15 Gardening Products That Are Also Eco-Friendly
What could be better than snagging these stylish tools and saving the planet?
Grubber With Bamboo Handle
Get those stubborn, deep-rooted weeds in your garden with the help of this handsome grubber. The thin, V-shaped blade is crafted from heat-treated stainless steel, while the ergonomic handle is made of bamboo, a resource that grows rapidly and is easier to replenish than most wood.
Buy It: Terrain, $22.00
Rust-Resistant Scissor Set
Instead of replacing your gardening scissors every spring, invest in a pair that's rust-resistant. Because these scissors are crafted from heat-treated stainless steel and bamboo, they'll last through the seasons and save you money in the long run. We should note that you'll get both a large and small pair with your purchase.
Buy It: Terrain, $38.00
Trusty Jute Tote Bag
Now here's a tote that's hard to resist. Hand-crafted from jute, a natural material that's both reliable and biodegradable, this bag has six spacious pockets for your sheers, trowels and other gardening essentials. We love how it keeps your tools within reach while being kind to the planet.
Buy It: Terrain, $88.00
Ceramic Plant Markers
If we had to guess, these plant markers would make an adorable addition to your herb garden. Each one comes stamped with a label like "sage" and "thyme," so you can quickly identify your seedlings. Because the set is made from ceramic, you can use it over and over again.
Buy It: Crate & Barrel, $19.95
Modern Watering Can
While there are many cute watering cans in the world, we've found one that's stylish and made from recycled materials. It's available in seven different colors, too, so you'll have no problem picking one that just so happens to complement your flowers.
Buy It: Amazon, $15.76
All-Natural Bug Repellent
Keep pests away from you and your plants without contributing more harsh chemicals to the environment. This blend of essential eucalyptus, rosemary oils and vitamin E smells divine and is an excellent all-natural alternative to heavy-duty bug sprays. Just dab a drop or two on your wrists before you get to work in the garden.
Buy It: Terrain, $18.00
Recycled Raised Beds
If digging and weeding aren't your things, consider growing your vegetables in raised beds. Although they have the look and feel of aged cedar, the beds pictured above are made from a composite of recycled wood and plastic and will last for decades.
Stylish Bamboo Stakes
Are you thinking of adding an arbor or trellis to your garden? Skip the unsightly aluminum and go straight to beautiful bamboo. Lightweight and long-lasting, these bamboo poles will help create the stylish and supportive structures you imagined.
Reusable Melon Cradles
Cut down on your garden waste with the help of a few melon cradles. By elevating the fruit off the ground, these reusable tools help increase air circulation underneath the melons and prevent them from rotting before they've ripened.
Colorful + Compostable Jute Twine
Give your tomatoes some support with the help of a little jute twine. Though soft, this material is strong enough to secure your plants and their vines to your trellises. Better still? The twine is fully biodegradable and compostable.
Subtle Rainwater Urn
Reduce your water bill and your carbon footprint by collecting rainwater for your garden. Your plants will appreciate the chemical and mineral-free supply, while you'll love the built-in spigot, four-foot hose and 50-gallon capacity.
Galvanized Seed-Saver Kit
Smart gardeners know they can produce even more pollinator-friendly plants by saving their seeds after each season. Use this galvanized steel seed-saving kit to get started. The container comes with 24 paper envelopes, so you can keep everything organized.
Biodegradable Outdoor Broom
When you need to sweep up your garden path or patio, we suggest making use of an all-natural outdoor broom. Because this piece is hand-crafted from the fibers of a coconut palm, its bristles are biodegradable and better for the environment than synthetic ones.
Buy It: Terrain, $28.00
No garden would be complete without a composter. When you're ready to repurpose your table scraps into nutrient-rich plant food, pick this solar-assisted structure. The mesh sides allow for aeration, while the translucent roof keeps your compost at the perfect temperature.
Buy It: Williams Sonoma, $349.95
Cast Iron Boot Cleaner
After an afternoon spent knee-deep in the dirt, you'll be grateful to have a boot pull outside your front door. This one is made from cast iron and even comes with a brush, so it'll last longer and do a better clean-up job than a typical coir doormat.
Buy It: Terrain, $78.00