Hilo, Hawaii
300 Keawe St
Hilo, HI 96720
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The Garden Exchange is a lawn and garden center in Hilo offering a wide array of lawn care and gardening supplies.

5 Basic Gardening Tools for Beginners January 25, 2019

Hilo, Hawaii
5 Basic Gardening Tools for Beginners, Hilo, Hawaii

Gardening is a fun hobby that also improves the look of your property. You don’t need to have years of experience and expensive supplies to be a gardening enthusiast. With a few basic tools, you can efficiently plant and nurture flowers, vegetables, or herbs in your yard. Here are some essential items you’ll need to get started.

6 Tools All Gardeners Should Have

1. Gloves

Planting and maintaining outdoor plants can get messy. Gloves protect your hands from caking with soil and dirt while you work. Thicker ones can protect you from thorny plants like roses and sleeping grass. Be sure to try them on at the gardening store to ensure they fit. Gloves should be worn snug, and it needs to allow for ample finger movement.

2. Pruners

Trimming shrubs and perennials can help them stay healthy and attractive year after year. Choose a sharp pair of pruning shears to easily handle this task. Avoid using regular scissors because they aren’t as sharp and you risk shredding stems.

3. Shovel

gardeningIf you ever need to move a large amount of soil, add mulch, or dig holes for large bushes or plants, you’ll need a long-handled shovel. Purchase one with a metal head and a sturdy wooden handle to avoid cracking when lifting heavy amounts of soil.

4. Rake

This tool is helpful for spreading mulch through your garden or leveling the soil. It can also be helpful for clearing your lawn, so there’s a chance you may already have one on hand. Although rakes with plastic heads might be cheaper, you may want to invest in one with a metal head for extra durability.

5. Wheelbarrow

If you have a large garden or a few different parts of your yard where you keep plants, a wheelbarrow can make transporting items much easier. Place plants of other supplies in it and push it across your yard, so you don’t have to make multiple trips or risk dropping delicate items. Wheelbarrows are also ideal for gardeners experiencing back pain because it minimizes the about of time you’ll be holding heavy objects.


If you’re looking for any of these gardening supplies, check out the selection at Garden Exchange in Hilo, HI. The family-owned and operated business has been serving residents and businesses with a variety of garden tools, power equipment, plants, soil, and more. The local garden center and plant nursery are stocked with seeds, fruit trees, flowers, and vegetables to start or maintain a beautiful outdoor space. Their helpful team also offers lawn mower repair, so that you can keep your existing supplies in excellent shape throughout the years. Visit the company’s website to see a full selection of garden tools or call (808) 961-2876 to speak with a gardening specialist.

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