Any good gardener knows that it’s all in the tools. Let’s face it, it’s easy to find gorgeous plants at the nursery. It’s not hard to water your garden. It’s even pretty easy to learn about how to make your garden thrive by reading about it here on TGG! But without the right tools, nothing will be easy. This is our top gardening tools list so you can find the best garden tools and supplies, without breaking the bank! After all, what is a chef without their spatula? A baker without their rolling pin? A gardener needs good tools too! Once you have good garden tools, you can make your dream garden come true.
Pruning Shears, Loppers, Garden Clippers & Pruners
One of the most important gardening tools where you need to invest in quality, is your pruning shears and garden clippers. Unless you plan to let your garden run wild, they are a necessity.
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These Felco pruners are sharp, lightweight, and have a lifetime warranty. No one likes to buy the same tool over and over again. Worse, to have a gardening tool that doesn’t do the job!
Felco F-2 Classic Manual Hand Pruner – BUY IT NOW ON AMAZON.COM
If you have any kind of shrubs in your yard, you are going to want to keep them in check with a good pair of hedge shears. These garden clippers have tons of 5 star reviews, including one woman who says, “MIRACLE SHEARS FOR REAL! These GNOME shears are absolutely the best yard and garden tool I have ever used, and I am a disabled old lady, 65. So, here is a relic telling you, if you need to trim around your farm or house—this is the tool for you!”
Gnome 25″ Garden Hedge Shears / Clippers – BUY IT NOW ON AMAZON.COM
Loppers are a must if you have trees or thick shrubs in your yard. And you don’t want a weak pair that make the job more difficult. This extendable lopper has carbon steel blades, and one reviewer said it cut branches that should have needed a power saw!
MLTOOLS Extendable bypass Lopper – BUY IT NOW ON AMAZON.COM
Garden Spades, Shovels & Rakes
If you want to plant, weed or cultivate anything in your garden, you don’t want gardening tools with weak handles that break, or cheap blades that are dull. Always buy the best garden supplies you can afford. All these are a great value for the money!
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This round point garden shovel is exactly what you need to dig a planting hole. Made from commercial grade steel, the handle is fiberglass so it won’t bend or break. It comes with a lifetime warranty and is made in the U.S.
Bully Tools 14-Gauge Round Point Shovel – BUY IT NOW ON AMAZON.COM
A spade is the perfect all purpose garden tool.You can use it to edge, make furrows or rows, and to cut through sod. (You know, when you decide you need one more flower bed?:)) This one has a sharpened edge to make it so much easier, and a lifetime warranty. Fiskars garden tools are some of the best around, so you can’t go wrong here!
Fiskars 46″ Steel D-handle Garden Spade – BUY IT NOW ON AMAZON.COM
We love that this lightweight garden rake has an adjustable handle. Not everyone is the same height, and those of us with shorter arms really appreciate being able to tailor our tools to our size.
ORIENTOOLS Garden Leaf Rake – BUY IT NOW ON AMAZON.COM
Garden Hand Tools
The best garden hand tools will always make quick work of planting a row of tulips or digging up that stubborn dandelion, without making your hands blistered and sore. Check out these gardening hand tools we love!
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Get a quality garden trowel. Just do it. It’s the most used tool in your arsenal, so make sure you don’t even mess around with cheap plastic handles and thin metal. This hand trowel has great reviews, and even has measuring marks right on it so you know how deep you are planting.
Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Garden Trowel – BUY IT NOW ON AMAZON.COM
For planting bulbs, digging in tough soil, or digging furrows, this steel garden trowel can’t be beat. One reviewer called it “Simply Indestructible’. Enough said.
Wilcox All Pro Trowel, 14″, Stainless Steel – BUY IT NOW ON AMAZON.COM
If you don’t want to pick and choose your gardening tools, then try this stainless steel garden tools kit. It even comes with a case to keep them all organized, and you can carry the whole thing into the garden. Great value buy.
7 Pc Garden Tools Set Stainless Steel kit – BUY IT NOW ON AMAZON.COM
Other Garden Tools & Supples
We found some other garden tools and supplies we think you will want to have in your garden shed.
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More Fiskars garden tools, and for a reason! (Hint : They are great quality!) This stand up weeder lets you get to that crabgrass or dandelion without having to do all that bending over. They even have a video on how to use it.
Fiskars 39″ 4-Claw Stand-up Weeder – BUY IT NOW ON AMAZON.COM
Steve & I have had a time of it trying to find a garden hose nozzle we don’t have to replace every season. This one has over 100 five star reviews that call it a quality product that lasts. Done. This hose nozzle makes watering your garden easy. (Or washing the dog, or the car, or…)
InGarden Metal Garden Hose Nozzle – BUY IT NOW ON AMAZON.COM
Feel like a true English gardener with this gorgeous watering can! It is made of steel and has a removable spout in case you need more direct watering. Love this!
Galvanized Steel Watering Can – BUY IT NOW ON AMAZON.COM
There have been so many times we could have used this cart! Use it to haul dirt, mulch and rock when making a new bed, or just to bring all your new nursery plants to their destination. A must have “best” garden tool!
Rover Wheelbarrow Garden Cart – BUY IT NOW ON AMAZON.COM
These garden gloves will protect your hands without making it difficult to work in the soil, due to their soft design. Every single review as of the day of this post were 5 stars! And, you get two pair in the pack, so your other half has no excuse not to help in the yard. ;)
COOLJOB Gardening Gloves – BUY IT NOW ON AMAZON.COM
I actually didn’t think I would get here when I am only in my early 50’s, but here we are. Due to joint problems and chronic pain issues, it’s pretty tough to get down to work in the soil. I would much rather use a garden seat than have to give up my garden! So I just love this product. It’s a seat or a kneeler all in one, depending on how you flip it! And come on, it has spots for your tools! Do you think I can figure out a way to slip in a wine glass too?
Ohuhu Garden Kneeler and Seat – BUY IT NOW ON AMAZON.COM
This last one is an interesting garden tool that really isn’t a must, but if you mass plant bulbs or have rocky soil, it could be a life saver. In fact, we know more than one gardener who gave it up after dealing with difficult soil. This plant auger connects to your cordless drill and cuts through the soil to create planting holes! Genius!
Bulb & Bedding Plant Auger – BUY IT NOW ON AMAZON.COM
Our gardening tools list is meant to help you find the best garden tools and supplies, at affordable prices. We hope they will have a long gardening life with you! If you didn’t find what you needed here, browse all gardening tools on Amazon. We think you will also want to check out our posts on 18 DIY Potting Benches and DIY Greenhouse Projects!