Gardening is my hobby, and I am always learning about tricks and tips to make gardening easier and more enjoyable.
I’ve compiled a list of tools and things that have been useful to me that I think you might like too. They might help you have more gardening success and make your life in the garden easier.
I have used everything on this page and can recommend every one of them without hesitation. I’ve included the Amazon links for your convenience.
Try some items and let me know what you think. Is there something that you think I’ve missed and need to try?
Anvil Pruning Shears
These 8″ anvil pruning shears from gonicc are ideal for cutting light branches of trees, rose bushes, shrubs, and hedges. We have a couple of pairs of these and use them for pruning tasks.
We use these 7.3″ bonsai scissors from gonicc for trimming our tomato vines and harvesting fresh lettuce in the garden. The handles are ergonomically designed. The blades are made with high carbon steel. They are so comfortable to use, you’ll look for things to trim.
Folding Hand Saw
We keep this folding hand saw in our gardening bucket. It comes in handy when you need to remove a large branch from the pathway. Folded back up, it is small and compact for storage.
Garden Dump Cart
We have three acres of land and one garden shed for the tools. Instead of carrying a shovel and rake from one end to the other, we got this garden dump cart. It hauls tools, dirt, bark, and weeds. And the best part? It’s a dump cart which makes it easy to get rid of the load.
Garden Tool Organizer and Broom Holder
We’ve used three of these tool organizers in our garden shed to hold our rakes, shovels, brooms, and other tools. Everything is so organized, gotta love it!
Garden Tools Set with Storage Organizer
This would make an excellent gift for the gardener who is just starting out and needs gardening tools. This 8-piece hand tool set comes with a digging weeder, rake, shovel, trowel, sprayer, and gloves.
Hand Rake Claw
We have used the garden scoops for everything from picking up leaves to spreading bark in the gardens to pushing dirt off the driveway. They are lightweight and have supporting wrist guards that can also be used to hang them up with. A must-have for the gardener in your life.
We have a tractor, riding lawn mower, and chain saw in our equipment roster, and we use them all. They’re noisy, so we recommend wearing hearing protection when around the operating equipment. These are lightweight and flexible, very comfortable to wear. One size fits most.
I wish I had found the hula-ho weeder years ago! We have several flower gardens throughout the property and the hula-hoe weeder is a true time-saver. They call it “the hoe with the wiggle.”
It can be used to weed, aerate, mulch and cultivate gardens. The flexible hoe has a blade that works beneath the surface of the soil to cut weed roots making it easy to gather them. The blade is self-sharpening, but if needed, can be replaced. You have to try it to believe it!
Hula-Ho Mini Weeder
Oh, and there’s a hula-ho mini for the raised beds. We have both! The mini hula-ho is available with a 14″ hardwood handle.
The Machete Axe is ideal for clearing thick brush, chopping roots, cutting branches and palms, and other gardening tasks. It has an ax-like blade head for controlled chopping and splitting. The curved blade offers pull cutting that works well for removing suckers and clearing vines.
For those times you need a machete and an ax. You’ll probably have to sharpen this with a grinder, as they typically ship with no edge on them.
63″ Rake with Adjustable Head
We have quite a few conifer trees at the back of the property which drop pine cones all year round. We’ve put this rake to the test raking up all of the pine cones for the fire. It’s long at 63″ (most rakes are only 48″ long). The head is 15″ flat tine, and the head adjusts from 22″ wide to a tiny 7″ width that fits into small spaces. This is an excellent find!
When we started prepping and seeding our lawn areas, native weeds were starting to take over. We got one of these stand-up weeders and were able to take out the weeds everywhere. It’s even fun to use. No bending over to pull weeds, and the tool releases the weed.