In this video, Dan Cooper of Dan Cooper Garden (https://www.dancoopergarden.com/) explains which garden tools are essential and which are the most useful garden tools. You don’t need to buy and store lots of tools – these are the best ones for the most common gardening jobs, especially if you have a smaller garden.
If you’re new to gardening, this video covers the basics of the tools you need. So you can build up your garden tool collection over time, and not waste money on buying tools you rarely use.
The recommendations are not brand specific and the tips should help you shopping for tools wherever you are. Many of Dan Cooper’s favourite tools are available from Dan Cooper Garden (some in links by the time stamp below). There are also Amazon (affiliate) links to tools I use myself.
00:15 Dan Cooper Garden: https://www.dancoopergarden.com/
00:18 The most essential garden tool – a trowel
00:51 The pros and cons of copper tools (Copper trowel: https://www.dancoopergarden.com/products/copper-trowel-deva)
01:40 The second most useful tool – secateurs/pruning shears. Secateurs from Niwaki https://www.dancoopergarden.com/products/niwaki-mainichi-secateurs and Felco:https://amzn.to/3JYvN09
02:32 Gardening gloves! Nitrile gloves: https://www.dancoopergarden.com/products/niwaki-gardening-gloves-medium and Leather gloves: https://www.dancoopergarden.com/products/tough-touch-glove-mens
04:38 Why a dustpan and brush is next
05:19 Get a really good bucket! Hardware stores or Amazon: https://amzn.to/3nwz1AG
05:53 How to group pots and other container garden tips: https://youtu.be/yfnzPsEWuIE
06:04 How to grow chrysanthemums video:https://youtu.be/nfVnWF5nXMY
06:26 A lawn-mower or a strimmer? You may not need both!
06:58 A spade
07:39 A hand fork
08:10 A weeding tool – claw cultivator or grubber
08:52 Hand hoe
09:05 Snips for dead-heading. Niwaki https://www.dancoopergarden.com/products/niwaki-forged-snips or Darlac https://amzn.to/3zkgZUY
09:30 How to Make a Flower Border Look Amazing (Frances Moskovits) https://youtu.be/qxVxUDkiwWs
10:35 Pruning saw
12:00 Knee pads or kneeler
12:50 A hose pipe or watering can
13:55 A wheelbarrow or flexible trugs
15:33 Beginner gardener playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrZRLHPUbGmAh8h12YKl_2tc4VftUPP6f
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