You want to start your landscaping construction but maybe you do not know how to start? You have your plan, the plants, but it is not enough. You definitely took a walk through your local botanical garden and noticed the pathways, steps, bridges, raised garden beds and many more things.
For all those beautiful constructions you need some special tools. Before you are ready to start looking for the right tools, remember that there are a lot of tools that you will probably not need. Only a few are important, according to most home gardens and the gardeners who create them.
First, you need a site map drawing. It is kind of obvious, but it is worth mentioning so you do not focus on the other tools and forget what you really need to start your landscaping construction. Without it, your garden may become a conglomeration of ideas and structures that probably will not work together well.
After the plan, it is possible that you will need some demolition tools. That is in case your garden has some kind of structures that you find in the wrong place. Two of the demolition tools you may need, are a sledgehammer (for demolishing walls or anything made of concrete or mortar) and a crowbar (for levering rocks or bricks). Once your garden has been prepared and before you are ready to start landscape construction, you need to measure your site with some measure tools. Some of them are – set square (to keep a 90 degrees angle between two surfaces), tape measure (measuring length, width, depth of the structure and resources), string line (to mark where the structures need to be built), garden rose and chalk line.
Now you can start your landscape construction! For this, you need some ground tools: a wheelbarrow, a shovel or a spade, a rake (helps to level surfaces), and a blower vacuum.
From the stone and brickwork tools you should remember the mallet (looks like a hammer but it has a rubber head to gently ease bricks or rocks into place without breaking them), trowel (a must-have when using mortar), float (to smooth concrete) and brick chisel (when bricks or pavers need to be broken).
The last types of tools you may need are the timber and metal tools. For example, a circular saw, a hammer, a drill or an angle grinder. All of them will help you create the perfect landscaping construction, from step one to the end.