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Harvest Success With the Right Gardening Hand Tools

Gardening Tools

Gardening without the right hand tools would be about as much fun as chopping down a tree with a butter knife.  Proper gardening tools add to the enjoyment and relaxation you can get out of your gardening time, and they make the challenges much easier.  Take a look at our list of essential hand tools for gardening.  There’s even one useful tool on the list you might not know about – a hori-hori garden knife.


1. Hose With Nozzle

Flexzilla Garden Hose 5/8 in. x 50 ft, Heavy Duty, Lightweight, Drinking Water Safe, ZillaGreen - HFZG550YW-E
Flexzilla Garden Hose 5/8 in. x 50 ft, Heavy Duty, Lightweight, Drinking Water Safe, ZillaGreen - HFZG550YW-E
$39.00
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Xhose Pro Garden Hose, 50 Foot Expandable Garden Hoses, Tough & Flexible Water Hose, Lightweight, Solid Brass Fittings, Kink Free, Easy to Use & Store,Black
Xhose Pro Garden Hose, 50 Foot Expandable Garden Hoses, Tough & Flexible Water Hose, Lightweight, Solid Brass Fittings, Kink Free, Easy to Use & Store,Black
$58.76
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Melnor 65116-AMZ XT Metal 10-Pattern Nozzle with QuickConnect Product Adapter Amazon Bundle, Multi, Heavyweight Thumb Control
Melnor 65116-AMZ XT Metal 10-Pattern Nozzle with QuickConnect Product Adapter Amazon Bundle, Multi, Heavyweight Thumb Control
$14.48
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Centuries of gardening have proven there’s no way you can guarantee you’ll get enough rain to water your crops.  Sometimes it’s good, and sometimes you have to irrigate.  Although you probably won’t have to use a shadoof, you’ll at least need a good hose with a spray nozzle.

Flexzilla makes several excellent garden hoses.  To make it easier to roll up and store the hose, you might prefer an expandable hose.  Some hoses include a spray nozzle with adjustable settings, or you could get a multi-pattern nozzle from Melnor.

A hose is handy for container gardening or vertical gardening because those methods usually need more water.


2. Sitting Or Kneeling Pads for Gardening

Gorilla Grip Extra Thick Kneeling Pad, Supportive Soft Foam Cushioning for Knee, Water Resistant Construction for Gardening, Bathing Baby, Workout Supplies, Lightweight, Garden Work Gifts, Black
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Gorilla Grip Extra Thick Kneeling Pad, Supportive Soft Foam Cushioning for Knee, Water Resistant Construction for Gardening, Bathing Baby, Workout Supplies, Lightweight, Garden Work Gifts, Black
  • HIGH DENSITY FOAM FOR SUPERIOR CUSHIONING: constructed from ultra durable, high density foam, the 1.5 inch thick pad helps provide more support and helps reduce discomfort while you’re kneeling; your knees will feel more comfortable in seconds; the thick cushion of the kneeling pad provides 70 percent shock absorbency for more comfort
  • DIRT AND WATER RESISTANT: even when used outdoors, pad is designed to withstand rocks, rubble, and moisture; pad is also water resistant, so it absorbs minimal water while you are outside on moist ground
  • WON’T BREAKDOWN OR COMPRESS OVER TIME: don’t worry about the pad breaking down over time; the extra thick and durable construction of the pad can withstand use after use; designed to last for years to come
  • TEXTURED DESIGN: kneeling pad features a soft, textured topside and bottom that helps prevent slipping and sliding while in use
  • GARDENING, PAINTING, EXERCISE AND MORE: the versatile design of the pad makes it a great option for multiple tasks and activities; ideal for gardening supplies, yoga and exercise workouts, bathing your baby and kids, sporting events, camping, everyday household chores, plumbing, painting and more; even makes great gifts; pad measures 17.5 by 11 inches

You could use a pad for sitting or kneeling, making your time at ground level more comfortable.  You could use knee pads, too, but they tend to get encrusted with dirt after a short time in the garden.

Gorilla Grip sells a thick two-pack of kneeling pads that work very well, and you can choose 12 different colors.  The ultra-durable high-density foam is dirt and water-resistant.

This is one of the essential tools for every gardener that will keep the aches and pains to a minimum.


