Top 10 Garden Tools to Buy

When you're ready to grow, use our shopping list to find great garden tools.

Keep in mind: Price and stock could change after publish date, and we may make money from these links.
March 20, 2019

Spring — it's many garden aficionados' favorite time of year. It's when everything comes alive again, and you can plan a new garden or regrow plants that have hibernated during winter. If you're itching to get your spring garden or landscape up and running, make sure you have the tools to get the job done efficiently and correctly. Below, we've rounded up our favorite spring garden tools that'll help you create the garden of your dreams.

Starting from $36.31

Need an extra hand in the garden? Slip on this combination apron/smock with a pouch that carries small tools, seed packets, work gloves and more. The Roo Apron also holds harvested veggies or pulled weeds. When the bag is full, open it at the bottom and let vegetables slide out onto your table, or dump weeds into the compost pile. Aprons come in charcoal gray, leaf green, pink peony and purple orchid.

Buy It
$14.99 (Pack of 2)

Unleash your inner Wolverine with gloves that feature built-in "claws." Made of waterproof materials, Genie Garden gloves let you dig in beds and borders without getting dirty and help protect your hands from thorns and briars. One size fits most men or women. The gloves are also available with claws on only one hand.

Buy It

A great garden knife can handle a lot of chores, from digging to slicing through roots and chopping weeds. The Hori Hori is a lightweight tool with a stainless-steel blade and a full tang (that is, the stainless steel extends into the handle so the blade won't bend or break). One edge of the blade is serrated for sawing, and the other is razor-sharp for cutting. It even comes with a leather sheath for storage.

Buy It

The Burro Buddy, a garden tray that sits over your wheelbarrow, organizes all your garden tools in one easily-accessible place. It features long-handled tool holders, short-handled tool holders, a drink holder and even a water-resistant compartment to keep your cellphone safe. It prevents you from running back and forth to move items around the garden, so you can focus on what you love best — digging and planting.

Buy It

Just as the sun takes a toll on unprotected skin, it can damage your garden hose, too. Hoses left in the yard eventually become brittle and prone to kinking, so when you try to water your plants, you have to wrestle them back into shape. Flexzilla's hose is made from a hybrid polymer that stays flat and flexible and coils easily for storage.

Buy It

A watering can with two handles — one fixed and one hinged — eases the strain on your wrists and helps you give thirsty plants a quick sprinkle or a big gulp. This can has an offset filling hole, so it's easy to fill from a faucet or garden hose. It holds 2.6 gallons and has a rotating spout to help control the flow.

Buy It

Swiss-made Felco pruners keep your landscape on the cutting edge. The long-lasting steel blade can be re-sharpened or replaced, and other replacement parts are widely available. The pruners make clean, smooth cuts up to one inch in diameter. Try the Felco F-6 if you have small hands and prefer a more lightweight tool.

Buy It
$94.15 $79
16% Off!

Hoeing in hard soil is tough on your back. This hoe has a six-foot handle, so you can stand straighter when you work, and the sharp edge slices weeds just below the soil surface.

Buy It

If your landscape requires heavy-duty labor, a steel cart is a must. This cart carries up to 1,000 pounds and can easily convert into a flatbed cart with its removable sides. You can even attach the handle to a riding mower or ATV to make gardening and landscaping much less labor-intensive.

Buy It

You aren't completely out of the woods in spring when it comes to overnight frost. In many areas of the country, cold nights are still possible, so it's important to protect your budding plants. This tunnel cover is made of UV-stabilized polyethylene and has drawstrings on each end so you can control the ventilation.

Buy It

Shop More Gardening Products We Love

Next Up

15 Fall Gardening Essentials Under $50

Get your garden ready for fall with these outdoor must-haves you can grab on Amazon.

5 Top-Rated Cordless Weed Eaters You Can Get On Amazon Right Now

It's time to wave goodbye to mixing gas and oil or dragging bulky extension cords across the lawn.

Prep Garden Soil Like Martha Stewart With This 3-Tool Digging Set

Including a garden spade, transplanting spade and gardening fork, this essential set gives you the right tools to nurture your garden from the ground up.

10 Surprising Garden Tools You Didn't Know You Needed

You've got gloves and a trowel. What else do you need? Gardening author Mark Highland shares his list of the best garden tools to keep on hand.

The Hori-Hori Knife Martha Stewart Uses in 'Martha Knows Best'

Featured in Martha Knows Best, the hori-hori, also known as a Japanese soil knife, is the must-have multi-tool for gardeners everywhere. Just like its namesake, Martha's version is both strong and pretty.

How to Remove Rust From Garden Tools

Removing rust just got a whole lot easier. This simple method can be used on any rusted item such as garden tools, bicycles, auto parts, hand tools or outdoor decor. Find out how we gave new life to a couple of old, rusted garden tools.

Garden Round-Up: Editors' Picks

Find out what new, clever, useful garden items HGTV editors are loving.

7 Essentials You Need to Prepare Your Garden for Fall

Shop everything you need to get your lawn and garden in order for fall.

Learn How to Restore Garden Tool Handles

Give your garden tools a little TLC with simple steps to make them shine like new.

Tackle All of Your DIY Projects With Walmart’s New Line of Affordable Tools

You can finally start those DIY projects you've been putting off for budget reasons. Walmart launched their new line of high-quality HART tools, from power tools to lawn and garden, at an affordable cost.

Go Shopping

Spruce up your outdoor space with products handpicked by HGTV editors.

What's New in Outdoors


Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.

Related Pages