Gardening carts under $150 that will be lifesavers when working in the dirt

 Two green gardening carts on a background of brown soil.
Two green gardening carts on a background of brown soil.

'Tis time to plant, and gardening carts can make a huge difference when tackling outdoor projects this spring. We've rounded up sturdy, budget-friendly buys that will lend a hand when you need some support.

Even if you're working with a small space, bags of soil, mulch, etc. can be rather heavy. And let's be honest, by the time you're done gathering annuals and perennials, there's going to be plenty to carry. A cart could make a world of difference when you're planting solo.

As you begin to check small garden ideas off your list, make sure you're investing in the right equipment to help get the job done.

Shop gardening carts this spring

You know where to venture for pansies, zinnias, and beyond, but gardening equipment might not be quite as easy to find compared to the florals themselves. Here's where to snag a cart:


What to shop

When you're moving your accessories around, these carts are ready to help with the heavy tasks.

Green metal gardening cart
Green metal gardening cart

Redcamp Garden Cart

Price: $139.99
Dimensions (in.): 40.2 x 20.1 x 28.5

This sturdy garden cart has a lot of enticing qualities: not only does it have a 900-pound capacity (wowza!), but it includes a mesh detachable pocket when transporting things like sand, can be widened into a flatbed, and was especially designed to reduce noise during the transportation process.

A green gardening cart with fabric lining that has pockets
A green gardening cart with fabric lining that has pockets

Seina All-in-One Garden Wagon

Price: Was $79.99, now $69.99
Dimensions (in.): 29.51 x 17.9 x 18.49

Ideal for a gardener with many accessories, this wagon not only transports heavy-duty necessities but has multiple spaces for tools and gadgets, courtesy of the polyester storage pockets on the cart's exterior.

Green collapsible gardening cart
Green collapsible gardening cart

Vivosun Heavy Duty Collapsible Garden Carts

Price: Was $109.99, now $99.99
Dimensions (in.): 14.96 x 21.65 x 36.22

Ideal for gardeners who aren't working with much storage space, this collapsible accessory is easy to assemble, carries up to 220 pounds, and has pockets for your gardening tools.

Should you need something heftier, the Gorilla Carts Super Heavy-Duty Poly Dump Garden Cart from Home Depot  is a solid option. But if you are looking for a pint-sized option, the Suncast Resin 15.5 Gallon Multi-Purpose Cart on Amazon has garnered 4.7/5 stars.

The love of gardening isn't slowing down, so you'll need to be properly equipped. In fact, when discussing raised garden beds with Real Homes, Martha Stewart insisted that people are cultivating their green thumbs now more than ever.

"The joy of gardening and the joy of growing is growing in America, I think gardening has become the biggest and most popular outdoor activity," she said. "And I'm very happy about that because growing is enchanting, delightful, and the results are beautiful. So why not garden?"

Just make sure you're using the proper tools and accessories when needed!


How do I choose a garden cart?

Choosing a gardening cart is quite subjective. You'll need to consider what you'll need to be transported from the car to your backyard when planting season begins, how much you're willing to pay for the accessory, and where you're going to store it once the season comes to a close. Additionally, should medical issues come into play, you'll want to ensure you have the proper assistance when carrying heavy items that gardens require, like bags of soil and mulch. Is the cart you're using able to make the process easier and potentially thwart any pain you might feel from lugging the goods?

Is a garden cart better than a wheelbarrow?

Though it will likely depend on your needs, garden carts could be easier for those who are working with a small space and still require assistance transporting goods. Wheelbarrows tend to be bulky and difficult to maneuver, plus small-space gardeners might not have the proper storage room for one. When using a collapsible garden cart, you have the ability to hide it once the growing season comes to a close.

Looking for more helpful buys for your outdoor projects? We found breathable gardener's gloves with over 14,000 five-star reviews on Amazon that are comfy and supportive. Plus, we've spotted the viral Lidl greenhouse and swaps on shelves that are great for small gardens, just like 2024's beloved raised garden bed trend.