3. Gardening Gloves for Women and Men

COOLJOB Gardening Gloves for Women Ladies, 6 Pairs Breathable Rubber Coated Garden Gloves, Outdoor Protective Work Gloves, Size Small, Blue & Pink (Half Dozen S)
COOLJOB Gardening Gloves for Women Ladies, 6 Pairs Breathable Rubber Coated Garden Gloves, Outdoor Protective Work Gloves, Size Small, Blue & Pink (Half Dozen S)
$14.99
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COOLJOB Gardening Gloves for Men, 2 Pairs Breathable Rubber Coated Garden Gloves for Weeding Landscaping, Outside Work Gloves for Lawn Yard, Men’s Medium Size, Black & Red (2 Pack M)
COOLJOB Gardening Gloves for Men, 2 Pairs Breathable Rubber Coated Garden Gloves for Weeding Landscaping, Outside Work Gloves for Lawn Yard, Men’s Medium Size, Black & Red (2 Pack M)
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DCCPAA Garden Gloves with Claws 2 Pairs(Two Hands with Claws for Digging, Planting, Weeding, Seeding-Waterproof, Best Gardening Gifts for Men and Women-Purple
DCCPAA Garden Gloves with Claws 2 Pairs(Two Hands with Claws for Digging, Planting, Weeding, Seeding-Waterproof, Best Gardening Gifts for Men and Women-Purple
$7.99
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I’ll never forget when I selected a spot for a garden plot and later found out a previous owner had dumped some trash there.  If I wasn’t wearing gloves, I could have easily been cut by the broken glass and rusted metal.  Fortunately, it didn’t take too long to clean up that mess and make a nice garden.  Avoid the dirty fingernails,

danger from buried trash, or possible injury from insects by using a good pair of gardener’s gloves.  CoolJob gardening gloves for women or men’s gardening gloves are an excellent choice, and they include two pairs of gloves in each package.  DCCPAA makes gardening gloves with claws to help with digging.  These gloves also include two pairs per package. The clawed gloves are also a great addition to your Halloween costume at the end of the growing season.


4. Rake

Jardineer Leaf Rake - 63 Inch Rake for Leaves, Lightweight Leaf Rakes for Lawns, Adjustable Garden Yard Rake, Metal Lawn Rake for Leaves and Grass
Jardineer Leaf Rake - 63 Inch Rake for Leaves, Lightweight Leaf Rakes for Lawns, Adjustable Garden Yard Rake, Metal Lawn Rake for Leaves and Grass
$26.99
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Bully Tools 92309 12-Gauge 16-Inch Bow Rake with Fiberglass Handle and 16 Steel Tines, 58-Inch
Bully Tools 92309 12-Gauge 16-Inch Bow Rake with Fiberglass Handle and 16 Steel Tines, 58-Inch
$46.19
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For removing leaves or other light material, you’ll need a good leaf rake like the Jardineer Lightweight Adjustable Leaf Rake.
This rake adjusts up to 63 inches long and weighs only 1.41 pounds.  Even the head width is adjustable.  For heavier work like prepping soil, you’ll need a garden rake like the Bully Tools 92309 Bow Rake with Fiberglass Handle.


5. Chicken Wire

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  • Mutiple use: This small size chicken wire is mainly used for home craft works, such as jewelry holder, safe cover of pet cages, Christmas garland frame, photo wall, etc. The chicken wire mesh can also be used perfectly for any large project you want, such as a patio fence, surround plants to keep curious critters away.
  • Durable material: Chicken wire fencing is galvanized prior to twisting for longer-lasting rust protection and twisted into hexagonal fence wire. Poultry fencing has reinforced lines equally spaced across the netting. Its very sturdy and hard to slip off while being cutted or shaped.
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  • lexible design for easy use: Flexible design and the wire net comes in several sizes to suit your various project needs. You can also cut it as your project requires. The wire net is rolled up for easy transport and storage. You can just expand it and use it, its very convenient.
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Although it’s not actually a tool, chicken wire is something you may need for your garden.  Even though you may like bunnies, you will lose your happy thoughts when you get up in the morning and see your beautiful leaf lettuce missing from your garden.  Chicken wire is a convenient way to protect your garden from animals eating your veggies and fruits.  If you like to have the animals around, you could always provide them with separate feeders.  Be sure to look for galvanized chicken wire.


