Spades and Shovels
A spade is used for digging and a flat shovel is used for creating bigger spaces or removing dirt. There is quite a variety in the different shovels, including different sizes and shapes. Handles are different lengths as well. If you are going to use it for digging in a small area, then you will want a shorter handle length. If you are using it predominantly for moving dirt, then you will want a longer handle.
Rake It Up
The best and most useful of the landscaping tools that you can purchase is a metal rake. Rakes come in all different price ranges, but a rake with metal teeth will last longer and will be a lot stronger for those landscaping jobs. Rakes can help you move dirt and debris from any landscaped area with very little effort and time.
Wheelbarrows and Garden Hoses
In the landscaping process, you will find that wheelbarrows can help you quite a bit. They can help you to move dirt, plants, or debris from one area to the next. Carrying supplies in your yard is also made easier with the wheelbarrow. If you want to carry around your garden tools, you may want to consider purchasing a cart to carry them. Carts cost less money and they weight quite a bit less, which will make it easier to maneuver in your yard.
Garden hoses come in different lengths so you need to evaluate the distance from your water spigot to the areas that you will need to be watering. You will also want to consider purchasing a hose rack or wheel to store your hose on and keep it free from kinks that can keep the water from flowing through your hose efficiently. Storing your garden hose neatly will help keep your lawn uncluttered and neat.
Landscaping tools are a great gift for yourself or for someone else. A few other tools that can be quite helpful in landscaping include water cans, lawnmowers, gloves, pole pruners, and trimmers.