Whether you’ve been gardening for years or just getting started, you know that gardening can be hard work. But thankfully, there are so many helpful tools and gadgets on the market now that make quick work of what used to take hours.
Gardening stores can be overwhelming with rows upon rows of different products and tools that all look alike and seem to have similar purposes.
Gardening shouldn’t be stressful, nor should shopping for gear. Those who buy online have the ability to consider reviews and easy-to-read descriptions in addition to seeing what a tool looks like — a much more relaxing option!
Below, 10 essential items — all on sale — we’ve found on Amazon that every home gardener should have.
This best-selling set of tools comes with a hand weeder, rake, shovel, trowel, sprayer and gloves.
Promising review: “I love this set! I got it with an abstract intention of gardening in my new home, but it turns out to have been useful in ways I hadn’t [imagined]! The design is not only incredibly useful, it’s also adorable. The tools are great. I love this set. I would buy it again, but as as a gift because so far it seems really durable too!”
This No. 1 bestseller is waterproof and bug-resistant.
Promising review: “Happy with this little greenhouse. All of my seedlings are right now hardening off before they go in the garden. After the seedlings are removed then I'm going to follow The advice of someone in another review who said that they grew lettuce in the greenhouse all summer. Great idea I love this thing.”
This durable hand pruner uses a dual blade and notched hook designed to easily cut.
Promising review: “These are absolutely wonderful. I have a humongous pair of limb cutters for the really huge stuff, and these are ideal for anything from a Rosebud up to at least one inch.”
This foam-padded garden chair can be used on either side for maximum comfort.
Promising review: “This is great. You can use it for sitting or kneeling and there's the container for your gloves and small tools on the side. I wish I had bought this years ago!”
This rake has flexible prods and a handle crafted to provide comfort to the user.
Promising review: “I love this shovel. I had a hip replacement in my "digging" leg so I was looking for anything to make work easier. I use it for planting and plant division. The narrow tip just cuts through all kinds of soil and roots. Why didn't someone think of this years ago.”
This expandable hose made from triple core latex has a solid brass free spray nozzle.
Promising review: “After 1 week of effortless watering without the strain of dragging my old heavy-duty hose from the back to the front yard, I wish I would have discovered this hose years ago! My wrists and arthritic hands are also pain-free with this light hose, even with the water streaming from it. It doesn't kink or get tangled as it moves like silk, yet has pretty good water pressure.”
These white planters are perfect for any in-home plants.
Promising review: “These are the perfect planters. I had ordered three new plants but didn’t want to spend tons of money on each planter. I’m so glad I found these! Don’t forget to check the bottom planter- the plastic plugs for all of the planters are in it.”
This four-foot-long gardening bed ensures all plants have breathability.
Promising review: “I was Impressed with the quality and workmanship. The dovetailed joints fit snugly and the liner was perfect. I added waterproof glue to all joints and screwed the bottoms in place for added strength. It's been outside all summer with no problems.”
This feeder comes with one pound of plant food.
Promising review: “Miracle Grow had been scarce here because "it is not the growing season." I finally looked on Amazon and there it is. My plants thank you and I thank you. For not a growing season, our plants are blooming really nice. Of course we don't live in snow country. We live in Arizona were things grow all year.”
In this book, Shawna Coronado provides her library of gardening tricks.
Promising review: “This is a great, easy to read book. It is written so that you can open to any page and be inspired. It's not a book you sit and read. It's a book that will inspire you to get out in the garden, experience nature, and create! Voila! I highly recommend it!”
This best-selling gardening velcro twine is reusable and adjustable. Talk about versatility!
Promising review: “I love the velcro tape. I use in my veggie garden. I have even saved it from last year, after cleaning, and they still hold. I think I have bought about 20 rolls of this stuff. It is sturdy and holds my 7-8 foot tall tomato plants in place. Great to wrap electrical cords too or anything needed a semi-secure tie up.”
Edge your lawns without having to hire a professional with this easy-to-use kit.
Promising review: “This is a great edging product as long as you don't mind it only being about 1 1/2 inches high. I installed in a house in New Mexico where the soil is extremely hard, dry and rocky, and had no problems. It is very flexible, rolls and unrolls easily, The spikes went in fine even in my hard rocky soil, and the little adapter pieces that join separate pieces of edging together are genius. It is a little difficult to cut, but that is just because it is pretty thick, which is a good thing. Highly recommend.”
Want to start out with an easy set that can be used for a wide variety of tasks? This is the best bet.
Promising review: “These are really high quality garden tools. They feel good in my hands, and they are easy to use. The price was also better than anything I could get locally at big box stores. All in all, I am very pleased with this purchase.”
Bucket Boss Bucket Boss 80200 Duckwear SuperBib Apron
There’s no need to go back and forth between gardening shed and plants with this heavy duty holder.
Promising review: “I lite it. The cotton is very heavy duty, much stronger than the apron it replaces. For me, the pockets are just the right size. One of the narrow pockets is open on the bottom, which will be great when I need to carry a longish screwdriver or an adjustable square. The apron I've been using hangs the weight around my neck, this apron transfers the weight to my shoulders and is well padded. In that, I do tenant repairs for a property management company, I am tempted to buy a couple more and set them up for various tasks: plumbing, electrical, woodworking, etc.”
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