your green thumb ready with these picks.

 

If you’re just starting a garden, you’ll want to have a few necessities on hand to make the process easier. We asked the experts to share their favorite essentials. Even if you’re a veteran, this handy guide is a quick refresher.

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Gloves

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“The most important tools in the garden are your hands, which is why you need to protect them with a good pair of gloves,” says Johnston. “I like for my gloves to be fitted so that I can really feel the plants that I am working with. Second skin garden gloves are the absolute best—they are comfortable and dry quickly.”

Moisture Meter

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If you’re using pots or other containers, this handy tool will measure how dry the soil is. “No more wondering if the plant looks like it needs to be watered—now you’ll know for sure,” says Gutierrez.

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