For the last year I have been into my urban gardening . I love it! Inside my house and outside in the back yard and sides of the house. It really keeps me centered and its making my surrounding look nice. These are the following items that I have found useful and essential to my garden:
Shears: For trimming grass around tree trunks and shrubs; edging beds and paths; and cutting back ornamental grasses and clumps of perennials.
Scissors: For removing dead flowers; cutting soft-stemmed herbs; pruning small or delicate plants;and snipping twine.I have found that the ones with a spring action are easier to use.
Hand pruner: For cutting branches less than ¾-inch thick; and cutting larger flowers.
Hand weeder: The thin, sharp blade removes shallow-rooted weeds and the long handle lets you reach far into beds.
Digging fork: For turning and cultivating unbroken soil, mixing amendments into soil, breaking up clods, and lifting bulbs and perennials for transplanting and dividing.
Rake: For raking leaves, twigs, grass clippings, and other light trash from lawns.
Latex-coated cotton gloves: For dirty, wet jobs, like picking up leaves or planting shrubs.
Heavy-duty leather gloves: For tough jobs, like digging holes and clearing brush and handling thorny bushes.
Water Hose: A good hose is great. 25ft, 50ft. 100ft. 150ft. Make sure you get one that can reach what you need to reach in your yard.
Big Trash Can: In my area we have a Green colored giant can for grass and other yard and garden waste.
Spray Bottle: I really use this on my indoor plants. Keeps the leaves green and clean.