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If you have a small garden in your home that you have to cater to, you need to have proper gardening tools. The tools will help you to easily and effectively carry out a variety of jobs in the garden such as trimming trees, cutting grass, digging the soil, and planting flowers among many others. Make sure that you go only for the high-quality ones for the best gardening experience. Some of the must-have tools are highlighted below.



A wheelbarrow will help you to move things within the garden while working there. You can use it to carry manure, seedlings, soil, water, or even other gardening equipment with ease. When choosing which one to buy, consider the capacity which it can hold as well as the material used. The material should be strong but still light enough to make transportation easy.


A trowel is among the most used gardening tools. It is used to dig small holes for purposes such as tucking in seeds, or for scooping and moving soil when potting plants. When choosing, opt for one with an ergonomic design to reduce the wrist and hand fatigue that you may feel while using it. It should also have inch markings on the blade so that you do not get to do a lot of guesswork for the right planting depth. If your garden has rocky soil, you may consider a getting a handled pick mattock or a hand plow.

Pruning Shears

pruning shearsA pruning shear, also known as secateurs, is an excellent buy if you have trees and shrubs in your garden. It is mainly used for pruning branches which have small diameters. Trimming your shrubs regularly using the pruning shears will get them bushier and in the shape and size that you desire. There are two main types of pruners that you can choose from depending on what is in your garden. For dead wood, the anvil-type pruners are a great option as they are much stronger. Bypass pruners are a better option for stems and branches that are fresh and green.

Watering Can

There is a wide variety of watering cans that you can choose from to water your cans. Most are made using either metal or plastic and have different designs, sizes, colors, and nozzle options. The metal cans generally last longer than the plastic cans but need to be galvanized and painted to resist rusting.

lawn care

Yellow patches on a well-maintained lawn can be an eyesore. These unsightly yellow spots can be a sign of pest infestation, poor soil quality, or a fungal disease. It is imperative to fix this issue to have your lawn looking healthy and neat. Hiring a landscaping expert can help a great deal. That said, here are some aspects that could contribute to yellow spots and the measures taken to mitigate lawn yellowing.

Possible Causes of Yellow Spots on Your Garden

Soil Compaction

Soil compaction can result in yellowing of grass. If there is too much traffic on your lawn, this can dealing with soil compactionlead to soil compaction. If this happens, roots cannot penetrate into the ground which limits the quantities of nutrients they take from the soil. More to this, this will deter useful water and nutrients from penetrating into the soil. To address this problem, moisturize the ground and then use a core aerator or a fork to soften the ground.

Chemical Burns

Adding too much fertilizer on the ground can result in yellowing of grass. Besides, accidental spills of herbicides and gasoline can lead to yellowing of grass. To address this problem, you should avoid filling pesticide containers in the garden. If the damage is already done, spray pure water on the yellow spots as soon as you can, and if the grass is already dead, reseed the affected portion.

Too Much Mowing

Too much mowing can also result in yellowing of grass. Remember that leaves supply the roots with food. Without the right amount of leaves, the roots are bound to be starved, which would mean that the plant will have to dry up. To avoid this, you should cut the grass at its optimal height and use a different mowing direction every time you cut grass.

Pet Urine

pet on grassAllowing your pets to spend time on your grass, especially dogs can result in yellowing of grass. Urine contains nitrogen, and this is the cause of yellow spots. The solution to this is to train your dog to urinate or pee in rocky areas or some designated spot. At times, you can spray your lawn with chemicals that minimize the effect of urine on grass.

Other reasons that could result in yellowing of grass include; pest infestation, diseases, lack of nutrients, and poor sunlight. If you notice some unsightly yellow spots on your garden, it is advisable to consult a landscaping expert.