6. Shears

gonicc 8″ Professional Sharp Bypass Pruning Shears (GPPS-1002), Tree Trimmers Secateurs,Hand Pruner, Garden Shears,Clippers For The Garden, Bonsai Scissors, Loppers
  • Drop forged body and handles, quality blade made of high carbon steel with Ultra-fine Polishing Technology.
  • Ideal for deadheading, trimming, shaping on tree, roses, annuals, vegetable, flower gardens, bonsai and other plants.
  • Ergonomically designed non-slip handles are strong,lightweight,and comfortable.
  • Sap groove design to help keep pruning shears from sticking by channeling off sap.
  • Pruners can cut up to 3/4″ diameter size tree branches.This may vary depending on tree species.

A pair of heavy-duty garden shears is one of the most often used hand tools for gardening.  Gonicc makes several high-quality shears that’ll do the job.

The shears shown have a drop-forged body and a quality blade of high-carbon steel with ultra-fine polishing technology.  These shears can cut branches up to a 3/4-inch diameter.  This diameter could be less if you’re cutting through hardwood branches.


7. Hori-Hori Garden Knife

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Hori Hori Garden Knife with Extra Sharp Blade, Thickest Leather Sheath – in Gift Box
  • EFFORTLESS WEED REMOVAL: Save time and energy with this heavy-duty knife designed to pop out weeds and cut invasive roots effortlessly.
  • SHARP AND SAFE DESIGN: The blade is sharp enough to cut through roots and tough weeds, while the handle’s guard ensures your safety.
  • IMPROVED ROUNDED HANDLE FOR COMFORT: Experience a more comfortable grip with our enhanced rounded handle. This ergonomic design ensures a secure and pleasant hold during extended use.
  • DURABLE LEATHER SHEATH: Protect your investment with our heavy, thick leather sheath featuring robust rivets. The built-in belt loop allows you to conveniently carry the knife on your belt during gardening sessions, ensuring it’s always within reach.
  • QUALITY CRAFTSMANSHIP: Unlike competitors, our Hori Hori knife boasts a full tang handle—solid blade through the entire handle—for unparalleled durability. Backed by our commitment to lasting performance, instructional videos, and dedicated customer support, this tool is designed to last.

A hori-hori garden knife has a serrated edge and a straight edge.  This tool is handy for any digging or slicing, including digging into hard soil.

A highly rated and reliable hori-hori garden knife is available from Truly Garden.  This will save you time digging and weeding.  Pop out weeds in a snap by sticking the knife under the roots and twisting.

The weeds don’t stand a chance.  You can also use it to plant bulbs and dig small holes.  This knife has a full tang handle and includes a sharpener and sheath.  It could be one of the most beneficial hand tools for gardening you’ll ever own.


8. Small Shovel Or Trowel

AMES 2445000 Stainless Steel Hand Trowel with Ergo Gel Grip, 13-Inch
AMES 2445000 Stainless Steel Hand Trowel with Ergo Gel Grip, 13-Inch
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ROOT ASSASSIN 32' Mini Garden Shovel/Saw - The ORIGINAL & BEST Award Winning Combo Gardening Spade Tool, Yard, Root, Stump, Tree Removal, Landscaping, Trimming Specialized Digging (32' Shovel/Saw)
ROOT ASSASSIN 32" Mini Garden Shovel/Saw - The ORIGINAL & BEST Award Winning Combo Gardening Spade Tool, Yard, Root, Stump, Tree Removal, Landscaping, Trimming Specialized Digging (32" Shovel/Saw)
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A shovel would be your option, so you could work standing up, but a trowel will be needed for close-in work.  Digging tools are the most versatile and ancient hand tools for gardening.

A small shovel or trowel can help you dig up soil for planting, dig up a plant for removal or transport, or help you scoop more soil into your garden.  One option is Ames Stainless Steel Hand Trowel, and Root Assassin makes a handy garden shovel.


Final Thoughts

A lifetime of using tools has proven that having the right high-quality tools makes any job easier.  Cutting corners will only cause you more problems and excess work.  While this is not an exhaustive list, it will get you started on a victorious garden.

Would you like to see more ideas for gardening tools? See our catalog of gifts for gardeners.

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Bob Styer

As a child, I hated gardening. That was mainly because Dad expected us to work in the garden every so often even though we thought play was more important. Over the years, though, I've developed a real appreciation for growing things. Whether you're growing plants for food or to enjoy their beauty, gardening can make your life better. Seize the moment!

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