13 Best Gardening Tools
Gardening is easier, more productive and, well, just a lot more fun when you have the best gardening tools at hand.
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Essential Gardening Tools
When starting a garden, having the right tools is essential. You’ll need tools for prepping, planting, tending and harvesting. There’s quite the variety — from power tillers to simple hand trowels. Here are the best gardening tools to help home gardeners grow happy and healthy plants.
A simple hand trowel is the best garden tool for almost every situation. It’s useful for planting bulb and small perennials, as well as digging up weeds. It’s not the right choice for planting large shrubs and trees — for that, you’ll want a well-sharpened shovel. This Fiskars hand trowel has a rust-resistant aluminum head and an ergonomic handle.
After the snow melts and the muddy mess dries into a workable garden, the soil needs to be tilled. There are many options for tillers. Large gardens may benefit from a power tiller, which you can rent or purchase. Small to moderate gardens can be hand-worked with a manual garden tiller. These reliable tools won’t run out of gas and never need an oil change. They’re a tough workout, though, and a power tiller gets the job done faster.
This garden spade is better suited for cutting and scooping than it is for digging deep holes.