Arranging the best garden possible—one that’s filled with a beautiful assortment of fresh flowers, tasty vegetables, and delicious fruit—requires a great deal of work. To make it all happen, you’re going to need the right tools, whether it’s the perfect set of shears, tried-and-tested gloves, or handy weed killers. This roundup of some of the most highly rated gardening tools on Amazon has everything you need to have the garden of your dreams.
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Garden Tool Set
Since there’s no better time to upgrade your toolkit, consider this stainless steel set that comes with everything you need to maintain your garden: a trowel, a weeder, a rake, a spade, and a cultivator. There’s even a vibrant orange tote to keep everything in place.
What Reviewers Are Saying: “Love this! It’s perfect for all of my gardening needs!”
Hutzler Garden Colander
You can never go wrong with a double duty product, like this pink tote-style colander that has just enough space to gather—and wash—veggies from your garden.
What Reviewers Are Saying: “Super large and perfect for collecting veggies, fruits, etc.”
A-Frame Plant Supports
If you’re lacking garden space, think up, not out with this trellis, which climbs more than 4 feet tall. Ideal for cucumbers, squash, peas, and flowering vines, this top pick can also be folded flat and stored when not in use.
What Reviewers Are Saying: “I looked everywhere for good quality trellises and none of them compared.”
Don’t let another day of gardening go by without having this well-cushioned kneeling pad in your arsenal. Available in six colors and two sizes, this foam pad provides much-needed knee support and has a handle for easy carrying.
What Reviewers Are Saying: “Wind, rain, or shine-these pads stay put through all weather and maintain their use for several years.”
Poly Garden Dump Cart
Don’t strain your back attempting to carry loads of mulch or plants around your garden. Try this sturdy cart, which is equipped to hold up to 600 pounds.
What Reviewers Are Saying: “Perfect for hauling rock of all sizes, dirt, sod, you name it.”
Lightweight Expandable Garden Hose
With this 50-foot flexible hose with eight different nozzle settings, you’ll no longer have to worry about navigating any part of your garden. Plus, it’s easy to store and comes with a lifetime warranty.
What Reviewers Are Saying: “It expands perfectly and then coils back up neatly. Strong, durable and no leaks.”
Garden and Yard Leaf Scoops
You need to set the stage before you begin planting flowers, vegetables, and fruits. This pair of hand rakes are a game-changer for removing leaves — wet or otherwise — and placing mulch in your refreshed flower beds.
What Reviewers Are Saying: “I put them to work and I’m really impressed!”
Leather Holster for Pruning Shears
Show how serious you are about gardening by keeping your favorite pruning shears in a leather holster. It’s an easy way to keep your shears in good shape—and look cool while you’re at it.
What Reviewers Are Saying: “The holster makes it very easy and comfortable to keep the shears on me the whole time I’m in the yard.”
2-Gallon Steel Watering Can
A good-quality watering can is an essential for any gardener. This two-gallon steel design, featuring a large rosette, is weather resistant.
What Reviewers Are Saying: “I cannot imagine a better steel watering can for the price.”
3-Piece Aluminum Garden Tool Set
There’s no reason why your gardening tools have to be boring. This kit comes with a trowel, cultivator, and pruning shear that are all decked in eye-catching florals.
What Reviewers Are Saying: “It is bright and cheerful and sturdy too.”
Keep your herbs, flowers, fruits, or vegetables in good shape with this compact snip that boasts stainless steel blades and a comfortable SoftGrip feature.
What Reviewers Are Saying: “I am a master gardener and don’t go to my garden plot without this little tool!”
Folding Garden Kneeler
You won’t have to worry about aches and pains with this compact garden kneeler and cushioned seat. The best part is that it folds up easily and even comes with four pouches to keep your gardening tools close by.
What Reviewers Are Saying: “This garden seat is very sturdy but not too heavy for me to carry around. It folds up easily and compactly, and unfolds quickly and easily too.”
Leather Gardening Gloves
These long pruning gloves are made of premium goat grain, so sharp thorns won’t poke through. You can even take ’em beyond your garden: One reviewer wears them while brushing her long-haired Persian cat to avoid bites and scratches.
What Reviewers Are Saying: “I feel like everyone who has a rose bush should have these gloves. In fact, I just bought two more pairs for my mom and my sister for Mother’s Day.”
Fiskars Deluxe Stand-up Weeder
PSA: Weeding doesn’t have to bust your back. Instead, use this tool to claw up dandelions, thistles, and other invasive plants without bending over. To make weeding even less of a chore, use this tool after it rains.
What Reviewers Are Saying: “It should come standard when you get a new house. My yard was full of weeds from the last owner, and I filled two buckets of weeds with this thing in 20 minutes. ”
Reusable and Adjustable Gentle Plant Ties
Meet the best way to keep your plants — tomato vines, especially — secure and supported. After cutting these soft-sided ties to any desired length, they’ll manipulate your garden to grow just the way you want it too.
What Reviewers Are Saying: “This stuff is amazing and every time I turn around, I find a new use for it. I even keep a roll in my car glove box!”
Slate Plant Labels
Not only will this set of 10 slate labels give your garden personality, but you’ll be able to keep track of all of your herbs and flowers (with the help of a chalk marker).
What Reviewers Are Saying: “These are just what I’ve been looking for — heavy duty labels for my gardens that add a professional feel. And bonus: They are easy to write on.”
Bulb & Bedding Plant Auger
Most bulbs need to be planted anywhere from three to six inches deep, which is a task in itself. This drill, which works in various types of soil, digs deep holes without the extra elbow grease.
What Reviewers Are Saying: “I just finished planting 90 daffodil bulbs in clay soil in about 90 minutes. But the real point isn’t the length of time it took, but the effort required. Short version: not much.”
Seed Spacing Tool
Seed and Seedling Spacing Tool
Ensure that you’re giving your budding plants all the space that they deserve with this handy tool. After pressing the tool into the soil, it leaves an impression behind that you can use as your planting guide.
What Reviewers Are Saying: “This is absolutely perfect for an experienced or the novice gardener, like myself! This tool took out ALL of the guesswork and it was actually fun using this with my teenaged son and toddler.”
All Steel Bypass Pruning Shears
These are the shears to buy according to the 2,900 reviewers that gave it a near-perfect five-star rating on Amazon. They also come with a lifetime warranty so on the off-chance you break ’em, Fiskars will send you a new pair for free.
What Reviewers Are Saying: “I was very impressed by their ability to dominate any size branch that I could fit into its jaws. I cut down several large branches off a tree and these shears could even tackle half-inch thick branches”
Attican Hori Hori Garden Knife
With this multi-purpose gardening tool, you can dig and scoop soil, as well as cut roots and vines. When you’re not using it, keep it nice and secure in the accompanying leather holder.
What Reviewers Are Saying: “Long story short, get this. It’s so well made that you’ll be passing it on to your kids. It has a considerable heft to it, but that just speaks to its quality because it’s not difficult to use at all.”
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