Some of the tools I find super helpful in maintaining perennials, annuals, shrubs and trees.
I’m a fan of the Plant-tone products from Espoma, which you can find at most garden supply stores, Home Depot and even on Amazon. A small shovel is great to have on hand and a set of bypass loppers for trimming larger branches.
A few other crucial tools – I love this little shovel with the serrated side edge, bypass shears, and a handsaw. Felco makes terrific gardening tools. My bypass shears and handsaw are made by them. As I mentioned, you can find all of these at most garden supply stores, Home Depot and Amazon.
Looking at these pictures I realize how filthy my tools are and that they need to be cleaned. Clean tools prevent diseases from spreading from one plant to another, and is a crucial element in garden maintenance. I need to get cracking with the cleaning!