Landscape artists, designers and architects require a strong set of analytical skills and a lot of education and practice. But without the right equipment and tools, it is impossible to succeed or even undertake any sort of landscaping. If you’ve ever thought about becoming a landscaper, or starting your own landscaping business, or you are simply curious as to what a landscape designer uses on a daily basis, below is a list of some of the essential equipment in the world of landscaping:

Hand Tools

Yes, we live in a very technologically advanced world where we have created and have access to a wide array of power tools. But landscape designers most important tools are the basic hand tools. Hand tools include:

  • Shovels
  • Rakes
  • Hoes
  • Shears and trimmers

When looking at these tools and picking them, try and opt for sturdy tools with wood or metal handles. The heavier tools often indicate higher quality; and those that are seamless, meaning they are one piece, are often a better choice as they won’t come apart. Don’t be afraid to try before you buy; go through the literal motions with the tool to make sure the size, weight and composition are what you are looking for.

Power Tools

There are a few crucial power tools that will be required for most, if not all landscaping jobs. These include:

  • Lawn mowers
  • Weed Wacker/ Grass Trimmer
  • Tiller
  • Lawn trimming tools
  • Chainsaw

When picking out the power tools that you will be using, remember that you often get what you pay for, so try and get the very best quality that you can afford. With that said, keep it simple and purchase the tools you need, but opt out of the accessories and additions that you know right away you will not need or use.