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Five Essential Tools for the Garden

With spring planting season fast approaching, we asked horticulturist Geri Laufer to narrow down her favorite gardening tools to an essential five. Frankly, we’re pretty sure she snuck in a few more. Have a listen.

  Geri Laufer’s Five Essential Gardening Tools

1. nursery trowel with a solid shank

2. round-pointed garden shovel

3. water breaker or soaker

4. bypass pruners

5. ratchet loppers

In this web bonus, Geri discusses two more gardening tools she swears by—that you won’t find in a gardening center.